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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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Ira Grushinsky
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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)  »

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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Trivia

Early in development, Fran Drescher planned the movie to be a spin on The King and I (1956), titled "The King And Oy" but legislatively faced the problem that FOX owned the rights. Therefore, she decided to pay homage to Beauty and the Beast (1991) instead. See more »

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When Joy is in the courtyard talking to Katrina after the frequent flier miles lesson, the position Joy holds the ruler in her hands changes in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Joy Miller: Oh honey, talk to the hand, the ears ain't listening!
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Spoofs The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Paraffin
by Lesley Rankine & Mark Walk
Performed by Ruby
Courtesy of Creation Records Limited/Sony International Network Europe/The WORK Group
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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