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Mrs. Doubtfire -- The eccentric dad (Robin Williams) of three children dresses as a British nanny so he can care for his children at the home of their mother (Sally Field) in this touching comedy.
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Writers (WGA):
Anne Fine (novel)
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24 November 1993 (USA) See more »
She will rock your world. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robin Williams ... Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Doubtfire

Sally Field ... Miranda Hillard

Pierce Brosnan ... Stu

Harvey Fierstein ... Frank

Polly Holliday ... Gloria

Lisa Jakub ... Lydia Hillard

Matthew Lawrence ... Chris Hillard

Mara Wilson ... Natalie Hillard

Robert Prosky ... Mr. Lundy

Anne Haney ... Mrs. Sellner
Scott Capurro ... Jack
Sydney Walker ... Bus Driver
Joe Bellan ... TV Boss

Martin Mull ... Justin Gregory

Karen Kahn ... Female Employee #1

Terence McGovern ... ADR Director Lou
Eva Gholson ... Female Employee #2
James Cunningham ... Male Employee

Ralph Peduto ... Cop
Scott Beach ... Judge
Juliette Marshall ... Miranda's Attorney
Drew Letchworth ... Daniel's Attorney

Jessica Myerson ... Miranda's Mother
Sharon Lockwood ... Alice
Jim Cullen ... Thug
Kenneth Loo ... Staring Boy #1
Jeff Loo ... Staring Boy #2

Betsy Monroe ... Stunning Woman

Joseph Narducci ... Delivery Boy
James Cranna ... Ron (as James S. Cranna)
Dr. Toad ... Bartender
Adele Proom ... Lundy's Secretary

Rick Overton ... Maitre D'
Dan Spencer ... Cook

Paul Guilfoyle ... Head Chef
Molly McClure ... Woman Housekeeper

Andy Prosky ... T.V. Director (as Andrew L. Prosky)
William Newman ... Mr. Sprinkles
Christopher Pray ... Puppeteer (as Chris Pray)

Geoff Bolt ... Lundy's Waiter
Dick Bright ... Stu's Waiter
Adam Bryant ... Man in Men's Room
Tavia Cathcart ... Tanya the Hostess
C. Beau Fitzsimons ... Valet #1
Jeff Moeller ... Valet #2
Benne Alder ... Woman in Restroom
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret de Jesus ... Script Supervisor (uncredited)

Smadar Hanson ... Waitress (uncredited)

Marshal Hilton ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Mary Mackey ... Restaurant Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Columbus 
Writing credits
Anne Fine (novel "Alias Madame Doubtfire")

Randi Mayem Singer (screenplay) and
Leslie Dixon (screenplay)

