Alyssa (a rich girl) and Amanda (an orphan) are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers, that accidentally meet one day. In an attempt to stop Alyssa's father from marrying Clarice, a conceited know-it-all, the girls get him to meet Amanda's case worker and switch places to stop the wedding once and for all. Though things don't go exactly as planned when Alyssa gets adopted and Clarice moves up the wedding.
When it comes to making the perfect match...Two heads are better than one! Especially if they look exactly alike.
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Did You Know?
The first draft of the script by Deborah Dean Davis
was never read by Director Andy Tennant
. Her draft was first taken by producers James Orr and Jim Cruickshank to PolyGram and Working Title Films. Working Title executive Tim Bevan liked the script but wanted to bring on Richard Curtis
to do rewrites as he had written both The Tall Guy
(1989) and Four Weddings and a Funeral
(1994). Tim Bevan also wanted to bring on Paul Webster
as a producer as had also just produced Drop Dead Fred
(1991) and Bob Roberts
(1992) for them. Davis, Orr and Cruickshank declined this idea and took it away from them and the script was soon shelved. Then writer Jeff Schechter
came across a copy of the script and began writing a draft of his own. His draft made this a "go" picture with Rysher Entertainment. Director Andy Tennant was soon hired, and offered help for the movie's problems. He and his writing partner Rick Parks re-wrote Schecter's draft. Tennant and Parks were re-written by Producer Jim Cruickshank. The studio preferred Tennant and Parks' draft with notes, so Tennant and Parks took another pass. The WGA ruled against any other writer's credits due to biased bylaws, which disallowed writers or directors with partners from receiving credit on features unless in extreme circumstances. None of Davis' dialogue was used. See more
The stain on one of the girls' mouths as they are eating sloppy joes. See more
[drives all the way to Staten Island
I must be crazy. But I'm not goin' in that church. No matter what happens, I am NOT goin' in that church!
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.221
Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
Written by Herbie Hancock
, Rahsaan Kelly, Geoff Wilkinson
, and Mel Simpson
Performed by Us3 See more