The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap may refer to: The Parent Trap (film series) The Parent Trap (1961 film), starring Hayley Mills, the first film in the series "The Parent Trap" (song), the title song from the 1961 film The Parent Trap (1998 film), remake of the 1961 film starring Lindsay Lohan "The Parent Trap", a 1996 episode of Ellen

Production: Walt Disney Productions
  2 wins & 7 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Metacritic:
64
Rotten Tomatoes:
86%
PG
Year:
1998
128
6,813 Views

Annie:
Hallie, what was your mother like?

Hallie:
I never met her. She and my Dad split up when I was a baby, maybe even before, I'm not sure. He doesn't really like to talk about her... but I know she was really beautiful.

Annie:
How do you know that?

Hallie:
Because my dad had this old picture of her hidden in his sock drawer and he caught me looking at it all the time so he gave it to me to keep. I'm really thirsty, you sure you don't want to go to the canteen and get something to drink?

Annie:
Will you stop thinking about your stomach at a time like this!

Hallie:
At a time like what?

Annie:
[as she and Hallie step back into the cabin] Don't you realize what's happening? Oh man, this is beyond coincidence, this is beyond imagination! I only have a mother, and you only have a father... You've never seen your Mom, and I've never seen my Dad. You have one old picture of your Mom, I have one old picture of my Dad but at least yours is probably a whole picture. [Hallie races over to her trunk] Mine's a pathetic little thing, ripped right down the middle... What are you rummaging in your trunk for this time?

Hallie:
[she finally faces Annie as she hold a picture to her chest] This. It's the picture of my Mom. And it's ripped too.

Annie:
[knowing] Right down the middle?

Hallie:
[nervously] Right down the middle.

Annie:
[races over to her trunk and takes out a photo and holds it to her chest] This is so freaky. Okay. On the count of three, we'll show them to each other, okay?

Hallie:
Okay.

Annie:
One...

Hallie:
Two...

Annie:
[together with Hallie] Three! [they both gasp as they place the photo together and realize... ]

Hallie:
That's my Dad...

Annie:
That's my Mom... [she hears the bell] That's the lunch bell.

Hallie:
[as she wipes away her tears] I'm not so hungry anymore. So if your Mom is my Mom and my Dad is your Dad... and we're both born on October 11th, then you and I are... like... sisters.

Annie:
Sisters? Hallie, we're like twins!

Hallie:
Oh my god!

Annie:
Oh my god! [they hug]

Nick Parker:
Hal, come here. We have to talk

Annie as Hallie:
Okay shoot.

Nick Parker:
Okay, honey... I want to know what you think about making Meredith part of the family?

Annie as Hallie:
Part of our family?

Nick Parker:
Yeah.

Annie as Hallie:
I think it's an awesome idea. Inspired. Brilliant really.

Nick Parker:
You do? Really? You do?

Annie as Hallie:
Totally, it's like a dream come true. I've always wanted a big sister.

Nick Parker:
Oh... um... Honey, I'm think you're kind of missing the point.

Annie as Hallie:
No, I'm not. You're gonna adopt Meredith. That is so sweet, Dad.

Nick Parker:
No, I'm not going to adopt her. I'm going to MARRY her.

Annie as Hallie:
[leaps from her seat] Marry her? That's insane! How can you marry a woman young enough to be my big sister? [she begins to rant, accidentally yelling in French] Mais tu plaisantes, j'esp?re. Meredith, ce n'est pas une fille pour toi. Mais c'est pas possible, je r?ve. Qu'est-ce qui...

Nick Parker:
Hal, Hal, Hal. Calm down, Hal! [realizes] Are you speaking French?

Annie as Hallie:
I... I learned it at camp. [takes a breath] Ok, I'm sorry. Let's discuss this calmly. Calmly and rationally.

Nick Parker:
Yeah and in English if you don't mind, right?

Annie as Hallie:
Okay.

Nick Parker:
Sweetheart what has gotten into you?

Annie as Hallie:
Nothing, nothing, just... just... Dad, you can't get married! It'll totally ruin completely everything! [she runs from the house]

Nick Parker:
Hal! Hal! Hallie! [he looks to Chessy, who appears at a window]

Chessy, the Parker's Maid:
Don't look at me. I don't know a thing. [she closes the windows]

Hallie:
How far away is London anyway?

Annie:
Well, from here it's 3,000 miles, but sometimes it seems much further... How far away is your home?

Hallie:
Oh, California is way at the other end of the country. Actually, here's a picture of my house. [shows Annie a photo]

Annie:
Wow! It's beautiful.

Hallie:
Yeah. We built it when I was little. We've got this incredible porch that looks over the entire vineyard, and then–

Annie:
[points to figure in the photograph] Who.. Who's that?

Hallie:
Oh, that's my Dad; He didn't know I was taking the picture then, or else he would have turned around. He's kinda like my best friend. We do everything together. [Annie sighs] What's the matter?

Annie:
Oh, it's chilly in here, that's all...

Hallie:
[pulls out a packet of Oreos] Want one?

Annie:
Oh, sure, I love Oreos! At home I eat them with... I eat them with peanut butter.

Hallie:
[surprised] You do? That is so weird... [pulls out a jar of peanut butter] So do I!

Annie:
You're kidding! Most people find that totally disgusting!

Hallie:
I know! I don't get it...

Annie:
Me either.

[They both laugh]

Hallie:
What's your dad like? I mean, is he the kind of father you can talk to, or is he one of those workaholic types who says; "I'll talk to ya later, honey...", but you know, never really does? I hate that.

Annie:
I don't have a father, actually. I mean, I had one once, I suppose... But my parents divorced years ago. My mother never even mentions him. It's like he evaporated into thin air, or something...

Hallie:
It's scary the way nobody stays together anymore.

Annie:
Tell me about it.

Nick:
Hello, Liz.

Elizabeth:
Hello, Nick. Well, gosh. There you are. What do you know?

Nick:
Is there something going on here that I should know about? Because I'm stunned to see you. But, ah, you don't seem as stunned to see me. I mean I haven't seen or heard from you in what, 10, 11 years? And all of sudden on the very day that ...

Annie:
[suddenly appearing, interrupting] Dad, I can explain why she's here.

Nick:
Hallie, you know who this is?

Annie:
Actually, yes. And actually, I'm not Hallie.

Hallie:
[suddenly appearing] Actually, I am.

Nick:
Both of them? Annie, Hallie?

Annie:
I guess you and Mum kind of think alike because you both sent us to the same camp, and we met there, and the whole thing just sort of spilled out.

Elizabeth:
They switched places on us, Nick.

Nick:
You mean I've had Annie with me all this time?

Annie:
Well, I wanted to know what you were like and Hallie wanted to know Mum and — are you angry?

Nick:
Oh, honey, of course not. I just can't believe it's you. [they hug] Last time I saw you, you had diaper rash. You're all wet.

Annie:
That's all right.

Nick:
Look at you!

Annie:
Well I'm quite grown up now and quite without a father.

Hallie:
And I'm headed into my crazy mixed up teenage years and I'll be the only girl I know without a mother to fight with.

Nick:
Hallie, you've been in London all this time? [Hallie nods] Come here, squirt. [they hug]

Hallie:
Mom's amazing, Dad. I don't know how you ever let her go.

Elizabeth:
Girls, why-why don't you let your father and I talk alone for a couple of minutes, okay?

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