Produced by
Joan Bradshaw .... co-producer
Linda Jones Clough .... animation producer
Paula DuPré Pesmen .... associate producer (as Paula DuPré)
Stephen Fossatti .... animation associate producer (as Stephen A. Fossati)
Mark Radcliffe .... producer
Matthew Rushton .... executive producer
Marsha Garces Williams .... producer
Robin Williams .... producer
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
Cinematography by
Donald McAlpine (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Raja Gosnell 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Production Design by
Angelo P. Graham  (as Angelo Graham)
Art Direction by
W. Steven Graham 
Set Decoration by
Garrett Lewis 
Costume Design by
Marit Allen 
Makeup Department
Roland Blancaflor .... crew: Cannom Creations
Greg Cannom .... special makeup designer
Mitch Devane .... crew: Cannom Creations
Stephan Dupuis .... assistant makeup artist
Virginia G. Hadfield .... hair stylist
John Logan .... crew: Cannom Creations
Ve Neill .... key makeup artist
Stephen Prouty .... crew: Cannom Creations (as Steve Prouty)
Yolanda Toussieng .... key hair stylist
Todd Tucker .... crew: Cannom Creations
Keith VanderLaan .... crew: Cannom Creations
Pamela S. Westmore .... makeup artist: Sally Field
Gary Archer .... dental technician (uncredited)
Analisa Ravella .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Joan Bradshaw .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carol Bawer .... additional second assistant director
Stephen Lee Davis .... second second assistant director
Geoffrey Hansen .... first assistant director (as Geoff Hansen)
Cherylanne Martin .... second assistant director
Art Department
Michael Anderson .... construction shop manager
Emilio R. Aramendia .... swing gang
Kristin Argue .... drapery
Daniel R. Bentley .... assistant props
Todd McCune Bray .... lead scenic artist
Richard W. Clot .... construction coordinator
Joanne Desmond .... construction shop liaison
Lisa Devlin .... stand-by painter (as Lisa M. Devlin)
Harold Fuhrman .... set designer
Stephen J. Gardner .... assistant props
Hank Giardina .... paint foreman
Robert C. Goldstein .... set designer
Geoffrey Lake .... assistant greensman (as Geoff Lake)
George F. Mauricio .... assistant props
Ray Mondoux .... assistant construction coordinator (as Raymond E. Mondoux)
Ray Mondoux .... shop foreman (as Raymond E. Mondoux)
James J. Murakami .... assistant art director
Marie Noonan .... construction accountant
Kristen Ross .... art department coordinator
Steve Saklad .... set designer
Eugene M. Texeira .... swing gang
Don Watson .... swing gang
Steven Wolff .... set designer
Mark Woods .... lead man
John Zemansky .... property master
George Zimninsky .... greensman
Lauren Abrams .... painter (uncredited)
J. Michael Davis .... set dresser (uncredited)
Guy Hietala .... painter (uncredited)
John Oster .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Ken Sly .... propmaker (uncredited)
Jason Sweers .... graphics designer (uncredited)
James Todd .... journeyman scenic artist: San Francisco (uncredited)
Sound Department
C.J. Appel .... adr editor
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... foley editor
Tom Barwick .... foley artist
Sara Bolder .... dialogue editor
Gloria S. Borders .... supervising sound editor
Christopher Boyes .... foley recordist
Clare C. Freeman .... assistant sound editor (as Clare Freeman)
Scott Guitteau .... assistant sound editor
Lora Hirschberg .... assistant sound designer
Tom Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Kinzey .... additional cable person
Kevin Rose-Williams .... assistant sound editor
Fred Runner .... boom operator
Gary Rydstrom .... re-recording mixer
Gary Rydstrom .... sound designer
Claire Sanfilippo .... dialogue editor
Robert Shoup .... sound effects editor (as Bob Shoup)
Conrad Slater .... cable person
Dianna Stirpe .... assistant sound editor
Nelson Stoll .... sound mixer
Gary Summers .... sound re-recording mixer
Ewa Sztompke .... dialogue editor
Patti Tauscher .... assistant sound editor
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Marian Wilde .... foley editor
James Allen .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Stephen Balliet .... boom operator (uncredited)
George Daugherty .... sound designer: animation sequence (uncredited)
Jeff Kliment .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Geoff Heron .... special effects
Leo Loverro .... special effects
John McLeod .... special effects
Frank W. Tarantino .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Geoff Heron .... stage technician
Pat Banta .... stunts
Troy Brown .... stunt coordinator
Leon Delaney .... stunts
David Draves .... stunts (as David Lyle Draves)
Pat Banta .... stunt double: Pierce Brosnan (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Bray .... still photographer
Marty Brenneis .... video playback operator
Chuck Brown .... dolly grip
Dave Childers .... best boy grip (as David Childers)
Tom Cloutier .... electrician
Jonathan Doff .... video assistant
Joseph Emanuele .... rigging best boy electric
William Hampton .... electrician
Frank Helbig .... electrician
Philip Ho .... grip (as Philip Y.C. Ho)
Rod M. Janusch .... rigging grip
Robin P. Knight .... key grip
