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The Beautician and the Beast ()


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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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Cast

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Joy Miller
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Boris Pochenko
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Ira Grushinsky
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Leonid Kleist
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Katrina Pochenko
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Jerry Miller
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Judy Miller
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Masha Pochenko
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Karl Pochenko
Kyle Wilkerson ...
Yuri Pochenko
Tyler Wilkerson ...
Yuri Pochenko
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Alek
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Stage Manager
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Model
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Consuela
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Lupe
Daniel Escobar ...
Hector
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Fireman (as Bill Brown)
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Photographer
Carmela Rappazzo ...
Student
Clyde Wrenn ...
Student
Earl Carroll ...
Factory Worker
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Jailer
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Chef
Sparkle ...
Cousin Doris (as R. Sparkle Stillman)
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Elderly Man
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Denny
Gene Chronopoulos ...
Servant
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Kitchen Worker
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Fairytale Prince (voice)
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Neighbor at Party (as J.J. Chaback)
Zdenek Vencl ...
Czech Guard
Václav Legner ...
Czech Guard
Leon Silver ...
Vaclav
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Ivan
Marshal Silverman ...
Tailor
Dana Bednarova ...
Svetlana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Cella ...
Club Dancer (uncredited)
Dave Ulrich ...
DJ (uncredited)
Sharice Zulo ...
Tenant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ken Kwapis

Written by

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Todd Graff ... (written by)

Produced by

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Roger Birnbaum ... executive producer
Fran Drescher ... executive producer
Todd Graff ... producer
Peter Marc Jacobson ... executive producer
Hawk Koch ... producer (as Howard W. 'Hawk' Koch Jr.)

Music by

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Cliff Eidelman

Cinematography by

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Peter Lyons Collister ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jon Poll

Casting By

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Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins

Production Design by

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Rusty Smith

Art Direction by

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Steve Cooper

Set Decoration by

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Sara Andrews

Costume Design by

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Barbara Tfank

Makeup Department

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Zdenek Klika ... makeup artist: Czech Republic
Lucia Mace ... hair stylist
Carol Meikle ... hair stylist
Kenneth Paul Schoenfeld ... makeup artist
Faye Woods ... hair stylist: Fran Drescher

Production Management

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Jan Balzer ... production supervisor: Czech Republic
Alexandra Koch ... production supervisor
Michal Prikryl ... unit manager: Prague
Katerina Schauerová ... production supervisor
David Streit ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bruce A. Block ... main title sequence director
Christina Fong ... second assistant director
Basil Grillo ... dga trainee
Hilbert Hakim ... second second assistant director
Petr Hartl ... first assistant director: Czech unit
Craig Huston ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Richard J. Bayard ... construction coordinator
Mark Lambert Bristol ... storyboard artist
Susan A. Burig ... graphic designer
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack ... paint supervisor
Joseph W. Grafmuller ... lead man
Tom Ivanjack ... paint foreman
Allan Johnson ... construction location foreman
Erik L. Nelson ... property master
Andrew Neskoromny ... assistant art director
Karel Vanásek ... property master

Sound Department

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George H. Anderson ... supervising sound editor
John Bauman ... cable person
James Bolt ... re-recording mixer
Ed Callahan ... sound editor
Anne Couk ... first assistant sound editor
Linda Di Franco ... foley editor
Ken Dufva ... foley artist
Richard Bryce Goodman ... production sound mixer
Anthony Milch ... sound editor
Sean Rush ... boom operator
Randy Singer ... foley mixer
Mike Szakmeister ... supervising dialogue editor
Renee Tondelli ... adr supervisor
David F. Van Slyke ... sound effects editor
David Behle ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Dana LeBlanc Frankley ... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Dan Cangemi ... special effects coordinator (as Danny Cangemi)

Visual Effects by

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John Cornejo ... digital compositor: Cinesite
Charles Darby ... digital matte artist
Nicole Herr ... digital compositor: Cinesite
Brad Kuehn ... visual effects supervisor
Vincent Lavares ... tape operator: Cinesite Hollywood
Craig Mathieson ... digital compositor
Mario Peixoto ... digital compositor
Cristin Pescosolido ... motion tracking supervisor
James Valentine ... rotoscope supervisor
Eric Withee ... digital film technician: Cinesite (uncredited)

