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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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Hallie Meyers-Shyer ...
Lindsay
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Zoe
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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)  »

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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 opening and ending sequences each feature a love song performed by the legendary Nat 'King' Cole and his daughter Natalie Cole respectively. The opening scene has Nat 'King' Cole's "L-O-V-E" playing over images of Elizabeth and Nick's first wedding. The end credits have Natalie Cole's "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" playing over photographs of Elizabeth and Nick's second wedding. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Annie is sitting down about to get her hair cut, she obviously has holes in her earlobes, when in fact Hallie pierces Annie's ears after her haircut. See more »

Quotes

Hallie as Annie: [suddenly recognizing her grandfather as the man who had been standing outside the phone booth, and realizing that he has therefore heard everything she was saying to Annie and so knows that something is up] Uh-oohhhh...
Grandpa Charles James: [in a slightly stern but kindly tone, and with an obvious amused twinkle] "Uh-oh" is right. Now suppose you and I just take a little stroll in the park, young lady, and you can tell me awl-l-l-l-l about it?
Hallie as Annie: [...]
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Crazy Credits

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

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Never Let You Go
Written by Gilbert Gabriel, Nick Laird Clowes, Frank Berman, Christian Berman, Jeff Coplan, and Matthias Hass
Incorporates elements of "Life In a Northern Town"
Written by Gilbert Gabriel and Nick Laird-Clowes
Performed by Jakaranda
Courtesy of Crave
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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