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The Bachelor (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 5 November 1999 (USA)
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A committment-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 Grandad 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El soltero más codiciado See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$51,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,480,288, 7 November 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,731,001, 20 February 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,822,378
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the brides mentions that she "went to Princeton where Brooke Shields went." Brooke Shields played Buckley in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmie, Marco and priest rush to heliport, registration number on limo changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jimmie: [playing pool with Marco] Stripes wins, I propose.
Marco: And solids?
Jimmie: I don't know. Fake choking on a piece of steak.
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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

Referenced in Conan: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Karaoke (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

You're the First, the Last, My Everything
Written by P. Sterling Radcliffe, Tony Sepe and Barry White
Performed by Barry White
Courtesy of Mercury Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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For fans only
24 February 2003 | by jskred1987See all my reviews

The Bachelor is a romantic comedy what more can I say. So if you I fan of the genre its likely that you will enjoy this film. However, if you're not it not worth a look it ok and the acting is not bad. Over all the plot is a bit doggy and the story some times verges on the ridicules (the mob of wanabe brides. what?). Nevertheless, I'm still a little undecided because it did make me laugh. So it's a 4 out of 10 for The Bachelor.


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