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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

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After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writers:

Anne Fine (novel), Randi Mayem Singer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Doubtfire
Sally Field ... Miranda Hillard
Pierce Brosnan ... Stu
Harvey Fierstein ... Frank
Polly Holliday ... Gloria
Lisa Jakub ... Lydia Hillard
Matthew Lawrence ... Chris Hillard
Mara Wilson ... Natalie Hillard
Robert Prosky ... Mr. Lundy
Anne Haney ... Mrs. Sellner
Scott Capurro Scott Capurro ... Jack
Sydney Walker Sydney Walker ... Bus Driver
Joe Bellan Joe Bellan ... TV Boss
Martin Mull ... Justin Gregory
Terence McGovern ... ADR Director Lou
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Storyline

Eccentric actor Daniel Hillard is an amusing and caring father. But after a disastrous birthday party for his son, Chris, his wife, Miranda, draws the line and files a divorce. He can see their three children only once a week which doesn't sit well with him. He also holds a job at a TV studio as a shipping clerk under the recommendation of his liason. But when Miranda puts out an ad for a nanny, he takes it upon himself to make a disguise as a British lady named Mrs. Doubtfire. And he must also deal with Miranda's new boyfriend, Stu Dunemyer. Written by Blazer346

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She will rock your world. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

KTVU is an actual television station licensed to Oakland, California, and the logo (circle and number 2) used in the film is the actual logo the station uses to this day (November 2005). See more »

Goofs

There is not a restaurant in the world that has all the cooking spices on the waiter's side of the kitchen as shown when Mrs. Doubtfire put the hot pepper on Stu's dinner. Furthermore, one of the eight line cooks working would have seen Mrs. Doubtfire season a dish that was on the pass-thru and would have either said something or remade the dish.

NOTE: In a deleted scene, one of the cooks does catch Mrs. Doubtfire adding the pepper, so he/she pretends to be a high-profile Cajun chef visiting the restaurant and chides the cook for not adding the pepper. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daniel: [as Grunge the Cat] Salutations, snack.
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Alternate Versions

The Australian DVD was made using the cut UK version, meaning it has 13 seconds of dialogue cut despite no previous censorship problems. VHS, theatrical and television versions are all intact. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Storage Wars: Barry Doubtfire (2013) See more »

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Babalu
Written by Margarita Lecuona
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A movie that shows off Robin Williams' strengths as both a comedy star and a serious actor!
11 July 2018 | by benabooSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite comedies and one of Robin Williams' best performances. I love how Robin Williams plays a woman convincingly without being over the top. This movie shows off a lot of his comedic skills and some of his serious acting chops. Robin Williams will always hold a special place in my heart as one of the greatest actors of all time and one of my biggest acting inspirations. Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, and the child actors are also really great in this movie. The themes of divorce are handled very well. I wish Robin Williams was still around acting in movies. Rest In Peace, Sir!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mrs. Doubtfire See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,468,847, 28 November 1993

Gross USA:

$219,195,243

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$441,286,195
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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