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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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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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

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

In one scene where Annie is sitting quietly, her hair is completely settled and motionless as if there's no breeze at all, yet the propeller on the wooden whirligig in the near-background is spinning rapidly. See more »

Quotes

Martin, the James' Butler: Shall we review your mother's list?
Annie: Mm-hmm.
Martin, the James' Butler: Now, let's see. Vitamins?
Annie: Check.
Martin, the James' Butler: Minerals?
Annie: Check.
Martin, the James' Butler: List of daily fruits and vegetables?
Annie: Check, check.
[Martin glances at Annie]
Annie: Check for fruits, check for vegetables. Go on.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Version of Das doppelte Lottchen (1950) See more »

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Happy Club
Written by Bob Geldof and Karl Wallinger
Performed by Bob Geldof
Courtesy of Polydor Records and Mercury Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Cute remake of a great original
21 January 1999 | by (chandler, az) – See all my reviews

This movie was pretty good. It was better than I expected. I especially loved the performance of Natasha Richardson, who is really gorgeous. Dennis Quaid was cute too. Lindsay Lohan was incredible too. My 8 year old sisters loved the original and got the new one and fell in love with it too. They are already reciting it. Rent both versions and enjoy both! They are great!


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