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The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

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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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Cast

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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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Alek
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Consuela
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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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Trivia

Most signs in the movie are written in Czech, albeit nonsensically and mostly without the proper diacritics. The banner at the secret resistance meeting says "to unite correct"; the warning signs in the factory read "Danger: Steam"; and the scribbles on the newspaper mean "From our readers' letters". The labor decree that Pochenko draws up is only seen for a split second in one shot, but part of it says "further site updates are hereby postponed". See more »

Goofs

After Pochinko and Joy speak to the peasant with the horse and cart, there is a big dirt streak on her white pants (left leg). A few moments later, the dirt streak is gone. See more »

Quotes

Boris Pochenko: I know where we are.
Joy Miller: Well, where are we?
Boris Pochenko: We're in the woods.
Joy Miller: I knew it. Why can't you just ask one of them for directions?
Boris Pochenko: NO!
Joy Miller: Please! Asking for directions is not the first step to a two-party system.
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Hungarian Sundance
by Friedrich Sehl
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adorable!
22 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the theater on a hunch and it was a really cute film. The premise is very similar to Fran's "Nanny" role (although in this case, she's the "tutor"). It's clean, the laughs are consistent, and it's a great family film. I'm not saying the film certified for Oscar, but kids would love it.


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