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.
Inheriting a family resort in Hawaii, the Wyatts find it in such a run-down condition that they decide to sell it after trying to fix it up. Amidst confusing goings-on among the triplet ... See full summary »
Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them.Written by
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The screenplay originally called for only a few trick photography shots of Hayley Mills in scenes with herself; the bulk of the film was to be shot using a body double. When Walt Disney saw how seamless the processed shots were, he ordered the script reconfigured to include more of the special effect. See more »
At the isolation cabin, just after the rainfall, Sharon and Susan go outside and the cabin exterior and grounds are dry. They then go back inside and figure out they are twins. Sharon momentarily goes back outside and the cabin exterior is wet, as expected after a strong rainfall. See more »
[reading from index cards]
Welcome to Camp Inch, new arrivals. I am your supreme commander here. My name is...
[turns to the next card and continues reading]
[frowns, looks back at the previous card in confusion, then re-reads the new one]
Oh, yes, Miss Inch.
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Early '80s Disney Home Video releases of "The Parent Trap" are missing the scene in the car between Sharon (playing Susan) and her father before they drive up to the ranch. Also missing is a dissolve between the scene where Sharon (playing Susan) is hearing about the new woman from the housekeeper and when she is going to the pool to meet the new woman(it becomes a straight cut and a few seconds are saved in the process). See more »