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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

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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)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 1993, Pierce Brosnan was willing to play the small role of Stu. Chris Columbus thought him a phenomenal actor. 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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Referenced in Face Off: All That Glitters (2015) See more »


Largo al factotum
from "Il barbiere di Siviglia"
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Robin Williams
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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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