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The Parent Trap (1998)

 -  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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Marva Kulp, Sr.
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Grandpa Charles James
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Vicki Blake
Hallie Meyers-Shyer ...
Lindsay
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Nicole
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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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twin | summer camp | girl | california | cabin | See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's The Parent Trap  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£496,161 (UK) (11 December 1998)

Gross:

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

From the opening of the film we find out that the parents were married on 8 January 1986. Nicholas Parker was 24 and Elizabeth James was 23. Elizabeth's occupation is listed as artist, while Nick's is listed as Viticulturist. See more »

Goofs

When Nick and Annie (as Hallie) are driving from the airport to the vineyard, the weather is sunny and the road is dry. As they pass through the entrance into the vineyard, the driveway is very wet and then when they get to the top of the driveway it is dry again. See more »

Quotes

Marva Kulp, Sr.: Excuse me, girls. I just got to have a scoop of these gorgeous strawberries. Would you care for some dear?
Hallie: Oh, no thanks, can't. I-I'm allergic.
Marva Kulp, Sr.: Oh, that's too bad. How about you, dear, strawberries?
Annie: Oh, sorry, I wish I could, but I can't, I-I'm allergic.
Marva Kulp, Sr.: Yes, you just told me that over here. How'd you get over there? Well, first day at camp you'll have to excuse the old girl.
[Annie walks away]
Marva Kulp, Sr.: At least I'm not putting salt in the sugar shakers. Well, actually sugar in the salt shakers, but... ...
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Written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis
Performed by Shonen Knife
Courtesy of Virgin Music Japan Ltd./A&M Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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I was skeptical at first, but this really was an adorable movie
30 August 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Beleive you me was i skeptical of this movie. First of all the original is a highly regarded film in my house. If it's on t.v the world stops for it. And beleive me when I first heard about the remake i was very very angry because hardly ever does a remake even compare to the original. I didn't understand it of course. Especially how a movie like that cold work in the 90's. I mean reality check what court, let alone parents, in the world would decide to split up a pair of twins let each parent have one never let them even know about the other one and never let them see each one ever again? Puh-Leeze. But boy was I ever wrong.

This movie has every bit as much charm as the original and it's ending (I won't give it away) makes much more sence than the original, they-just-get-together-without-talking-any-of-there- problems-out original.

And huge props to Lindsy Lohen on the accents. I am very big on accents and was overwhelmed at how good she was. I see big things for her.

So go see it. It's truly captivating.


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