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The Parent Trap (1998)

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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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Nancy Meyers

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Erich Kästner (book), David Swift (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Twice the Fun, Double the Trouble.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild mischief | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

29 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disney's The Parent Trap See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

At Camp Walden, when the water ballons are falling onto Annie's head, you can see the arm of a crew member pushing the largest balloon to fall over. See more »

Quotes

Hallie: [playing poker with Annie at camp] I'll tell you what I'm gonna do. I'll make you a little deal: *loser* jumps into the lake after the game.
Annie: Excellent.
Hallie: Butt naked.
Annie: Even more excellent. Start unzipping, Parker.
[revealing her hand to Hallie]
Annie: Straight, in diamonds.
Hallie: You're good James... but... you're just not good enough.
[revealing her hand to Annie]
Hallie: In your honor, a royal flush.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, it says "A Nancy Meyers/Charles Shyer Film," even though only the former is the director. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.115 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Club
Written by Bob Geldof and Karl Wallinger
Performed by Bob Geldof
Courtesy of Polydor Records and Mercury Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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A delight
6 October 2001 | by dtucker86See 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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