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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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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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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)

Gross:

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

Camp Walden is based on an existing camp for girls with that name in Denmark, Maine. There is no Isolation Cabin and the camp only runs seven weeks as opposed to eight. See more »

Goofs

When Annie's mother requests something cold for her forehead inside her hotel room, Annie gets a rag, wets it, and wrings it out. When she hands it over to her mother, it is clean, folded, straight, and dry as if it were just ironed. See more »

Quotes

Nick Parker: [about Meredith on the camping trip] I'm not marrying her because she's Annie Oakley.
Hallie: Who's Annie Oakley?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.115 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Soulful Strut
Written by Eugene Record and William Sanders
Performed by Young Holt Unlimited
Courtesy of Brunswick Records Corp.
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the best family film of the year! adorable!
11 July 1999 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

I have to say, I couldn't stand the original Parent Trap, but maybe that's because I saw this version first. Either way, the new Parent Trap is a great film and the perfect film to see with the family. When I saw it, I knew it would wind up in my family's library, and that it did, as soon it was available. Charming, funny, even romantic. I actually had a few tears at the end! The cast is great, Lindsey Lohan is funny and adorable, just likable, and unlike the original parents, Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson are excellent and seem like great parents. See it with any kids that you care about, everyone in every age category will like this film.


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