Mrs. Doubtfire

Synopsis: Eccentric actor Daniel Hillard is an amusing and caring father. But after a disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda draws the line and files a divorce. He can see his three children only once a week which doesn't sit well with him. Daniel also holds a job at a TV studio as a shipping clerk under the recommendation of his liason. But when Miranda puts out an ad for a housekeeper, Daniel takes it upon himself to make a disguise as a Scottish lady named Mrs Doubtfire. And Daniel must also deal with Miranda's new boyfriend Stu Dunemyer.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Chris Columbus
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min

Salutations, snack.

On second thought...

Police! Civic authorities! ASPCA! ASAP!

Murder! Betrayal! Kidnapped!

No, birdnapped!

A cup of garlic, a twist of parakeet.

Eat your heart out, Julia Child.

Excuse me, but isn't it customary

for the jailbird to get one telephone call?

In your case, I think not.

Afternoon snacks have few civil liberties.

But I'm not wholly without heart.

How about a nice soothing cigarette?

Oh, I will not do this. I cannot!

Oh, what a foul way for a bird to die!

I don't want to get beak cancer.

No! My lungs are blackened!

Here we go again.

Cut, cut, cut! Roll it back.

- Help me...

- What are you doing? Daniel...

That line is not in the script.

Why did you add it?

- I wanted to comment on the situation.

- What situation?

Shoving a cigarette into Pudgie's mouth

is morally irresponsible.

This is a cartoon,

not a friggin' Oprah Winfrey Special.

Lou, millions of kids see this cartoon.

It's like telling them "Light up. "

You can't put words in Pudgie's mouth

if his mouth isn't moving.

It's voice-over. An interior monologue.

Maybe even the voice of God.

Pudgie, don't smoke.

- Actors.

- What? Let's ask the technicians.

Do you think it's morally right

to promote smoking to the youth of America?

- They're biased. That's a mistrial.

- This session costs the studio thousands.

If you want a paycheck, stick to the script.

If you want to play Gandhi,

then do it on somebody else's time.

Then I've got to do what I've got to do.

That's very funny.

Where the hell are you goin'?

If you leave, you're not comin' back in.

I'm not takin' any crap from you, pal.

Well, in the words of Porky Pig:

Piss off, Lou.

- So what about that history test?

- Don't ask.

- Did you have fun in school?

- I painted a picture of a rainbow.

- Dad?

- Daddy!


- I thought you couldn't pick us up.

- Well, I got off early.

- You mean you got fired?

- No, I quit. For reasons of conscience.


Dude, congratulations on your

- A stripper?

- Ooh, please!

- Two strippers?

- Hoo-hah, boy!

- A party?

- Yes!

No. No parties.

Mom said you couldn't have one

because of your report card.

Mom's not gonna be

home for another four hours, is she?

Prepare yourself... for the wild kingdom.

Coming up toward the very end.

There she goes. And she wins that race.

Come on off now. Here we go.

You want to feed him?

See if this guy will.


Get out!

- Gregory, Henderson and Hillard.

- Miranda Hillard, please.

I know what you're going for with these

murals, but perhaps if they weren't so large.

And let's do steel windows, not wood.

Eliminate the Oriental rug.

Let's try an Aubusson carpet.

- More pink than red.

- Good idea.

Union Square Inn. This is better.

More Arts and Crafts. A Dirk Van Erp lamp,

a Stickley chair. Don't be seduced by chintz.

Excuse me. Miranda,

can I speak to you for a minute?

- Yes. Excuse me.

- Certainly.

Just be one minute.

I just got off the phone

with a Stuart Dunmeyer.

- Stuart Dunmeyer?

- He said you were acquaintances.

Stuart Dunmeyer?

He's putting millions into restoring

the old Wellman mansion on Nob Hill.

- He wants to make it into a $500-a-night B&B.

- Yes, I read about it.

- He's been doing very well.

- That's him.

And he specifically asked for you, Miranda.

He did?

- I told him you'd call first thing tomorrow.

- Yes, I will.

Miss Hillard? The operator

has a Gloria Chaney on hold.

- She says it's an emergency.

- Excuse me.


- Oh, my God!

- Is this your residence, ma'am?

Yes, I'm sorry to say it is.

Are you aware it's illegal to possess

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Randi Mayem Singer

Randi Mayem Singer is an American screenwriter, producer and showrunner best known for writing the screenplay to the 20th Century Fox blockbuster Mrs. Doubtfire starring Robin Williams and Sally Field. more…

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