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The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

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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Kyle Wilkerson ...
Yuri Pochenko
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Yuri Pochenko
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

La niñera y el presidente  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,080,222 (USA) (7 February 1997)

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$11,454,593 (USA) (9 May 1997)
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Fran Drescher took voice lessons to alter the nasal quality of her voice for the part of Joy Miller. When she arrived on set using her new "normal" voice, producers insisted that she revert to her natural trademark one, as it was one of the reasons she was asked to play the part. See more »

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When Joy is in her room packing to leave to go to Europe, she is setting boxes down in one shot, but in the next, she's holding the trolls in her hands. See more »

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Joy Miller: In our country we can marry who we want. I decided on John Kennedy Jr., and while he's in denial, I'll travel.
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Spoofs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Isn't It Romantic
by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
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Enjoyable despite its many flaws
14 March 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I have never enjoyed The Nanny, but I'm a fan of Timothy Dalton. It seems inconceivable that any casting director thought to put these two actors together, but, by some warped cosmic thing, it kind of worked in this movie. Granted, the script is predictable and borrows angles from classics from The King and I, Sound of Music and even I Love Lucy. Yet, when I want to watch something brainless and lighthearted (admit it--we all have those moments) I'll opt for this movie.


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