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The Parent Trap II (1986)

Not Rated | | Family, Comedy | TV Movie 26 July 1986

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Two best friends plot to get their single parents together to stop one of them from moving to New York.


Ron Maxwell (as Ronald F. Maxwell)


Erich Kästner (book) (as Eric Kästner), Stu Krieger (as Stuart Krieger)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayley Mills ... Susan Carey / Sharon Ferris
Tom Skerritt ... Bill Grand
Carrie Kei Heim Carrie Kei Heim ... Nikki Ferris
Bridgette Andersen ... Mary Grand
Alex Harvey Alex Harvey ... Brian Carey
Gloria Cromwell Gloria Cromwell ... Florence
Judith Tannen Judith Tannen ... Jessica Dintruff
Janice Tesh Janice Tesh ... Irene
Duchess Tomasello Duchess Tomasello ... Mrs. Blazey
Daniel Brun Daniel Brun ... Steve
Antonio Fabrizio Antonio Fabrizio ... Bruce
Ted Science Ted Science ... Kris
Margaret Woodall Margaret Woodall ... Florist
Leonard Altobell Leonard Altobell ... Walter Elias
Dorothy Keller Dorothy Keller ... Lillian Elias


Mary and Nicki are best friends and they want their unsuspecting single parents to marry. Nicki's mother Sharon (the twin of Susan) wants to move to New York City though. With the help of Susan, they try to get the two together. Written by Rose Hilburn <geek@beer.com>

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Release Date:

26 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ansa vanhemmille See more »

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Production Co:

Walt Disney Television See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Two characters' names are Walter and Lillian Elias. Walt Disney's middle name was Elias and his wife's name was Lillian. See more »


When Bill Grand is having his prank dinner with Susan (pretending to be Sharon) his hands, napkin, and sleeves keep alternating from being under the table to being perched in front of his face in alternate shots. See more »


[first lines]
Nikki Ferris: Mom!
[Sharon comes running to Nikki's bedroom]
Sharon Ferris: Nikki? What on Earth is wrong?
Nikki Ferris: Mom we can't move to New York! We can't! There was a thing on the news just now about a woman in Manhattan who got attacked by a guy in a nun's suit!
Sharon Ferris: "Habit", Nikki.
Nikki Ferris: Who CARES why he did it?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are comprised of clips from The Parent Trap (1961). See more »


Edited from The Parent Trap (1961) See more »


Nothin' At All
Performed by Andrea Robinson
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22 July 2003 | by Liza-19See all my reviews

I've always had a soft-spot for this movie. I can't remember a time when I didn't know the original "The Parent Trap." My father is so in love with Hayley Mills that I just barely escaped being named Hayley - in fact, if you want the truth - had my last name not also begun with an "H" it's very likely that it would be my name.

Anyway, growing up with a father who is THAT devoted to Hayley Mills, there's no way I could avoid watching this. I saw it the first time it came on in 1986, when I was four years old. No, it's not as good as the original, but I always liked it. It's really cute. The script is well-written. Yes, it borders on the ridiculous, but - HELLO - you want to tell me that "The Parent Trap" doesn't? Nah, they're both unlikely stories, held together by the wonderful Hayley Mills.

Tom Skirrett does a wonderful job, and as a child of the '80s, I can't help but mention the two young stars who actually do turn in wonderful performances. First there's little Brigette Andersen - a beautiful little girl (those of us who were kids in the '80s will remember her as Gretel from Faerie Tale Theatre) who sadly, passed away in 1997. And then there's sweet Carrie Kei Heim - who will always be best known to me as Cornelia in "Santa Claus." A spunky red-head who's surprisingly, a very good actress - even if she does look nothing like Hayley Mills. Well, despite its 1980s-made-for-TV-look (there's even a reference to Ralph Macchio - God save us!) I still love this movie, and I always will.

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