The Parent Trap script
Synopsis: In this update of a 1961 film, twins Annie and Hallie (Lindsay Lohan) are strangers until happenstance unites them. The preteen girls' divorced parents, Nick (Dennis Quaid) and Elizabeth (Natasha Richardson), are living on opposite sides of the Atlantic, each with one child. After meeting at camp, American Hallie and British-raised Annie engineer an identity swap, giving both the chance to spend time with the parent they've missed. If the scheme works, it might just make the family whole again.

5

MARTIN:

Well, here we are - Camp Walden For

Girls.

(looks around, with disdain)

We travelled six thousand miles for... this?

Annie looks around. She also speaks with a BRITISH ACCENT.

Annie

It's rather picturesque, wouldn't you

say?

MARTIN:

I don't know if that's precisely the term

I would use.

Annie smiles as the Limo Driver lines up four pieces of matching luggage by Martin's side.

MARTIN:

So, lets review, your Mother's list, shall

we?

(pulls out a typed list)

Vitamins?

Annie

Check.

MARTIN:

Minerals?

Annie

Check.

MARTIN:

List of daily intake of fruits and vegetables?

Annie

Check. Check.

(Martin looks up)

Check for fruits, check for vegetables. Go on.

MARTIN:

Herbal teas, sugarless candy, sun block, lip balm, insect repellent, umbrella, stationary, stamps, fountain pen, flashlight, batteries, photos of your mother, grandfather and of course....

(turns page)

Yours truly!

6

Annie

Got it all, I think.

MARTIN:

Oh, and here's a little something from your

Grandfather, a brand new deck of cards.

Maybe you'll find someone on this continent

who can actually whip your tush at poker.

Annie

I doubt it but thanks. And thanks for

bringing me, Martin.

Martin is suddenly overwhelmed with emotion. He looks away, about to burst into tears, quickly grabs Annie, hugs her tightly, then just as quickly - regains his dignity.

MARTIN:

And remember, if you change your mind and want me to pick you up at the end of camp, I'm only a phone-call away.

Annie

I'll be fine. See you in eight weeks,

Marty ol’ pal.

MARTIN:

Eight weeks it is, Queen of my Heart.

Annie puts out her hand, Martin places his hand over hers and they proceed to do an extravagantly worked out SECRET HANDSHAKE - with all kinds of moves in it including a butt bump, a wave under the chin and a shimmy to-and-fro. When it's over, Martin resumes his proper Butler demeanor and gets into the Limo. As the Limo pulls away, we HEAR:

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David Swift

David Swift was born on July 27, 1919 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He was a writer and director, known for The Parent Trap (1998), The Parent Trap (1961) and Pollyanna (1960). He was married to Micheline Swift and Maggie McNamara. He died on December 31, 2001 in Santa Monica, California, USA. more…

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