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Runaway Bride (1999)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 30 July 1999 (USA)
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A reporter is assigned to write a story about a woman who has left a string of fiances at the altar.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maggie Carpenter
... Ike Graham
... Peggy Flemming
... Fisher
... Ellie Graham
... Walter Carpenter
... Coach Bob Kelly
... Priest Brian Norris
... George 'Bug Guy' Swilling
... Dead Head Gill Chavez
... Mrs. Pressman
... Elaine from Manhattan
... Cousin Cindy
... Grandma
... Cory Flemming
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Storyline

Ike Graham has his own by-lined column in USA Today, which he usually uses as a forum to rail against the opposite sex. For his latest column which he writes at the last minute as usual, he, based on some information from a stranger in a bar about a woman he knows of back home, includes the story of still single Hale, Maryland residing Maggie Carpenter, who is known as the "Runaway Bride" since she has been engaged multiple times, but always leaves her betrothed standing at the altar. Because an incensed Maggie complains to the newspaper for factual inaccuracies in her story, Ike is fired, but he realizes that the story still has some life in it and thus decides to go to Hale to do further investigation. He finds that Maggie is again engaged, now for the fourth time, this time to high school football coach and adventurist Bob Kelly, who is confident enough in himself to know he will be different than the previous three grooms. When Maggie finds out that her arch enemy Ike is in town, ... Written by Huggo

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Catch her if you can. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for language and some suggestive dialogue | See all certifications »

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30 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Novia fugitiva  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,055,556, 1 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$152,257,509

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$309,457,509
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Julia Roberts makes a reference to Camp Birchwood, before she makes the platypus face, She attended that camp, in northern Minnesota, as a child. See more »

Goofs

In the scene after the hula party, Ike's lei moves back and forth on his neck. It goes from being perfectly in place to moved back farther several times. See more »

Quotes

[Maggie has just left her groom standing at the altar, and has jumped aboard a FedEx truck]
Ellie: Where is she going?
Fisher: I don't know, but she'll be there by 10:30 tomorrow.
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Crazy Credits

After all of the credits have run, Richard Gere and Julia Roberts are seen throwing snowballs. See more »

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From My Head to My Heart
By 'Dave Bassett, Evan Lowenstein, and Jaron Lowenstein
Performed by Evan and Jaron
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a GOOD movie
21 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Call me old-fashioned, but I was glad to finally see an "adult" movie that didn't have any swearing (except for once when Gere hit the bathroom door), sex, or violence. It made me think of the old movies where the hero and heroine fall in love and at the end get married (and if they had sex, it was insinuated without showing anything). Yeah, that's unrealistic in these days of open speech and everything else, but it was refreshing. And it proved my point that a good movie could be made and still be rated PG. (And that Julia Roberts could still make a movie these days without the F-word!)

And even though I don't think Joan Cusack is the best actress in the world, she always makes me laugh in whatever movie she's in!


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