The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap

Lindsay Lohan
Director: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer Cast: Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
, Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer,

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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).

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2005
UPC: 0786936281644
Original Release: 1998
Rating: PG
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:08:00
Sales rank: 4,300

Special Features

Updating a classic; Deleted scene "Meeting the Queen" - with optional director commentary; How Hallie Became Annie featurette; Accent on Fun; Audio commentary with producer/screenwriter Charles Shyer and director/screenwriter Nancy Meyers; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions; French language track and subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lindsay Lohan Hallie Parker / Annie James
Dennis Quaid Nick Parkes
Natasha Richardson Elizabeth James
Elaine Hendrix Meredith Blake
Lisa Ann Walter Chessi
Simon Kunz Martin
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

Technical Credits
Nancy Meyers Director,Screenwriter
Charles Shyer Director,Producer,Screenwriter
James Bayliss Set Decoration/Design
Bruce A. Block Co-producer
Julie B. Crane Associate Producer
Dean Cundey Cinematographer
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
Ilene Starger Casting
David Swift Screenwriter
Alex Tavoularis Art Director
Dean Tavoularis Production Designer
Dianne I. Wager Set Decoration/Design
Cliff Wenger Special Effects Supervisor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
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]

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