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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 makes dinner. She does windows. She reads bedtime stories. She's a blessing... in disguise. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robin Williams didn't know the lyrics to the Barbra Streisand song "Don't Rain On My Parade". Harvey Fierstein (Frank) and Scott Capurro (Jack) had to teach it to him. See more »

Goofs

In the apartment inspection scene, when Mrs. Doubtfire pulls her head out of the refrigerator, there is icing on the wig. After showing the inspector and cutting back to Mrs. Doubtfire, the wig is clean. 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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User Reviews

A eccentric life!!
29 November 2004 | by kitty_and_mi-1See all my reviews

Many people say that gMrs. Doubtfireh is one of the funniest movies. I agree with the above idea. First, one of the funniest scene for me is when Mrs. Sellner comes to Danielfs apartment and he transforms between himself and Mrs. Doubtfire so quickly. This busy scene brings constant laughing to us. The second funniest scene for me is when Mrs. Doubtfire cooks the dinner for the first time and she burns her clothes. The scene not only funny but also thrilling and my heart fluttered with worry, too.

I know that some people claim that the storyline is too unrealistic, but I think there are few fathers who love their children as deeply as Daniel.

This movie is not only funny but also impressive. I rate this movie at 8/10.


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