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Runaway Bride -- CATCH HER IF YOU CAN."Roberts and Gere confirm their status as an eternal screen team"* in this delightful laugh-filled romantic comedy. Roberts plays small-town girl Maggie Carpenter, whose marches down the aisle become a series of near Mrs. when she bolts before saying "I do." Gere is Ike Graham, a cynical, big-city newspaper columnist eager to write a tell-all story about Maggie. But the more Ike finds out about the skittish Maggie, the more he finds he's falling in love. This film is Rated PG for language and some suggestive dialogue.
Runaway Bride -- A reporter is assigned to write a story about a woman who has left a string of fiances at the altar.


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Writers (WGA):
Josann McGibbon (written by) &
Sara Parriott (written by)
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30 July 1999 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julia Roberts ... Maggie Carpenter

Richard Gere ... Ike Graham

Joan Cusack ... Peggy Flemming

Hector Elizondo ... Fisher

Rita Wilson ... Ellie Graham

Paul Dooley ... Walter Carpenter

Christopher Meloni ... Coach Bob Kelly

Donal Logue ... Priest Brian Norris

Reg Rogers ... George 'Bug Guy' Swilling

Yul Vazquez ... Dead Head Gill Chavez
Jane Morris ... Mrs. Pressman

Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Elaine from Manhattan

Kathleen Marshall ... Cousin Cindy
Jean Schertler ... Grandma

Tom Hines ... Cory Flemming
Tom Mason ... Final Wedding Pastor
Garrett Wright ... Student Dennis

Sela Ward ... Pretty Woman in Bar
Marvin Braverman ... T-Shirt Vendor
Yvonne Pollack ... T-Shirt Woman
Joy Rosenthal ... Limo Lady
John Goldman ... Construction Man

Sandra Taylor ... Model Shelby
Thong Nguyen ... Fashion Shoot Photographer
Karen Stirgwolt ... Office Worker Frances
Lee McKenna ... Mrs. Whittenmeyer

Patrick Richwood ... T.V. Host
Marty Nadler ... Travelling Salesman
Allan Kent ... Lou Trout

Kevin Murray ... Petey
James Richardson ... Mr. Paxton
Duncan Lam ... Dragged Little Boy
Julie Paris ... Reporter Murphy
Dina Napoli ... Reporter Dina
Jacqui Allen ... Reporter Jacqui
Jack Hoffman ... Reporter Jack
Cheryl Frazel ... Reporter Cheryl

Tiffany Paulsen ... Reporter Tiffany
Gregg Goulet ... Church Organist

Shannon Wilcox ... Luau Lady
Diana Kent ... Hula Girl
Diane Frazen ... Wedding Guest Diane
Karla Pattur ... Church Teacher Karla

Linda Larkin ... Gill's Girlfriend
William Todd Crosby ... Barbershop Quartet Member
Robert Lee Jones ... Barbershop Quartet Member
Joseph Williams Andrews ... Barbershop Quartet Member
Eugene Walker Jackson Jr. ... Barbershop Quartet Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marisol Correa ... Office Staff & Pedestrian (uncredited)
Tom Cutler ... Reporter (uncredited)
Carol DePasquale ... Office Worker Carol (uncredited)

Rebekah Hoyle ... Office Assistant (uncredited)

Barbara Marshall ... Bridal Shop Customer Polly (uncredited)

Garry Marshall ... First Baseman in Softball (uncredited)

Scott Marshall ... Motel Clerk Lee (uncredited)

Laurie Metcalf ... Betty Trout (uncredited)

Larry Miller ... N.Y.C. Bartender Kevin (uncredited)

Ryan Slattery ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Johnny Unitas ... Man on Bench (uncredited)

Directed by
Garry Marshall 
Writing credits
Josann McGibbon (written by) &
Sara Parriott (written by)

