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The Bachelor -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Roi Cooper Megrue (play)
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Release Date:
5 November 1999 (USA) See more »
One thousand brides. One hundred million dollars. Jimmie Shannon is about to discover the true value of love.
A committment-phobic man goes in search of a bride including his fed up girlfriend, to inherit his grandfather's $100 million inheritance. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The same unfunny joke is played over and over; flat, predictable, underdeveloped. * out of ****. See more (104 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chris O'Donnell ... Jimmie Shannon

Renée Zellweger ... Anne Arden

Artie Lange ... Marco

Edward Asner ... Sid Gluckman

Hal Holbrook ... Roy O'Dell

James Cromwell ... The Priest

Marley Shelton ... Natalie Arden

Peter Ustinov ... Grandad James Shannon

Katharine Towne ... Monique
Rebecca Cross ... Stacey

Stacy Edwards ... Zoe

Mariah Carey ... Ilana

Sarah Silverman ... Carolyn

Jennifer Esposito ... Daphne

Brooke Shields ... Buckley Hale-Windsor
Lydell M. Cheshier ... Sanzel

Robert Kotecki ... Hodgman

Pat Finn ... Bolt

Tim Perez ... Stone (as Timothy Paul Perez)

Romy Rosemont ... Rita

Kelly Jean Peters ... Waitress
Jane L. Powell ... Starlight Room Singer
Jim Jackman ... Nervous Guy
Christopher Carroll ... Maitre D'
Kevin Jones ... Max the Florist
Michael Deeg ... Customer
Erik Kever Ryle ... Customer
Brian Leonard ... Customer
Mary J. White ... Florist Assistant

Edith Fields ... Edith
Joe Meek ... Trader

Michael Lee Merrins ... Trader
Lisa Nalen ... 'Anne' on the Street
Brantley Bush ... Stagehand

Nicholas Pryor ... Dale Arden

Maree Cheatham ... Mona Arden

Mark Norby ... Suspect
Ken Baldwin ... Salsa Dancer

Gustavo Vargas ... Salsa Dancer
Natalie Bartlett ... O'Dell's Daughter
Cheri Rae Russell ... Biker Bride

Jodi Taylor ... Older Bride

Jenni Pulos ... Big Hair Bride

Rebecca Gray ... Punk Bride

Kiva Dawson ... Punk Bride
Anastasia Horne ... Preppy Bride

Niecy Nash ... African-American Bride
T.L. Brooke ... Big Bride

Marnie Alexenburg ... Brunette Bride

Lea Llovio ... Latina Bride (as Lea Moon Llovio)
Robin Lyon ... Questioning Bride
Elizabeth Guber ... Questioning Bride

Nancy O'Dell ... Questioning Bride
Marnie Schneider ... Muslim Bride
Louis Ganapoler ... Baker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chace Acton ... Girl on swing (uncredited)

Andy Arness ... Businessman (uncredited)
Jason Aaron Baca ... Groomsmen #3 (uncredited)
Annie Coffey ... Bride (uncredited)

Tracey Evans ... Questioning Bride (uncredited)

Steve Hosford ... Trader (uncredited)

Johnny Liska ... Newsstand Vendor (uncredited)

Janean Christine Mariani ... Questioning Bride (uncredited)

Jen McAllister ... Bride in Subway (uncredited)

Amy Mills ... Questioning Bride (uncredited)

Shenita Moore ... Afro Bride (uncredited)

Cal Nguyen ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Johan-Carl Nowack ... Groomsmen (uncredited)

Stephany Storey ... Bride (uncredited)

Scott Trimble ... Stockbroker (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Sinyor 
Writing credits
Roi Cooper Megrue (play "Seven Chances")

Jean C. Havez (1925 screenplay "Seven Chances") and
Clyde Bruckman (1925 screenplay "Seven Chances") and
Joseph A. Mitchell (1925 screenplay "Seven Chances")

Steve Cohen (screenplay)

