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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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Storyline

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

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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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24 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papá por siempre  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,832,232 (UK) (4 February 1994)

Gross:

$219,200,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Miranda, a professional decorator, recommends a "17th Century grand piano" for Stuart's B&B. The piano is an 18th Century invention, while the grand piano, as we know it, was not invented until the late 19th Century. What did exist in the 17th Century (which in fact resembled a piano) was a harpsichord. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in American Dad!: The Wrestler (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Matchmaker
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Written by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
Performed by Robin Williams, Harvey Fierstein, and Scott Capurro
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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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