Hero in the Family (1986)
Directed by Mel Damski
Genres - Science Fiction | Run Time - 100 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Even without observing the opening credits, or noting that the film was first shown on The Disney Sunday Movie, the casual viewer could tell in a minute that Hero in the Family was a Disney production. Cliff De Young plays an American astronaut who, through a freakish occurrence in space, finds that his brain has been transferred to his flight companion, and vice versa. Said companion happens to be a monkey, who is as funny as any monkey has ever been on a Disney TV show (take that as you will). DeYoung's teenage son Christopher Collet endeavors to correct the brain-switch, while attempting to treat both dad and monkey as "normal" characters. You'll laugh till you stop.
astronaut, body-switching, monkey, son, teenagers