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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Capurro ...
Sydney Walker ...
Joe Bellan ...
TV Boss
Justin Gregory
Female Employee #1


Eccentric actor Daniel Hillard is an amusing and caring father. But after a disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda draws the line and files a divorce. He can see his three children only once a week which doesn't sit well with him. Daniel also holds a job at a TV studio as a shipping clerk under the recommendation of his liason. But when Miranda puts out an ad for a housekeeper, Daniel takes it upon himself to make a disguise as a Scottish lady named Mrs Doubtfire. And Daniel must also deal with Miranda's new boyfriend Stu Dunemyer. Written by Blazer346

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papá por siempre  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,832,232 (UK) (4 February 1994)


$219,200,000 (USA)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


KTVU is an actual television station licensed to Oakland, California, and the logo (circle and number 2) used in the film is the actual logo the station uses to this day (November 2005). See more »


Stu's Stunt double can be seen when he jumps off the diving board at the pool area. See more »


[first lines]
Daniel: [as Grunge the Cat] Salutations, snack.
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Featured in 20 to 1: Scene-Stealing Songs (2009) See more »


Walk Like A Man
Written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
Performed by The Four Seasons
Courtesy oof The Four Seasons Partnership
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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funny comedy!!
13 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Many people say that Mrs Doubtfire is one of the funniest movies ever made in the U.S. I agree with the above idea. I think Robin Williams is one of the best comedians in the world. His performance in this movie is perfect and gives us a lot of laugh. There are also some impressive scenes in which performance of the three kid actors really shine.

In addition, the storyline is easy to understand and is for everybody. It is a heart-warming movie which gives us a lot of laugh and tear. Through this movie, we can learn the divorce situation in the U.S. We can also recognize the importance of family bonds.

Persdonally, it is a little regrettable that the story does not have a happy ending. I wish they could together happily again.

This is a very funny comedy but it also help us grow. I want to see Mrs. Doubtfire repeatedly in my life.

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