Hero In The Family is one of the many brain/body exchange movies of the 1980's. The film features the story of astronaut Digger Reed (Cliff De Young) who takes a dangerous mission along with Orville, the extraordinary chimpanzee. In outer space the two come accros some mysterious crystals which cause them to switch bodies.
Cliff De Young - Digger Reed
TriviaThe movie A Hero in the family first aired on Disney TV's Sunday Night Movie. The film was directed by Mel Damski and written by John Drimmer and Geoffrey Loftus.
80's Film Facts:
The Movie Hero In The Family, A was released to theatres on 09/28/1986 by Disney, and grossed - at the box office in the US.
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Do you know where this dvd can be bought?
Any ideas where I can grab this movie..
Its an old fav from when I was a kid.
#1 - Sal - 01/31/2010 - 22:13
This was a favorite!
I want this movie. If you find out let me know. Thanks.
#2 - Katrina - 02/22/2010 - 20:25
unfortunately they were only made for tv. never on video. I have found some disney movie sunday films that were recorded to vhs and then upped to the web. Still looking for this one though
#3 - Jayson - 03/18/2010 - 05:18
I have it on VHS and it is VERY rare. I am willing to sell it...
Any takers? I have Hero in the Family on VHS and recently had it transferred to DVD. I loved this movie when I was a kid too and would love passing it n to others. email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
#4 - Danny - 03/28/2010 - 19:36
Hero in the family
Yeah I just wanted to say I tried emailing Danny who ever he is and yeah no such email address I find that messed up for getting people's hopes up but what ever , other then that I hope to soon be able to get this movie someday , and also find the movie firefighter witch I can not find anywhere either
#5 - Joe - 11/12/2012 - 13:38
I was in the movie!
I was in that super fun movie. I played the blonde cheerleader, Buffy, who tormented poor Digger jr. :) (I went by Alicia Michelle then)I do have a very old VHS recorded from TV, but the quality is very poor. I plan to transfer some of my old work to DVD and would be happy to share when I do.I'll go and dust it off and cross my fingers that it still plays!Here's hoping!
#6 - Alyssa Nielsen - 06/26/2013 - 14:27
Re: I was in the movie!
Alyssa- My sister and I grew up with this wonderful movie. I have looked for this movie for about 10 yrs.This is pretty much the only movie from my chidhood that I cannot find. I have collected every other movie from our chidhood but I consider this to be our favorite. If you are able to transfer this to dvd i would love to have the opportunity to get a copy.
#7 - Ryan - 07/05/2013 - 04:36
I found my VHS and while it does play, the quality is very, very poor. I am going to try to have a professional transfer it for me and if they can, I will be more than happy to send you a copy. :) It was taped off of TV, so it's kind of nostalgic actually. If anyone wants to email me directly, please feel free to do so at email@example.com
#8 - Alyssa Nielsen - 07/10/2013 - 14:30
oh yes please
My boys - now 26 and 34 loved this film. My youngest called it 'my dad's a monkey' We remembered this just the other day. I would love to get them a copy for Christmas. We live in the UK so don't know if that makes any difference to a dvd. Thank you. Suz
#9 - suzette - 11/03/2013 - 17:30
we need it
We really need it on DVD for my husband for christmas! I can't find it anywhere!
#10 - kerri mathewson - 11/06/2013 - 17:15
I would absolutely love a copy of this timeless movie. I loved it. Thanks.. Paul
#11 - Pau - 12/08/2013 - 02:10