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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 Gillian ... Elaine from Manhattan (as Lisa Roberts Gillan)

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-Loper .... 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)
Location Management
Brett Botula .... location manager
Linda Heyman .... location manager: Eastern Shore
Annie Noel Applegarth .... location manager: Berlin and Maryland (uncredited)
Walter Cohen .... location manager (uncredited)
Walter Cohen .... location scout (uncredited)
Rob Coughlin .... location manager (uncredited)
Guy Efrat .... assistant location manager: New York (uncredited)
Caprice Ericson .... location scout (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
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
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
Rob Coughlin .... location staff (uncredited)
George Doherty .... assistant production office coordinator: New York (uncredited)
Guy Efrat .... location vision founder: New York (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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During the scene where Julia Roberts drives through the town square and sees Richard Gere playing slide guitar with some "locals", Gere not only played the guitar for real but he wrote the part he was playing.See more »
Continuity: At the baseball game, when Ike first comes up to Maggie and Peggy's row, behind and to the right of them is a blond-haired woman talking every so often to a black guy. Halfway through the scene, there is a different black guy talking to the same blond-haired woman (although he is wearing the same clothes as the other one).See more »
Peggy:Well, there is one thing that brings warmth to my heart.
Peggy:Duckbill platypus.
Maggie Carpenter:No... that's only funny at Camp Birchwood in the tent at three in the morning and it's raining and my leg is the pole! That's the only time that's funny.
Peggy:Let's just give it a try.
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21 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
c-a-b-d, 6 August 2000
Author: Spleen from Canberra, Australia

I found "Pretty Woman" charming, and I suppose I still do, but in one respect its storyline is contrived. (In ONE respect? I hear you ask. Well, maybe more than one, but only one that worries me.) This much of the standard formula a light love story MUST follow: (a) boy falls in love with girl, (b) girl falls in love with boy, (c) obstacle, (d) union. Timing is surprisingly unimportant. It doesn't matter when (c) is established - it can be before the curtain rises, or half an hour before it falls - nor does it matter if (a) and (b) are simultaneous, or over an hour apart. (And obviously it doesn't matter which one comes first. Even the order c-b-d-a is acceptable.) The trouble with "Pretty Woman" is (c). So she's a prostitute. So what? It's a pity that twentieth-century writers have somehow acquired the idea that external obstacles are less interesting than internal ones: it isn't true, and in any event, internal obstacles are harder to draw convincingly.

Which is why (FINALLY, I get to the point) "Runaway Bride" is a more pleasant confection than "Pretty Woman". Believe me, you don't know how surprised I am to find myself writing this. Before I saw the movie I was all but certain it would be deathly stale. The premise - love blossoms between an insulting newspaper columnist and a serial jilter he writes about - screamed, "This will spend two hours going nowhere" at me ... and the curious thing is, now that I've seen the film, I can't even remember why I found the idea so unpromising. Maybe I was unduly swayed by the last Julia Roberts romantic comedy I saw, "I Love Trouble", which was at once thin, bloated, and flat.

"Runaway Bride" is none of these things. It's over two hours, but none of this is bloat: it takes its time because it NEEDS this time, given obstacle (c), to convincingly establish (a) and (b). The film doesn't waste our time any more than it wastes our own. I was never bored; very often I was even basking in the glow. Tastes in romantic comedy are hard to justify or defend, so I'll leave it at that.

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