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  • Actors: George Burns, Red Buttons, Charles Schlatter, C. Thomas Howell, James Earl Jones
  • Directors: Paul Flaherty, Steve Miner
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
  • DVD Release Date: October 11, 2011
  • Run Time: 197 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00595W4CI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,885 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Soul Man/ 18 Again!" on IMDb

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18 Again!: In this fantasy comedy, Jack Winston (George Burns), a swinging 81-year-old bachelor with everything but youth, blows out his birthday candles with the wish that he could be 18 again. When he and his outcast grandson David (Charlie Schlatter) are involved in a bizarre car accident, their souls switch places in the operating room. Inside David's body, Jack turns his grandson's image around, making him into a popular, confident trendsetter. At the same time, he makes some revelations about his own life and must turn his mistakes around in a hurry because David's soul, in his body, is about to be taken off life support.

Soul Man: Mark Watson (C. Thomas Howell) has been accepted to Harvard Law School, but his dreams are dashed when his parents withdraw financial support. In desperation, Mark chemically darkens his skin and wins a full scholarship intended for black students. What results is a series of comic misadventures including romantic entanglements that explode stereotypes. Suddenly, in a bout with his conscience, he learns that his clever trick denied a far more deserving student a scholarship. On his day of reckoning, Mark makes restitution and leaves everyone in the school a little changed by the experience. James Earl Jones, Rae Dawn Chong, Leslie Nielsen and Julia Louis-Dreyfus co-star in this outrageous comedy.

Customer Reviews

Its a very good and funny movie to watch.
christmas lover
I fell in love with this movie when I first watched it.
Mare G
Whatever happened to great movies like this?
NY Girl

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie McKinzie on June 4, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Just when I felt the old "body-switching" ploy had run it course, along comes superb Charlie Schlatter as the 18 yr. old grandson of George Burns (playing 81 yr. old swinger, Jack). Jack has everything in the world except youth, and after blowing out his birthday candles he breaks into a Burns-only song "I Wish I Was 18 Again".
A serious injury causes Jack to suddenly realize he is walking around in the healthy, youthful and handsome body of his 18 yr. grandson, David. David is unconscious, hooked up to life support in the fast-lane-living, worn out, aged body of his grandfather, Jack.
While David is by nature introverted and socially inept, Jack is outgoing and flamboyant. In David's body, he suggests and helps plan a lavish, swinging Roaring Twenties party at David's school. The dance scene between Charlie Schlatter and his girlfriend shows incredible talent and style. The circa 1920's dance is probably the highlight of the party and definately is the apex of the movie.
While switched to David's body, Jack hears and sees what his friends really think of him. Red Buttons plays an old friend, Charlie. When Jack learns the hospital is preparing to pull the plug on his grandson, frantic action begins. The comedy is worthwhile and the acting superb.
This movie is replete with comparisons between youth and old age, and diverse personalities in switched bodies. It contains a fair amount of comedy with plenty of story line, topped with excellent acting. Charlie Schlatter's talent as two diverse persons is probably the highlight and makes for enjoyable repeated viewing.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By TheBandit VINE VOICE on July 20, 2002
Format: DVD
George Burns was 92 years old when this movie was released. It would be the last time he appeared on the big screen in a leading role.
There were a bunch of similar movies released in a short period of time, where the older man and the younger guy switch bodies. This was one of the best; it still holds up as a funny film. Touching, too, as the love between Grandfather (Burns) and Grandson (Charlie Schlatter) is handled very realistically.
Burns, as Jack Watson, doesn't have nearly as much screen-time as Charlie Schlatter, who plays Jack's grandson David. The body switching occurs during a car accident that lands Burns unconscious in the hospital for the middle section of the film. Burns expresses his thoughts through voice-over narration while experiencing life in his grandson's body.
As much as this is George Burns's movie through and through, much credit must be given to Charlie Schlatter. Schlatter very convincingly emulates Burns as a young man. Red Buttons portrays Burns best friend, and Pauly Shore portrays Schlatter's best friend.
The DVD is pretty much bare bones. We are given a widescreen presentation along with the film's original theatrical trailer. For the budget price, Burn's fans can't go wrong. Special note to parents: be aware that despite the PG rating, the film contains a fair amount of mild profanity and some brief nudity.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b VINE VOICE on March 26, 2007
Format: DVD
This premise has been used so many times,I didn't think they could do anything more with it......I was wrong! Charlie Schlatter seems to be having a ball doing a very funny George Burns impersonation in this body switching movie and he carries the film. I've seen this film quite a few times and it is one of the better films using this premise.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ChrisTyrrell on June 15, 2006
Format: DVD
Oh, my goodness, what a delight this movie is!

When an old man and a young man switch bodies, it leads to all types of comedy (mostly because people see the older gentleman and think, "oh, here's a young man." And vice versa for the young man. There was another movie like this but I can't recall it's title).

In any event, George Burns is a howl in the role of the old man, and it makes me want to go rent the first movie in this series ("18"), although I haven't been able to find it anywhere. I did get "8 1/2" and "10" because I'm hoping they will explain some of the backstory behind the lovable characters in this lovable film.

As for me, I would not want to switch bodies with anyone who smokes cigars, because of possible throat polyps. This movie is a scream!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By gordita76 on July 30, 2013
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80's movies are the bomb and these two do not disappoint at all. Good combo movie pack. I hope they bring out more classic 80's movies soon!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Big Band Leader on June 4, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I had already seen "18 Again" on VHS, and of
course it had improved on the DVD transfer. A
real charmer, Burns last starring film. "Soul Man"
I'd heard of but never saw. I wondered about reaction
to Howell's make up job, what with a the sensitivity
about "blackface". A negative review of the time
referred to it as minstrel make up which of course
is nonsense. This is darker makeup, friends, and nothing minstrel about it. In fact the plot has it
as sun-tanning pills in a heavy dose (!). I thought
it was a very good film overall especially the scene
where Howell handily takes care of a table of jerks
making racist jokes in the cafeteria.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Supercolton on March 16, 2012
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I love both of these movies they are great eighties fun if your big into eighty's comedies you should love both movies I bought it for 18 again but after watching soul man for the first time since it was released on vhs I quite enjoyed it I forgot how funny that movie was
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