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The Bachelor (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  5 November 1999 (USA)
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A committment-phobic man goes in search of a bride including his fed up girlfriend, to inherit his grandfather's $100 million inheritance.

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Storyline

Jimmie is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's wedding. Suddenly, his wild mustang days are numbered. He finally decides to propose to her, but he sticks his foot in his mouth and botches the proposal. Being insulted by the defeatist proposal, Anne leaves town on an assignment. After she's gone, he finds out that his recently-deceased grandfather's will stipulates that he gets nothing of a multi-million dollar fortune unless he's married by 6:05pm on his 30th birthday: tomorrow! Not being able to find Anne, Jimmie begins backtracking through his past girlfriends to find a wife. Written by Tony B

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

One thousand brides. One hundred million dollars. Jimmie Shannon is about to discover the true value of love.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

5 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Bachelor  »

Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£291,436 (UK) (18 February 2000)

Gross:

£761,788 (UK) (3 March 2000)
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Trivia

This movie is based on the Buster Keaton silent film Seven Chances (1925). This film was shot in San Francisco, filming in some of the same areas that Keaton used for another film Day Dreams (1922). See more »

Goofs

When Jimmie breaks the balls in billiards room the violet ball ends next to edge. In next shot it's in middle of table. See more »

Quotes

[Before Jimmie asks his ex-girlfriend Buckley to marry him]
Marco: OK, crunch time. Seventh game of the World Series. Bottom of the ninth. Two outs. Full count. It's our last chance. There's no tomorrow. Got it?
Jimmie: Four cliches ago.
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Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Especial sonido (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

O Fortuna
from "Carmina Burana"
Written by Carl Orff
Performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra and Slovak Philharmonic Chorus
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User Reviews

 
very cute movie, great remake of the old classic
6 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

The Bachelor is very cute, Chris O'Donnell is very good in it. I've seen the old silent this is a remake of, "Seven Chances" starring Buster Keaton, it is very funny, and one of Buster's best, i never thought anyone would be interested in remaking it, but I'm glad they did. Renee Zellweger is also good in it, she makes The Bachelor worth watching. She is very pretty and believable as O'Donnell's girlfriend. The movie gets a little slow sometimes, but recovers afterward. there is an all star cast, i couldn't believe there were so many stars in it. All of O'Donnell's old girlfriends are really funny (the cop, opera singer, student, cook, stock broker, Buckley and Zoey.) So overall The Bachelor was an almost perfect movie.


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