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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.

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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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$11,486,880

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,486,880
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Early in development, Fran Drescher planned the movie to be a spin on The King and I (1956), titled "The King And Oy", but legislatively faced the problem that FOX owned the rights. Therefore, she decided to pay homage to Beauty and the Beast (1991) instead. See more »

Goofs

When the president is talking about him slaughtering a cow, a woman appears in the background behind Joy between shots. See more »

Quotes

Boris Pochenko: Oh my, call an ambulance! She doesn't know what to say!
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Connections

Spoofs Evita (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Hug My Soul
by Sarah Cracknell, Jonathan Male & Guy Batson
Performed by Saint Etienne
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products and Courtesy of SINE/Creation Records/Heavenly Recordings
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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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