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, Rovi
PG-13 (adult situations/language)
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Dudley Moore
as Dr. Jack Hammond
Sean Astin
as Trigger
Kirk Cameron
as Chris Hammond
Jack Starrett
as Coach Jennings
Catherine Hicks
as Dr. Amy Larkin
Margaret Colin
as Ginnie Armbruster
Patrick O'Neal
as Dr. Armbruster
Alexandra Kenworthy
as Janice Stenfield
Cami Cooper
as Lori Beaumont
Bill Morrison
as Uncle Earl
Armin Shimerman
as Trigger's Dad
James Lashly
as Freemont
Dakin Matthews
as Old Man Morrison
Christine Healy
as Hospital Administrator
Brian Peck
as Intern with Heart Patient
Michael Horton
as Dr. Mike O'Donald
Micah Grant
as Rick Anderson
Lloyd Nelson
as Teacher in Hall
Maxine Stuart
as Phyllis
John Stinson
as Math Teacher
David Wohl
as Dr. Roger Hartwood
Les Lannom
as Coach Ellis
Teresa Bowman
as Nurse with Heart Patient
Lisa Robins
as Bartender
Larry Sellers
as Navajo Helper
Robert Balderson
as Hal Gilden, Board Member
Nancy Lenehan
as Waitress in Desert Diner
Kitty Swink
as Trigger's Mom
Kedric Wolfe
as Sidney, Board member
Art Frankel
as Mr. Racine
James Deeth
as Helicopter Pilot
Bill Stevenson
as Biology Student
Jan Duncan
as Student
Skeeter Vaughan
as Medicine Man
Randolph Dreyfuss
as Dr. Spellner
Tami David
as Navajo Girl
Steven Isham
as Rock Concert Band Autograph
Steve Lynch
as Rock Concert Band Autograph
Steve Plunkett
as Rock Concert Band Autograph
Lorna Hill
as Mrs. Davis
Johnathan Brecht
as Newborn in Desert Diner
Mary Jane Courier
as Operating Nurse
Richard Gilberts
as Paper Boy
Chera Holland
as Nurse in Corridor
Mark McCannon
as Student
Todd Selby
as Rick's Friend
John Tokatlian
as STudent
Debbie Zipp
as Nurse with Dying Patient
Randy Rand
as Rock Concert Band Autograph
Edwin Brecht
as Newborn in Desert Diner
Keni E. Richards
as Rock Concert Band Autograph
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Critic Reviews for Like Father, Like Son

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The film doesn't really click as a satire on generational differences in manners and morals.

August 25, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

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Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review Database

Teaming a virtuoso like Moore up with a cornflake like Cameron wasn't exactly the wisest of ideas, especially when the script is direly lacking.

May 18, 2005

Audience Reviews for Like Father, Like Son


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)

Adam R
Adam R

As much as I like Dudley Moore, he couldn't pull off the laid back son no more than Kirk Cameron could pull off the tightly wound dad. Forget about this weak attempt of a movie.

Darrin Craig
Darrin Craig

Several movies of the 1980's centered around the whole body switching theme. It all started in 1984 with Steve Martin's All of Me. After that a slew of teen comedies followed. This was one of the more memorable ones but it still does not measure up to movies like Big.

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