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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 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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the 'booby-trapped cabin' scene where the water balloon is dropped onto Annie's head, Lindsay Lohan required a needle fastened into her hair so the balloon popped quickly. The balloon was so heavy that simply dropping it then hitting Lindsay (aka Annie) would not have been likely to pop it. This seemingly fun and silly stunt was actually very dangerous, risking serious neck injuries from too much weight (force) coming down on top of Lindsay's head and neck. See more »

Goofs

When Nick and Elizabeth are looking at the collection of wines, Nick shows her a bottle from VJ Day 1945 referring to Victory in Japan ending World War II. However, Elizabeth says VG Day instead of VJ Day. See more »

Quotes

Hallie: [takes out a box of Oreos] Want one?
Annie: Oh, sure, I love Oreos. At home, I eat them with... I eat them with peanut butter.
Hallie: You do? That is so weird.
[takes out a jar of peanut butter]
Hallie: So do I!
Annie: You're kidding! Most people find that totally disgusting.
Hallie: I know, I don't get it.
Annie: Me either.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Will & Grace: The Finale (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

There She Goes
Written by Lee Mavers (as Lee Anthony Mavers)
Performed by The La's
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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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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