Produced by
Robert W. Cort .... producer
Ted Field .... producer
Mario Iscovich .... co-producer
Scott Kroopf .... producer
Gary Lucchesi .... executive producer
David Madden .... executive producer
Tom Rosenberg .... producer
Ellen H. Schwartz .... co-producer
Karen Stirgwolt .... co-producer
Ted Tannebaum .... executive producer
Richard S. Wright .... co-producer
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
Cinematography by
Stuart Dryburgh (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bruce Green 
Casting by
Gretchen Rennell 
Production Design by
Mark Friedberg 
Art Direction by
W. Steven Graham 
Set Decoration by
Stephanie Carroll 
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
Makeup Department
Hallie D'Amore .... makeup artist: Mr. Gere
Angel De Angelis .... hair stylist: Ms. Roberts
Richard Dean .... makeup artist: Ms. Roberts
Leslie Fuller .... assistant makeup artist
Janice Kinigopoulos .... hair stylist
Barbara Lacy .... key makeup artist
Carol Meikle .... hair stylist: Mr. Gere
Randy Houston Mercer .... key makeup artist
Peggy Nicholson .... key hair stylist
Bradley Stenson .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Carole Fontana .... production supervisor: Eastern Shore
Margaret Hilliard .... unit production manager
Alecia LaRue .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tommy Harper .... second second assistant director (as Thomy Harper)
Scott Marshall .... second unit director
Maggie Murphy .... second assistant director
Ruth A. Redfern .... first assistant director: second unit
Ellen H. Schwartz .... first assistant director
Tommy Harper .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
E.W. Bradford .... construction coordinator (as William Bradford)
Emily Crupper .... art department coordinator
Mike Cunningham .... assistant property master
Keith Darwin .... head painter
Marion Kolsby .... assistant art director
Paul Mason .... on-set dresser
Charles E. McCarry .... set designer
Thomas Minton .... set designer
Larry Misselhorn .... greensman
Debbie Nolan .... construction gangboss
Rick Young .... property master
Wally Adee .... property master: New York (uncredited)
David Almeleh .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sean Bernard .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Kathy Brunswick .... construction buyer (uncredited)
Carl Catanese .... set dresser (uncredited)
John Davis .... illustrator (uncredited)
Susanna Glattly .... scenic foreman (uncredited)
Ted Lubonovich II .... carpenter (uncredited)
John W. Morgan .... plaster gangboss (uncredited)
James F. Oñate .... scenic foreman (uncredited)
Jane Patterson .... assistant property master: New York (uncredited)
Lucinda E. Pealer .... scenic (uncredited)
Missy Berent Ricker .... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert Schleinig .... leadman (uncredited)
Brandon Speace .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
John H. Arrufat .... dialogue editor (as J.H. Arrufat)
Bill Baldwin .... assistant sound editor
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Clark .... dialogue editor
Scott Curtis .... foley editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... sound stereo consultant: Dolby (as Thom Ehle)
Roger Fearing .... assistant sound editor
Tammy Fearing .... foley editor
Jim Fitzpatrick .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Flinton .... cable person
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Jason King .... sound effects editor
Courtenay Marvin .... assistant sound editor
David McDonald .... adr recordist
Joe Milner .... sound effects editor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Myron Nettinga .... sound re-recording mixer
Carin Rogers .... dialogue editor
Timothy P. Salmon .... boom operator (as Timothy Salmon)
Bill Schnee .... additional sound engineer
Robert L. Sephton .... supervising sound editor
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Thomas W. Small .... supervising foley editor (as Thomas Small)
Mike Szakmeister .... supervising dialogue editor
F. Scott Taylor .... assistant sound editor
Robert Ulrich .... supervising adr editor
Keith A. Wester .... sound mixer
David Williams .... dialogue editor
Kerry Dean Williams .... adr editor
Paul J. Zydel .... adr mixer (as Paul Zydell)
Steve Bartkowicz .... re-recording engineer (uncredited)
Alison Sanford .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gary Zink .... special effects coordinator
Christine Onesky .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Michael Curtis .... digital compositor (uncredited)
John Lafauce .... digital compositor: Buena Vista Imaging (uncredited)
Matt Linder .... digital artist (uncredited)
Michael E. Boyle .... stunts (as Mike Boyle)
Gary Combs .... stunt coordinator
Tabby Hanson .... stunts
Marguerite Happy .... stunts
Jack Carpenter .... stunts (uncredited)
Jamie Sue Johnson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Adam Neuwirth .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Wayne Arnold .... film loader
Paul C. Babin .... camera operator
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Kenny Carceller .... rigging best boy grip
Dean Citroni .... grip
Tom Connole .... additional camera operator: "b" camera
Thomas Crawford .... best boy grip
Jeffrey De La Rosa .... best boy electric
Greg Fausak .... grip
Martha Fay .... electrician
Ian Fox .... director of photography: second unit
Carlos Omar Guerra .... first assistant camera (as Carlos Guerra)
Michael R. Gurasich .... second assistant camera: second unit
Richard Klompus .... video assist operator
Kim Kono .... electrician
Dickinson H. Luke .... rigging best boy electrician (as Dickinson Luke)
Richard Mall .... key grip
John R. Manocchia .... rigging gaffer (as John Manocchia)
