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The Parent Trap (1998)

Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.

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Hallie Meyers-Shyer ...
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Zoe
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Storyline

When two pre-teens named Hallie & Annie meet through their summer camp, their two lives are rattled when they realize that they are identical twins. With parents, British mother aka famous dress designer Elizabeth & American father, a wine maker named Nick, living in two different sides of the universe, the girls decide to make an identity swap in hopes of spending time with their other parent. The girls later choose to aware their guardians of the swap while at a hotel in NYC, which late reunites the divorced pair and sends them back into remarriage with each other.

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Twice the Fun, Double the Trouble.


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Rated PG for some mild mischief | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's The Parent Trap  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,148,497 (USA) (31 July 1998)

Gross:

$66,304,095 (USA) (4 December 1998)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lindsay Lohan can be heard singing "Let's Get Together" as she walks into the elevator at the Stafford Hotel. This song is from the 1961 original. Similarly, the first few notes of "Let's Get Together" are played as the closing notes of music at the tail of the end credits. See more »

Goofs

When Elizabeth emerges from the hotel before Nick falls into the pool, the sky is bright and cloudless. When Nick climbs out of the pool, the sky in the background is full of clouds, and while he is drying off and talking with Elizabeth, the pool area is darker and the sun is clearly setting. A few moments later, when Meredith happens on the scene, the sky is bright again. See more »

Quotes

Annie as Hallie: [after a discussion about how Annie as Hallie seems different to Chessy] Chessy, I changed a lot over the summer, that's all.
Chessy, the Parker's Maid: OK, but if I didn't know any better, I'd say it's almost like you were... forget it, it's impossible.
Annie as Hallie: Almost if I were who, Chessy?
Chessy, the Parker's Maid: Nobody, nobody, forget I mentioned it.
Annie as Hallie: Almost if I were - Annie?
Chessy, the Parker's Maid: [slowly turning around] You know about Annie?
Annie as Hallie: [dropping her "Hallie" accent] I... am Annie.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Lindsay Lohan's name is displayed to fireworks. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The War at Home: The War of the Golds (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

There She Goes
Written by Lee Mavers (as Lee Anthony Mavers)
Performed by The La's
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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A delight
6 October 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I think that this is the best Walt Disney film that I have seen since The Last Flight Of Noah's Ark. It is a delight from start to finish and every bit as wonderful, perhaps even better then the originial. This ia a welcome return to the good old fashioned clean family films Disney used to make. The soundtrack is wonderful and Lindsey Lohan is a great little actress who plays the two parts very well (I love her British accent). Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson were terrific at playing Brian Keith and Maureen O'Hara's old parts. A young actress named Elaine Hendrix is a great comic villianess. I detested her character and laughed my head off when those girls gave her just what she deserved. Some people might say that this plot is old and clichéd by the standards of today, but it still works. They should release this on a double bill with the original. I hope Disney keeps on making films like this, goes back to "the good old days" so to speak.


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