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The Bachelor (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 5 November 1999 (USA)
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A commitment-phobic man goes in search of a bride, including his fed-up girlfriend, to inherit his grandfather's one hundred million dollar inheritance.

Director:

Gary Sinyor
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Donnell ... Jimmie Shannon
Renée Zellweger ... Anne Arden
Artie Lange ... Marco
Edward Asner ... Sid Gluckman
Hal Holbrook ... Roy O'Dell
James Cromwell ... The Priest
Marley Shelton ... Natalie Arden
Peter Ustinov ... Grandad James Shannon
Katharine Towne ... Monique
Rebecca Cross Rebecca Cross ... Stacey
Stacy Edwards ... Zoe
Mariah Carey ... Ilana
Sarah Silverman ... Carolyn
Jennifer Esposito ... Daphne
Brooke Shields ... Buckley Hale-Windsor
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Storyline

James Shannon III (Chris O'Donnell) is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne Arden (Renée Zellweger) catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's (Artie Lange's) wedding. Suddenly, his wild mustang days are numbered. He finally decides to propose to her, but he sticks his foot in his mouth and botches the proposal. Being insulted by the defeatist proposal, Anne leaves town on an assignment. After she's gone, he finds out that his recently-deceased granddad James Shannon's (Sir Peter Ustinov's) will stipulates that he gets nothing of a multi-million-dollar fortune unless he's married by 6:05 p.m. on his 30th birthday: tomorrow. Not being able to find Anne, Jimmie begins backtracking through his past girlfriends to find a wife. Written by Tony B

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Taglines:

One thousand brides. One hundred million dollars. Jimmie Shannon is about to discover the true value of love.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This movie is based on the Buster Keaton silent movie Seven Chances (1925). This movie was shot in San Francisco, filming in some of the same areas that Keaton used for Daydreams (1922). See more »

Goofs

When the brides chase Jimmie down the streets of San Francisco you hear the sound of women running in high heels, but the brides are all wearing sneakers. See more »

Quotes

[Jimmie hears that his "shit or get off the pot" marriage proposal has become an urban legend]
Customer: My psychoanalyst couldn't stop talking about it. It's a bunch of crap if you ask me.
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Alternate Versions

New Line Home Video released a "Family Edited Edition" on VHS. This PG version has some obscenities and profanities removed. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Al Gore/Phish (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

So Long!
Written by John C. Boydston, Barry E. Shulman and William Beatty
Performed by Indigo Swing
Courtesy of Time Bomb Recordings/Arista Records, Inc.
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Brooke Shields
11 March 2001 | by MerleBSee all my reviews

Hundreds of women in wedding dresses and sneakers chasing Chris O'Donnell through the streets is ridiculous, however the movie is worth seeing just for Brooke Shields' performance as Buckley. Every time her left eye started to twitch during the wedding ceremony I fell off my chair. A great comic turn.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bachelor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$51,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,480,288, 7 November 1999

Gross USA:

$21,760,240

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,911,617
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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