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The Bachelor (1999)

PG-13  |   |  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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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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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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5 November 1999 (USA)  »

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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

Several of the brides chasing the bachelor at the end of this movie are male extras in drag. See more »

Goofs

As the bride mob is chasing Jimmie, the overwhelming majority of the brides are seen wearing white sneakers/tennis shoes. Either every bride anticipated running after Jimmie or the extras playing the brides were told to wear comfortable shoes fit for running. See more »

Quotes

[while listening to love song from Titanic]
Natalie: What kind of dumb bitch lets Leonardo DiCaprio drown?
Anne: Nat, mind your own business
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Hernando's Hideaway
from "The Pajama Game"
Written by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler
Performed by Billy May and His Orchestra
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or, Get Off the Pot!
26 October 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

In order to protect a $100 million inheritance, commitment-shy bachelor Chris O'Donnell (as Jimmie Shannon) learns he must marry before he reaches his impending 30th birthday. Naturally, Mr. O'Donnell proposes to the woman he loves, beautiful blonde Renée Zellweger (as Anne Arden). But, Ms. Zellweger senses O'Donnell's heart really isn't in his "(empty your intestine) or get off the pot!" proposal. Zellweger bails, with sister Marley Shelton (as Natalie). So, O'Donnell, with pal Artie Lange (as Marco) assisting, tries to locate a marriage-minded woman, who is willing to share $100 million, and produce a baby. Any takers?

Ms. Shelton is a sweet sidekick, and Brooke Shields (as Buckley) stands out among the unfortunately wasted supporting cast. Gary Sinyor's "The Bachelor" is a lesser re-make of a well-remembered Buster Keaton comedy ("Seven Chances"). No cigar and not even close.

**** The Bachelor (1999) Gary Sinyor ~ Chris O'Donnell, Renee Zellweger, Marley Shelton


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