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The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

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A New York cosmetologist mistakenly thought to be a science teacher is offered a job to teach the children of an Eastern European dictator.

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Leonid Kleist
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Consuela
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A beautician in America is mistakenly thought to be an academic teacher by a representative of an Eastern European dictator. She is invited to their country on that mistaken belief and is asked to be the tutor of the dictator's children. While there, she tries to Westernize the whole country. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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Rated PG for some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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7 February 1997 (USA)  »

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La niñera y el presidente  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,080,222 (USA) (7 February 1997)

Gross:

$11,454,593 (USA) (9 May 1997)
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Trivia

The newspaper Timothy Dalton is reading on the breakfast table is a Turkish newspaper named "Hurriyet". The word means "Freedom" in the Turkish language. See more »

Goofs

After Pochinko and Joy speak to the peasant with the horse and cart, there is a big dirt streak on her white pants (left leg). A few moments later, the dirt streak is gone. See more »

Quotes

Joy Miller: In our country we can marry who we want. I decided on John Kennedy Jr., and while he's in denial, I'll travel.
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Referenced in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »

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The J Waltz
by Jerry Graff
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Funny and entertaining
25 August 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

While I won't say that this is an excellent movie, I still like it for its irreverent sense of humor. The acting's pretty average, there seem to be so many plots going on at the same time, but it still makes for an entertaining and interesting watch, if only to see the Nanny in her first major big-screen role. She brings the trademark we know so well to the movie - her nasal voice and pre-occupation with the trivial stuff, but she also brings a kind of sensitivity we've never seen before in the Nanny series.

I quite like some of the scenes - how she teaches the kids what she knows (airline miles), the massage scene, the home-coming, and a lot of others that just seem to be made just for her.


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