Friday, January 21, 2011

January 21: Freaky On A Friday

On this day in 1977, Disney's live-action comedy Freaky Friday was generally released ... appropriately on an actual Friday, just like today (as the 1977 calendar is identical to 2011).

Based on a children's  novel by Mary Rodgers (who also wrote the screenplay), it would be the first of 3 film adaptations by Disney. The original Freaky Friday (which had been playing in some select cities since December 1976) starred Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster as a mother and daughter whose personalities are switched. The cast also included such recognizable talent as John Astin, Dick Van Patten, and Ruth Buzzi.

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