Stunts

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Maria Doest ... stunts
Dick Hancock ... stunt coordinator
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem ... stunts (as Ace Hatem)
Sonia Izzolena ... stunts (as Sonia Jo McDancer)
Steven Lambert ... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Rita Minor ... stunts
Frank Moran ... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... stunts
Rick Sawaya ... stunts
Mary Torres ... stunts
Brian J. Williams ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stuart Abramson ... key grip
Claudette Barius ... still photographer
Gary A. Beaird ... rigging key grip (as Gary 'Bullet' Beaird Jr.)
Tony Bendt ... company grip
Darrin DeLoach ... assistant camera
Edward Filian ... grip
Jeb Johenning ... digital video assist operator
Shane D. Kelly ... gaffer
Jim McComas ... rigging electrician
Michael B. Moers ... second assistant camera
Zdenek Mrkvicka ... assistant camera
Bruce M. Pasternack ... camera operator
Andrea Sachs ... gaffer
Jaromir Simek ... electrician
Petr Svoboda ... electrician
Larry Kaster ... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Larry Markart ... video playback (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Wincat Alcala ... animator
Peter Anderson ... animation clean-up artist
Jane Baer ... animation producer
Richard Baneham ... animator
Andy Chiang ... animation character designer
John Dillon ... animator
Dindo Dinglasan ... animation inbetween artist
Greg Fleming ... inbetween artist
Aidan Flynn ... animation clean-up artist
Mike Hodgson ... animation layout artist
Ray Huerta ... animator
Vesselin Kamenov ... animation inbetween artist
Norma Klingler ... assistant animator
Holger Leihe ... animation supervisor
Wantana Martinelli ... animation inbetween artist
Linda Miller ... animator
Jim Mondares ... animation background artist
Tao Huu Nguyen ... animation clean-up supervisor
Andrew Ramos ... animation inbetween artist
C.J. Sarachene ... animation clean-up artist (as Carolyn J. Sarachene)
Lynn Walsh ... animation inbetween artist
Todd Waterman ... animator
Johan Klingler ... assistant animator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Shannon K. Dunn ... extras casting (as Shannon Dunn)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Stana Slosserova ... assistant costume designer
Kenn Smiley ... costumer
Yana Syrkin ... key costumer

Location Management

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Zdenek Fiala ... location manager
Craig Pointes ... location manager

Music Department

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Geoff Alexander ... orchestrator
Pete Anthony ... orchestrator
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Brent Brooks ... music editor
Andy Brown ... music contractor
Cliff Eidelman ... conductor
Vic Fraser ... music preparation
Greg Knowles ... orchestrator
The London Metropolitan Orchestra ... music performed by
Paul Mottram ... orchestrator
Jonathan Rees ... orchestra leader
Jay B. Richardson ... music editor
Patrick Russ ... orchestrator
Liz Schrek ... music coordinator
Graham Walker ... music production supervisor
John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Toby Wood ... assistant scoring engineer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Mike Fenster ... transportation captain
Jiri Husak ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Rachel Aberly ... publicist
Kerry Bailey ... production assistant
Michael Barnes ... financial legal services
Paula Bonhomme ... production assistant
Francie Brown ... dialect coach
Barclay Crenshaw ... production assistant
Cecily Gambrell ... production assistant
David Guilbeau ... crafts services (as David 'Cajun' Guilbeau)
Katerina Lahodova ... production coordinator
Larry Madrid ... animal trainer
Ken Martin ... assistant: Ken Kwapis
Susan P. McCarthy ... production coordinator
Pavlina Prikrylova ... production assistant
Debbie Silverman ... production assistant
Russell Steele ... assistant production auditor
Jiri Tichacek ... assistant accountant
Dennis Todorovic ... production assistant
Lora Umphress ... accounting assistant
Diane Ward ... assistant production coordinator
Michael R. Williams ... production coordinator (as Michael Williams)
Wendy Goldfisher ... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Jack E. Herman ... extras set coordinator (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • L'éducatrice et le tyran (France)
  • Mein Liebling, der Tyrann (Germany)
  • La novia del presidente (Spain)
  • Gražuole ir pabaisa (Lithuania)
  • A szépész és a szörnyeteg (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Box Office

Budget $16,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,080,222, 09 Feb 1997

Did You Know?

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Trivia Fran Drescher took voice lessons to alter the nasal quality of her voice for the part of Joy Miller. When she arrived on-set using her new "normal" voice, producers insisted that she revert to her natural trademark one, as it was one of the reasons she was asked to play the part. See more »
Goofs When Joy is talking to her mom about settling, the amount of ice cream in her bowl changes between shots. Sometimes its about half full, other times it is almost empty. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Dante's Peak/SubUrbia/The Beautician and the Beast/Rosewood/The Whole Wide World (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Paraffin See more »
Quotes Joy Miller: Oh honey, talk to the hand, the ears ain't listening!
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