The Beautician and the Beast

The Beautician and the Beast

Fran Drescher
Director: Ken Kwapis Cast: Fran Drescher
Fran Drescher
, Timothy Dalton
Timothy Dalton
, Ian McNeice
Ian McNeice
Ken Kwapis


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Joy Miller (Fran Drescher) is a beautician who teaches an evening course in hairstyling at a Brooklyn community college. When a cigarette dropped on a wig leads to a fire, Joy saves the lab animals kept in the building and achieves 15 minutes of local notoriety. Grushinsky (Ian McNeice), a representative of the leader of the small Eastern European nation of Slovetzia, is visiting the United States while looking for a tutor for the leader's three children. Thinking Joy teaches science (apparently the Slovetzian government doesn't check the resumes of their teaching staff too closely), Grushinsky offers Joy the job, believing that it would be good PR to have a well-known American educator on hand. Joy takes the job and must now deal with Boris Pochenko (Timothy Dalton), the grim and humorless tyrant who rules Slovetzia. Joy's low-brow fashion sense and broad nasal twang of a voice don't sit well with Boris at first, but the kids love her; in time, she teaches Boris to lighten up and enjoy himself, and romance begins to bloom between the unlikely couple. While Fran Drescher had a number of film roles before her TV series The Nanny, this was her first starring role following the show's success.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/22/2019
UPC: 0032429277749
Original Release: 1997
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 3,300

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by Fran Drescher

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fran Drescher Joy Miller
Timothy Dalton Boris Pochenko
Ian McNeice Grushinsky
Patrick Malahide Kleist
Lisa Jakub Katrina
Michael Lerner Jerry Miller
Phyllis Newman Judy Miller

Technical Credits
Ken Kwapis Director
Sara Andrews Set Decoration/Design
Roger Birnbaum Executive Producer
Peter Lyons Collister Cinematographer
Steve Cooper Art Director
Fran Drescher Executive Producer
Cliff Eidelman Score Composer,Songwriter
Richard Bryce Goodman Sound/Sound Designer
Todd Graff Producer,Screenwriter
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Craig Huston Asst. Director
Peter Marc Jacobson Executive Producer
Jane Jenkins Casting
Howard W. Koch Producer
Jon Poll Editor
Rusty Smith Production Designer
Barbara Tfank Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Beautician and the Beast
1. Fair Maiden
2. The Audition/Opening Credits
3. Settle
4. Hero Teacher
5. A Job Offer
6. Slovetzia - "Its's Like Paris...50 Years Ago."
7. An Audience With The President
8. Breakfast
9. History Rewritten
10. Love Lessons
11. Slovetzian Nightlife
12. Right And Wrong
13. Romeo And Juliet
14. A Peace-Loving, Democratic Government
15. Midnight Snack
16. A Special Place
17. Saying Hello
18. Phony Hero Worship
19. Katrian And Alek
20. The Workers' Strike
21. A New Image
22. Party Planning
23. Fresh Chicken
24. A Statesman
25. An Utz For Joy Miller
26. The Best Teacher
27. The Evening's First Dance
28. No More Politics
29. Boris The Beast
30. Goodbye Joy
31. A Monster
32. Happy Birthday
33. Three Things
34. End Credits

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