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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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Jerry Miller
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Yuri Pochenko
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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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Comedy | Romance

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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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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,080,222, 9 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,486,880
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Just like Fran Drescher's other hit, The Nanny (1993), this movie also uses her real name. In The Nanny (1993), they used the more commonly known label, Fran, and in this movie, they use her second name, Joy. See more »

Goofs

When Grushinsky opens his car door when he first meets Joy Miller, many crew members are reflected on the door. See more »

Quotes

Boris Pochenko: Do I not intimidate you at all?
Joy Miller: Is one of your sideburns longer than the other?
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References West Side Story (1961) See more »

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Hug My Soul
by Sarah Cracknell, Jonathan Male & Guy Batson
Performed by Saint Etienne
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products and Courtesy of SINE/Creation Records/Heavenly Recordings
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I love it !
15 August 2006 | by 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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