The Parent Trap

July 29th, 1998








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The Parent Trap

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Plot
Identical twins Hallie and Annie were separated at birth when their parents divorced. After the two meet at summer camp, they begin plotting to reunite their estranged parents.

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 6.1/10 (30,059 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Director: Nancy Meyers

Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson

Storyline
Identical twins Hallie and Annie were separated at birth when their parents divorced. After the two meet at summer camp, they begin plotting to reunite their estranged parents.

Writers: Erich Kästner, David Swift

Cast:
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 - Grandpa Charles James
Joanna Barnes - Vicki Blake
Hallie Meyers-Shyer - Lindsay
Maggie Emma Thomas - Zoe
Courtney Woods - Nicole
Kat Graham - Jackie (as Katerina Graham)
Michael Lohan - Lost Boy at Camp

Taglines: Twice the Fun, Double the Trouble.

Release Date: 29 July 1998

Filming Locations: 23 Egerton Terrace, Kensington, London, England, UK

Opening Weekend: $11,148,497 (USA) (2 August 1998) (2247 Screens)

Gross: $66,304,095 (USA) (6 December 1998)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Hallie is in London talking to Annie on the phone she uses "Mildred Plotka" as her fake friends name to her mother. Mildred Plotka was the real name of the character played by Carole Lombard in the classic screwball comedy Twentieth Century.

Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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.

Quotes:
Elizabeth James: [having drink with Meredith] Here's to... here's to you. May your life be far less complicated than mine.
Meredith Blake: Why thank you.



User Review

A Delightful Family Film

Rating: 7/10

There is only one movie in history that I can name that my wife, my mother and my six-year-old daughter enjoyed equally. This is it.

This is an astonishly effective and pleasant remake of a very good film. It's light, romantic, touching and downright funny. You cannot pour enough accolades on young Lindsay Lohan, who effortlessly plays both twins, and, if you listen closely, juggles four accents. (She changes her Brit accent when she plays her own American alter-ego pretending to be herself in England - if you saw the film, you know what I mean).

Natasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid with that big, goofy, infectious smile, give the film its romance and maturity, without stepping on the fun-filled kid's plot. This is simple, easy-to-watch family entertainment.

There is also a great editing and effects element. You never once notice a split screen or cheap over-the-shoulder shot when both of Lohan's characters are on-screen - its really quite astounding how seamless it is.

My daughter, after seeing this in the theater, quickly proclaimed this her favourite movie ever. We own the video, and I have watched it with her at least a dozen times without growing tired.

A perfect rental after a bad day, or when you want to have a family movie night. *** out of ****.




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