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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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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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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)

Gross:

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

The name Meredith Blake is a reference to a male character in "Five Little Pigs", a story written by Agatha Christie. An adaption of that story was produced for the TV series Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989). See more »

Goofs

During the bedroom scene, where Hallie (as Annie) tells her mother who she really is, she is wearing the "H" locket - which should be in Napa with Annie pretending to be Hallie. Earlier in the movie we find out that the girls have had the wrong necklaces all their lives. Annie had the H necklace all along, so Hallie-as-Annie would have to wear the H necklace too. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth James: [walking down the hall in the hotel] Hallie Parker!
[both girls exit from rooms across the hall from each other]
Elizabeth James: Oh, don't do this to me. I'm already seeing double.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Version of Das doppelte Lottchen (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Believe In Magic
Written by John Sebastian (as John B. Sebastian)
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
Courtesy of BMG Entertainment International
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A must see, even if you are adult
27 August 1999 | by (Tokyo JAPAN) – See all my reviews

This may look "a film for kids", but this movie really is, a must-see for both adults and kids. It is a great love story. I'm single but the film reached my heart - I'm sure married couples will love this film too.

When I saw this for the first time, I was on airplane. I was lucky enough to get upgraded that time, so I was with personal video screen - I saw _The parent trap_ twice and cried several time in each of the viewing. Now I got DVD for it, I saw it more than dozen times by now. I feel very happy after every viewing of the film.

Lindsay Lohan did it super (especially accents), dad and mom are really lovely.

If the film comes to a theater near you, don't miss it. On big screen you can find some additional details DVD/Video. The film is totally, and completely lovely.


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