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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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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 Jimmie is at his grandfather's funeral, he says "...he rose up and called the doctors scum suckers." But that is clearly not what his mouth says. See more »

Quotes

Daphne: [snarling at prisoner] I don't play "good cop, bad cop" - requires too much patience. I go straight to "bad cop, worse cop." Now behave!
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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 Edición Especial Coleccionista: Especial sonido (2011) See more »

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French Kiss
Written and Performed by David A. Hughes (as Hughes) & John Murphy (as Murphy)
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User Reviews

OK
3 January 2000 | by Monika-5See all my reviews

I thought this movie was OK. Chris O'Donnell and Renee Zellweger turn in OK performances. I think the language was too strong for a PG-13 film, and the film really lost steam in the last half hour or so. I liked the character of the priest, and Brooke Shields has an amusing cameo here. But the film on the whole isn't very good, and is forgettable. I think the premise was good and the execution was poor.


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