The Swap (2016 film)

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The Swap
The Swap poster.jpg
Film poster
Based on The Swap
by Megan Shull
Written by
  • Charlie Shahnaian
  • Shari Simpson
Directed by Jay Karas
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
  • Fernando Szew[1]
  • Robyn Snyder[1]
  • Gaylyn Fraiche[1]
  • Kim Todd[1]
  • Nicholas Hirst[1]
  • Sean McNamara[1]
Producer(s) Ric Nish[1]
Running time 89 minutes
Production company(s) MarVista Entertainment
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original network Disney Channel
Original release October 7, 2016 (2016-10-07)

The Swap is a 2016 American television teen film that premiered on Disney Channel as a part of the network's annual "Monstober" event on October 7, 2016.[2][3] The film is based on the young adult novel of the same name written by Megan Shull and is written by Charlie Shahnaian and Shari Simpson and directed by Jay Karas. The movie stars Peyton List and Jacob Bertrand.[1]


Frustrated at how complicated their lives have gotten, tenth graders Ellie O'Brien and Jack Malloy text each other wishing they had each other's seemingly easier lifestyle. When they swap bodies, Ellie and Jack must navigate complex family dynamics, bullies, and friendship snafus all while trying to switch back before it's too late.


  • Peyton List as Ellie O'Brien
  • Jacob Bertrand as Jack Malloy
  • Darrin Rose as Coach Malloy
  • Claire Rankin as Summer
  • Callan Potter as Gunner
  • Jesse Bostick as Stryker
  • Eliana Jones as Aspen Bishop
  • Kiana Madeira as Sassy Gaines
  • Kolton Stewart as Owen
  • James Godfrey as Porter Gibbs
  • Devyn Nekoda as Mackenzie Wick
  • Naomi Snieckus as Coach Carol
  • Linda Kash as Nurse Helen
  • Naya Liviah as Claire
  • Michael Fessaha as Ryan
  • Marcia Johnson as Dr. Baker
  • Valerie Descheneaux as Stylist
  • Danny Smith as Clerk
  • Mark Hickox as Badminton Coach


During its premiere in the 8:00 PM time slot, The Swap attracted a total of 2.64 million viewers with a 0.48 rating for people aged 18–49.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Patrick Hipes (April 20, 2016). "Disney Channel Original Movie The Swap Set as Network Plans 100-Pic Celebration". Deadline. Retrieved August 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Disney Channel Original Movie The Swap Teaser; Premieres Fall 2016". Stitch Kingdom. June 24, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ Rick Porter (August 19, 2016). "Disney Channel Movie The Swap Gets October Premiere". Zap2it. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ Mitch Metcalf (October 10, 2016). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals: 10.7.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 

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