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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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Cast

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Grandfather
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Hallie Meyers-Shyer ...
Lindsay
Maggie Emma Thomas ...
Zoe
Courtney Woods ...
Nicole
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Jackie (as Katerina Graham)
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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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 Cody 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 »

Goofs

In the scene after Nick falls into the pool, there are several shots of Meredith in which both of her hands are visible but there is no engagement ring, despite the fact that she and Nick are at the hotel to plan their wedding, and she asked Elizabeth to make her wedding dress. See more »

Quotes

Hallie: You wanna know the *real* difference between us?
Annie: Let me see... I know how to fence and you don't. Or, I have class and you don't. Take your pick.
Hallie: [infuriated] Why, I oughta...!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Multiple Roles (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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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User Reviews

 
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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