Brett Laumann .... electrical best boy
John Loveless .... crane operator
Kim Marks .... camera operator: "b" camera
Steve Mathis .... gaffer
Patrick McArdle .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Robert 'Boomer' McCann .... dolly grip: "b" camera
John O'Donnell .... rigging electrician
Kate O'Neill .... camera loader
Orlando Orona .... rigging grip best boy (as Orlando J. Orona)
Vance Piper .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Bobby Powell .... rigging gaffer
Douglas Ryan .... camera operator: "a" camera
Paul Sanchez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John Schoening .... rigging grip
John A. Small .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Kevin Thompson .... electrician (as Kevin A. Thompson)
Michael Whitehurst .... grip
Animation Department
Debra Armstrong .... assistant animator
Charlotte Clark .... checker
Raul Garcia .... animator (as Ralph Newmann)
Eric Goldberg .... animator (as Claude Raynes)
Susan Goldberg .... assistant animator
Duane Gretsky .... animator (as Dwayne Gressky)
Chuck Jones .... animation supervisor
Bill Littlejohn .... animator
Barrie Nelson .... animator (as Barry Nelson)
Silvia Pompei .... assistant animator (as Sylvia Pompei)
Tom Ray .... animator
Rick Reinert .... animation background artist
Tom Roth .... animator
Deborah Rykoff-Bennett .... checker (as Debra Rykoff)
Pat Sito .... checker (uncredited)
Casting Department
Michael Hirshenson .... casting associate
Schuler Kent .... casting assistant
Nancy Hayes .... extras casting: San Francisco (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Becker .... on-set costumer
James P. Cullen .... costume supervisor: Mr. Williams (as Jim Cullen)
Barbara Hartman-Jenichen .... on-set costumer
Christine Peters .... costume supervisor
Nancy Servin .... seamstress (as Nancy Hart Servin)
Mary Elizabeth Still .... on-set costumer
Deirdre N. Williams .... costume supervisor (as Deirdre Nicole Williams)
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Alexandra Fitzpatrick .... editorial production assistant
Tara McKinley .... assistant editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Donald Ord .... apprentice editor
Kevin D. Ross .... assistant editor: lightworks
Tim Silano .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Sandy DeCrescent .... musician contractor
Bryndon Hassman .... music preparation: Opera coach for Mr. Williams
Jo Ann Kane .... music preparation
Robin Katz .... music editor
Ellen Segal .... supervising music editor
Howard Shore .... orchestrator
Fred Steiner .... composer: cartoon music
Fred Steiner .... conductor: cartoon music
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Steve Schaeffer .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Maylon Houston .... transportation co-captain
Robert Neilson .... transportation coordinator
James C. Taylor .... transportation captain
Billy Kane .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Saundra Marie Ardito .... accounting assistant
Linda Benavente-Notaro .... body suit: Mrs. Doubtfire (as Linda Benevente-Notaro)
Oscar Briones .... location assistant
Carol DePasquale .... script supervisor
Christopher Desmond .... paramedic coordinator
Bruce Devan .... location manager
Elizabeth Devereux .... assistant: Mr. Columbus
Mary Duann .... assistant production coordinator
Ron Fode .... projectionist
Jennifer Garces .... office production assistant
Gary Gero .... animal handler
Debra A. Girard .... assistant location manager (as Debra Girard)
Susannah Greason .... location assistant
John Halko .... caterer
Curtis Hamlin .... caterer
Christopher Hoffman .... office production assistant
Dione Holden .... office production assistant
Bonnie Hudson .... studio teacher
Cindy Ichikawa .... set production assistant
Lisa Lacuesta .... office production assistant
Cynthia LaPointe .... location assistant
Dirk Q. Long .... caterer
Cyndi McHale Margolis .... assistant: Mrs. Garces Williams
Ellen Pasternack .... unit publicist
Randol Perelman-Taylor .... location assistant
Bill Powers .... caterer
Mayda Renizzi-Holt .... assistant accountant
Darin Rivetti .... set production assistant
Jay Roberts .... payroll
Myra Rosenthal .... studio teacher
Erik Ross .... office production assistant
Ken Ryan .... production accountant
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Elena Servi .... italian diction coach: for Mr. Williams
Jacqueline A. Shea .... production coordinator
Rebecca Erwin Spencer .... assistant: Mr. Williams
Steve Watson .... caterer
James J. Wilhelm .... craft service
John D. Bair .... stand-in (uncredited)
Kimberly Cooper .... production executive: Fox (uncredited)
Gabe de Kelaita .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Jesse Merz .... market researcher (uncredited)
Stephanie Siemiller .... stand-in (uncredited)
Nancy A. Terriberry .... extras wrangler (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mrs. Doubt" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references
125 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (1994) | Finland:S | France:U | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Norway:10 | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:PG (cut) | UK:12 (uncut) | USA:PG-13 (No. 32710)

