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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  24 November 1993 (USA)
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After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

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Daniel Hillard is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Daniel is a kind man and a loving father to his three kids Lydia, Chris, and Natalie, but Daniel's wife Miranda sees him as a poor disciplinarian, and a bad role model. After Daniel throws an elaborate and disastrous birthday party for Chris, Miranda reaches the end of her limited patience, and files for a divorce. Daniel is heartbroken when Miranda is given custody of the kids and he's only allowed to visit them once a week. Determined to stay in contact with his kids, Daniel discovers that Miranda is looking for a housekeeper, and with help from his brother Frank, a makeup artist, Daniel gets the job, disguised as Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire, a Scottish nanny. Daniel pulls off the ruse so well that neither Miranda nor his children recognize him, and in the process, he learns some parenting tips. Daniel also has to deal with Miranda's new boyfriend, a jerk named Stu Dunmeyer. Written by Todd Baldridge

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custody | divorce | nanny | party | disguise | See more »

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She makes dinner. She does windows. She reads bedtime stories. She's a blessing... in disguise. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,832,232 (UK) (4 February 1994)

Gross:

£20,942,924 (UK) (15 July 1994)
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According to one biography, Robin Williams decided to test out the believability of his Mrs. Doubtfire character during filming by going, as Mrs. Doubtfire, into an adult bookstore and making a purchase. He was able to do so without being recognized. See more »

Goofs

During the sequence where Daniel is calling Miranda with horrible "potential nannies", Miranda is seen responding on a cell phone, home phone, and her work phone. It is entirely possible that Miranda has "Call Forwarding" from her home phone to her cell while she is out. The two numbers published may have been her home and work numbers. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Doubtfire: I must look like a yeti in this getup!
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Largo al factotum
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from "Il barbiere di Siviglia"
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Performed by Robin Williams
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Robin Williams Dressed Up As A 60 Year Old Women? HILARIOUS!
18 August 2001 | by (Liverpool, ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the cinema in 1993 and thought it was fantastic! It has everything you could ever really want in a comedy. Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) will do ANYTHING to see his children! This movie has plenty of gags, but it all comes together in a nice, friendly framework that centres around one man's family and that man's love for his children that'll make him dress up as a 60 year old granny to get back into their lives! Plenty of laughs throughout and all-round great performances. 9/10


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