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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 they 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 overview, first billed only:
Simon Kunz ...
Hallie Meyers-Shyer ...
Maggie Emma Thomas ...
Courtney Woods ...
Jackie (as Katerina Graham)


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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)


$66,304,095 (USA) (4 December 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Writer and director Nancy Meyers handpicked Lindsay Lohan to play the dual role of the twins in the film, and phoned the Lohan household herself to inform the actress that she had landed the part. See more »


When the girls are in Meredith's tent during the camping trip, their figures are only silhouettes. One of the girls says something, and the other replies but the sound comes from the same source, proving that in that scene the crew used a lookalike (probably a stunt double) and had Lindsey Lohan say both lines. See more »


Martin, the James' Butler: Shall we review your mother's list?
Annie: Mm-hmm.
Martin, the James' Butler: Now, let's see. Vitamins?
Annie: Check.
Martin, the James' Butler: Minerals?
Annie: Check.
Martin, the James' Butler: List of daily fruits and vegetables?
Annie: Check, check.
[Martin glances at Annie]
Annie: Check for fruits, check for vegetables. Go on.
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Crazy Credits

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


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


Everyone Merenge
Written and Performed by Joe Bones Johnson
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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User Reviews

4 July 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Wonderful remake of the 1961 Hayley Mills film. This film is much more realistic, with better acting. Lindsey Lohan is amazing as both Hallie and Annie--I really did think she was two people, she portrayed the two different charactars fantastically. All the different charactars in this movie are really funny as well, and there are no bad actors. The plot just zips by! I give this movie 10/10.

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