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Father of the Bride (1991)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  20 December 1991 (USA)
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With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Banks (as Kimberly Williams)
Mina Vasquez ...
Al - the Tux Salesman
Barbara Perry ...
Female Factory Worker


In this remake of the Spencer Tracy classic, George and Nina Banks are the parents of young soon-to-be-wed Annie. George is a nervous father unready to face the fact that his little girl is now a woman. The preparations for the extravagant wedding provide additional comic moments. Written by Reid Gagle

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A comedy about letting go. See more »




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Release Date:

20 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El padre de la novia  »

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$89,325,780 (USA)

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Although the cost of the wedding is a hot topic in the film, the final price tag is never revealed. After crunching the numbers given by Franck's assistant Howard Weinstein, 572 guests at $250.00 a head, we learn that the wedding cost George $143,000.00. Considering that the film was released in 1991, the $143,000.00 price tag has not been adjusted for present day inflation. See more »


When Annie puts the ring on Bryan's finger at the wedding, it is very obvious by the tan line and indention that he already has been wearing a wedding ring for a long time. See more »


Franck Eggelhoffer: Uh-oh, I bring the wrong color thread. I assumed you'd be wearing a black "tuxado."
George: It is a black "tuxado."
Franck Eggelhoffer: I don't think so, babe. This tux is "nuffy" blue. No doubt about it.
George: What're you talking about? Armani doesn't make a blue tuxedo.
Franck Eggelhoffer: Armani don't also make "polyaster."
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24 February 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Father of the Bride" was made back in the days when Steve Martin still had a really funny streak (which unfortunately seems to have ended with the "Cheaper by the Dozen" movies and the "Pink Panther" remake). The plot of course has him as suburban everyman George Banks getting ready for his daughter's wedding, with a series of hilarious mishaps along the way. Some of the scenes just make you die laughing, as you think "Oh my God! They're really doing that!" (you'll know these scenes when you see them). A real treat. Also starring Diane Keaton and Martin Short.

I wish to assert that 1991 was Steve Martin's best movie year ever. Aside from this, he also starred in "L.A. Story" and got a serious role in "Grand Canyon". He is a genius, you can't deny that.

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