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The MatchMaker (1997)

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Marcy is an assistant to Senator John McGlory, who is having problems with a re-election campaign. Desperate for Irish votes, McGlory's chief of staff Nick sends Marcy to Ireland to trace ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marcy Tizard
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Sean Kelly
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Dermot O'Brien
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Senator John McGlory
Rosaleen Linehan ...
Millie O'Dowd
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Declan Kelly
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Sarah Kelly
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Moira Kennedy Kelly
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Nick
Olivia Caffrey ...
Annie
Joan Sheehy ...
Bus Passenger
Anne Gildea ...
Airport Assistant
Claude Clancy ...
Michael the Bus Driver
James Ryland ...
Sergeant Riley
David King ...
Local Lad No. 1
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Storyline

Marcy is an assistant to Senator John McGlory, who is having problems with a re-election campaign. Desperate for Irish votes, McGlory's chief of staff Nick sends Marcy to Ireland to trace McGlory's relatives or ancestors. Marcy arrives at the village of Ballinagra when it is preparing for an annual Matchmaking Festival. A well-dressed, handsome and single young lady, she becomes the center of attention for two professional matchmakers, Dermot and Millie, as well as for bartender Sean. Written by Anonymous

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A comedy for the incurably unromantic. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amori e imbrogli  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

DEM 232,932 (Germany) (24 April 1998)

Gross:

DEM 232,932 (Germany) (24 April 1998)
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Trivia

Ballinagra, the name of the town in the movie is a reworking on the Irish 'Baile Na Gra' which means 'Town of Love'. See more »

Goofs

The Irish version of the town Ballinagra should be "Baile an Ghrá", not "Baile na Grá" as depicted in the film. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Kelly: You should come to the dance, Marcy, come and have a bit o' craic.
Marcy Tizard: Crack?
Sarah Kelly: Yah, it's brilliant craic.
Marcy Tizard: By crack I'm assuming that you don't mean incredibly hard drugs.
Sarah Kelly: Oh no! It just means havin' a laugh, like havin' a bit o' fun!
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Crazy Credits

Neat end credits pan diagonally from the lower right to upper left through pictures of the movie. See more »

Connections

References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

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Female of the Species
Written by Tommy Scott, Francis Griffiths, Andrew Parle and James Edwards
Performed by Space
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A very charming movie
18 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies of all time!! Janeane Garofaolo is amazing in this...she is funny and sardonic, while still being a very likable character. The actor that played Shaun did an excellent job as well..he was quite charming! I have watched this movie at least 15 times, and still get a great laugh whenever I watch it!!! Not to mention the last time I watched it I heard things I had not heard before. This is a very refreshing, light hearted romantic comedy that thankfully didn't choose to include a wild nude sex scene - it would have been awkward in this movie and would have taken away from it's charm. I highly recommend this movie!!!


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