Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson star as a divorced couple who separated shortly after their identical twin daughters' birth; Lindsay Lohan stars in her film debut as both twins, Hallie Parker and Annie James, who are fortuitously reunited at summer camp after being separated at birth. David Swift wrote the screenplay for the original film based on Lottie and Lisa. The film received positive reviews. After the birth of their identical twin daughters, Annie and Hallie Lindsay Lohan , they get divorced and each has custody of one girl. Eleven years and nine months later in the summer of , Nick and Elizabeth coincidentally send their daughters to Camp Walden, a girls sleep away camp in Maine.