Freaky Friday Movies & Media Adaptations

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In A Billion for Boris (1974), Annabel, Ape Face, and Boris discover an old television set that can broadcast events twenty-four hours ahead. Humorous and not-so-humorous results follow when they try to manipulate the future, using their advance knowledge. New characters include a young newsman who develops a romantic interest in Annabel; Annabel's fickle friend Virginia; and Boris's mother, a writer of eccentric habits and poor housekeeping abilities.

The main project is a racetrack gambling scheme to raise money to redo Boris's apartment. Inevitably, the scheme falls through, the apartment is bare, and the television gets sent to Georgia by mistake. While not up to Freaky Friday in plotting or incident, A Billion for Boris offers a touching portrait of the difficult relationship between the apparently self-reliant Boris and his odd but admirable mother.

The third Andrews story, Summer Switch, returns to the idea of identity exchange...

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