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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 highschool, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

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Joanie
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Boss' Brother (as Dan Murphy)
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Detective Krevoy (as Richard M. Tyson)
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Storyline

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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Love is in the hair. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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15 July 1998 (USA)  »

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There's Something More About Mary  »

Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$176,483,808 (USA) (19 March 1999)
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After the financial losses suffered from Kingpin (1996), the Farrely brothers thought their next film would probably be their last. So they decided to go all out and deliver the most hysterically black comedy they could dream up. When There's Something About Mary (1998) became a box-office smash hit, the Farrely's careers were safe to continue. See more »

Goofs

When Healy is trying to revive the dog, he pulls two wires out of the table lamp and taps them together to make sure there is power. Letting hot and neutral wires touch as Healy did would cause a short-circuit and blow the fuse or trip the main breaker, potentially shutting everything in the living room off, and preventing Healy from zapping the dog. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: At Long Last Love (2014) See more »

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All These Days
Written by Bret Reilly
Performed by The Sons
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Am I missing something?
3 August 1999 | by (Bay Area, California) – See all my reviews

I'll make this quick and blunt: There's Something About Mary is a worthless movie. The comedy is so dumb that it's annoying to view. I laughed maybe once or twice during the movie. Look, Ben Stiller has SPOOZE on his EAR! If only seeing something as gross and disturbing as this were entertaining to me. One out of ten. Too bad the rating can't go much lower. This one was supposed to be a comedy, but it failed. Why couldn't those two director brothers do as well as they did with Dumb and Dumber? I fear the sequel to Something About Mary and the audience the first one drew in...


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