Produced by
Jeffrey T. Barabe .... producer
Michael De Luca .... executive producer
Leon Dudevoir .... co-producer
Stephen W. Hollocker .... co-producer (as Stephen Hollocker)
Bing Howenstein .... producer
Donna Langley .... executive producer
Gene Levy .... line producer
Chris O'Donnell .... executive producer
Lloyd Segan .... producer
Original Music by
David A. Hughes 
John Murphy 
Cinematography by
Simon Archer (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert M. Reitano  (as Robert Reitano)
Florence Vinger 
Casting by
Valerie McCaffrey 
Production Design by
Craig Stearns 
Art Direction by
Randy Moore 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Totleben 
Costume Design by
Terry Dresbach 
Makeup Department
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist: Renée Zellweger
Gretchen Davis .... makeup artist
Leonard Engelman .... makeup artist: Chris O'Donnell
Kimberly Felix .... makeup artist (as Kimberly Felix-Burke)
Sharon Ilson .... makeup artist: Renée Zellweger
Gary Liddiard Jr. .... makeup artist
Dennis Liddiard .... key makeup artist
Gary Liddiard .... key makeup artist
Geordie Sheffer .... hair stylist
Joy Zapata .... key hair stylist
Jennifer Zide .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Carla Fry .... executive in charge of production
Nancy Jane King .... production supervisor
Gene Levy .... unit production manager
Rick Reynolds .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Aspromonti .... additional second second assistant director: San Francisco
Rocky Capella .... action director
William M. Connor .... second assistant director
Richard Graves .... first assistant director
David Hyman .... second assistant director
Rusty Mahmood .... second second assistant director
Jana Spotts .... dga trainee
Art Department
Linda C. Azevedo .... construction auditor
David T. Cannon .... construction coordinator
Dan Caplan .... storyboard artist
Jennifer Clinard .... standby painter: San Francisco
Kirk Corwin .... property master
J. Michael Davis .... set dresser: San Francisco
Laura J. DeRosa .... art department coordinator
David W. Ford .... lead man
Lorena Diane Fortier .... scenic artist
Laura M. Freeman .... scenic artist
Jeff Halvorsen .... set dresser
Gilbert Johnson .... set dresser: San Francisco
Nancy A. Knight .... second lead scenic
Robert E. Knight .... lead scenic painter
Lyle Maves .... lead plasterer foreman
Tony R. Medina .... propmaker foreman
Barbara Mesney .... set designer
John Oster .... local construction coordinator
Robert L. Peden .... scenic artist
Jim Stubblefield .... assistant property master (as D. James Stubblefield)
Eric Sundahl .... set designer
Mark Warren .... set dresser
Marc Campisi .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jay Koiwai .... painter (uncredited)
Mitchell Nyberg .... assistant props: San Francisco (uncredited)
Joshua Teicher .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jack White .... food stylist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Jim Brookshire .... dialogue editor
Jeanette Browning .... adr recordist
Betty Burkhart .... assistant sound editor
Tim Chau .... re-recording mixer
Andy D'Addario .... re-recording mixer
Richard Bryce Goodman .... production sound mixer
Daniel Goss .... digital playback
Rich Green .... foley coordinator
Daniel L. Griffiths .... audio programming
Doug Jackson .... sound editor (as Douglas Jackson)
Nils C. Jensen .... sound editor
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (as Randy Johnson)
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
David Kern .... sound editor
Kate Lumpkin .... cable person (as Kat Craig)
Kate Lumpkin .... utility sound (as Kat Craig)
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Donald J. Malouf .... supervising sound editor
Neil Porter .... sound recordist (as Neal Porter)
Chris Sparkes .... sound recordist
Ann L. Thornberg .... assistant sound editor
Scott Weber .... foley mixer
