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I Want to Marry Ryan Banks (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | TV Movie 18 January 2004
Ryan Banks' manager and old friend, Todd, comes up with the idea to have Ryan be the bachelor on a reality dating show in order to clean up his image. The only problem is, Todd falls in love with Charlie, the girl to whom Ryan has chosen to propose.

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Sheldon Larry

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Chad Hodge
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Priestley ... Ryan Banks
Bradley Cooper ... Todd Doherty
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Charlie Norton (as Emma Caulfield)
Mark L. Walberg ... Stan
Paige Jones Paige Jones ... Jessica
Nicole Oliver ... Trish
Lauren Lee Smith ... Lauren
Leah Cairns ... Mindy
Allison Warnyca Allison Warnyca ... Dana
David Parker David Parker ... Patrick
Jennifer Kitchen ... Leslie Lyon
Erin Karpluk ... Nikki
Cameron Bancroft ... Larry
Garwin Sanford ... Ed Miller
Melissa Barker Sauer Melissa Barker Sauer ... Tristin (as Melissa Barker-Sauer)
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Storyline

Sexy Ryan Banks becomes a Hollywood star overnight when he's asked to act at a party and convinces his best friend Todd Doherty to become his exclusive manager. When his career goes down hill after a failed movie, the firms boss gives Todd three months to turn the tide. Todd gets a TV station to stage a six weeks reality dating show to pick -with input from the viewers- bachelor Ryan's bride from 15 preselected candidates -all handpicked to improve Ryan's image- who cohabit with him in a fairy-tale mansion. Charlie Norton from Boston was entered by her sister and only accepts at Ryan's personal insistence, and soon proves both his and the audience's favorite. The takes for the show are a surreal experience; Todd constantly coaches Ryan trough a miniature earpiece. However Charlie spontaneously feels for Todd and finds out he's the one who thinks up all Ryan's good answers; he is torn between his professional loyalty and personal emotions, so she decides to repulse Ryan on the show, ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »
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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Jason Priestley and Emma Caulfield appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). See more »

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During Ryan's date with the first of the four finalists, the waiter pours Ryan a glass of champagne. In between shots, the level of champagne changes while it is poured. See more »

Quotes

Ryan Banks: [to Japanese waitress] A couple of dragon rolls, definately. Thanks.
Charlie Norton: [to waitress] You know, I would like a Chinese chicken salad.
Ryan Banks: Charlie, this is a Japanese restaurant.
Charlie Norton: Uh, yeah.
[to waitress]
Charlie Norton: Could you make sure the chicken isn't cooked in oil, the lettuce is triple washed and the dressing is egg free?
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References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

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Ants In My Euro Pants
Composed by William Pearson
Performed by William Pearson
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nice little digs at reality TV in nice little rom-com
8 September 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Ryan Banks (Jason Priestley) starts out faking as an actor in Hollywood with his best friend Todd Doherty (Bradley Cooper). He becomes a big star and Todd is his agent. However, his latest film is a bomb. He's being downgraded to the B-list. Todd is given 3 months before his boss Ed lets go of both Ryan and Todd. Todd sees the outlandish reality TV being pitched and comes up with a reality show to find Ryan a bride. Charlie Norton (Emma Caulfield) is one of those girls who was entered by her sister.

Looking back, it's crazy that Bradley Cooper was the sidekick but that's the pecking order of the time. In the end, he's the romantic lead anyways. The digs at the reality TV system are tame for today's standard but they're sharp jabs back in the day. It has a bit of Cyrano de Bergerac. As a rom-com, there are no surprises. This is a nice cute rom-com with some touches of its times.


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