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The MatchMaker (1997)

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Marcy is an assistant to Senator John McGlory, who is having problems with a re-election campaign. Desperate for Irish votes, McGlory's chief of staff Nick sends Marcy to Ireland to trace ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marcy Tizard
... Sean Kelly
... Dermot O'Brien
... Senator John McGlory
Rosaleen Linehan ... Millie O'Dowd
... Declan Kelly
... Sarah Kelly
... Moira Kennedy Kelly
... Nick
Olivia Caffrey ... Annie
Joan Sheehy ... Bus Passenger
Anne Gildea ... Airport Assistant
Claude Clancy ... Michael the Bus Driver
James Ryland ... Sergeant Riley
David King ... Local Lad No. 1
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Marcy is an assistant to Senator John McGlory, who is having problems with a re-election campaign. Desperate for Irish votes, McGlory's chief of staff Nick sends Marcy to Ireland to trace McGlory's relatives or ancestors. Marcy arrives at the village of Ballinagra when it is preparing for an annual Matchmaking Festival. A well-dressed, handsome and single young lady, she becomes the center of attention for two professional matchmakers, Dermot and Millie, as well as for bartender Sean. Written by Anonymous

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The most successful matchmaker in Ireland is about to hit a brick wall. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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3 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,378,930, 5 October 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,376,403, 16 November 1997
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Much of the film was shot in Roundstone, a village in Co. Galway, Ireland. See more »

Goofs

In a scene where the senator (still in the US) is in a limousine, there are Ivory Coast flags flying from the car (orange, white and green, rather than the green, white and orange of the expected Irish flags). As this is exactly the kind of mistake a clueless wannabe-Irish politician might make, it might have been deliberate on the part of the film-makers. See more »

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Moira Kelly: It's like gum in your hair. It comes out eventually.
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Neat end credits pan diagonally from the lower right to upper left through pictures of the movie. See more »

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References Mary Tyler Moore (1970) See more »

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Fields of Athenry
Written by Pete St. John
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One of the most enjoyable love stories.
14 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie is so fun. Janeane Garofalo is perfect for the part and David O'Hara is charming. It would be great to see him more. I feel that the casting was well done. The Irish setting is especially lovely. I wish there were more films like this. It is a feel good "Americanish" romantic comedy with a delightful Irish feel which reminds you that there is a world outside of the US. It brings to mind another movie that makes me feel the same: American Women. Again, this movie takes place in Ireland, it transports you as well to a peaceful quaint village with charming characters and lovely scenery. Part of the charm of both these movies is the music.


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