Niles McElroy .... electrician
Dave Mikutsky .... electrician
James M. Muro .... Steadicam operator (as James Muro)
Dominic Napolitano .... first assistant camera: second unit
Dayton Nietert .... gaffer
Leigh Rathner .... second assistant camera
Mike Schwake .... dolly grip
John Seravic .... grip
Blackford 'Boots' Shelton .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Boots Shelton)
Robert Spore .... grip
Stuart Stein .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Skyler Tegland .... grip
Rand R. Vargas .... rigging key grip (as Rand Vargas)
Ted Ayd .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Keith Bernard .... dimmer board operator (uncredited)
Rob Koch .... assistant camera: "b" camera, New York (uncredited)
Thomas Loizeaux .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Larry Markart .... video playback operator (uncredited)
George Maxwell .... electrician (uncredited)
Keith Weiner .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Chris Williamson .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Erica Arvold .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Maryellen Aviano .... extras casting coordinator
Barbara Harris .... voice casting: The Looping Group
Pat Moran .... casting: Baltimore
Lee Genick .... extras casting: New York (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Johnetta Boone .... assistant costume designer
Robin Borman .... key costumer
Tommy Boyer .... dresser: Mr. Gere
Sabrina Calley .... key costumer
Bruce Ericksen .... costume supervisor (as Bruce Erickson)
Bruce Reik .... set costumer (as Bruce Paul Reik)
Fran Vega-Buck .... dresser: Ms. Roberts (as Frances Vega Buck)
Linda M. Boyland .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Andrea Bottigliero .... first assistant film editor
David Feldman .... assistant film editor
Paul Kieran .... assistant film editor
Robert Malina .... apprentice film editor
Liza McDonald .... additional film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Matvey Shatz .... color timer
Shannon Reid Wynne .... post-production coordinator
David M. Katz .... editorial production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
James T. Hill .... music score coordinator (as J.T. Hill)
James Newton Howard .... orchestrator
Jo Ann Kane .... music preparation
Shawn Murphy .... music recordist
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
Jennifer Nash .... music editor
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor
David Olson .... music editor
Jim Weidman .... supervising music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
David Campbell .... arranger, orchestrator, conductor (uncredited)
Denise Carver .... music clearances (uncredited)
Mark Graham .... music stage librarian (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Wendy S. Hallin .... transportation captain (as Wendy Hallin)
Tony Raimondo .... transportation captain
Tom F. Thomas .... transportation coordinator (as Tom Thomas)
Jack Carpenter .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Stephen A. Latina .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Dana Schisler .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
James Anderson .... assistant: Mr. Rosenberg
Dawn Barkan .... animal handler
Michael Bilog .... assistant accountant
Brett Botula .... location manager
Susan Bradley .... title designer
Brian Cooper .... production assistant
Steve Cowie .... production assistant
Carlos De La Torre .... production assistant
Carol DePasquale .... script supervisor
Emily Farrand .... production assistant: Eastern Shore
Matthew K. Grigsby .... first assistant accountant
Heather Hall .... executive assistant: Mr. Marshall
Linda Heyman .... location manager: Eastern Shore
Rachel Hudgins .... assistant: Mr. Gere
Jeff Johnson .... set medic
Erin Kaufman .... assistant production coordinator
Jerry Kiesewetter .... production assistant: Eastern Shore
Sandy O'Neill .... publicist
Tim L. Pearson .... production accountant
Rex Peterson .... horse trainer
Ryan Rayner .... production assistant
Jennifer Reiss .... production assistant
Renee Rigenhagen .... assistant: Mr. Rosenberg
Michael Roccuzzo .... payroll accountant
Devon Sedlacek .... production assistant
Suzanne Weinert .... assistant: Ms. Roberts
Randall Wilson .... production assistant
Ellen Wolff .... production coordinator
Annie Noel Applegarth .... location manager: Berlin and Maryland (uncredited)
Walter Cohen .... location manager (uncredited)
Walter Cohen .... location scout (uncredited)
Rob Coughlin .... location manager (uncredited)
Rob Coughlin .... location staff (uncredited)
George Doherty .... assistant production office coordinator: New York (uncredited)
Guy Efrat .... assistant location manager: New York (uncredited)
Guy Efrat .... location vision founder: New York (uncredited)
Caprice Ericson .... location scout (uncredited)
Don Feldstein .... voice-over (uncredited)
Kim Garman .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Grant Grabowski .... executive assistant: Richard Wright (uncredited)
Scott A. Green .... projectionist: dailies (uncredited)
Robin Meier .... staff production coordinator (uncredited)
Thomas Moore .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Jodi Shapera .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Sally Jo Sousa .... animal trainer: dogs (uncredited)
Sara Thornberg .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
John C. Paredes .... thanks
Curtiss Taylor .... thanks
Sue Wells .... thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Pretty Bride" - Japan (English title)
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Rated PG for language and some suggestive dialogue
116 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

