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The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

A New York City 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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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)

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$4,080,222 (USA) (9 February 1997)

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$11,486,880 (USA)
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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 Turkish. 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: Could I possibly get a blanket without a head?
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Spoofs Evita (1996) See more »

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Isn't It Romantic
by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
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Better than it sounds...
9 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was apprehensive when this film came on TV, but as there was nothing else on and I was bored I decided to give it a go. It began badly as I found Fran Drescher incredibly annoying, mainly due to her piercing New York accent. Timothy Dalton was fantastic in his role, and made me laugh a number of times. Ian McNeice was also quite good in what was essentially just a rehash of his role in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. The script wasn't excellent but did the job. The film did begin to lose momentum as Timothy Dalton became less beast-ly and the film is about half an hour too long, but those are really the only bad points. This film isn't a work of art, but it provides nice escapism for two hours. 6/10.


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