Mrs. Doubtfire

20th Century Fox / Blue Wolf Released 1993




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Chris Columbus

Daniel Hillard is a slightly irresponsible actor with strong ethics and all the love in the world for his three young children. His wife Miranda, however, is left to clean up all of his messes and has decided she can't take it anymore. The family is shaken and torn apart as result of the bitter divorce. Desperate for more time with his kids, Daniel posses as an old English nanny named Mrs. Doubtfire, and is hired by his unsuspecting ex-wife. He manages to trick his entire family, and becomes a welcomed new member. But when Miranda develops a new love interest, Daniel must fight to win his family back.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Variety Brian Lowry

    Director Chris Columbus shrewdly brings together many of the same selling points as in his "Home Alone" movies, mixing broad comedic strokes with heavy-handed messages about the ma...

  • 63

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    But the film is not as amusing as the premise, and there were long stretches when I'd had quite enough of Mrs. Doubtfire.

  • 50

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    The movie's biggest challenge, one that it does not exactly meet, is to persuade the audience that this husband and father's escapade is somehow an act of love.

Robin Williams (I)

Robin Williams (I)

Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire

Sally Field

Sally Field

Miranda Hillard

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

Stu Denmeyer

Polly Holliday

Polly Holliday


Robert Prosky

Robert Prosky

Mr. Lundy

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    • Production Budget - $25,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $219,195,243 (2nd)
      Worldwide Gross - $441,286,195 (2nd)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $432,037,001
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $869,781486

    • Filming locations:
      Bridges Restaurant & Bar, Danville, California
      City College of San Francisco: Chinatown/North Beach Campus, San Francisco, California
      Crissy Field, Golden Gate Memorial Recreation Area, San Francisco, California
      Danilo's Bakery, San Francisco, California
      Hancock School, San Francisco, California
      KTVU California, Oakland, California
      San Mateo County History Museum, Redwood City, California
      San Ramon, California

    • Academy Awards Wins:
      1. Makeup

      Golden Globes Wins:
      1. Actor
      2. Best Comedy/Musical

      BAFTA Nominations:
      1. Hair/Make Up

    • Taglines:
      1. She will rock your world.
      2. She makes dinner. She does windows. She reads bedtime stories. She's a blessing... in disguise.

    • Music:
      Cartoon Music Composed and Conducted by Fred Steiner
      Babalu (Babalú)
      Written by Margarita Lecuona
      Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
      Written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Desmond Child
      Performed by Aerosmith
      Walk Like A Man
      Written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
      Performed by The Four Seasons
      Luck Be A Lady
      Written by Frank Loesser
      Performed by Frank Sinatra
      Jump Around
      Written by Erik Schrody and Larry Muggerud
      Performed by House of Pain
      from "Outer Limits
      Written by Dominic Frontiere
      Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
      Written and Performed by James Brown
      Stormy Monday Blues
      Written by Aaron Walker
      Performed by B.B. King and Albert Collins
      Largo al factotum
      from "The Barber of Seville"
      Composed by Gioachino Rossini
      Performed by Robin Williams



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Comedy, Drama, Kids


Family Comedies, 90s, Family Dramas