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Runaway Bride [1999] (1 disc)

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Director:Garry Marshall
Writer:Josann McGibbon
Sara Parriott
Composer:James Newton Howard
Length:116 minutes
(1 hour 56 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Valentines Day
Sorting Category:RomCom
Sorting Tub:Foxtrot
IMDB Rating:5.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:46%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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  • Romance
  • Family
  • Comedy
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Synopsis: A recently fired columnist heads out to a small town to prove his theory regarding a fleet-footed bride.


Reaction: Cute cinema. Roberts and Gere are, once again, great together.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Garry Marshall => Director / First Baseman in Softball
Josann McGibbon => Writer
Sara Parriott => Writer
James Newton Howard => Composer
Christopher Meloni => Coach Bob Kelly
Donal Logue => Priest Brian Norris
Hector Elizondo => Fisher
Jane Morris => Mrs. Pressman
Jean Schertler => Grandma
Joan Cusack => Peggy Flemming
Julia Roberts => Maggie Carpenter
Kathleen Marshall => Cousin Cindy
Larry Miller => N.Y.C. Bartender Kevin
Laurie Metcalf => Betty Trout
Lisa Roberts Gillan => Elaine from Manhattan
Marvin Braverman => T-Shirt Vendor
Paul Dooley => Walter Carpenter
Reg Rogers => George 'Bug Guy' Swilling
Richard Gere => Ike Graham
Rita Wilson => Ellie Graham
Sandra Taylor => Model Shelby
Sela Ward => Pretty Woman in Bar
Yul Vazquez => Dead Head Gill Chavez

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Early in the movie when Julia Roberts runs out to her front yard to get the paper, she quite obviously flashes her legs as she does so. Director Garry Marshall has been quoted as having given the advice, "When in doubt during the movie, cut to an animal . . . or Julia's legs."
  • During the scene where Julia Roberts drives through the town square and sees Richard Gere playing slide guitar with some "locals", Richard Gere not only played the guitar for real but he wrote the part he was playing.
  • Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo, Kathleen Marshall, and the uncredited Larry Miller (NYC barman) all appeared together in Pretty Woman.
  • Richard Gere did not like the location the film was set in (Berlin, Maryland). Calling it "the sticks" he stayed roughly 15 miles away in the community of Ocean Pines during the production of the movie.
  • Garry Marshall used twins and triplets as extras in numerous scenes after noticing the high number of twins in such a small town.
  • The "platypus" face that Julia Roberts makes was added after director Garry Marshall saw her making that face to entertain his grandchildren.
  • In the softball game scene, Joan Cusack wears a "Peaches" baseball cap, a reference to A League of Their Own which was directed by Penny Marshall (director Garry Marshall's sister) and which co-starred Ann Cusack (Joan's sister).
  • In development for 10 years. Actors attached at various times: Geena Davis, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Téa Leoni. Director Michael Hoffman was attached. Writers [?] Elaine May and [?] Leslie Dixon did unused rewrites.
  • Richard Gere's character Homer shares his first name with Gere's real-life father.