Thomas Whiting .... adr supervisor
David Abrahamsen .... sound (uncredited)
Stephen W. Potter .... stage engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David P. Kelsey .... special effects coordinator: San Francisco unit
Visual Effects by
Travis Baumann .... compositing artist
John Bozzalla .... production assistant
George Cawood .... visual effects artist: lasso & bouquet sequence
Matt Dessero .... compositing artist
David Goldberg .... plate supervisor
Rob Hodgson .... digital effects supervisor
Daniel J. Lombardo .... visual effects executive producer
Matt Magnolia .... visual effects editorial: CFC/MVFX (as Matt '45' Magnolia)
Sheldon Ramones .... technical assistant
Jonathan F. Styrlund .... visual effects producer
Toby Wilkins .... visual effects artist: lasso & bouquet sequence
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunts (as Robin Bonaccorsi)
Rocky Capella .... stunt coordinator
Yvette Capella .... stunts
Liisa Cohen .... stunts
Lisa Dempsey .... stunts
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunts
Sheila Greene .... stunts
Gordon Hansen .... stunts
Marcia Holley .... stunts
Shawn Howell .... stunts
Randall Huber .... stunts
Kevin Larson .... stunts
Johnny Martin .... stunts
Mike Martinez .... stunts
Jim McConnell .... stunt double: Chris O'Donnell
David D. Renaud .... stunts
Mike Sasse .... stunts
Cindy Yohnka .... stunts
Merritt Yohnka .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Barraza .... best boy grip (as Eliazar Alex Barraza)
Andrew Bennett .... grip
Philippe Carr-Forster .... camera operator: "a" camera
James M. Cox .... gaffer
Tchell De Paepe .... camera assistant: second unit
Frank Dorowsky .... rigging gaffer (as Frank Dorowski)
David Dunbar .... lighting technician
Mark W. Elias .... rigging grip
Mark Fellman .... still photographer
Jeff Ferrero .... best boy electric (as Jeffrey Ferraro)
Sheila Greene .... set electrician
Chris Hager .... dolly grip
Brad M. Hazen .... best boy electric
Scott C. Keys .... rigging electrician
Joshua Lubensky .... electrician
James A. Lundin .... basecamp genie operator
Tom May .... key grip (as Tommy P. May)
Richard A. Mention III .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David Moir .... additional still photographer: San Francisco
Dick Montagne .... camera operator: "b" camera
David B. Nowell .... director of aerial photography
Mark O'Kane .... Steadicam operator
Sean J. O'Shea .... second assistant camera
Bobby Powell .... chief lighting technician: San Francisco (as Robert E. Powell)
Mike Shaheen .... video assist operator
Baird Steptoe .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Baird Benton Steptoe Sr.)
Gary Tandrow .... gaffer
John Trunk .... video assist operator: San Francisco
James Barker .... gaffer (uncredited)
Steve Condiotti .... gaffer: second unit, San Francisco (uncredited)
Casting Department
Randi Acton .... extras casting: second unit
Joe Adams .... casting associate
Lisa S. Beasley .... extras casting
Ayo Davis .... casting assistant
Ava Fang .... extras casting assistant
Josh Fifarek .... casting assistant
Kurt Koehler .... casting assistant
Della Lorenzetti .... assistant to casting directors
Alison E. McBryde .... casting consultant
Corbin Bronson .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvette Ammon .... costumer
Christine Dye .... extras costumer
Bega Metzner .... assistant costume designer
Gregory B. Peña .... costume supervisor
Romeo Pompa .... costumer
Eric H. Sandberg .... costume supervisor
Kenn Smiley .... key set costumer
Hugo Peña .... key costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jay Bowman .... editorial production assistant
Roger Cooper .... assistant film editor: Avid
Danya Joseph .... assistant editor
Jody Levin .... executive in charge of post-production
Mato .... color timer
Lynel Moore .... associate editor (as Lynel Moore Cioffi)
Location Management
Timothy Falconer .... assistant location manager (as Tim Falconer)
