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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

Meredith is heard talking on the cell phone to a "Reverend Mosby," a reference to a character in the original The Parent Trap (1961). See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Annie and Hallie fence, they often turn around. This is a red card offense and means that the person who did not turn will get a point and the fencers stop and start again. If the teacher knew the rules for fencing, she would have stopped the match. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth James: [Hallie, as Annie, is underneath Elizabeth's covers struggling to tell her about the switch] Annie!
Hallie as Annie: That's where I have to go! I have to go see Annie!
Elizabeth James: Oh, I see, and where might Annie be?
Hallie as Annie: In Napa, with her father Nick Parker.
Elizabeth James: You're not Annie?
Elizabeth James: That would be correct.
Elizabeth James: You're Hallie?
Hallie as Annie: I am. Annie and I met up at camp and, and we decided to switch places. I'm sorry, but I've never seen you and I've dreamt of meeting you my whole life and Annie felt the exact same way about Dad so, so we sort of just ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Lindsay Lohan/Usher (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Ray Charles and Betty Carter
Courtesy of Ray Charles Enterprises Inc.
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Wonderful!
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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