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Runaway Bride (1999)

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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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Garry Marshall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Roberts ... Maggie Carpenter
Richard Gere ... Ike Graham
Joan Cusack ... Peggy Flemming
Hector Elizondo ... Fisher
Rita Wilson ... Ellie Graham
Paul Dooley ... Walter Carpenter
Christopher Meloni ... Coach Bob Kelly
Donal Logue ... Priest Brian Norris
Reg Rogers ... George 'Bug Guy' Swilling
Yul Vazquez ... Dead Head Gill Chavez
Jane Morris ... Mrs. Pressman
Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Elaine from Manhattan
Kathleen Marshall ... Cousin Cindy
Jean Schertler ... Grandma
Tom Hines ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Novia fugitiva See more »

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (uncredited)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Sunday school scene included many of the cast- and crew-members' children and grandchildren. See more »

Goofs

When Maggie is describing Bob's proposal, she refers to being at an "Oriole" game. When people use the actual name of Baltimore's Major League Baseball team, they always refer to the "Orioles." (The team's nicknames are the "O's" or the "Birds.") See more »

Quotes

Maggie Carpenter: I am profoundly and irreversibly screwed up.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Particka: Episode #5.14 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Make A Deal
By David Borla and Chris Scianni
Performed by Dangerman
Courtesy of 550 Music by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Runnaway from this Movie fast!
13 May 2003 | by IWFTriplehGameSee all my reviews

If you have seen the Simpsons Episode mocking it, you know why this is the worst movie ever. You know the rich snob will lose, and Gere and Roberts will get together. This is a tired story, with no suprises. Julia and Gere have done better together, apart and in their sleeps. Avoid this movie at all costs, runaway from all showings of this movie or suffer the pain of a horrible movie!


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