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The Parent Trap (1998)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  29 July 1998 (USA)
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Identical twins, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, 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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Lindsay
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Storyline

Hallie Parker and Annie James. They look exactly alike and are sisters. It would be awesome for you to be a twin, but what is it like being a twin without even knowing it? That's what it's like for these girls. Hallie is a cool, laid-back gal from California. Annie James is a proper rose from London. Annie has never met her father, and Hallie has never met her mother. When they get thrown into the Isolation Cabin, they uncover the mystery behind the ripped picture. They realize that they are twin sisters seperated at birth by their divorced parents, and they decide to switch places to meet the parent that they've never met. They also decide to get them back together. But then something awful happens that will wreck everything: their father is engaged to a beautiful, selfish witch who's only after their dad's money. Written by Ally__bear

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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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29 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Disney's The Parent Trap  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£4,996,756 (UK) (5 February 1999)
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Trivia

During the 'booby-trapped cabin' scene where the water balloon fell onto Annie's head, Lindsay Lohan had to have a needle pointing upwards fastened into her hair so that the balloon popped before it hit her. The balloon was so heavy that direct contact would have not been likely not pop it and could have caused a neck injury by putting too much blunt weight onto Lindsay's head. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the switch, it begins with Hallie pretending to be Annie. At the end of the scene she says, "Speaking of dad, I wonder what he is doing right now?" But, a flight from the east coast to London is about 7 and a half hours, plus the time change in London, assuming it was noon in London it would be, four in the morning in California. In other words, Nick Parker would have picked Annie (pretending to be Hallie) up from the airport the day before. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth James: [Hallie, as Annie, is underneath Elizabeth's covers struggling to tell her about the switch] Annie!
Hallie as Annie: That's where I have to go! I have to go see Annie!
Elizabeth James: Oh, I see, and where might Annie be?
Hallie as Annie: In Napa, with her father Nick Parker.
Elizabeth James: You're not Annie?
Elizabeth James: That would be correct.
Elizabeth James: You're Hallie?
Hallie as Annie: I am. Annie and I met up at camp and, and we decided to switch places. I'm sorry, but I've never seen you and I've dreamt of meeting you my whole life and Annie felt the exact same way about Dad so, so we sort of just ...
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During the credits, pictures from the twins' parents' wedding are shown. See more »

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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Here Comes The Sun
Written by George Harrison
Performed by Bob Khaleel
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Get caught in this trap
6 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

"The Parent Trap " is good but its star Lindsay Lohan is better as she was able to steal my breath away in dual roles playing Hallie and Annie Parker. Working with such a clever plot, Lohan has almost single handily pulled off one of the best performances of 1998.

Also, what a breath a fresh air to Hollywood as she explodes on the scene as one of the best child actresses I've seen in a long time. The proof is a movie called "The Parent Trap."

Lohan's performance is great but we also must not forget that it stars Dennis Quaid as one of the best actors I've seen. With his versatile talent in film genres such as drama, action, or family, Quaid has the ability to capture my attention for the length of the movie.

"The Parent Trap" is a light hearted film that will allow the mind to flow freely while sitting and relaxing. In addition, the movie was not only clever, but original because Lohan pulled off her role as she knew what she was doing without having to be told what to do. Lohan is a natural talent that should be treasured because she is so good and seen in more films

The supporting cast also fit, which made it that much more enjoyable to watch. Good cast choices all the way around. I suggest that everyone see this film because it is really good clean fun with one of the brightest and youngest stars to hit Hollywood.

Bravo to the cast and crew of "The Parent Trap."


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