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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.

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writers:

Anne Fine (based upon "Alias Madame Doubtfire" by), Randi Mayem Singer (screenplay by) | 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
Terence McGovern ... ADR Director Lou
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Storyline

Eccentric actor Daniel Hillard is an amusing and caring father. But after a disastrous birthday party for his son, Chris, his wife, Miranda, draws the line and files a divorce. He can see their three children only once a week which doesn't sit well with him. He 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 nanny, he takes it upon himself to make a disguise as a British lady named Mrs. Doubtfire. And he must also deal with Miranda's new boyfriend, Stu Dunemyer. Written by Blazer346

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

On Mrs. Doubtfire's first day on the job, he's telling the kids (he's telling his own kids while dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire) to go do their homework, among other exhortations, he tells them to "Go, pump some neurons." Five years later in Patch Adams (1998), Patch is sitting in the University Diner with his new med school friend, Truman (played by Daniel London). Truman says he's "always been fascinated by the development of the human mind. Patch replies, "oh, pumping neurons." See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Doubtfire first meets with Miranda and is making tea for them, she fills the tea kettle with water and puts it on the stove, but the kettle never boils and is not seen pouring it for tea anyway, there is also no steam coming out of the cups. 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 Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.14 (2012) See more »

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User Reviews

Finally a Film to Fully Display Williams' Comedic Talents.
2 July 2002 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Robin Williams stars as a divorcee who decides to see his children a lot more by posing as an elderly British woman in this smart and innovative comedy that works because of Williams' performance more than anything else. Sally Field is solid as the ex-wife and Pierce Brosnan is excellent as her new love interest. Great comedy that could be best described as a poor man's "Tootsie". 4 stars out of 5.


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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,468,847, 28 November 1993

Gross USA:

$219,195,243

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$441,286,195
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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