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The Parent Trap (1998)

 -  Adventure | Comedy | Drama  -  29 July 1998 (USA)
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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 Parker and Annie James. They look exactly alike and are sisters. It would be awesome for you to be a twin, but what is it like being a twin without even knowing it? That's what it's like for these girls. Hallie is a cool, laid-back gal from California. Annie James is a proper rose from London. Annie has never met her father, and Hallie has never met her mother. When they get thrown into the Isolation Cabin, they uncover the mystery behind the ripped picture. They realize that they are twin sisters seperated at birth by their divorced parents, and they decide to switch places to meet the parent that they've never met. They also decide to get them back together. But then something awful happens that will wreck everything: their father is engaged to a beautiful, selfish witch who's only after their dad's money. Written by Ally__bear

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twin | girl | california | summer camp | cabin | See more »

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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:

£496,161 (UK) (11 December 1998)

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£4,996,756 (UK) (5 February 1999)
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Trivia

Marva Kulp Sr. and Jr., the camp counselors, are named in tribute to Nancy Kulp, who played the younger of the camp counselors in the original The Parent Trap (1961). See more »

Goofs

Numerous problems with hair continuity: When Annie-as-Halley talks to Meredith from the pool, strands of hair around her left ear shift position from shot-to-shot. When Annie tells Chessy who she really is then talks with her dad, her pigtails jump from her front shoulder to her back shoulder three times. When Nick Parker speaks with his ex-wife after falling in the pool, his hair alternates between slicked straight back in close-ups, to combed to his right in two-shots. After speaking with both daughters, his hair is semi-parted and combed toward his left. His wife's hair also alternates from completely pushed back (by a pair of sunglasses) in close-ups to strands hanging in front of her right ear in two shots. See more »

Quotes

Nick Parker: You know, sometime if we're ever really alone maybe we could talk about what happened between us. You know it's all a bit hazy to me now. It ended so fast.
Elizabeth James: You mean it started so fast.
Nick Parker: Well, that part I remember perfectly.
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During the credits, pictures from the twins' parents' wedding are shown. See more »

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

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