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.


Nancy Meyers


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Lohan ... Hallie Parker / Annie James
Dennis Quaid ... Nick Parker
Natasha Richardson ... Elizabeth James
Elaine Hendrix ... Meredith Blake
Lisa Ann Walter ... Chessy
Simon Kunz ... Martin
Polly Holliday ... Marva Kulp, Sr.
Maggie Wheeler ... Marva Kulp, Jr.
Ronnie Stevens ... Grandfather
Joanna Barnes ... Vicki Blake
Hallie Meyers-Shyer ... Lindsay
Maggie Emma Thomas Maggie Emma Thomas ... Zoe
Courtney Woods Courtney Woods ... Nicole
Kat Graham ... Jackie (as Katerina Graham)
Michael Lohan ... Lost Boy at Camp


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 inform their guardians of the swap while at a hotel in San Francisco, which later reunites the divorced pair and sends them back into remarriage with each other. Written by The hotel was in San Francisco hence 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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Director Tony Richardson (Natasha's father) once lived on the exact street that Natasha's character Elizabeth James lived on. See more »


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 »


Hallie: I have a brilliant beyond brilliant idea!
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits begin rolling, the caption "For Hallie" is a dedication to Nancy Meyer's daughter. See more »

Alternate Versions

A version shown on the Disney channel also edits the piercing scene as well as the the following two scenes:
  • When Annie says "Oh my God! Oh my God" in reference to her father's house;
  • When Hallie, in London, tastes the wine and says that she prefers the softer California grape.
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There She Goes
Written by Lee Mavers (as Lee Anthony Mavers)
Performed by The La's
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Enjoyable and amusing film with a future great star, Lindsay Lohan
4 January 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The movie concerns two little girls (Lindsay Lohan in a dual role), they are Hallie Parker and Annie James and both of whom are about to find out . Hallie is a cool girl from California. Annie is a fair rose from London. While they are at a summer holidays camp , they accidentally meet themselves and after dealing with antics each other, they think they have nothing in common except...they're identical twins . As the sympathetic girls suddenly discover the surprise they're twin sisters and scheme a change of personalities among different parents , but they are separated since the divorce . The father (Dennis Quaid) lives in California and the mother (Natasha Richardson) lives in London. The father get married a young (Elaine Hendrix) and the girls are planning the parents reconciliation by creating an impossible life to the father's love r. What if you spent your whole life wishing for something you didn't know you already had? ! Now they're up to their freckles in schemes and dreams to switch places, get their parents back together and have the family they've always wished for!

It's a remake of the classy film featured by Mauren O'Hara and Brian Keith along with their daughter played Hayley Mills but here is adapted to the modern times . Lindsay Lohan's interpretation is top-notch likeness to Hayley Mills of previous film , she interprets both roles and she performs outstanding . Lohan is actually a star since she played ¨Mean girls¨ , number-one in United States box office . Special mention deserves Elaine Hendrix as father's bride , her acting is excellent as the ominous and avaricious fiancée . Joanna Barnes who played the bride in the first version here plays Hendrix's mother . In the film there are family incidents , comedy , tongue-in cheek , humor and results to be pretty bemusing . The picture obtained quite success as well as the first adaptation . The motion picture will appeal to familiar comedies fans. Rating: 6/10 . Very nice . Well worth watching.

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Release Date:

29 July 1998 (USA) See more »

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$11,148,497, 2 August 1998

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