Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hero in the Family (1986) TV Movie

Even without observing the opening credits, or noting that the film was first shown on The Disney Sunday Movie, the casual viewer could tell in a minute that "Hero in the Family" was a Disney production. Cliff De Young plays an American astronaut who, through a freakish occurrence in space, finds that his brain has been transferred to his flight companion, and vice versa. Said companion happens to be a monkey, who is as funny as any monkey has ever been on a Disney TV show (take that as you will). DeYoung's teenage son Christopher Collet endeavors to correct the brain-switch, while attempting to treat both dad and monkey as "normal" characters. You'll laugh till you stop. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Hero in the Family (1986) TV Movie
Cast: Annabeth Gish, Christopher Collet, Cliff De Young, David Wohl, M. Emmet Walsh

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