Did You Know?

Known for his trademark spontaneity of improvisation, Robin Williams was given free range by director Chris Columbus to do what he needed. However, his improvisation can occasionally spark off numerous references to other works that prove to be legal headaches for movie studios. The scene where Daniel speaks with his wife and refers to her clothes as "this lovely Dances with Wolves (1990) motif", required legal clearance for the studio to put it in the film. Associate producer Paula DuPré Pesmen later kept track of every reference Williams made while improvising.See more »
Factual errors: The "Mrs. Doubtfire" face that Daniel wears is not a mask, but a prosthetic appliance, as evident by its uneven edges. These have to be carefully glued down and blended with each use. It can't simply be put on and removed like a mask.See more »
Mrs. Doubtfire:[as Daniel] My first day as a woman and I'm getting hot flashes.See more »
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21 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful buxom British nanny hilariously captures your heart, 11 March 2006
Author: roghache from Canada

For me, this was the funniest movie I ever saw. Not normally a huge fan of comedy, I was just about rolling in the theatre aisles during this gem. Robin Williams is brilliant in his 'dual role' as the rejected husband, Daniel, and the buxom British nanny, Mrs. Doubtfire.

This movie tells the story of a bitter separation, when Miranda insists on a divorce from her immature, goofy husband. Daniel, denied custody and given only limited visitation, concocts a female nanny character for himself in order to gain daily access to his three children. The kids grow to love and depend on their unusual but very concerned and efficient new nanny, Mrs. Doubtfire, who really gets the household running extremely smoothly. Of course meanwhile Miranda has a new love interest named Stu.

Williams' portrayal of Mrs. Doubtfire is hilarious in every way, shape, and form. The wig, stockings, dress, make's all too amusing, watching Daniel transform for the part. Wait till you see Mrs. Doubtfire cooking! The most insanely funny scene is at a restaurant where Daniel / Mrs. Doubtfire must quickly be in two places at the same time, so he / she is forced to alternate between personae at lightning speed, sometimes forgetting which one he / she is at any given moment. I won't give away the plot, but I nigh expired from laughing.

Sally Field charmingly plays Daniel's now separated wife, Miranda, and Pierce Brosnan is suitably unsympathetic as her new love interest, Stu. We cheer for Daniel through his assorted antics as he tries to shoo away this romantic competitor for his ex wife's affections and especially, this new male threatening to usurp his role as father to his kids.

Desite being a comedy, this film does on the serious side reveal the devastating effects of divorce on children's lives and also particularly on the noncustodial parent. Daniel is distraught as he misses seeing his kids every day. Furthermore, the entrance of a new love interest naturally adds to the general strife.

Where did Mrs. Doubtfire get her unusual name? Does she live on or fizzle out at movie's end? Will Daniel and Miranda get back together, or will Stu prevail? I won't divulge any spoilers, but I guarantee you'll fall in love with this lovable large nanny and wish you could have her babysit your own kids. Mrs. Doubtfire will certainly live on in your heart.

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