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
Stu asks Mrs. Doubtfire where she is from, stating he is from London. In real life Pierce Brosnan is Irish. See more »
After Mrs. Doubtfire lights her blouse on fire over the stove, she says "first day as a woman and I'm getting hot flashes" - although it is not his first day. See more »
[ad-libbing as Pudgy the Parrot]
I will not do this! I cannot! Oh what a foul way for a bird to die! I don't wanna get beak cancer! No! My lungs are blackened!
Alright, cut! Cut!
Help me, help me!
Daniel, that line was not in the script, why did you add it?
Well I thought I should comment on the situation.
The fact that Pudgy the Parrot has a had cigarette shoved right into his mouth, is morally irresponsible!
This is a cartoon, OK? This is not a frigging Oprah Winfrey special!
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MRS. DOUBTFIRE is easily one of the best movies ever made. Robin Williams makes audiences laugh and cry at his portrayal of a loving father who wants nothing more than to be with his children. After a painful divorce, he tries to gain custody of his children. This is the premise of the film. Along the way, of course, there are plenty of laughs, especially some great moments with Harvey Fierstein as Williams' brother and hair stylist. This film is so moving that it deserves to be seen by everyone.
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