It’s really amazing how close Vice Versa and Like Father, Like Son are. They both even have a hair metal concert sequence and soundtrack. This one gets Autograph. That one gets Malice. Both often appear on combo DVDs together and yes, here they are again together on Mill Creek’s Through the Decades: 1980s Collection.
This time: Like Father, Like Son which has Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron switch bodies. Jack (Moore) is a surgeon. His son Chris (Cameron) is a student. And thanks to a Native American brain switching formula, they change bodies long enough to cause issues in one another’s lives and also learn some lessons, because everyone always learns lessons in this movie. I mean — just look at every single Freaky Friday movie.
Director Rod Daniel made Teen Wolf, K-9, The Super, Beethoven’s 2nd and Home Alone 4, so when he left moviemaking for photography — and didn’t have nice things to say about Hollywood — perhaps that makes sense.
I’m certain that there are folks that grew up with this movie as a constant rental. Each generation gets its own body switch movie, right?
The Mill Creek Through the Decades: 1980s Collection has a ton of great movies at an affordable price. It also has Punchline, Vice Versa, Little Nikita, Roxanne, The New Kids, Who’s Harry Crumb?, Blue Thunder, Suspect and Band of the Hand. You can get this set from Deep Discount.