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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The word "actually" was said and sang 23 times, the last time in the last line of the movie, "We actually did it!" See more »

Goofs

Nick Parker's sunglasses disappear as he introduces Annie (as Hallie) to Meredith See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth James: [Martin enters whistling, Elizabeth gasps] Martin! What are you doing?
Martin, the James' Butler: [only sporting a speedo] Going for a dip, madame, do you mind?
Elizabeth James: Uh no no no, that... that's perfectly... perfect. Have fun. Someone ought to.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Mommie Dearest (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Parents Just Don't Understand
Written by Pete Harris, Will Smith, and DJ Jazzy Jeff (as Jeff Townes)
Performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
Courtesy of Jive 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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