Like Father, Like Son

Film, Comedy
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A dud movie wrapping Moore's 'kid in a man's body' routine around a convenient age-swap plot. Dad (Moore) is a successful surgeon committed to good medicine for all; son Chris (Cameron) is a raunchy teenage tearaway. Dad wants Chris to follow in his footsteps and do good for others; Chris just wants to get laid. Enter a desert potion that enables 'transference of souls'. Dad drinks it, looks into son's eyes, the souls transfer, and - surprise, surprise - Dad's in Chris's body, and Chris in Dad's. This enables Dudley to play Arthur all over again with his dad's Gold Amex card. Meanwhile Chris turns up at the hospital to take patients' temperatures and shock the starchy surgeon fraternity with snazzy one-liners. The scam would have had a longer lifespan had Moore played true to the character of 16-year-old Chris instead of turning up as some generic 13-year-old. As it turns out, Cameron gets most of the laughs.

By: EP

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Rod Daniel
Screenwriter: Lorne Cameron, Steven L Bloom
Cast: Dudley Moore
Kirk Cameron
Margaret Colin
Catherine Hicks
Patrick O'Neal
Sean Astin
Cami Cooper
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