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The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

 -  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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Kyle Wilkerson ...
Yuri Pochenko
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Yuri Pochenko
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Alek
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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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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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The newspaper Timothy Dalton is reading on the breakfast table is a Turkish newspaper named "Hurriyet". The word means "Freedom" in the Turkish language. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Joy is at her parents' house, the piano lid is open/closed between shots. See more »

Quotes

Joy Miller: Come on, we can make our own sandwich.
Boris Pochenko: I don't know where anything is in this kitchen.
Joy Miller: Oh come on, I can find food at Ghandi's house. What're you kidding me?
Boris Pochenko: You should try running a country for a day. It's not all making war and smashing dissidents, you know. It's hard work.
Joy Miller: I'm sure it is.
Boris Pochenko: Where is some...
Joy Miller: What?
Boris Pochenko: Mayonnaise?
Joy Miller: We finished it.
Boris Pochenko: Oh.
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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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