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 »

Director:

Mark Joffe

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Greg Dinner (earlier screenplay), Karen Janszen (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janeane Garofalo ... Marcy Tizard
David O'Hara ... Sean Kelly
Milo O'Shea ... Dermot O'Brien
Jay O. Sanders ... Senator John McGlory
Rosaleen Linehan Rosaleen Linehan ... Millie O'Dowd
Paul Hickey ... Declan Kelly
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Sarah Kelly
Saffron Burrows ... Moira Kennedy Kelly
Denis Leary ... Nick
Olivia Caffrey Olivia Caffrey ... Annie
Joan Sheehy Joan Sheehy ... Bus Passenger
Anne Gildea Anne Gildea ... Airport Assistant
Claude Clancy Claude Clancy ... Michael the Bus Driver
James Ryland James Ryland ... Sergeant Riley
David King David King ... Local Lad No. 1
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ballinagra, the name of the town in the movie is a reworking on the Irish 'Baile Na Gra' which means 'Town of Love'. 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 »

Quotes

Marcy Tizard: Go back to your wife!
Sean Kelly: My EX-wife. We're going through with the divorce.
Marcy Tizard: They don't have divorce in Ireland.
Sean Kelly: They do. It just got in.
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Crazy Credits

Neat end credits pan diagonally from the lower right to upper left through pictures of the movie. See more »

Connections

References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

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Candle in the Wind
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
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One of the funniest movies I've ever seen
22 January 2007 | by eamonnflanaganSee all my reviews

This movie quickly became a family favourite, so much so that my sons and daughters each have a copy of their own. The movie is watched four or five times a year and none of us ever tire of it.Having watched it so often my children (now adults) know most of the dialogue and from time to time one or the other will launch into a reenactment of one of the scenes, accents and all. While, Garofalo and O'Hara are excellent, it is the remainder of the cast who provide most of the humour - some of the cast are well known here in Ireland, while others are less so. Regardless, their one line deliveries and interactions with one another will crack you up. You just have to see the 'cottage scene with the senator' it is priceless! I still end up laughing uncontrollably every time I see it. They say laughter is good for the 'soul' - watch the Matchmaker and you'll never have to worry about the state of its health!


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Country:

Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The MatchMaker See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,378,930, 5 October 1997

Gross USA:

$3,392,080

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,392,080
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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