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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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Airs Sun. Nov. 29, 9:30 AM on TBS

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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  »

Box Office


$89,325,780 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


George Banks says that he doesn't want the wedding to bankrupt him so he'll end up wandering the streets in a bathrobe. This happens to Steve Martin's character in The Jerk (1979). See more »


In the opening credits, the wedding invitation from Annie's wedding says that the wedding date is in October. But, when Annie and her parents are discussing the wedding with Franck, they clearly state that the wedding will take place on January 6th. See more »


[at a supermarket]
George: I'll tell you what I'm doing. I want to buy eight hot dogs and eight hot dog buns to go with them. But no one sells eight hot dog buns. They only sell twelve hot dog buns. So I end up paying for four buns I don't need. So I am removing the superfluous buns. Yeah. And you want to know why? Because some big-shot over at the wiener company got together with some big-shot over at the bun company and decided to rip off the American public. Because they think the American public is ...
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References America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988) See more »


The Way You Look Tonight
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Published by PolyGram International Publishing, Inc.
Arranged by Alan Silvestri
Additional arrangement by Bob Mann
Performed by Steve Tyrell
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Better than the original
12 February 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. I think it's one of those movies that can make the toughest man a little boy on the inside. It brings to mind how every daughter in a family will always be a baby to the eyes of the men in it. Kimberly Williams does a fantastic performance as the all grown up but still innocent daughter. Steve Martin and Diane Keaton make brilliant performances as well.

I don't think the old one is better, I watched it recently and it is indeed good. But it's a serious family drama; personally, I couldn't see the humor in it. This one is much more modern and sensitive. I highly recommend it for men with daughters or little sisters.

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