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The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

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A New York City cosmetologist, mistakenly thought to be a science teacher, is offered a job to teach the children of an Eastern European dictator.

Director:

Ken Kwapis

Writer:

Todd Graff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fran Drescher ... Joy Miller
Timothy Dalton ... Boris Pochenko
Ian McNeice ... Ira Grushinsky
Patrick Malahide ... Leonid Kleist
Lisa Jakub ... Katrina Pochenko
Michael Lerner ... Jerry Miller
Phyllis Newman ... Judy Miller
Heather DeLoach ... Masha Pochenko
Adam LaVorgna ... Karl Pochenko
Kyle Wilkerson Kyle Wilkerson ... Yuri Pochenko
Tyler Wilkerson Tyler Wilkerson ... Yuri Pochenko
Timothy Dowling ... Alek
Michael Immel ... Stage Manager
Tonya Watts ... Model
Tamara Mello ... Consuela
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Storyline

A beautician in America is mistakenly thought to be an academic teacher by a representative of an Eastern European dictator. She is invited to their country on that mistaken belief and is asked to be the tutor of the dictator's children. While there, she tries to Westernize the whole country. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La niñera y el presidente See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,080,222, 9 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,486,880
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Most signs in the movie are written in Slovak. The banner at the secret resistance meeting says "to unite correct". The warning signs in the factory read "Danger: Steam", and the scribbles on the newspaper mean "From our readers' letters." The labor decree that Pochenko draws up is only seen for a split second in one shot, but part of it says "further site updates are hereby postponed." See more »

Goofs

When Joy is talking to her mom at the beginning while she eats ice cream, the position of her hands changes in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Kleist: In Slovetzia, hard work today, happiness tomorrow.
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Connections

References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Hungarian Sundance
by Friedrich Sehl
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adorable!
22 February 2003 | by shawnw007See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the theater on a hunch and it was a really cute film. The premise is very similar to Fran's "Nanny" role (although in this case, she's the "tutor"). It's clean, the laughs are consistent, and it's a great family film. I'm not saying the film certified for Oscar, but kids would love it.


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