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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 »

Director:

Mark Joffe

Writers:

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

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 »

Quotes

Sean Kelly: Let me make an honest woman of you. Divorce me !
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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

Referenced in Janeane Garofalo (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Candle in the Wind
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
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A romantic comedy for short people
5 August 1999 | by MovmanSee all my reviews

I am not a short person myself but I am sure that short people are tired of tall leading ladies and tall leading men being in every single romantic comdey or tv. show. So here we have Janeane and whose his face from Braveheart. Both short but both talented. The movie for me was a lot of fun because I love Janeane. When the movie is at its best it is charming. I am a bit sentimental so these type of movies tend to do well with me. I prefer to see Janeane and Miles then Richard and Julia because most of us are more like the latter than the former. Now hold on because I am not one of these people who thinks that all films should be reality driven. No sir I love Terry Gilliam and I want films to take me somewhere but when a film is not doing that please try and add some human beings instead of always using these cyborgs. If you have no idea what I am talking about then you probably should not read any movie reviews. I liked this movie it made me laugh and warmed my heart go and rent it.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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