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There's Something About Mary (1998)

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A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Boss' Brother (as Dan Murphy)
Detective Krevoy (as Richard M. Tyson)


Ted was a geek in high school, who was going to go to the prom with one of the most popular girls in school, Mary. The prom date never happened, because Ted had a very unusual accident. Thirteen years later he realizes he is still in love with Mary, so he hires a private investigator to track her down. That investigator discovers he too may be in love with Mary, so he gives Ted some false information to keep him away from her. But soon Ted finds himself back into Mary's life, as we watch one funny scene after another. Written by Justin Sharp <rainman88@earthlink.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong comic sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,740,644 (USA) (17 July 1998)


$176,483,808 (USA) (19 March 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Matt Dillon and Cameron Diaz were dating in real life during filming. They'd been together three years but broke up almost immediately after the movie was released. See more »


When Ted greets Mary in Miami for the first time Mary and Warren are standing on some steps. A man in a suit behind them goes down the steps twice. See more »


[first lines]
Ted: [voice over] When I was 16 years old, I fell in love.
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Crazy Credits

A montage of scenes from the film as well as outtakes involving the cast lip-syncing to The Foundations' song "Build Me Up Buttercup" runs during the end credits. See more »


Referenced in The Crown Jewel of Indonesia (1999) See more »


Hey Batter (Mary's Remix)
Written and Performed by Susan Sandberg
Courtesy of Suit Guy Records
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User Reviews

Goofy, low brow humour- but it has something...
19 November 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

In the past I have not been a great fan of the Farrelly brothers films, however this film is an exception. The dog scenes were probably the funniest personally, but there were heaps of other scenes that are well worth a mention. Cameron Diaz was fantastic as Mary, the girl everyone is after and Ben Stiller was excellent. Matt Dillon was way too over the top- I know his role somewhat warranted it- but did he have to be so excessive? He seemed so irritating. There is no doubt that the humour in this film is of the lowest possible calibre, but it really works- think Dumb & Dumber, but only quite good. Despite all the comic situations in the film, there is still something undeniably sweet in the centre of the story, I think thats what made it work. Its certainly not top class entertainment, but its highly recommended for when you are in a stupid mood and need a good laugh.

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