In the scene where Julia Roberts runs through the room filled with little children, the baby being held by the woman to her left is Garry Marshall's granddaughter. Marshall has a long history of putting his children and grandchildren in his movies. His daughter, Kathleen, plays "Cousin Cindy" in this movie.See more »
Continuity: When Maggie is presumably listening to the tape she stole from Ike (Richard Gere), the audio track plays Miles Davis's song "it never entered my mind" which does not appear as a song listing on the tape.See more »
Maggie Carpenter:I wanted to tell you why I run - sometimes ride - away from things.
Ike Graham:Does it matter?
Maggie Carpenter:I think so.
[takes a deep breath]
Maggie Carpenter:When I was walking down the aisle, I was walking toward somebody who didn't have any idea who I really was. And it was only half the other person's fault, because I had done everything to convince him that I was exactly what he wanted. So it was good that I didn't go through with it because it would have been a lie. But you - you knew the real me.
Ike Graham:Yes, I did.
Maggie Carpenter:I didn't. And you being the one at the end of the aisle didn't just fix that.
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Movie Connections:
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33 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Like fine wine, time is of the essence, 28 August 2004
Author: Shannon from Virginia, USA

Until Runaway Bride came on the scene, I didn't realize how dated Pretty Woman had become! Fans of Pretty Woman will delight in the thinly veiled references and homages that Runaway Bride serves up. This is a fun film, very tongue in cheek in it's delivery. The first viewing of the film may seem a little flat, but after watching it subsequent times, you get a definite feel for the dance that is perfected here. That is what I look for in a movie; can I watch it over and over and still delight in it?

I took absolute delight in the setting of this film more so than anything. The movie refers to the town as Hale, Maryland. The actual town is Berlin, Maryland, absolutely gorgeous and located more to the Northeastern part of the state. Setting is everything here because you focus more on the characters and the small town atmosphere than the glitz and glitter of a major city. The character Maggie Carpenter is not unlike women of her generation--perhaps we tend to marry later in life now more than ever because we don't want to make that mistake that ends in divorce. Maggie doesn't know what she wants out of life, but she has enough sense to get down to the minute and realize a mistake. Her timing is rough, but it manages to avoid divorce lawyer, right?

Drink in the backdrop of the movie, and enjoy the main characters and the strong ensemble cast in this enticingly amusing tale of love and romance redefined.

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