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The Parent Trap II (1986)

Not Rated | | Family, Comedy | TV Movie 26 July 1986
Two best friends plot to get their single parents together to stop one of them from moving to New York.


(as Ronald F. Maxwell)


(book) (as Eric Kästner), (as Stuart Krieger)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Carey / Sharon Ferris
Bill Grand
Carrie Kei Heim ...
Nicky Ferris
Mary Grand
Alex Harvey ...
Brian Carey
Gloria Cromwell ...
Judith Tannen ...
Jessica Dintruff
Janice Tesh ...
Duchess Tomasello ...
Mrs. Blazey
Daniel Brun ...
Antonio Fabrizio ...
Ted Science ...
Margaret Woodall ...
Leonard Altobell ...
Walter Elias
Dorothy Keller ...
Lillian Elias


Mary and Nicki are best friends and they want their unsuspecting single parents to marry. Nicki's mother Sharon (the twin of Susan) wants to move to New York City though. With the help of Susan, they try to get the two together. Written by Rose Hilburn <geek@beer.com>

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26 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Ansa vanhemmille  »

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Did You Know?


In this movie, the two girls' characters are named Mary Grant and Nikki Ferris. Hayley Mills, star of the original The Parent Trap (1961), played a character named Mary Grant in In Search of the Castaways (1962) and a character named Nikky Ferris in The Moon-Spinners (1964). See more »


Nikki is shown barefoot as she listens to music in her bedroom and then calls her friend Mary, but when Nikki suddenly jumps out of bed and runs to a separate phone outside her bedroom to call her aunt, she is wearing big fuzzy slippers. See more »


[first lines]
Nikki Ferris: Mom!
[Sharon comes running to Nikki's bedroom]
Sharon Ferris: Nikki? What on Earth is wrong?
Nikki Ferris: Mom we can't move to New York! We can't! There was a thing on the news just now about a woman in Manhattan who got attacked by a guy in a nun's suit!
Sharon Ferris: "Habit", Nikki.
Nikki Ferris: Who CARES why he did it?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are comprised of clips from The Parent Trap (1961). See more »


References The Moon-Spinners (1964) See more »


Let's Keep What We've Got
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Hal David
Performed by Marilyn McCoo
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It would be a neat for Hayley to reprise her role in the Parent Trap wouldn't it?
17 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are several reason to make a sequel to a popular film.

1. The story is so big that 1 film can't contain it, like 'Lord of the Rings' 'Star Wars' and 'Rocky'.

2. The popularity of the film warrant's another adventure of the protagonist like 'Indiana Jones' 'James Bond' and 'Godzilla'. 3. A very good reason I thought of before writing this review, but I have since forgotten what it was.

4. The movie was a horror movie in which it is impossible not to make a sequel, like 'Friday the 13th', 'Scream', or 'Air Bud'.

5. The film was so popular that it would be way cool to make a sequel with the same crew and cast like 'Ghostbusters', 'Pirates of the Caribbean', or 'The Parent Trap'.

The 5th category usually suffers artistic merit due to the fact that the producers or director don't give a Cockily-doodily-doo about the script as long as they can make a film with the previous film' title in it. There may have been a time when Disney cared about the quality of their scripts and even made their TV movies as high quality as their feature length features. Pixar cares about this aspect of film making and so far has not released any schlock because of this.

The idea of a sequel to 1961's 'The Parent Trap', seems like a good idea on paper. At the end of the first film I wondered what became of the twins and what happen to their lives after the film ended. Someone else thought of this and got Hayley Mills to sign on to reprise her role as twins Susan and Sharon. Parent Trap 3 and 4 were also green lighted.

Was it worth the effort? Lets compare the two films.

Parent Trap (Original) Parent Trap (sequel) Has a Compelling YES NOOOO Story to be told Good Moral Message YES Not Really Charm YES NO Original YES NO ,NO, NO Funny YES Forced Wit YES NO WAY Disney MAGIC HECK YEAH Tinker Bell was Shot Smiles BIG Frowns

The only reason to own or rent this film is because it is on the same disc as the Original Movie. Perhaps it is better that Disney has not released PT 3 and 4 on Disc or VHS because it shows someone somewhere still cares about artistic merit or quality. That person is working on a killer script where Hayley reprises her role as Pollyanna.

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