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Tom Hanks , Elizabeth Perkins , John Heard
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Directed by: Penny Marshall
Written by: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg

Released: 1988
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 102

13 year-old boy wishes he were big - and turns into a boy inside a man's body (Tom Hanks, pictured right in a famous scene with Robert Loggia).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Thoroughly entertaining comedy, in which Tom Hanks gave a charming performance - but so did Elizabeth Perkins as the career-woman attracted to him, and Robert Loggia as his boss. Director Penny Marshall showed a good deal of unpretentious flair. This was the best of a number of 80s movies which mysteriously seized upon the same theme: Like Father Like Son (1987), 18 Again (1988), and Vice Versa (1988).

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