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The Parent Trap (Special Edition)
The Parent Trap
Special Edition
Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family
PG     2005     2hr 7min

What makes the Special Edition of THE PARENT TRAP so cool isn't just that you get to enjoy Lindsay Lohan's amazing theatrical debut, but that's it's filled with bonus materials you've never seen before. Hallie Parker, a hi...  more »


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Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy, Family Films
Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/31/2005
Original Release Date: 07/29/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 07/29/1998
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 7min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 17
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Laura M. from DACULA, GA
Reviewed on 4/13/2015...
The characters don't have the best character (look at Seven Powers of Success book), but the story is a good one and I really enjoyed it.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 12/30/2014...
Once again I enjoyed this movie better than the first. Liked it!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Lawyeraau | Balmoral Castle | 11/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this re-make most reluctantly. After all, I thought, how could it compare to the original blockbuster hit of the same name, which starred the adorable British actress, Hayley Mills? Well, to my complete surprise, this film is a winner in its own right. Reprising the dual roles played by Hayley Mills, a young Lindsay Lohan, in her silver screen debut, is surprisingly effective and adorable, making the dual roles her own.

For those of you unfamiliar with the premise of the film, two girls, Hallie Parker and Annie James (Lindsay Lohan), meet at summer camp. They look exactly alike. One lives with her father, while the other lives with her mother. They soon figure out the previously unknown but inescapable fact that they are twins, separated shortly after birth, each of whom lives with one of their biological parents. They both long to know the parent that is missing from their respective lives. So, they concoct a plan that will allow them to do so, leading to a scheme to reunite their estranged parents. They simply switch places, when it comes time to return home. Their reunion scheme is almost derailed, however, when their biological father seems to have romantic designs on someone else.

This comedic caper focuses on the intrigues of the twins as they try to get the potential usurper out of their father's life and re-unite their parents. Lindsay Lohan is simply terrific in the dual roles of Hallie and Annie, infusing a great deal of charm and personality into her portrayal of the twins. Natasha Richardson is wonderful in the role of the mother, Elizabeth James. While she lacks the feistiness of Maureen O'Hara, who originally played the role, Ms. Richardson manages to make the role her own with her low-key charm. Dennis Quaid is terrific as Nick Parker, the handsome, hunky father, who is the besotted prey of a gold digging, scheming, statuesque blonde (Elaine Hendrix). I actually like his performance better than that of Brian Keith, who played this role in the original.

Blonde bombshell Elaine Hendrix is effective as Meredith Blake, the potential wicked step-mother, who quickly sees her own scheme to marry a wealthy husband go up in flames as the twins plot against her. Lisa Ann Walter is simply wonderful as Nick Parker's good-hearted housekeeper, infusing the role with a rich warmth. Simon Kunz is very funny in the role of Martin, the James' butler, creating a memorable character, and Ronnie Stevens is perfectly cast as the maternal grandfather, Charles James.

As to whether or not their mother and father will be re-united, as the twins so desire, watch this film and find out. Although Lindsay Lohan does not sing the popular signature song, "Let's Get Together", which Hayley Mills sang in the original film, the viewer will not be disappointed by this re-make. Disney Studios, which is the studio responsible for both the original and the re-make, has created a terrific little comedic gem in its own right with this film."
Good album but for one big issue; song selection
Todd Smith | 07/17/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"First off, I love this movie and its music. So much so that I bought the soundtrack and will buy the score. The soundtrack includes some great and some not so great songs. I have two criticisms. 1) The most significant is the omission of "Every time we say good bye". This is a major song critical to the mood of leaving Napa yet the producer omitted it. WHY?!!!!2) If you expect to hear the original or popular artist for a song then think again. Most of the tunes are done by less than well known artists. Again WHY?!!!!Despite the above comments it is good album and I give it my recommendation. The producer could have made it better. Mark"
Make your own
Todd Smith | 07/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Yes "Everytime we say goodbye" was left out of the Soundtrack. But it is available on a marvelous 2 CD set by Ray Charles and Betty Carter(Dedicated To You). I got that(for only $10) and along with the Great Escape March(Elmer Bernstein), How Bizarre(OMC) and In The Mood(Glenn Miller), I created my own Parent Trap Soundtrack. I also rearranged the songs so they would play in the order or the movie tracks. There are some wonderful tracks in this CD. I especially like L-O-V-E, There She Goes, Never Let Her Go and the version of Here Comes The Sun by Bob Khaleel. As a big George Harrison fan, I was impressed and thought it was a very nice remake."