Like Father Like Son

I first fell upon "Like father, like son" when I was seven years old.

My grandma taped it and my sister and I watched it at least 5 times a day!

I loved it back then and even more now.

The movie starts off with Chris (Cameron) being a semi-geek in highschool. His father, Dr. Jack Hammond, is a workaholic and hopes for a promotion to chief of staff at his hospital.

Mr. Hammond believes that, one day, Chris will follow in his footsteps and become a doctor just like himself. Sadly for both of them, Chris is into other things.

Right when Chris thinks his life can't get worse, his friend comes over with brain transferrence syrup!

When it is accidentally swallowed by Mr. Hammond, the fun begins. Chris and Mr. Hammond magically switch places. The rest of the movie is about how Chris gets away with being older and how Mr. Hammond has to deal with acutally being a 17 year old trying to act like an adult. After the two are switched back, they have to find out how they become themselves again.

The movie is very funny. Like other "body-swap" movies of the era, including "Vice Versa", "Big" and "18 Again", the moviemakers milk the premise of a middle aged man acting like a teenager for all they can.

One of the highlights of this movie is the soundtrack. Motley Crue is played in it, as well as a song by Autograph.

Another highlight of this movie is Dudley Moore! He is such a good actor. He is awesome at playing a teenager. Kirk did a great job of playing an adult as well. This movie was made in '87, which I think was probably the height of Kirk's "Growing Pains" success.


I think this movie is great. IMBD readers only gave it an average of 4.4 out of 10! I can't belive that. I give it a 9, cuz I am a totally 80s movie fan!

This movie must be seen by any '80s fan. That is why I thought it would be great to have on this site. If you haven't seen it yet, then hurry up and go to the video store. What are you waiting for anyway?

Notice any mistakes? Review

Strengths: Its a very funny movie.
Good actors
Perfect 80s movie!

Weaknesses? NO SOUNDTRACK!!!!!

Our rating: 9 out of 10

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Like Father Like Son