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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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Yuri Pochenko
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Yuri Pochenko
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Alek
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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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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

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 massaging the president, the cloth around his face keeps disappearing and reappearing 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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Connections

Spoofs Evita (1996) 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 (Denmark) – 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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