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The Parent Trap (1961)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Family, Romance  |  21 June 1961 (USA)
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Teenage twin girls swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.

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Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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Dedicated To The Proposition That Teenagers and Parents Are Created Equally Hilarious! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Operación Cupido  »

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The "isolation" cabin that Sharon and Susan stay in at camp is named "Serendipity." See more »

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As Susan is being driven to Sharon's home in the Rolls Royce it has a shallow curved rear window, on the interior scenes the rear window is deep and rectangular. See more »

Quotes

Miss Inch: Congratulations. In the history of this camp, that was the most infamous, the most disgusting, the most revolting display of hooliganism we have ever had.
Miss Grunecker: Rolling around like hooligans in front of our guests.
Miss Inch: And worst of all, two sisters who should be setting a good example.
Susan Evers: We're not sisters!
Sharon McKendrick: I've never seen HER before in my life.
Miss Inch: They are! Aren't they?
Miss Grunecker: No ma'am. Just look-alikes.
Miss Inch: An amazing resemblance.
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Referenced in Heart Condition (1990) See more »

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Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
(1808) (uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
First Movement played a bit on piano by Hayley Mills
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Great Family Movie
27 May 1999 | by (WV, USA) – See all my reviews

I loved the parent trap. I think that it is an excellent family movie. Too bad that we can't get back to good family movies such as this one. The only thing is that I couldn't figure out who I liked best Susan or Sharon.


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