Switch

1991

Switch

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In Blake Edwards' screwball comedy Switch, a sleazy male chauvinist (Perry King) is killed by his ex-girlfriends, and in order to get into heaven, he must return to Earth to find a woman who loves him. The twist is, he is sent back not as a man, but as a gorgeous, sexy woman (Ellen Barkin).

Cast

Ellen Barkin
as Amanda Brooks
Jimmy Smits
as Walter Stone
Catherine Keener
as Steve's Secretary
Kevin Kilner
as Dan Jones
David Wohl
as Attorney Caldwell
James Harper
as Lieutenant Laster
John Lafayette
as Sergeant Phillips
Jim J. Bullock
as The Psychic
Diana Chesney
as Mrs. Wetherspoon
Joe Flood
as Mac the Guard
Emma Walton
as Fur Protester
Louis Eppolito
as Al the Guard
Yvette Freeman
as Mae the Maid
Téa Leoni
as Dream Girl
Rick Aiello
as Wiseguy at Duke's
Lou Eppolito
as Al the Guard
Ben Hartigan
as Minister
David Gale
as Doctor
Jessie Jones
as Arnold's Secretary
Savant Tanney
as Judge Harcrow
Virginia Morris
as Assistant District Attorney
Patricia Clipper
as Girl in Elevator
Robert Elias
as Photographer
Michelle Wong
as Photo Assistant
Marti Muller
as Woman Client
Mindy Lawson
as F&B Model
Kimberly Oja
as F&B Model
Teri Gold
as F&B Model
William Shockley
as Party Guest
Jennie Nauman
as Party Guest
Annette Quinn
as Party Guest
Dena Burton
as Party Guest
Michelle Reese
as Party Guest
Alana Silvani
as Girl at City Grille
Jacquelyn Rene Moen
as Girl at City Grille
Karen Medak
as Saleswoman
Tracy Lambert
as Store Model
Taunie Vrenon
as Store Model
Gregory J. Barnett
as Thug at Duke's
Greg Barnett
as Thug at Duke's
Fred Lerner
as Thug at Duke's
Jay R. Goldenberg
as Sardi's Maitre d'
Faith Minton
as Nancy the Bouncer
Rebecca Wood
as Gay Club Patron
Linda Dona
as Gay Club Patron
Helena Apothaker
as Gay Club Waitress
Elena Statheros
as Girl at Aiko's
Barbara Schillaci
as Mental Patient
Robert Towers
as Mental Patient
Tony Genaro
as Mental Patient
Ross Brittain
as Morning DJ
Molly Okuneff
as Little Girl
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Critic Reviews for Switch

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (12)

Audience Reviews for Switch

  • Jun 07, 2010
    Bizarre but entertaining story. (Also a good reminder of how homophobic we still were in the 80s/90s.)
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 05, 2010
    Ellen Barkin stars in this mystical comedy about a detestable male chauvinist temporarily reincarnated into the body of a woman. Steve Brooks (Perry King) foolishly accepts an invite for an evening of debauchery from three former girlfriends, and thinks he's got it made when he shows up to find them waiting for him in a hot tub. Eager to exact revenge on the scoundrel, the women proceed to drown him, and Steve is cast into a purgatory in which two unseen voices are deciding whether to send him to heaven or hell. Steve is given one chance to save himself from damnation -- if he can find a woman alive who actually liked him. To complicate his task and teach him a lesson, Steve is reincarnated as a sexy woman (Barkin), just the type who would have been the target of his cheesy advances. Sloppily adjusting to his new body, Steve (now Barkin) tells people he is the sister of the missing Steve Brooks, and begins working at his old advertising agency as a means toward completing his arduous task. As Steve's sister, he also enlists the help of his best friend, Walter (Jimmy Smits), despite the complication that Walter is noticeably attracted to the woman he has become. Steve's homophobia -- and several of his other hateful traits -- are put to the test.
    Martin D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2008
    Switch is an off the wall film starring Ellen Barkin and Jimmy Smits. A playboy ends up coming back as a woman whom needs to make an actual lady friend....easier said than done for this womanizer. It has some funny scenes worth seeing.
    Mason W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 25, 2007
    Absolutely hilarious!! Ellen Barkin and Jimmy Smits are fantastic. Good movie with tons of laughter.
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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