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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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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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During the conversion to film, most of the characters were moderated heavily. In the book, all the main characters, apart from Natalie, tend to act in self-interest and expect a large amount of credit whenever they do otherwise. The divorce of Miranda and Daniel in the book is also much more bitter. See more »

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When Mrs. Sellner is inspecting Daniel's apartment, she asks "Your sister's English?" and Daniel concocts a story about his father visiting London during the war. The character of Mrs. Doubtfire clearly has a Scottish accent, not an English one. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Lundy: Daniel?
Daniel: Hmm?
Jonathan Lundy: Are you wearing ladies' perfume?
Daniel: Yes, I am.
Jonathan Lundy: Are you wearing lipstick?
Daniel: Yeah.
Jonathan Lundy: Why?
Daniel: It rubbed off.
Jonathan Lundy: From whom?
Daniel: [he pauses, trying to come up with an answer] Girl I used to date. She's a waitress.
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Referenced in Big Momma's House (2000) See more »

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Jump Around
Written by Erik Schrody and Larry Muggerud
Performed by House of Pain
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
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Funny And Heartfelt
19 January 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

"Mrs. Doubtfire" is an extremely funny and heartfelt film. It has tons of laughs as well as tears, this is definitly Robin Williams' best film. Watching williams do voices as well as play Mrs. Doubtfire is a real treat. Also the supporting cast of actors do an excellent job, I highly reccomend it.


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