Back in 1882, F. Anstey’s wrote the novel Vice Versa and Hollywood is so happy that he died before they’d have to pay to make and remake and remake again his work. This time, Fred Savage and Judge Reinhold are Charlie and Marshall Seymoure, the father and son who must change their lives by changing identities, this time by using a supernatural skull that needs the intervention of James Hong, forever solving the supernatural problems of white people.
Director Brian Gilbert would go on to make more art-based movies like Tom & Viv while writers Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais would write Flushed Away and The Commitments. Sadly, Judge Reinhold claimed that this movie was the decline of his career, saying “That’s when the phone stopped ringing.”
Seeing as how this is on the same box set as Like Father, Like Son, it’s amazing how close both films follow the same story down to hair metal soundtrack. There are only so many ways to tell a story, yet seeing as how both movies came out within six months of one another that seems like more than a coincidence.
The Mill Creek Through the Decades: 1980s Collection has a ton of great movies at an affordable price. It also has Punchline, Little Nikita, Roxanne, The New Kids, Who’s Harry Crumb?, Blue Thunder, Suspect, Band of the Hand and Like Father, Like Son. You can get this set from Deep Discount.