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The Bachelor (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 5 November 1999 (USA)
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A commitment-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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Gary Sinyor
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Donnell ... Jimmie Shannon
Renée Zellweger ... Anne Arden
Artie Lange ... Marco
Edward Asner ... Sid Gluckman
Hal Holbrook ... Roy O'Dell
James Cromwell ... The Priest
Marley Shelton ... Natalie Arden
Peter Ustinov ... Grandad James Shannon
Katharine Towne ... Monique
Rebecca Cross Rebecca Cross ... Stacey
Stacy Edwards ... Zoe
Mariah Carey ... Ilana
Sarah Silverman ... Carolyn
Jennifer Esposito ... Daphne
Brooke Shields ... Buckley Hale-Windsor
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Storyline

James Shannon III (Chris O'Donnell) is seeing his single friends get married one by one. He isn't too worried until his girlfriend Anne Arden (Renée Zellweger) catches the bouquet at his friend Marco's (Artie Lange'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 granddad James Shannon's (Sir Peter Ustinov's) will stipulates that he gets nothing of a multi-million-dollar fortune unless he's married by 6:05 p.m. 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.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bachelor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$51,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,480,288, 7 November 1999

Gross USA:

$21,760,240

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,911,617
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Several of the brides chasing the bachelor at the end of this movie are male extras in drag. See more »

Goofs

Video-taped wills are not recognized as valid in California. See more »

Quotes

Ilana: [Upon seeing Jimmie after her performance] Up until now I thought you were dead!
[Gives him a dirty look and leaves]
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Alternate Versions

New Line Home Video released a "Family Edited Edition" on VHS. This PG version has some obscenities and profanities removed. See more »

Connections

Remake of Seven Chances (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

You're the First, the Last, My Everything
Written by P. Sterling Radcliffe, Tony Sepe and Barry White
Performed by Barry White
Courtesy of Mercury Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

OK
3 January 2000 | by Monika-5See 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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