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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 they 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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Cast

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Hallie Meyers-Shyer ...
Lindsay
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

From the opening of the film we find out that the parents were married on 8 January 1986. Nicholas Parker was 24 and Elizabeth James was 23. Elizabeth's occupation is listed as artist, while Nick's is listed as Viticulturist. See more »

Goofs

When Annie and Hallie tell their parents they want to go on the camping trip, the twin on the left in the lighter pink shirt's hair style changes from one shot to another during the scene. See more »

Quotes

Annie: Mum. Daddy's getting married.
[Elizabeth falls to the couch, stunned]
Annie: To Cruella de Vil. She's awful, Mum. We can't let him go through with it.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofed in Mean Girls (2004) 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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User Reviews

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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