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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 dates

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
Flag of Hong Kong.svg 27 January 1994
 Austria 28 January 1994
 United Kingdom 28 January 1994
Republic of Ireland Ireland 28 January 1994
Flag of Israel.svg 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
Flag of Ecuador.svg 16 February 1994
Flag of Jamaica.svg 16 February 1994
 Finland 18 February 1994
Flag of Lebanon.svg 18 February 1994
 Turkey 18 February 1994
 Indonesia 22 February 1994
 Philippines 23 February 1994
 Netherlands 24 February 1994
 Latvia 25 February 1994
Mexico 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
Flag of Estonia (bordered).svg 13 May 1994
 Singapore 19 May 1994
Flag of Paraguay.svg 20 May 1994
 Malaysia 25 May 1994
 India 24 June 1994
 Egypt 1 August 1994
 Lithuania 21 October 1994


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 sequel

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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