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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

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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

5 November 1999 (USA)  »

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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

The character "Sanzel" is a reference to the writer Ken Sanzel, a childhood friend of Steve Cohen, who wrote the screenplay for this movie. See more »

Goofs

Marco has a stain on his t-shirt when he's with Jimmie at the diner. When he hops into his car a few moments later, the stain is gone. See more »

Quotes

Jimmie: Just give me the damn symbolic vaginas.
Marco: You are sick!
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Soundtracks

Don't Fence Me In
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by David Byrne
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User Reviews

 
Slow moving at times, but cute
23 June 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film could almost be classified as a fantasy because situations like this just never happen. Still it is very cute, with two very likeable leads. The scene in the Starlight room was probably my favourite, but there are quite a few rather amusing scenes. It does tend to drag somewhere in the middle, and you almost squirm at some of the proposals, but then- we are probably meant to. The ending is corny, with a rather uninspired speech that doesn't really work, but the film in its entirety is not too bad.


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