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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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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 | girl | california | summer camp | 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

When Hallie arrives in London and meets Martin at the airport, at the point where the two begin their greeting, you can see Lindsay Lohan's mother holding her brother Dakota Lohan, and beside her is Lindsay's other brother Michael Lohan and sister Ali Lohan. (If you watch closely, Ali can be seen turning around to watch her sister, then Lindsay's mother turns to look as well.) See more »

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No two people, not even twins, have the exact same number and arrangement of freckles on their faces. See more »

Quotes

Nick Parker: Hal, come here. We have to talk
Annie as Hallie: Okay shoot.
Nick Parker: Okay, honey... I want to know what you think about making Meredith part of the family?
Annie as Hallie: Part of our family?
Nick Parker: Yeah.
Annie as Hallie: I think it's an awesome idea. Inspired. Brilliant really.
Nick Parker: You do? Really? You do?
Annie as Hallie: Totally, it's like a dream come true. I've always wanted a big sister.
Nick Parker: Oh... um... Honey, I'm think you're kind of missing the point.
Annie as Hallie: No, I'm not. You're gonna adopt Meredith. That is so sweet, Dad.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, pictures from the twins' parents' wedding are shown. See more »

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Referenced in Gossip Girl: Rufus Getting Married (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Get Together
Written by Richard M. Sherman (as Richard Sherman) and Robert B. Sherman (as Robert Sherman)
Performed by Nobody's Angel
Sung by Lindsay Lohan (uncredited)
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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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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