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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 $100 million inheritance.

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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmie Shannon
... Anne Arden
... Marco
... Sid Gluckman
... Roy O'Dell
... The Priest
... Natalie Arden
... Grandad James Shannon
... Monique
Rebecca Cross ... Stacey
... Zoe
... Ilana
... Carolyn
... Daphne
... Buckley Hale-Windsor
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Storyline

Jimmie is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne catches the bouquet at his friend Marco'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 grandfather's will stipulates that he gets nothing of a multi-million dollar fortune unless he's married by 6:05pm 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.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

5 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El soltero más codiciado  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

As the bride mob is chasing Jimmie, the overwhelming majority of the brides are seen wearing white sneakers/tennis shoes. Either every bride anticipated running after Jimmie or the extras playing the brides were told to wear comfortable shoes fit for running. See more »

Quotes

[while listening to love song from Titanic]
Natalie: What kind of dumb bitch lets Leonardo DiCaprio drown?
Anne: Nat, mind your own business
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Connections

Referenced in Howard Stern on Demand: Artie's Queer Eye Makeover (2006) See more »

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Barbara Allen
Performed by Dave Lymm
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OK
3 January 2000 | by See 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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