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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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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 ...
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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 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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For thousands of years in rural Ireland, love has been arranged the old-fashioned way . . . but this time . . . Matchmaking has finally met its match (Video Australia) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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:

$1,378,930 (USA) (3 October 1997)

Gross:

$3,376,403 (USA) (14 November 1997)
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Trivia

Much of the film was shot in Roundstone, a village in Co. Galway, Ireland. See more »

Goofs

Millie O'Dowd tells Marcy that the Japanese girl will be married tomorrow, yet two nights pass before Sean and Marcy drive by her outdoor wedding ceremony in Sean's boat. See more »

Quotes

Marcy Tizard: It's so beautiful here. If it just had the New York Times, it would be perfect.
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Neat end credits pan diagonally from the lower right to upper left through pictures of the movie. See more »


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Fields of Athenry
Written by Pete St. John
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Pleasurable, intelligent and beautifully written/performed
28 July 1999 | by (NY metro) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It has a credible (in terms of dialogue) story, with wonderful acting all around, and is well put together. I am saddened by the fact that it blew through the theaters, but glad to have caught it on video.


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