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Father of the Bride (1991)

 -  Comedy  -  20 December 1991 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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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Love is wonderful. Until it happens to your only daughter. See more »

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20 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Father of the Bride  »

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$89,325,780 (USA)
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Phoebe Cates was offered the role of Annie Banks, but had to decline it because of her pregnancy. See more »

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When Franck is showing the book of cakes to the Banks the price of the cake is $1200, when in reality wedding cakes are sold by the slice. Therefore, the price of the cake wouldn't be a factor until the final guest count, which at that point they didn't know. See more »

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[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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(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry
Written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Tony Powers
Performed by Darlene Love
Produced by Phil Spector
Published by Unichappell Music, Inc. and Mother Bertha Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Phil Spector Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
Available on the Phil Spector and ABKCO Records release "Phil Spector: Back to Mono (1958-1969)"
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Funny & sweet
25 April 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I have never seen the original so I can't really compare the two. On its own merits I thought FOTB to be really entertaining. Of course its predictable, but its meant to be. martin Short is hilarious as the wedding organiser, and Steve Martin is at his dead pan best. Kimberly Williams was excellent in her role as the young bride to be, particularly as it was her debut. The story goes along nicely but I must say the wedding seemed like the most expensive and lavish in wedding movie history, particularly seeming George Banks is your normal suburban father- not a multi millionaire. There are some fairly amusing scenes, but really its a nice movie. Its the type of movie you watch with your mother, or sister and think if only love, life and family were really that simple. In other words its escapism, almost like a fantasy...enjoy.


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