Freaky Friday
Directed by Gary Nelson
Produced by Ron Miller
Written by Mary Rodgers
Starring Barbara Harris
Jodie Foster
John Astin
Music by Johnny Mandel
Cinematography Charles F. Wheeler
Edited by Cotton Warburton
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release dates
  • December 17, 1976 (1976-12-17)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million[1]
Box office $25.9 million[2]

Freaky Friday is a 1976 American fantasy-comedy film directed by Gary Nelson and starring Barbara Harris as Ellen Andrews, Jodie Foster as her daughter Annabel, and John Astin as her husband, Bill Andrews.

The film is based on the 1972 novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers, in which mother and daughter switch their bodies, and they get a taste of each other's lives. The cause of the switch is left unexplained in this film, but occurs on Friday the 13th, when Ellen and Annabel, in different places, say about each other at the same time, "I wish I could switch places with her for just one day." Rodgers adds a waterskiing subplot to her screenplay.

Freaky Friday was remade twice: as a television film in 1995 (starring Shelley Long and Gaby Hoffman) and a feature film in 2003 (starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan).

Parodies (Don't delete, but you can add some more)

  1. Freaky Friday (1976)/Aladdin
  2. Freaky Friday (1976)/Hercules
  3. Freaky Friday (1976)/The Little Mermaid
  4. Freaky Friday (1976)/Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  5. Freaky Friday (1976)/The Jungle Book (1967)
  6. Freaky Friday (1976)/The Amazing World of Gumball
  7. Freaky Friday (1976)/The New Amazing World of Gumball
  8. Freaky Friday (1976)/Star Wars


  1. Box Office Information for Freaky Friday. The Wrap. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  2. "Freaky Friday (1976)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 23, 2012.