Felix Gehm .... location scout
Thomas M. Harrigan .... assistant location manager
Susan Jones .... location assistant
Jill Naumann .... assistant location manager
Stefanie Pleet .... location manager: San Francisco
Ned R. Shapiro .... location manager
Saisie M. Jang .... location assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Music Department
David Arch .... conductor
David Arch .... orchestrator
Joanne Baker .... music preparation
John Baker .... music preparation
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Bob Bowen .... music coordinator
Paul Broucek .... music executive
J.J. George .... supervising music editor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Tanya Noel Hill .... assistant music editor
John Houlihan .... music consultant
Mark Kaufman .... music clearance executive
Gary Raymond .... music playback
Dana Sano .... music executive
Lori Silfen .... music business affairs
Bruce White .... viola
Gavyn Wright .... orchestra leader
Greg Francis .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Hedy Phil Balani .... production driver
Edward Lassak .... driver
Steve Mann .... transportation captain
Eddie Lee Voelker .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Coleen Aiello .... assistant accountant
Jules Bianchi .... assistant: Mr. O'Donnell
Jay Bowman .... production assistant
Richard Brooks Burton .... gyrosphere technician
Tim Carroll .... livestock coordinator
Amy Kathleen Chambers .... production assistant
Eric D. Christensen .... production assistant
Sam M. Cobb .... set medic (as Samuel M. Cobb)
Gabe de Kelaita .... set production assistant: San Francisco
Michele Dennis .... assistant production office coordinator
Brian Dettor .... key office production assistant
Derek Di Biagio .... production assistant
Glen Diller .... production assistant
Bill Dunphy .... production assistant
Jeff Egan .... production safety
Erik Ellner .... production attorney
Ava Fang .... production assistant
Fred Fein .... stand-in
Josh Fifarek .... production assistant
Emily Glatter .... in-house production coordinator
Amelia T. Hambrecht .... production assistant
June Kim .... assistant controller
Andrew Kirsner .... assistant: producer
Jennifer Koenig .... accounting assistant
Kevin Lum .... set production assistant: San Francisco
Tracy Marshak-Nash .... accounting assistant
Marybeth Martin-Eck .... first assistant accountant
Adam R. Mehr .... attorney
Danny Mormino .... set production assistant: Los Angeles sequences
Kelly Phelan .... art p.a.
Linda Pine .... adr voice
Rachel E. Prentiss .... production accountant
Paul Prokop .... production controller
Claire Raskind .... unit publicist
Joshua Ravetch .... production resources
Gabriela Rios .... assistant production coordinator
Rick Roesch .... payroll accountant
Nina Saxon .... title designer: New Wave Entertainment
Jeffrey Schwartz .... production assistant: Los Angeles
David Sporn .... contract administrator
Lynn Struiksma .... production assistant
Dave Sullivan .... medic
P.R. Tooke .... script supervisor
Lee Tucker .... preview technical supervisor
Nelson Tunon .... production coordinator
Rudy Ugland .... wrangler
Chris Warren .... chef
Ted Yonenaka .... craft service
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... aerial coordinator
Mary Zeeble .... production assistant
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Sean Jordan .... interactive media (uncredited)
Peter Kelley .... dialogue coach: Chris O'Donnell (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Propose" - Japan (English title)
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Rated PG-13 for language
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Canada:14A (Alberta) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:S | France:Tous publics | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:L | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:M | Peru:Apt | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #36793)

