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Mrs. Doubtfire

1993 American comedy film directed by Chris Columbus


Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama movie, based on the novel Madame Doubtfire. It stars Robin Williams as Daniel Hillard, a divorced actor who disguises himself as a nanny since he desperately wants to be with his children.

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  Canada 24 November 1993
  United States 24 November 1993
  Australia 16 December 1993
  Puerto Rico 23 December 1993
  Kenya 24 December 1993
  Brazil 25 December 1993
  Argentina 6 January 1994
  Panama 14 January 1994
  South Korea 22 January 1994
  Germany 27 January 1994
  Hong Kong 27 January 1994
  Austria 28 January 1994
  United Kingdom 28 January 1994
  Ireland 28 January 1994
  Israel 28 January 1994
  Iceland 28 January 1994
  New Zealand 28 January 1994
  Venezuela 2 February 1994
   Switzerland 4 February 1994 (Italian speaking region)
  Cyprus 4 February 1994
  Spain 4 February 1994
  Greece 4 February 1994
  Poland 4 February 1994
  Portugal 4 February 1994
  Sweden 4 February 1994
  Belgium 9 February 1994
  France 9 February 1994
  Hungary 10 February 1994
  Taiwan 10 February 1994
  Denmark 11 February 1994
  Italy 11 February 1994
  Ecuador 16 February 1994
  Jamaica 16 February 1994
  Finland 18 February 1994
  Lebanon 18 February 1994
  Turkey 18 February 1994
  Indonesia 22 February 1994
  Philippines 23 February 1994
  Netherlands 24 February 1994
  Latvia 25 February 1994
  Mexico 25 February 1994
  Czech Republic 3 March 1994
  Peru 3 March 1994
  Slovenia 3 March 1994
  Slovakia 3 March 1994
  Bulgaria 4 March 1994
  Norway 4 March 1994
  Thailand 5 March 1994
  Chile 17 March 1994
  Russia 18 March 1994
  Uruguay 18 March 1994
  Bolivia 24 March 1994
  Romania 1 April 1994
  Japan 16 April 1994
  Croatia 28 April 1994
  Estonia 13 May 1994
  Singapore 19 May 1994
  Paraguay 20 May 1994
  Malaysia 25 May 1994
  India 24 June 1994
  Egypt 1 August 1994
  Lithuania 21 October 1994

PlotEdit

Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) is a voice actor who quits his job over a smoking issue in a cartoon. Then, he throws his son Chris a birthday party, which is against his wife Miranda (Sally Field)'s wishes because Chris received bad grades on his report card. After a long argument, Miranda asks Daniel for a divorce.

Daniel has 90 days to get a job and a place to live. He later discovers that his wife wants a nanny. So, he makes several calls to his wife, using fake names and different accents, to be hired. Eventually, he gets the job.

Daniel Hillard goes to his gay brother Frank (Harvey Fierstein) and his partner Jack (Scott Capurro) to get a makeover. The makeover makes him look like a woman, which is exactly what Daniel had hoped for.

Miranda is later seen dating Stu Dunmeyer (Pierce Brosnan). Disguised as Mrs. Doubtfire, Daniel babysits his three children. When he, his family, and Stu go to Bridges Restaurant to celebrate Miranda's birthday, Daniel must switch in and out of costume repeatedly since he is also eating dinner with Jonathan Lundy (Robert Prosky). While drunk, Daniel ends up mixing up the two outfits. Later, when he saves Stu from choking (disguised as Mrs. Doubtfire), Daniel's face mask comes off, exposing him. Horrified and angered, Miranda immediately leaves with the children while Stu is confused, but thanks Daniel for saving him.

Afterwards, Miranda is awarded full custody of the children while Daniel can only see them with supervision. After realizing how easier it was having Mrs. Doubtfire around, Miranda calls the court and allows Daniel to pick up his children after school and unsupervised.

Cancelled sequelEdit

In 2001, Bonnie Hunt began development on Mrs. Doubtfire 2, but Williams disapproved and claimed that the script was scrapped multiple times. On April 17, 2014, production on Mrs. Doubtfire 2 began. Williams' death in 2014, production on the sequel was cancelled. However, it is possible that Williams could have filmed scenes for the sequel when he was alive.

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