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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
Tyler Wilkerson ...
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)  »

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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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Trivia

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

When Joy is talking to her mom about settling, the amount of ice cream in her bowl changes between shots. Sometimes its about half full, other times it is almost empty. See more »

Quotes

[Trying to talk Pochenko into shaving]
Joy Miller: OK, a lot of great men had mustaches. Hitler, Franco...
Boris Pochenko: Einstein!
Joy Miller: Oh, and that's who you wanna look like?
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Referenced in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »

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L'Internationale
by Eugène Pottier (as Eugene Pottier) & Pierre Degeyter
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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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