Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them.Written by
Stewart M. Clamen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When Susan is about to hatch the plan in the tent, she is eating a Popsicle. As she moves around the room, the Popsicle disappears. See more »
[after two little bear cubs licks Vicky's foot with honey, she wakes up screaming]
Oh! Oh! Get me out of here! Get me out of here! Let me out!
Let me out of here! Get them away from me! Get those wild animals out!
Get them away! Get them out! I hate them! Get them away from me, Get them away from me! I hate this... I hate this place! I hate this filthy stinking dirty place!
[Then Vicky Robinson comes out of her tent tangled in stings]
What are you yelling about Miss? It's just... ...
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An early US laserdisc release is missing the car scene mentioned above, but not the pool transition a few minutes later. It is, on the other hand, also missing about 50 seconds at the start of the conversation between Margaret and her father as she tries to pack for the trip to CA (during which he informs her of the plane ticket, questions her choice of dress, and ponders what sort of lady Mitch might have married since the breakup). Like many Disney releases, it is also missing the distribution title card (Buena Vista) and the accompanying drummed introduction to the title song. See more »
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
[First Movement played a bit on piano by Sharon] See more »
A Favorite During My Tween Years
I first saw this movie on Sunday night TV Wonderful World of Disney in 1979 and was hooked. I bought the book at the school book fair and reread it a dozen times.
My older sister had seen Parent Trap in the theater and knew all of the parts that 1970s TV had edited out.
In the 1980s I finally got to see the whole film uncut on the Disney cable channel and finally got to figure out "the little dolls signing the parent trap song" my sister spoke of (there was 15 minutes I'd never get back)....
Dorky animated cupids aside, as a kid I loved the movie's cross country saga. The camp cabin sabotage, the twins joining forces to prank dad's girlfriend.
Although most kids will still enjoy the original movie's favorite kid moments of the punchbowl splashing into a chaperon, the timeless cake falling on Miss Inch's face, and Vicky's hissy fit, the movie's long pace might bore todays kids.
Although some purists don't like the new remake of Parent Trap, I thought the remake kept the essence of the original story and updated it to match todays global travel, destigmatization of divorce, etc.
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