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After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

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Daniel Hillard is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Daniel is a kind man and a loving father to his three kids Lydia, Chris, and Natalie, but Daniel's wife Miranda sees him as a poor disciplinarian, and a bad role model. After Daniel throws an elaborate and disastrous birthday party for Chris, Miranda reaches the end of her limited patience, and files for a divorce. Daniel is heartbroken when Miranda is given custody of the kids and he's only allowed to visit them once a week. Determined to stay in contact with his kids, Daniel discovers that Miranda is looking for a housekeeper, and with help from his brother Frank, a makeup artist, Daniel gets the job, disguised as Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire, a Scottish nanny. Daniel pulls off the ruse so well that neither Miranda nor his children recognize him, and in the process, he learns some parenting tips. Daniel also has to deal with Miranda's new boyfriend, a jerk named Stu Dunmeyer. Written by Todd Baldridge

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party | actor | makeup | nanny | custody | See All (118) »

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She makes dinner. She does windows. She reads bedtime stories. She's a blessing... in disguise. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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24 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papá por siempre  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,832,232 (UK) (4 February 1994)

Gross:

£20,942,924 (UK) (15 July 1994)
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Trivia

Talk of a sequel began in 2003, with a script being written by Bonnie Hunt. Robin Williams was set to return in disguise as an old nanny like in the first movie. Due to problems with the script, re-writing began in early 2006 as Robin was allegedly unhappy with the plot. The film was expected to be released in late 2007, but following further script problems, the sequel was declared "scrapped" in mid-2006. The sequel's story was originally said to involve Williams, as Mrs. Doubtfire, moving close to his daughter's college, so he could keep an eye on her. Serious discussions regarding the sequel re-ignited in April 2014, with an announcement that Robin Williams and Chris Columbus would be teaming up with Fox2000 to produce the sequel. Williams' sudden death, just four months later, in August 2014 ultimately sealed the project's fate once and for all. See more »

Goofs

When Daniel begins to pick up and play with the dinosaurs on the table cigarette smoke blows into the shot from a crew member off camera. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: [as Mr. Rogers] Hello, boys and girls, today we're gonna talk about dinosaurs. It's a dino-sorus line!
[sings fanfare]
Daniel: And now ladies and gentlemen, the King.
[hums tune and imitates Elvis with a T-Rex]
Daniel: Hey thank you, I'ma make you lunch, thank you. Okay, now put your claws together for James Bronnnnnntosaurus!
[James Brown style]
Daniel: Pum pum pum, I eat wood, dada dada dada da, it tastes good, dada dada dada da no meat, big feet, I eat wood, pum pum pum! Oh I can't go on, can't go on, I'm goin' extinct...
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Referenced in The Book of Orgazmo (2003) See more »

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Walk Like A Man
Written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
Performed by The Four Seasons
Courtesy oof The Four Seasons Partnership
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A eccentric life!!
29 November 2004 | by (Tokyo,Japan) – See all my reviews

Many people say that gMrs. Doubtfireh is one of the funniest movies. I agree with the above idea. First, one of the funniest scene for me is when Mrs. Sellner comes to Danielfs apartment and he transforms between himself and Mrs. Doubtfire so quickly. This busy scene brings constant laughing to us. The second funniest scene for me is when Mrs. Doubtfire cooks the dinner for the first time and she burns her clothes. The scene not only funny but also thrilling and my heart fluttered with worry, too.

I know that some people claim that the storyline is too unrealistic, but I think there are few fathers who love their children as deeply as Daniel.

This movie is not only funny but also impressive. I rate this movie at 8/10.


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