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The Parent Trap (1998)

PG  |   |  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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Lindsay
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Storyline

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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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:

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

When this movie is shown on Disney Channel, the scenes where Hallie pierces Annie's ears and Annie (as Hallie) taking a sip of the wine are edited out. In addition, "Oh my God" are muted out in some scenes. When Annie (as Hallie) says "Oh my God... Oh my God!", Nick replying to her "Now you're starting to sound like your old self." is muted. See more »

Goofs

When Hallie and Annie drag Meredith's air mattress into the lake, they are shown wading several inches into the water in order to push it into the current. However, when they are watching Meredith drift away, their shoes/bottoms of their pants are completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Meredith Blake: First change I make is to send that two-faced little brat off to boarding school in Timbuktu.
Richard, Meredith's Assistant: Oof, Ice Woman!
Meredith Blake: Proud of it, babe!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Gossip Girl: Rufus Getting Married (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
Written by Chuck Jackson (as Charles Jackson) and Marvin Yancy
Performed by Natalie Cole
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Music Special Markets
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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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