Mrs. Doubtfire

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Overview

Robin Williams learns that keeping in touch with his children can be a drag in this hit comedy. Daniel Hillard Williams is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Daniel is a kind man and a loving father, but he's a poor disciplinarian and a shaky role model. After throwing an elaborate and disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda Sally Field reaches the end of her patience and files for divorce. Daniel is heartbroken when Miranda is given custody of the ...
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Overview

Robin Williams learns that keeping in touch with his children can be a drag in this hit comedy. Daniel Hillard Williams is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Daniel is a kind man and a loving father, but he's a poor disciplinarian and a shaky role model. After throwing an elaborate and disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda Sally Field reaches the end of her patience and files for divorce. Daniel is heartbroken when Miranda is given custody of the children, and he's only allowed to visit them once a week. Determined to stay in contact with his kids, Daniel learns that Miranda is looking for a housekeeper, and with help from his brother Frank Harvey Fierstein, a makeup artist, Daniel gets the job disguised as Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire, a stern but caring Scottish nanny. Daniel pulls off the ruse so well that neither his ex-wife nor his children recognize him, and in the process, he learns how to be the good parent he should have been all along. However, Daniel also has to deal with the little matter of Miranda's new boyfriend, Stu Pierce Brosnan.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Cutting Room: deleted, extended and alternate scenes; Production Office: from man to Mrs. - the evolution of Mrs. Doubtfire featurette; Aging gracefully - a look back at Mrs. Doubtfire featurette; behind-the-scenes photo gallery; Animation studio: a conversation with legendary animator Chuck Jones; original pencil test; final animation sequence; Make Up Department: makup application, photo gallery and tests; Stage A: the improvisation of Mrs. Doubtfire; Publicity Department: original 1993 featurette, theatricla trailers, publicity stills and more
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Chris Columbus' Mrs. Doubtfire is one of Robin Williams' biggest hits, with more than 420 million dollars in worldwide receipts and status as a surefire ratings-getter whenever it is shown on network television. Not long after voicing the motormouth Genie in Aladdin, Williams takes his range even further as one of the most popular cross-dressing figures of all time, next to Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie and Dame Edna Everage. Once the audience concedes that a dense layer of makeup is enough to conceal Williams' identity from the people who know him best, his family, Mrs. Doubtfire takes off as a first-rate screwball comedy with impeccable timing and a handful of classic scenes. Especially memorable are Williams' attempts to bounce between dinners at two different tables, as two different people, in one restaurant, which involves numerous costume changes and some awkward fumbling with an uncooperative set of false teeth. Numerous such close shaves are the bread and butter of this movie, and Williams makes them work perfectly. Even if they strain credibility to the breaking point, the outcome easily justifies a full suspension of disbelief. Supporting players Sally Field, Harvey Fierstein, and Pierce Brosnan are all wonderfully cast. The comedy's soft underbelly of sentiment would preview some of Williams' more saccharine choices later in the 1990s, but did not sufficiently detract from the proceedings at this point.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2008
  • UPC: 024543425465
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Behind-the-Seams Edition / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Español, Français
  • Time: 2:05:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 429

