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The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  7 February 1997 (USA)
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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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Cast

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Ira Grushinsky
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Leonid Kleist
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Katrina Pochenko
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Jerry Miller
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Judy Miller
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Kyle Wilkerson ...
Yuri Pochenko
Tyler Wilkerson ...
Yuri Pochenko
Timothy Dowling ...
Alek
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Consuela
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

La niñera y el presidente  »

Box Office

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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Most signs in the movie are written in Czech, albeit nonsensically and mostly without the proper diacritics. The banner at the secret resistance meeting says "to unite correct"; the warning signs in the factory read "Danger: Steam"; and the scribbles on the newspaper mean "From our readers' letters". The labor decree that Pochenko draws up is only seen for a split second in one shot, but part of it says "further site updates are hereby postponed". See more »

Goofs

When Boris Pochenko comes down to the classroom to watch Joy teach his children, the way 'Romeo and Juliet' is written on the chalk board changes in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Grushinsky: Oh, you Americans and your positive thinking. There are some situations that a big toothed person cannot get you out of.
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Spoofs Beauty and the Beast (1991) See more »

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The J Waltz
by Jerry Graff
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I love it !
15 August 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I don't care if Timothy Dalton has a shitty accent in this movie. I don't care if Fran Drescher has a nasal voice. So what that Slovetzia doesn't exist, and the bad people are dark, gloomy western stereotypes of former eastern regimes. I don't care, as long as I enjoy watching it. I totally adore this movie. It leaves me with a giggle and a big smile on my face, and movies that do that make just as much sense to me as Schindler's List, if I'm in the mood to watch that kind of movie. I love a movie, where I can put my brain on stand by and just enjoy it. I've just received the movie today, and I know, that tonight will be chips and dip night in front of the TV. Just can't wait to watch it again. A big 10 from me for the entertainment value.


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