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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

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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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

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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

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24 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,832,232 (UK) (4 February 1994)

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$219,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Toward the end of the movie, Mrs. Doubtfire receives mail from "Katie in Youngstown, Ohio". Director Chris Columbus is from Youngstown, Ohio. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Daniel and the children are having a spaghetti dinner, you can see the equipment crew reflected in the picture frame, just before revealing the family eating. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daniel: [as Grunge the Cat] Salutations, snack.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys (2010) See more »

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Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Written and Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets
A division of PolyGram Group Distribution
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Finally a Film to Fully Display Williams' Comedic Talents.
2 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Robin Williams stars as a divorcee who decides to see his children a lot more by posing as an elderly British woman in this smart and innovative comedy that works because of Williams' performance more than anything else. Sally Field is solid as the ex-wife and Pierce Brosnan is excellent as her new love interest. Great comedy that could be best described as a poor man's "Tootsie". 4 stars out of 5.


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