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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

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After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

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Chris Columbus

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Anne Fine (novel), Randi Mayem Singer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Doubtfire
Sally Field ... Miranda Hillard
Pierce Brosnan ... Stu
Harvey Fierstein ... Frank
Polly Holliday ... Gloria
Lisa Jakub ... Lydia Hillard
Matthew Lawrence ... Chris Hillard
Mara Wilson ... Natalie Hillard
Robert Prosky ... Mr. Lundy
Anne Haney ... Mrs. Sellner
Scott Capurro Scott Capurro ... Jack
Sydney Walker Sydney Walker ... Bus Driver
Joe Bellan Joe Bellan ... TV Boss
Martin Mull ... Justin Gregory
Karen Kahn ... Female Employee #1
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Storyline

Eccentric actor Daniel Hillard is an amusing and caring father. But after a disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda draws the line and files a divorce. He can see his three children only once a week which doesn't sit well with him. Daniel also holds a job at a TV studio as a shipping clerk under the recommendation of his liason. But when Miranda puts out an ad for a housekeeper, Daniel takes it upon himself to make a disguise as a Scottish lady named Mrs Doubtfire. And Daniel must also deal with Miranda's new boyfriend Stu Dunemyer. Written by Blazer346

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She will rock your world. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mrs. Doubtfire See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$219,200,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$441,286,195
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Polly Holliday appears in this movie as Daniel's next door neighbour Gloria, who dislikes him and his methods. She worked with Robin Williams' close friend and comic idol, Jonathan Winters, in Moon Over Parador (1988), playing his wife, directed by Paul Mazursky, who also directed Williams in Moscow on the Hudson (1984). Mazursky and Williams died the same year (2014), along with Mike Nichols and Harold Ramis, who also worked with Williams on The Birdcage (1996) and Club Paradise (1986). Howard Shore, who composed this film, composed Analyze This (1999), directed by Ramis, which starred Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal, who were also close friends of Williams. See more »

Goofs

A catapulting device used to force the styrofoam head to cause Mrs. Doubtfire's mask to fall off into the alley is visible at the base of the head. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daniel: [as Grunge the Cat] Salutations, snack.
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Alternate Versions

The Australian DVD was made using the cut UK version, meaning it has 13 seconds of dialogue cut despite no previous censorship problems. VHS, theatrical and television versions are all intact. See more »

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Referenced in Melissa & Joey: Oh Brother (2013) See more »

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User Reviews

It's best comedy!
16 December 2004 | by sumiyo_et_berrySee all my reviews

This movie is very funny.

The funniest scenes for me are when Daniel transforms into Mrs.Doubtfire.

They are very wonderful !

I think that R.Williams is one of the greatest comedians.

Because,He has not only brilliant performance skills but also many kinds of voices.

He is really a delightful actor.

If Mrs.Doubtfire were performed by with a different actor,this movie would be a failure.

Thanks to Robin's extraordinary performance,this movie has been a complete success.

But it is true that R.Williams is so impressive that other characters are outshone by him.

Overally, I can guarantee enjoy this movie. 8 out of 10.


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