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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.

Director:

Nancy Meyers

Writers:

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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Twice the Fun, Double the Trouble.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild mischief | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Hallie wins at poker the first time the twins play, she produces a royal flush and and says "in your honor" to Annie, obviously referring to her British nationality. However, the music being played in the background is the first notes to La Marselleise, which is not only the French national anthem, but also revolutionary and anti-monarchic. See more »

Goofs

In the bar at the hotel, when Elizabeth and Meredith have just met, the camera moves from behind Elizabeth to behind Meredith, and the drink in Elizabeth's hand jumps from her hand to the bar. See more »

Quotes

Marva Kulp, Jr.: Ladies, it's time to break up this little love fest. Annie. Hallie. I mean, Hallie. Annie. I-I-I mean, woah.
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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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Connections

Referenced in Set It Up (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad To The Bone
Written by George Thorogood
Performed by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Courtesy of EMI Records
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User Reviews

Wonderful!
4 July 2003 | by shrek2004See all my reviews

Wonderful remake of the 1961 Hayley Mills film. This film is much more realistic, with better acting. Lindsey Lohan is amazing as both Hallie and Annie--I really did think she was two people, she portrayed the two different charactars fantastically. All the different charactars in this movie are really funny as well, and there are no bad actors. The plot just zips by! I give this movie 10/10.


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USA | UK

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

Gross USA:

$66,308,518

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,108,659
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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