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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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Roi Cooper Megrue (play)
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Release Date:
5 November 1999 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
One thousand brides. One hundred million dollars. Jimmie Shannon is about to discover the true value of love.
Plot:
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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Cast

  (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

Timothy Paul Perez ... Stone

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)

Tracey Evans ... Questioning Bride (uncredited)
Steve Hosford ... Trader (uncredited)

Johnny Liska ... Newsstand Vendor (uncredited)

Janean Christine Mariani ... Questioning Bride (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
(WGA)
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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy D'Addario .... sound 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)
 
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
 
Stunts
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
Jeffrey Ferraro .... best boy electric
Sheila Greene .... set electrician
Chris Hager .... dolly grip
Brad M. Hazen .... best boy electric
Scott C. Keys .... rigging electrician
Joshua Lubensky .... electrician
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)
 
Music Department
David Arch .... conductor
David Arch .... orchestrator
Joanne Baker .... music preparation
John Baker .... music preparation
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
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
Timothy Falconer .... assistant location manager (as Tim Falconer)
Ava Fang .... production assistant
Fred Fein .... stand-in
Josh Fifarek .... production assistant
Felix Gehm .... location scout
Emily Glatter .... in-house production coordinator
Amelia T. Hambrecht .... production assistant
Thomas M. Harrigan .... assistant location manager
Susan Jones .... location assistant
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
Danny Mormino .... set production assistant: Los Angeles sequences
Jill Naumann .... assistant location manager
Linda Pine .... adr voice
Stefanie Pleet .... location manager: San Francisco
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
Ned R. Shapiro .... location manager
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)
Saisie M. Jang .... location assistant: San Francisco (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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language
Runtime:
101 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Canada:14A (Alberta) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:TE | Finland:S | France:U | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:L | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:M | Peru:PT | 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?

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 Daydreams (1922).See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Jimmie is at his grandfather's funeral, he says "...he rose up and called the doctors scum suckers." But that is clearly not what his mouth says.See more »
Quotes:
Preppy Bride:Thank God I'm bisexualSee more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
You Do Something to MeSee more »

FAQ

Did David Belasco write the "original" upon which The Bachelor is based?
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
There will be no gala tenth anniversary edition released., 17 January 2000
Author: gagewyn from Gainesville, FL

If you are looking for a non intellectually stimulating romantic comedy, and this is on TV and you arenÕt really going to pay attention, and your main alternative to watching is staring at the wall, then you are in luck. The Bachelor is the sort of movie that seems about eight years old as soon as it comes out on TV. The special effects involving various men running with horses look about this old.

Basically the film revolves around the idea of bachelors as stallions powerful wild and free, the idea of true love, and functions as a frame work for ÒcuteÓ romantic cliches about true love and what not. Basically the best part that lasts more than thirty seconds is the proposal with Buckley. This is not worth watching the movie for.

The only non paid for reference (read non advertisement) to this movie that I have seen is something about Mariah Carey: from singing to acting, but this is the sort of ÒactingÓ that a fan would not want spread around. Oh well so much for long term artistic merit or historical value of any kind.

What interests me most about this movie is what bystanders thought when they saw the scenes with hundreds of wedding dress clad bride hopefuls storming the streets, running up and down the same hill over and over again until they got the perfect take, and generally walking around the city. The wedding dress scenes are very impressive and alone are almost worth watching the movie previews for. It is kind of sad that some sort of candid camera clip of bystanders staring at a bunch of actresses in wedding gowns would probably be more exciting than the movie, but thatÕs the way it is with The Bachelor.

I didnÕt think that this movie was worth my time, but some people just love happy little romantic comedies. I realize that I am not in this group, and consider this to be the worst movie that I have paid to see this year. Try as I might I will never get back my 5 dollars and the 90 minutes of my life spent on this movie. If you do watch this do something else, preferably something distracting, at the same time. Given any alternative donÕt watch this.

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