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"The Parent Trap" (1998)

Stansbury Productions - Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

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Hollywood Premiere

The following is from an e-mail that I received from Garen Staglin, who attended the Hollywood Premiere of "The Parent Trap" on Monday, July 20, 1998.

"The premiere was a big deal...2-3,000 people. All the big guns from Disney including Michael Eisner, plus many other producers were in attendance, such as Penny Marshall, and the former Fonz, Henry Winkler. All the stars of the movie were there, and Meg Ryan came with Dennis Quaid. Hayley Mills was supposed to have been there, but I did not see her. The movie is terrific. The photography is super, and all the digital technology now available makes it very easy to have Lindsey on the screen twice in two different images, versus the old movie where Hayley was either in a split screen, or a front/back view. We got many comments from viewers (including Meg Ryan) about how unbelievable our house is in the movie. After the movie, everyone went to a huge gated area where Disney had recreated Camp Walden, streets of London, and a Napa Valley area where our wine (95 Staglin Family Cabernet Sauvignon) was served. Catered food, buffet lines, all you can eat and drink kind of deal. Press was everywhere interviewing the stars and guests. It was a once in a lifetime event for Shari and I."

*Note -- Garen Staglin owns the vineyard in Napa Valley that was used in the filming of the movie, so he was therefore invited to the premiere.


The twins find each other!

"The Parent Trap" tells the tale of identical twin sisters, separated shortly after birth by the break-up of their parents. "His and hers"--the twins are raised on different continents by their successful parents. Hallie (Lindsay Lohan) grows up in Napa Valley with her vineyard-owner father, Nick Parker (Dennis Quaid). Annie (Lindsay Lohan) is raised in fashionable London by her mother Elizabeth James (Natasha Richardson), a renowned wedding gown designer. Unaware of each other's existence, fate intervenes and the girls coincidentally meet at summer camp in Maine. Eager to meet their respective parents, the pair devise a scheme to switch places and ultimately reunite their folks. Their plan takes on urgent proportions when their father falls for the young, beautiful, and opportunistic Meredith.

Based on the popular German children's story "Das Doppelte Lottchen" by Erich Kastner, "The Parent Trap" was first filmed by Walt Disney Pictures in 1961. Directed by David Swift, it feature 15-year-old Hayley Mills in her third film and co-starred Maureen O"hara and the late Brian Keith. Also featured in that film was actress Joanna Barnes portraying Brian Keith's love interest, Vicky. As a nod to the original film, the filmmakers cast Ms. Barnes in the current film as Meredith's mother.

Locations & Dates

Principal photography began on July 15, 1997, in London, England. Other locations in California include Napa Valley (Staglin Family Vineyard), San Fransisco, Lake Arrowhead, and Los Angeles. Shooting was set to wrap-up around December 19, 1997. The film was released on July 29, 1998.


Dennis Quaid.....................Nick Parker
Natasha Richardson...........Elizabeth James
Lindsay Lohan...................Hallie Parker / Annie James
Elaine Hendrix...................Meredith Blake
Joanna Barnes..................Meredith's mother
Lisa Ann Walter................Chessy
Ronnie Stevens.................Grandfather

**They would have loved to have Hayley Mills in the film, but her touring schedule with "The King & I" did not allow it.**

Picture from Walt Disney's 'The Parent Trap'

Natasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid in "The Parent Trap" - photo copyright 1997 Disney

Green-eyed, auburn-haired Lindsay Lohan (Hallie Parker / Annie James) was born in New York and lives on Long Island. Her birthday is July 2, 1986. She won the dual role of the two sisters after a six-month casting search in the United States, Canada, and Britain. Lohan is making her feature film debut in "The Parent Trap" but is already a familiar face from more than sixty television commercials including spots for The Gap, Jello, Pizza Hut, and Wendy's. She is also know for the role of Alli in the long-running daytime drama "Another World." She began her career at age three as a Ford model. The eldest of four children, she celebrated her eleventh birthday just two weeks before filming began. Michael Lohan, her nine year brother, has a small part in "The Parent Trap" as the lone boy in an all-girls summer camp. A straight 'A' student at her local school, Lindsay excels at math and science. A confessed shop-a-holic, Lindsay explored every type of fashion store available over the course of filming. She also enjoys gymnastics, swimming, ice skating, roller blading, singing, biking, reading, writing, and playing with her siblings.
What does Dennis Quaid have to say about his costar? - She's a sweet little girl. She's really got a lot going for her. A very demanding role and she brought it off. It's pretty amazing. "Did you talk to her about managing a Hollywood life and a career?" No, I just told her to be a little girl, basically. That's what I hope she still wants to be. I hope this movie does really well and I hope that she still gets to be a little girl, like go to school and do student things.


Dennis Quaid (Nick Parker) previously starred in such feature films as "Breaking Away," "The Right Stuff," "Great Balls of Fire," "Wyatt Earp," and "Dragonheart," among others. He comes to the production straight from directing and starring in the western "Everything That Rises."

Natasha Richardson (Elizabeth James) was Tony-nominated for her portrayal of "Anna Christie" in the recent Broadway smash revival of the classic play. She began her film career in Ken Russell's "Gothic" which led to her acclaimed performance in the title role in Paul Schrader's "Patty Hearst." She won the Evening Standard Award for Best Film Actress for her roles in Paul Schrader's "The Comfort of Strangers" and "The Handmaid's Tale" for Volker Schlondorff. Most recently, she appeared in "Widow's Peak", "Suddenly Last Summer," and "Nell", costarring Jodie Foster and Liam Neeson.

Completing the cast are Elaine Hendrix ("Romy and Michele's High School Reunion") as Meredith; Simon Kunz ("Four Weddings and a Funeral"), Lisa Ann Walter (TV's "Life's Work"), Ronnie Stevens ("Brassed Off"), Polly Holliday (TV's "Alice"), and Maggie Wheeler (TV's "Friends"). Supermodel Vendela makes a cameo appearance.

Nancy Meyers (writer/director) and Charles Shyer (writer/producer) are the husband/wife team behind the highly successful "Father of the Bride" and its sequel "Father of the Bride, Part II." Other credits include "I Love Trouble", "Baby Boom", and "Irreconcilable Differences." They received an Academy Award ® nomination and won the Writers Guild Award for their screenplay of "Private Benjamin."

Behind the scenes, a formidable creative team has been assembled including director of photography Dean Cundey ("Jurassic Park", "Apollo 13", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"), Academy Award ® winning production designer Dean Tavoularis ("The Godfather", "Apocalypse Now", "Bonnie and Clyde"), and costume designer Penny Rose ("Evita", "Mission: Impossible", "The Commitments").

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"The Parent Trap" (1998) is written by director Nancy Meyers and producer Charles Shyer and is co-produced by Bruce Block. The film was originally scheduled to be released during the 1998 holiday season. Buena Vista Pictures distributes. All information on this page was sent to me by Toni Atterbury, the publicist for the movie. Thanks, Toni!

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