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The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

PG  |   |  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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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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Yuri Pochenko
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Yuri Pochenko
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Alek
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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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Release Date:

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 »

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After Joy flips Karl to the floor for hitting on her, while she's sitting on the floor talking to him, her hands change from her lap to outstretched in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Boris Pochenko: I don't know where anything is in this kitchen
Joy Miller: Oh come on, I can find food in Ghandi's house, are you kidding me?
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Very Cute!
3 January 2000 | by (Bowie, MD) – See all my reviews

I think that this was a really adorable movie. Perfect for one of those rainy, there's nothing to do days. I think that Fran Drescher was really lovable in this movie and Timothy Dalton, for once, seemed to take on a somewhat light-hearted role.


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