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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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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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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

In the scene where Hallie tells Annie about the idea to switch places, as the girls go back to bed, if you look very closely on the left side you can see Lindsay Lohan's acting double, Erin Mackey momentarily, right after Annie says "After all these years." See more »

Goofs

When Hallie as Annie walks into the house in London for the first time, she clearly turns a knob on the door to walk in. When the shot changes as she walks through the door, the handle is gone. See more »

Quotes

Annie: Need a hand, Mer?
Meredith Blake: Not from you, thank you. Don't think I can see past those angelic faces. One more trick from you two, and I promise I'll make your lives miserable from the day I say "I do." Got it?
Hallie: Got it, Cruella.
Meredith Blake: What did you call me?
Hallie: Nothing. Nothing. Not a thing, Cruella. Oh, by the way, Mer. I think there's something on your head.
[the lizard is on her head]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Lindsay Fully Loaded (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Soulful Strut
Written by Eugene Record and William Sanders
Performed by Young Holt Unlimited
Courtesy of Brunswick Records Corp.
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User Reviews

I was skeptical at first, but this really was an adorable movie
30 August 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Beleive you me was i skeptical of this movie. First of all the original is a highly regarded film in my house. If it's on t.v the world stops for it. And beleive me when I first heard about the remake i was very very angry because hardly ever does a remake even compare to the original. I didn't understand it of course. Especially how a movie like that cold work in the 90's. I mean reality check what court, let alone parents, in the world would decide to split up a pair of twins let each parent have one never let them even know about the other one and never let them see each one ever again? Puh-Leeze. But boy was I ever wrong.

This movie has every bit as much charm as the original and it's ending (I won't give it away) makes much more sence than the original, they-just-get-together-without-talking-any-of-there- problems-out original.

And huge props to Lindsy Lohen on the accents. I am very big on accents and was overwhelmed at how good she was. I see big things for her.

So go see it. It's truly captivating.


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