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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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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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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

Scarlett Johansson tried out for the lead but lost out to Lindsay Lohan. See more »

Goofs

The opening sequence set aboard the ocean liner QE2 was obviously filmed aboard the museum/hotel ship RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. The equipment on the bridge shown in the movie (brass steering wheel, etc) is part of the Queen Mary tour and is far to antiquated to be in service on the QE2 in 1986. The dark wood interiors are a giveaway as well. Finally, when Nick and Elizabeth are looking up at the fireworks, you can see the coin operated binoculars from the Queen Mary in the background along the rail. The QE2 did not have those on her deck. See more »

Quotes

Hallie: [seeing Meredith before they leave for their camping trip] Dad, what's Meredith doing here?
Nick Parker: Your mother invited her.
Annie: What?
Nick Parker: Be nice.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Version of Twice Upon a Time (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad To The Bone
Written by George Thorogood
Performed by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Courtesy of EMI Records
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User Reviews

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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