The Parent TrapDirector: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer, Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid
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The husband-and-wife team of Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer, who scored with their 1991 remake of the 1950 Father of the Bride, returned for this updating of the 1961 comedy about twins who hope to bring their divorced parents back together. Sheyer and Meyers stayed close to the original screenplay by David Swift, based on Erich Kastner's book Das Doppelte Lottchen. At a summer camp in Maine, 11-year-old Hallie Parker (Lindsay Lohan) meets Annie James (also Lindsay Lohan). Despite a curious resemblance, Hallie develops an immediate dislike for Annie, and the feeling is mutual. However, the two eventually discover they are twin sisters separated not long after they were born. Their parents, Elizabeth (Natasha Richardson) and Nick (Dennis Quaid), had met on the Queen Elizabeth 2 and married on that same voyage. After a divorce, Nick brought up Hallie at his Napa Valley vineyard, while Annie lived with wedding-gown designer Elizabeth in London. Neither twin was aware she had a sister, until their summer-camp meeting. To learn more about their parents, they switch places and maintain the deception until Nick states he will remarry. The twins then try to engineer a renewed romance between Nick and Elizabeth, but Nick's annoying but attractive fiancee Meredith (Elaine Hendrix) presents a major problem in reaching their happy-ending goal. Hayley Mills portrayed the twins in the 1961 original and subsequent TV-movie sequels: In The Parent Trap II (1986), the twins are adults with their own romantic problems. In The Parent Trap III (1989), the twins compete for a widower (Barry Bostwick), the father of triplets, and that same year, the twins also returned in Parent Trap Hawaiian Honeymoon (1989).
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Cast & Crew
|Lindsay Lohan||Hallie Parker / Annie James|
|Dennis Quaid||Nick Parkes|
|Natasha Richardson||Elizabeth James|
|Elaine Hendrix||Meredith Blake|
|Lisa Ann Walter||Chessi|
|Polly Holliday||Marva Kulp Sr.|
|Maggie Wheeler||Marva Kulp Jr.|
|Ronnie Stevens||Grandfather Charles James|
|Erin Mackey||Hallie / Annie (Acting Double)|
|Joanna Barnes||Vicki Blake|
|James Bayliss||Set Decoration/Design|
|Bruce A. Block||Co-producer|
|Julie B. Crane||Associate Producer|
|John Fenner||Art Director|
|Gary Fettis||Set Decoration/Design|
|Kelly Hannafin||Set Decoration/Design|
|CIS Hollywood||Special Effects|
|Peter James||Set Decoration/Design|
|Penny Rose||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Stephen A. Rotter||Editor|
|Sean Rush||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Jim Rygiel||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Albert M. Shapiro||Asst. Director|
|Alan Silvestri||Score Composer|
|Alex Tavoularis||Art Director|
|Dean Tavoularis||Production Designer|
|Dianne I. Wager||Set Decoration/Design|
|Cliff Wenger||Special Effects Supervisor|
1. Opening Credits [3:29]
2. Camp Walden [8:36]
3. A Royal Flush [9:17]
4. Ripped Down the Middle [6:37]
5. Missed You [10:01]
6. The "F" Word [7:02]
7. Napa Airport [4:51]
8. The "M" Word [7:39]
9. Bit of a Shock [10:45]
10. What to Wear? [2:28]
11. Drip-Dry [2:24]
12. Camping [12:40]
13. Goodbyes [15:17]
14. End Credits [11:41]
Updating a Classic
The Accent on Fun
How Hallie Became Annie
"Meeting the Queen" Deleted Scene
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Captions & Subtitles
Captions: English for the Hearing Impaired
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Classic favorite movie. Still good after many years.
its even better than the orginal one well to mu knowledge it is funny cute and its just the type of diseny film for the whole family to enjoy love The Parent Trap the 1998 version is sooo cute! so was Lindsay!
Although I will have other favorites, they will eventually get old. Other movies will come and go but this movie will last forever. I Love this movie!!!
This movie will never grow old. Yes, it's funny and cute, but it also addresses the feelings and dreams of a lot of kids over generations whose parents divorce - twins or not. When the original came out in the early 60's, I watched it because I had the hots for Haley Mills since we are about the same age. Now, I can really relate it to the kids I met and taught over the past 35 years. Kids of divorce parents over generations can relate - and the fantasy happy ending is what most of them dream of. A little fantasy is good for everyone!! A great film.
this movie will never get old for me. it is definatly one of the best movies! it is so funny and charming. i practically know every line, i watched it sooo many times!! this is such a classic!
Hey!!!!Ya all wahts up how ya doin!?!?!?! I just wanted to say that this is the best movie ever!!! It was so cool so buy it trust me its worth it!!! Okay I really gotta go its so late love always Kate(age 16)
This movie is excellent. I wached it so much it broke. I need another one. Lindsay lohan is great!!
This movie is nothing short of awesome. Two twin sisters, seperated at birth, meet at camp, with the idea to switch places and reunite their parents. But it looks like Dad has a girlfriend. Can the girls break it up, or will their dream never come true? I was amazed at how much better the remake is than the original.
I LOVED IT. I LOVED ALL OF LINDSAY LOHAN'S MOVIES
I love this movie and I find it hilarious as to see the little sweetheart Lindsey Lohan to how grown up she is now..But really it's a funny and entartaining movie.Def. a must see!!!
this is my favorite movie of all time
I LOVE THIS MOVIE!I EVEN SAW THE 1961 FILM!