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Mrs. Doubtfire Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Robin Williams learns that keeping in touch with his children can be a drag in this hit comedy. Daniel Hillard (Williams) is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Daniel is a kind man and a loving father, but he's a poor disciplinarian and a shaky role model. After throwing an elaborate and disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda (Sally Field) reaches the end of her patience and files for divorce. Daniel is heartbroken when Miranda is given custody of the children, and he's only allowed to visit them once a week. Determined to stay in contact with his kids, Daniel learns that Miranda is looking for a housekeeper, and with help from his brother Frank (Harvey Fierstein), a makeup artist, Daniel gets the job disguised as Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire, a stern but caring Scottish nanny. Daniel pulls off the ruse so well that neither his ex-wife nor his children recognize him, and in the process, he learns how to be the good parent he should have been all along. However, Daniel also has to deal with the little matter of Miranda's new boyfriend, Stu (Pierce Brosnan). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 28, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ve Neill Best Makeup 1993 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Yolanda Toussieng Best Makeup 1993 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Robin Williams Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1993 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Greg Cannom Best Makeup 1993 Winner

Cast

Robin Williams
as Daniel Hillard
Sally Field
as Miranda Hillard
Pierce Brosnan
as Stu
Harvey Fierstein
as Frank
Polly Holliday
as Gloria
Lisa Jakub
as Lydia Hillard
Matthew Lawrence
as Chris Hillard
Mara Wilson
as Natalie Hillard
Robert Prosky
as Mr. Lundy
Anne Haney
as Mrs. Sellner
Scott Capurro
as Jack
Danielle Spencer
as Cook
Robin Williams
as Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire
Martin Mull
as Justin Gregory
Terry McGovern
as ADR Director Lou
Karen Kahn
as 1st Female Employee
Ralph Peduto
as Cop
Scott Beach
as Judge
Juliette Marshall
as Miranda's Attorney
Jessica Myerson
as Miranda's Mother
James Cranna
as Ron
Rick Overton
as Maitre 'd
Paul Guilfoyle
as Head Chef
Molly McClure
as Woman Housekeeper
William Newman
as Mr.Spinkles
Adam Bryant
as Man in Men's Room
Joe Bellan
as TV Boss
Eva Gholson
as Employee
Ralph Peduto
as Cop
Molly McClure
as Woman Housekeeper
Adam Bryant
as Man in Men's Room
James Cranna
as Ron
Terry McGovern
as ADR Director Lou
Juliette Marshall
as Miranda's Attorney
Martin Mull
as Justin Gregory
Joe Bellan
as TV Boss
Rick Overton
as Maitre 'd
Scott Beach
as Judge
William Newman
as Mr.Spinkles
Karen Kahn
as 1st Female Employee
Paul Guilfoyle
as Head Chef
Jessica Myerson
as Miranda's Mother
Robin Williams
as Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire
Danielle Spencer
as Cook

Crew

Chris Columbus
Director
Marsha Garces Williams
Producer
Robin Williams
Producer
Mark A. Radcliffe
Producer
Leslie Dixon
Screenwriter
Anne Fine
Book Author
Randi Mayem Singer
Screenwriter
Donald M. McAlpine
Cinematographer
Howard Shore
Composer (Music Score)
Nelson Stoll
Musical Direction/Supervision
Raja Gosnell
Editor
Angelo P. Graham
Production Designer
W. Steven Graham
Art Director
Joan Bradshaw
Co-producer
Matthew Rushton
Executive Producer
Steven A. Saklad
Set Designer
Robert C. Goldstein
Set Designer
Marit Allen
Costume Designer
Geoffrey Hansen
First Assistant Director
Stephen Lee Davis
First Assistant Director
Cherylanne Martin
First Assistant Director
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
Jane Jenkins
Casting
Ve Neill
Key Make-up
Chuck Jones
Supervising Animator
Pamela Westmore
Makeup
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