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The Parent Trap (1998)

Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hallie Parker / Annie James
... Nick Parker
... Elizabeth James
... Meredith Blake
... Chessy
... Martin
... Marva Kulp, Sr.
... Marva Kulp, Jr.
... Grandfather
... Vicki Blake
Hallie Meyers-Shyer ... Lindsay
Maggie Emma Thomas ... Zoe
Courtney Woods ... Nicole
... Jackie (as Katerina Graham)
... Lost Boy at Camp
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Storyline

When two pre-teens named Hallie and Annie meet through their summer camp, their two lives are rattled when they realize that they are identical twins. With parents, British mother aka famous dress designer Elizabeth and American father, a wine maker named Nick, living in two different sides of the universe, the girls decide to make an identity swap in hopes of spending time with their other parent. The girls later choose to aware their guardians of the swap while at a hotel in NYC, which late reunites the divorced pair and sends them back into remarriage with each other. Written by The hotel was in San Francisco hense the Golden Gate Bridge

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Twice the Fun, Double the Trouble.


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Rated PG for some mild mischief | See all certifications »

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29 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's The Parent Trap  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,148,497, 2 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,308,518

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,108,518
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Trivia

In an extended scene, Elizabeth delves further into why she and Nick did not stay together long. She says, "I tried living in California, he tried living in London". Hallie replies, "So you broke up?" Elizabeth tells Hallie that she and Annie were the best thing about the whole situation and they continue to stroll down the streets of London. See more »

Goofs

When Liz exits the car in the parking lot to the hotel she is not carrying a purse or overcoat. When she enters the hotel she has a raincoat over her shoulder. Then she goes to the front desk to ask about a beige handbag she didn't appear to have before. See more »

Quotes

Annie: [Hallie just finished cutting Annie's hair to look like hers] This is so scary.
Hallie: Honey, you never looked better.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, pictures from Nick and Liz's wedding are shown. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Multiple Roles (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Parents Just Don't Understand
Written by Pete Harris, Will Smith, and DJ Jazzy Jeff (as Jeff Townes)
Performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Courtesy of Jive Records
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A delight
6 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

I think that this is the best Walt Disney film that I have seen since The Last Flight Of Noah's Ark. It is a delight from start to finish and every bit as wonderful, perhaps even better then the originial. This ia a welcome return to the good old fashioned clean family films Disney used to make. The soundtrack is wonderful and Lindsey Lohan is a great little actress who plays the two parts very well (I love her British accent). Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson were terrific at playing Brian Keith and Maureen O'Hara's old parts. A young actress named Elaine Hendrix is a great comic villianess. I detested her character and laughed my head off when those girls gave her just what she deserved. Some people might say that this plot is old and clichéd by the standards of today, but it still works. They should release this on a double bill with the original. I hope Disney keeps on making films like this, goes back to "the good old days" so to speak.


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