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The Parent Trap (1998)

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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Cast

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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.


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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

The film states: "For Hallie" during the final credits, which is a dedication to 'Nancy Meyer''s real-life daughter, Hallie-Meyers Shyer. This is probably because of a pre-existing dedication in the 1987 film Baby Boom (1987), which was directed by Nancy Meyer's husband, Charles Shyer. However, the credits at the end of this film list "For Annie" instead. See more »

Goofs

When Meredith meets Elizabeth at the bar, she glances at Elizabeth's bill and says, "You're Elizabeth James?" and then begins talking about how she's designing her wedding dress. Elizabeth James is a common enough name that Meredith would not necessarily have known she was talking to the same Elizabeth James. See more »

Quotes

Annie: Hallie, what was your mother like?
Hallie: I never met her. She and my Dad split up when I was a baby, maybe even before, I'm not sure. He doesn't really like to talk about her... but I know she was really beautiful.
Annie: How do you know that?
Hallie: Because my dad had this old picture of her hidden in his sock drawer and he caught me looking at it all the time so he gave it to me to keep. I'm really thirsty, you sure you don't want to go to the canteen and get something to drink?
Annie: Will you stop thinking about your...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Move Over, Darling (1963) 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

 
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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