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A young MBA mistakenly takes the job of looking after a rich executive's spoiled children.

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Mark Griffiths

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Jeff Sherman (story) (as Jeffrey C. Sherman), Jeff Sherman (teleplay) (as Jeffrey C. Sherman) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Harrison ... Oliver Caldwell
Heidi Lenhart ... Jennifer Morgan (as Heidi Noelle Lenhart)
Jane Sibbett ... Vivian Berger
Katie Volding ... Kate Caldwell
Jake Dinwiddie ... Alex Caldwell
John Rhys-Davies ... Nigel Kent
Richard Riehle ... Sam Morgan
Michael Woolson Michael Woolson ... Charlie Cruikshank
Larry Robbins Larry Robbins ... Ernie
Pat Elliott Pat Elliott ... Sutton Parks Employee
Dávid Ungvári Dávid Ungvári ... Receptionist (as David Ungvari)
Kristin Hansen ... Matronly Woman
Éva Gyetvai Éva Gyetvai ... Secretary
Peter Linka ... L.A. Chauffeur
Caitlin Griffiths Caitlin Griffiths ... Girl on Plane
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Storyline

Charlie Cruikshank and fiancée Jennifer 'Jenny' Morgan planned, after their MBA graduation, to cohabit. By accepting the European voyage his parents offer as graduation present, Charlie crosses their plan to earn a down-payment in summer. So Jenny seeks a job, hastily enough to apply for photocopy-clerk in Oliver Caldwell's multinational HQ. By mistake, Oliver hires her as nanny for his beloved brats, Alex and Katie, who spend summer with him, unlike the school year with their aunt. Businesswise he keeps traveling to Paris and further trough Europe, ultimately meeting Charlie in Austria. Coached by limousine driver Nigel Kent, Jenny proves the first nanny the kids can't scare off. They even bond and team up against Oliver's fiancée, ruthlessly ambitious, child-hating VP Vivian Berger, who wants to get rid of them. Written by KGF Vissers

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When the right woman accepts the wrong job, anything can happen.

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Country:

USA | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au Pair See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second film with Jane Sibbett, after It Takes Two (1995), where her character faces the same kind of humiliation in a pretty parallel fashion. While such an event isn't the last time you see her in this film, like it was in It Takes Two (1995), like in that film, she once again, in this one, has the same kind of circumstances and ordeals, where her character, at some point, has her dress torn away, revealing her underwear in a public setting, caused by a malicious stunt that any of the main starring kids pull on her. See more »

Goofs

The city they arrive to is actually Budapest (Hungary) not Vienna. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer 'Jenny' Morgan: I heard about your good news, congratulations, the children will finally have a mother again.
Vivian Berger: Oh, I wouldn't go that far, boarding schools in Switzerland are year-round you know.
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Connections

Followed by Au Pair II (2001) See more »

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Excellent Sunday afternoon fare
18 April 2001 | by WebwolfhoundSee all my reviews

I saw this film at Easter (bank holiday) and watched it only because I had nothing better to do. I loved it: OK the story is predictable and follows the usual family film, Cinderella format but the acting was fine, the kids were good (not overplayed) and it never felt "eighties". Basing the action in Europe was a great idea. Heidi Noelle Lenhart is outstanding, she lights up the film and is possibly even more gorgeous than Salma Hayek, so she should go a long way. Forget the family angle this is a movie for sad old fortysomething men with a few hours to spare fantasising about winning the lottery and buying thier own castle.


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