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Williams Daniel Hillard, Mrs. Iphegenia 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 Jack
Danielle Spencer Cook
Syd Walker Bus Driver
Martin Mull Justin Gregory
Terry McGovern ADR Director Lou
Karen Kahn 1st Female Employee
James Cunningham Male Employee
Ralph Peduto Cop
Scott Beach Judge
Juliette Marshall Miranda's Attorney
Jessica Myerson Miranda's Mother
James Cranna Ron
Dr. Toad Bartender
Rick Overton Maitre 'd
Paul Guilfoyle Head Chef
Molly McClure Woman Housekeeper
William Newman Mr.Spinkles
Adam Bryant Man in Men's Room
Joe Bellan TV Boss
Eva Gholson Employee
Technical Credits
Chris Columbus Director
Marit Allen Costumes/Costume Designer
Joan Bradshaw Co-producer
Greg Cannon Makeup
Stephen Lee Davis Asst. Director
Paula Depre' Associate Producer
Leslie Dixon Screenwriter
Harold L. Fuhrman Set Decoration/Design
Robert C. Goldstein Set Decoration/Design
Raja Gosnell Editor
Angelo P. Graham Production Designer
W. Steven Graham Art Director
Geoffrey Hansen Asst. Director
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Jane Jenkins Casting
Garrett Lewis Set Decoration/Design
Cherylanne Martin Asst. Director
Donald M. McAlpine Cinematographer
John McLeod Special Effects
Mark A. Radcliffe Producer
Matthew Rushton Executive Producer
Douglas Ryan Camera Operator
Steven A. Saklad Set Decoration/Design
Howard Shore Score Composer
Randi Mayem Singer Screenwriter
Nelson Stoll Musical Direction/Supervision
Pamela Westmore Makeup
Marsha Garces Williams Producer
Robin Williams Producer
Steven Wolff Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mrs. Doubtfire
1. Main Titles [3:39]
2. Daddy [2:39]
3. Mom [:29]
4. The Birthday Party [:41]
5. The Party's Over [2:15]
6. A Temporary Thing [2:28]
7. Custody Proceedings [1:11]
8. The Court Liason [:52]
9. I Do Voices [4:14]
10. Reacquainted With Stu [:29]
11. Dad's New Place [1:02]
12. A Newspaper Ad [1:13]
13. Classified Responses [2:33]
14. Transformation [2:27]
15. Meet Mrs. Doubtfire [:55]
16. Daniel's Sister [2:10]
17. Running a Tight Ship [2:44]
18. In the Kitchen [:41]
19. Getting into the Role [3:32]
20. A Gentleman Caller [2:06]
21. Found Out [5:02]
22. A Real Dinosaur [1:12]
23. Girl Talk [5:57]
24. Beyond Obsession [:14]
25. A Surprise Break [3:27]
26. Too Good to Be True [1:10]
27. Dinner at Bridges [3:37]
28. Quick Change [2:48]
29. Show's Over [1:03]
30. Nobody Like Her [3:18]
31. The New Baby-Sitter [1:26]
32. End Titles [1:49]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mrs. Doubtfire
   Play
   Language Selection
      Language & Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround
      Language & Audio: Spanish Dolby Surround
      Language & Audio: French Dolby Surround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Cutting Room
         Deleted and Extended Scenes
            Play All
            After Party
            Make-Up Montage
            A Simple Formula
            Cleaning: Mrs. Doubtfire Style
            Oatmeal Cookies
            In the Laundry Room
            The Boys Go Shopping
            Gloria Sprays Her Flowers
            A Dash
            Walk Like a Man
            The Dancing Scene
            Spelling Bee
            Playing the Same Note
            The Ladies Room
            Found and Lost
            The Cajun Chef
            Gloria's Surprise
            Family Fight
         Alternate Scenes
            Play All
            Daniel's First Day at Work
            The Bodysuit
            Bus Driver
            The Missing Ingredient
Disc #2 -- Mrs. Doubtfire
   Production Office
      From Main to Mrs.: The Evolution of Mrs. Doubtfire
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         Cooking Up the Script
         An Eye For Casting
         Making-Up Mrs. Doubtfire
         On the Set With Euphegenia
         Seriously Funny
      Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
      Aging Gracefully: A Look Back at Mrs. Doubfire
   Animation Studio
      A Conversation With Legendary Animator Chuck Jones
      Original Pencil Test
      Final Animation Sequence
      Final Animation Sequence With Alternate Backgrounds
   Make-Up Department
      Make-Up Application With Ve Neill
      Make-Up Photo Gallery
      Make-Up Tests
         Play All
         Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire - A
         Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire - B
         Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire - C
         Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire With Matthew Lawrence, Lisa Jakub and Mara Wilson
         Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire With Sally Field as Miranda Hillard
   Stage A
      Play All
      Scene 26 "Another Applicant"
         Play All
         Take 2
         Take 5
         Take 13
         Take 16
         Final Scene
      Scene 34HH "A Work in Progress"
         Play All
         Take 5
         Take 6
         Take 15
         Final Scene
      Scene 78F "Mrs. Catchfire"
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         Take 1
         Take 2
         Take 3
         Final Scene
      Scene 111B "The Death of Mr. Doubtfire"
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         Take 9
         Take 10
         Take 11
         Take 12
         Take 13
         Final Scene
      Scene 131 "Daniel's Show"
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         Take 1
         Take 3
         Final Scene
      Scene 148A "Pitching Mr. Lundry"
         Play All
         Take 5
         Take 8
         Take 9
         Take 10
         Final Scene
      Scene 15B "Girlfriends"
         Play All
         Take 3
         Take 4
         Take 6
         Take 7
         Final Scene
   Publicity Department
      Original 1993 Featurette
      Meet Mrs. Doubtfire
      Theatrical Trailer A
      Theatrical Trailer B
      Theatrical Trailer C
      TV Spots: One
      TV Spots: Two
      Theatrical Posters
      Publicity Photo Gallery
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    This s great!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This movie is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    excellent movie

    my family is watching this movie almost everyday from the time i purchased

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hilarous

    This is the kind of movie that you'll laugh at It's sorta like Tootsie with Dustin Hoofman But better Robion Willams dresses up as an older woman to get closer to his children My mom loves Mrs. Doubtfire I'ts her favorite movie and I like it too

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Funny

    Oh, I thought it was a wonderful picture show, as they would say in my home country. To be serious, this is one of Robin William's best roles as a person that fits his true character-hilarious, complex, kind, hyper, and undisciplined. A great, uplifting film for the whole family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie and Often Hilarious!

    I enjoyed this movie a lot. Robin Williams did an outstanding job, my option his best work! you will not be disappointed with this one. Buy It!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FUNNY!!!!!FUNNY!!!!!FUNNY!!!!!!

    Great movie it's so funny I recommend it to people who love comedys!!! Did I mention it was funny?

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