Double Switch Movie Review

Double Switch

They envied each other's life, until they lived it!


George Newbern, Elisabeth Shue, Tom Bresnahan, Mark Bringleson

Tsutomu Carton, Martin Casella, Mariclare Costello, Alyson Croft, Michael Des Barres, Lucinda Dooling, Chris Drury, Vicki Gabrielli, Jeffrey Hornaday, Claude Knobler, John Lawlor, Karen Michaels, Rick Overton, Christopher Peters, Lena Pousette, Betty Ramey, John Reade Update Cast

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Bartholemew's wicked manager is played by former rockstar Michael Des Barres, of the band Silverfish, and husband of notorious groupie Pamela des Barres.

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Rock star Bartholomew (GEORGE NEWBERN) is a teen icon, living a road to excess...

Parties, girls, hit-records.

Secretly, he longs for a normal suburban life of cookies and milk at bedtime.

Through a look-alike contest he meets Matt, a Clark-Kent-style variation on Bart (also played by Newbern), who can mime his stage moves perfectly. Bart proposes they switch places for a week.

At first Matt loves the screaming girls and Bart is in heaven at highschool, but of course they both soon find that living another life is not what they expected...

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Cringeworthy double identity TV movie, but this is what makes it great!

Fantastic 80's rock/pop soundtrack - sadly unreleased!
Strong, fun script
Good performance from Newbern in both roles
Cringeworthy idea for a movie!

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Director: David Greenwalt
Writer: John McNamara, Peter Noah
Producers: Mark Gordon
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Release Date: 04 Jan 1987
MPAA Rating: PG
Studio: Walt Disney Television
Production: Walt Disney Television
Genre: Comedy

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