Taglines: The comedy about not acting your age.
On returning from a buying trip abroad for the department store in which he works, Marshall finds he is in possession of a strange ornamental skull. Marshall is divorced and is looking after his son Charlie for a few days. The skull has special powers, and when Marshall and Charlie simultaneously wish they were each others age, father and son exchange bodies. Now Charlie has to go to work, and Marshall to school. Charlie also has to deal with Marshall’s girlfriend. If that weren’t enough a pair of smugglers are in pursuit of the skull.
Vice Versa is a 1988 American comedy film starring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage. It is the fourth screen adaptation of the 1882 novel of the same name by F. Anstey. Three previous adaptations were released in the UK in 1916, 1937 and 1948. Preceded in 1987 by Like Father Like Son, it was released three months before a similar age-changing 1980s comedy, Big.
Vice Versa (1988)
Directed by: Brian Gilbert
Starring: Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Corinne Bohrer, Swoosie Kurtz, Jane Kaczmarek, David Proval, William Prince, Gloria Gifford, Kevin O’Rourke
Screenplay by: Dick Clement
Production Design by: James L. Schoppe
Cinematography by: King Baggot
Film Editing by: David Garfield
Costume Design by: Jay Hurley
Set Decoration by: Karen O’Hara
Art Direction by: Eva Anna Andry
Music by: David Shire
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: March 11, 1988