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Opposite Day is an American comedy film released in October 2009 starring Billy Unger, Ariel Winter, and Dylan Cash, written by Max Botkin.

Opposite Day
Directed by R. Michael Givens
Produced by Jamee Natella
Steven Paul
Screenplay by Max Botkin
Starring Billy Unger
Ariel Winter
Dylan Cash
Pauly Shore
Colleen Crabtree
Bradley Steven Perry
Will Shadley
George Wendt
Renée Taylor
Music by Misha Segal
Cinematography R. Michael Givens
Edited by Jonathan Cates
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment
TVA Films
Release date
  • October 2009 (2009-10) (United States)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)



When young Samuel Benson (Billy Unger) is told by his grandmother (Renée Taylor) before sleep that he can wish to a wishing star, he wishes one wish: "I wish that kids rule the world." But when Sammy and his sister find a surprising secret, the whole world has changed. All adults act like young children, and children become the important people of the world. Businesses, restaurants, gardens, they're all handled by the greatest people on Earth, kids. So now it's up to Samuel and his sister Carla to figure out how to change the world.


  • Billy Unger as Samuel "Sammy" Benson, a nine-year-old boy with a crazy wish that can change the world forever. Ignoring his sister's advice, he makes his wish come true.
  • Ariel Winter as Carla Benson, Sammy's eight-year-old sister. She is always looking up to her brother Sammy. Even though Sammy always gets her into trouble, Carla loves him.
  • Dylan Cash as Chaz Larrabee, Sammy's best friend who wants kids to rule the world forever but is stopped by Carla. He is the main antagonist of the film.
  • Pauly Shore as Robert Benson, Sammy and Carla's dad
  • Colleen Crabtree as Denise Benson, Sammy and Carla's mom. Her boss is very strict and does not allow her to go with her family on vacation.
  • Bradley Steven Perry as Security Guard
  • Will Shadley as Security Guard
  • Bridger Palmer as Security Guard
  • George Wendt as Corporate Executive
  • Rico Rodriguez as Janitor
  • Atticus Shaffer as Detective
  • Renée Taylor as Martha Benson
  • Dick Van Patten as Jack Benson
  • French Stewart as the seemingly mad scientist Dr. Godfrey Larrabee
  • Colin Baiocchi as young chess prodigist


Opposite Day was released in November 2009, and was directed by R. Michael Givens and written by Max Botkin. Its estimated budget is 1 million USD.

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