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There's Something About Mary (1998)

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A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

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Ed Decter (story), John J. Strauss (story) | 4 more credits »
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904 ( 98)
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 17 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Diaz ... Mary
Matt Dillon ... Healy
Ben Stiller ... Ted
Lee Evans ... Tucker
Chris Elliott ... Dom
Lin Shaye ... Magda
Jeffrey Tambor ... Sully
Markie Post ... Mary's Mom
Keith David ... Mary's Dad
W. Earl Brown ... Warren
Sarah Silverman ... Brenda
Khandi Alexander ... Joanie
Marnie Alexenburg Marnie Alexenburg ... Lisa
Danny Murphy ... Boss' Brother (as Dan Murphy)
Richard Tyson ... Detective Krevoy (as Richard M. Tyson)
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Storyline

Ted was a geek in high school, who was going to go to the prom with one of the most popular girls in school, Mary. The prom date never happened, because Ted had a very unusual accident. Thirteen years later he realizes he is still in love with Mary, so he hires a private investigator to track her down. That investigator discovers he too may be in love with Mary, so he gives Ted some false information to keep him away from her. But soon Ted finds himself back into Mary's life, as we watch one funny scene after another. Written by Justin Sharp <rainman88@earthlink.net>

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Taglines:

Warning: The guys who did 'Dumb & Dumber' and 'Kingpin' bring you a love story. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong comic sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

When Ted is at the chiropractor after helping the older man move, the doctor says tenderness left of "L-7". There is no L-7. Parts of the vertebrae are labeled: C-1 to C-7, T-1 to T-12, and L-1 to L-5. However, the term "L7" is a slang term meaning "square", and this is most likely a subtle joke at the expense of Ted. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ted: [voice over] When I was 16 years old, I fell in love.
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Crazy Credits

A montage of scenes from the film as well as outtakes involving the cast lip-syncing to The Foundations' song "Build Me Up Buttercup" runs during the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

To receive a PG rating the Singapore version was very heavily censored. It runs 6 minutes less then the original version. By MPAA standards it would probably get a PG-13 at most. Here are just a few of the many things that are censored in this version:
  • All profanities have been dubbed over.
  • In the bathroom scene when the construction worker says "Hoooly Sh*t!" and then we get a look at Ted's genitals caught in the zipper is cut out.
  • The scene where Pat Healy spies on Mary we do not see Magda's old saggy breast. Instead when Pat pulls out his big binoculars it just pans back to Mary putting her shirt on.
  • The masturbation scene is completely cut out of the film. But we still see Don talk to him about and convince him to masturbate before the scene and we see the "Hair Gel" result.
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.132 (2009) See more »

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Talking to You
Written and Performed by Tom Wolfe
Courtesy of Distlefink Music
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Goofy, low brow humour- but it has something...
19 November 1999 | by Meredith-7See all my reviews

In the past I have not been a great fan of the Farrelly brothers films, however this film is an exception. The dog scenes were probably the funniest personally, but there were heaps of other scenes that are well worth a mention. Cameron Diaz was fantastic as Mary, the girl everyone is after and Ben Stiller was excellent. Matt Dillon was way too over the top- I know his role somewhat warranted it- but did he have to be so excessive? He seemed so irritating. There is no doubt that the humour in this film is of the lowest possible calibre, but it really works- think Dumb & Dumber, but only quite good. Despite all the comic situations in the film, there is still something undeniably sweet in the centre of the story, I think thats what made it work. Its certainly not top class entertainment, but its highly recommended for when you are in a stupid mood and need a good laugh.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

There's Something More About Mary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,740,644, 19 July 1998

Gross USA:

$176,484,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$369,884,651
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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