New York columnist Ike Graham elaborates, for once without full fact checking, the story he heard from a bar mate of Maryland small town girl Maggie Carpenter, who left several grooms at the altar, taking off without warning or serious reason. Fearing a legal case from Maggie, Ike's editor and ex Ellie fires him. Staff buddy Fisher cues Ike to seek his job back (or earn another) by attempting to prove the alleged inaccuracies and/or writing a priceless follow-up piece. So his sports-car heads for her home Hale, where she runs a garage and designs glassware. His charms and journalistic nose get everyone to open up and reveal her embarrassing past before she can swear people to silence, from her three dumped grooms and family to her overconfident present groom, high school coach Bob Kelly. In the process, Maggie finds hating him as hard as tempting, while Ike develops a strange appreciation for the maverick, until even Bob sees reason to get jealous.Written by
When Ike is telling Maggie about his mother's desire that he author books, and his father's goals for him, neither of which he achieved, he tells Maggie that everyone knows "journalism is literature in a hurry." Although not attributed, this is a quote from a toast given by an English Magistrate, Sir Francis Jeune, although it has been incorrectly attributed to Mathew Arnold, a British Poet and cultural critic, and Lord Morley,a British Liberal Statesman and publisher. See more »
When Ike and Maggie drive away from the tavern in Ike's convertible, after putting Maggie's father in his truck to "sleep it off", their hair should be blowing during the drive in the open convertible - especially Maggie's long mane. Their hair is perfectly still. See more »
The titles are reformatted for the VHS version because the print was changed from a widescreen print to a standard one. the titles, which originally ran across the entire bottom of the screen in one line are now in the center of the screen in two lines, which somewhat ruins the cinematography of the opening shots because it is now the center of attention as opposed to the background. See more »
Let's Make A Deal
by David Borla and Chris Scianni
Performed by Dangerman
Courtesy of 550 Music
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains sample from "Pa Colombia" by C. Curet Alonso (as Curet Alonso)
Performed by Willie Colón
Courtesy of Fania Records See more »
A charming film
Following up on the huge romantic hit "Pretty Woman," Richard Gere, Julia Roberts and Hector Elizondo reteam to produce yet another romantic comedy called "Runaway Bride."
Nobody lost a step or missed a beat as Gere, Roberts and Elizondo teamed up with newcomers Joan Cusack and Rita Wilson. The cast performed with such perfection it seemed like they were performing as it happened for the first time. I commend the casting director and the producer for putting together an excellent cast that really gelled and had chemistry that was like magic.
I must say that "Runaway Bride" was much more charming than "Pretty Woman." I still enjoyed "Pretty Woman" but the updated version had a certain charm and a twist that was lacking in the first film.
I can't say what the twist is without giving away too much, you'll just have to see it to find out.
This was a cute film with a unique way of telling a plot that seems to have been done before on the silver screen.
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