Like Father, Like Son (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Like Father, Like Son (1987)





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Dr. Jack Hammond (Dudley Moore) is a noted heart surgeon whose personality is switched with his teenage son Chris (Kirk Cameron) in this uninspired comedy. The ingestion of a brain transference serum is the catalyst for the comic catastrophe and the confusion that follows. Sean Astin and Patrick O'Neal co-star with Margaret Colin and Catherine Hicks. A decent idea for a comedy that has since been done better in Brian Gilbert's 1988 comedy Vice Versa starring Fred Savage and Judge Reinhold. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Laughlin, David Hoselton, Lorne Cameron, Steven L. Bloom
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On DVD: Apr 27, 2004
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Dudley Moore
as Dr. Jack Hammond
Kirk Cameron
as Chris Hammond
Patrick O'Neal
as Dr. Armbruster
Margaret Colin
as Ginnie Armbruster
Catherine Hicks
as Dr. Amy Larkin
Sean Astin
as Trigger
Cami Cooper
as Lori Beaumont
Micah Grant
as Rick Anderson
Bill Morrison
as Uncle Earl
Skeeter Vaughan
as Medicine Man
Larry Sellers
as Navajo Helper
Tami David
as Navajo Girl
David Wohl
as Dr. Roger Hartwood
Michael Horton
as Dr. Mike O'Donald
Randolph Dreyfuss
as Dr. Spellner
Art Frankel
as Mr. Racine
Christine Healy
as Hospital Administrat...
Mary Jane Courier
as Operating Nurse
Chera Holland
as Nurse in Corridor
Debbie Zipp
as Nurse with Dying Pat...
Teresa Bowman
as Nurse with Heart Pat...
Brian Peck
as Intern with Heart Pa...
Kedric Wolfe
as Sidney, Board member
Robert Balderson
as Hal Gilden, Board Me...
Dakin Matthews
as Old Man Morrison
Les Lannom
as Coach Ellis
Lorna Hill
as Mrs. Davis
John Stinson
as Math Teacher
Bill Stevenson
as Biology Student
Alexandra Kenworthy
as Janice Stenfield
Todd Selby
as Rick's Friend
Lloyd Nelson
as Teacher in Hall
Jan Duncan
as Student
Armin Shimerman
as Trigger's Dad
Kitty Swink
as Trigger's Mom
Lisa Robins
as Bartender
James Lashly
as Freemont
Nancy Lenehan
as Waitress in Desert D...
James Deeth
as Helicopter Pilot
Jack Starrett
as Coach Jennings
Edwin Brecht
as Newborn in Desert Di...
Johnathan Brecht
as Newborn in Desert Di...
Steve Plunkett
as Rock Concert Band Au...
Randy Rand
as Rock Concert Band Au...
Steve Lynch
as Rock Concert Band Au...
Keni E. Richards
as Rock Concert Band Au...
Steven Isham
as Rock Concert Band Au...
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The film doesn't really click as a satire on generational differences in manners and morals.

Full Review… | August 25, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Like Father, Like Son


decent comedy

danny d

Super Reviewer


A lesser version of Freaky Friday, but I still liked it. Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron are funny in body-swapping roles. (First and only full viewing - 7/26/2015)

The 80's were filled with comedies about switching bodies and aside from All of Me, none of them were very good. The unfunny trend continues with Dudley Moore switching bodies with his son, Kirk Cameron, after drinking some funky sauce. Kirk Cameron proved that he couldn't even hold a movie together, let alone a Dudley Moore movie. It's supposed to be hilarity as Dudley's doctor mind is all in Kirk Cameron's body and who would take a kid doctor serious? That's the humor and it sucks.

Rodney Eckrich

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