Did You Know?

One of the brides mentions that she "went to Princeton where Brooke Shields went". Brooke Shields plays Buckley in the movie.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Jimmie:Just give me the damn symbolic vaginas.
Marco:You are sick!
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Did David Belasco write the "original" upon which The Bachelor is based?
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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The same unfunny joke is played over and over; flat, predictable, underdeveloped. * out of ****., 2 December 1999
Author: Blake French ( from Michigan, USA


Starring: Chris O'Donnell, Renée Zellweger, James Cromwell, Hal Holbrook, and Brooke Shields Directors: Buster Keaton and Gary Sinyor Running time: 101 minutes Rated PG-13 (for language and some sex-related dialogue)

By Blake French:

New Line Cinema appears to be on a losing streak this year with releasing flops and encountering narrow critical success with their productions. From "Drop Dead Gorgeous" to "Detroit Rock City," to "Body Shots" and now "The Bachelor." This movie is a romantic comedy that contains such a flat feeling and predictable plot, it is arguably the worst film released by this production company all year.

"The Bachelor" accommodates a story centering on undeveloped characters and the one dimensional situations they are placed into. The male romantic lead here is played Chris O'Donnell, and his name is Jimmie Shannon, who is supposedly in love with the usually dependable Renée Zellweger, where here is Anne. Jimmie and Anne are developed within a brief three minute opening scene where one meets the other at a coffee house when they exchange about ten words with each other. Their conversation is of pointless proportions, and has no clue of preparing any romantic chemistry or witty dialogue for us. Thus there is no believable quality between Anne and Jimmie, and this is just the opening sequence. How can a romance be effective if we don't buy the couple as a couple from the first scene?

We couldn't care less about the characters so far in the film, mainly because we lack knowledge concerning them. But soon afterward, Jimmie proposes to Anne at a fancy restaurant, where for some reason, she is offended at his verbal presentation. You see, the film is so hopeless for romantic tension, it uses the Anne character as a stubborn, unhappy brat in attempt to raise it. The film requires a delay in the engagement, due to an upcoming gimmick.

Now we have Anne angry at Jimmie, hence taking a trip to some place far away in the very near future--business matters. These events are present is to increase what little dramatic tension there. It also requires Jimmie to clean up his act before Anne leaves. Then one of his old relatives die, whose will leaves Jimmie over one hundred million dollars, if his current life applies toward his requirements: basically he has to be married within a day.

The conflict is introduced in the beginning of the second act, instead of at the start the picture. Not that it really matters where the problem is brought to our attention, because we don't care about the outcome of any relationship here. The rest of the film has Jimmie running from ex-girlfriend to ex-girlfriend desperately proposing to each so he can receive the cash promised. After a brief appearance by a popular pop singer, to an almost successful wed to a bitchy character played by Brooke Shields, Jimmie only finds himself deeper in love with the girl in his heart, Anne.

I will not announce if Anne and Jimmie find true love in each other. Nor will I say if Jimmie inherits the millions left to him. The only thing we know by the trailers and posters is that somehow Jimmie will be trailed by hundreds of angry bride-to-be's down the streets of his home town. This scene is highly anticipated, and energetic, but never really funny. The way it is carried out wreaks of hilarity, but lacks slapstick quality, and believe it or not, it doesn't provoke any laughs. The supporting roles are overacted and exaggerated, but the main characters are greatly underplayed. The two romantic leads are boring, shallow, witless puppets of the plot. That is most certainly the reason why I found myself enjoying the side characters. Brooke Shields contributes an effective performance with a small side character. And James Cromwell, as a kind-hearted priest, is easily the most interesting character in the movie--the only thing is, he utters but ten lines throughout the movie.

The performances from Chris O'Donnell and the Renée Zellweger come off as dreadfully dual, unimaginative and withered. O'Donnell doesn't bring any charm to his otherwise likable character, and ends up performing with conventional, utterly undertaken style. And Zellweger, who was so good in "One True Thing," has nothing to do here, beyond following the commands of the plot. What a colossal disappointment.

Another thing absent in "The Bachelor" is laughs, which are no where to be found. The way the film is portrayed is not funny at all, mainly because after the gimmick is introduced we receive more and more of the same unfunny marital. This is due to the severe lack of concern for the characters. One of the viewers I screened the production with literally fell asleep during this movie. She says that this is because it is boring. I say it is because we care so little and know so little about the characters, we feel tired and slumberous.

Conclusion Statement: Half way through "The Bachelor" I still did not know the character's names. And personally, I never did care enough to learn them.

Brought to you by New Line Cinema.

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