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Writers (WGA):
Frances Goodrich (screenplay) &
Albert Hackett (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
20 December 1991 (USA) See more »
Love is wonderful. Until it happens to your only daughter. See more »
With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Hilarious nonsense, but with a deep and meaningfull insight. See more (84 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve Martin ... George Banks

Diane Keaton ... Nina Banks

Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Annie Banks (as Kimberly Williams)

Kieran Culkin ... Matty Banks

George Newbern ... Bryan MacKenzie

Martin Short ... Franck Eggelhoffer

BD Wong ... Howard Weinstein

Peter Michael Goetz ... John MacKenzie

Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Joanna MacKenzie

Carmen Hayward ... Grace

April Ortiz ... Olivia
Mina Vasquez ... Marta

Gibby Brand ... David

Richard Portnow ... Al - the Tux Salesman
Barbara Perry ... Female Factory Worker

Martha Gehman ... Andrea - the Florist

Frank Kopyc ... Don, the Field Engineer

David Pasquesi ... Hanck - the Caterer

Ira Heiden ... Stock Boy
Thomas Wagner ... Police Officer
Marissa Lefton ... Annie - 3 Years Old

Sarah Rose Karr ... Annie - 7 Years Old
Amy Young ... Annie - 12 Years Old
Hallie Meyers-Shyer ... Flower Girl
Annie Meyers-Shyer ... Flower Girl
Morgan Dox ... Bridesmaid
Elisa Mandell ... Bridesmaid
Christine Beliveau ... Bridesmaid
Natasha Wieland ... Bridesmaid
Eric Kay ... Usher
Scott Hogan ... Usher
Peter James Cooper ... Usher (as Peter Cooper)
David Day ... Usher
Ed Williams ... Reverend
Patricia Meyers ... Guest at Reception
Irving Meyers ... Guest at Reception
Mark Steen ... Waiter #1
Robert Bauer ... Waiter #2
Kevin Shaw ... Waiter #3
Bruce A. Block ... Photographer (as Bruce Block)

Peter Murnik ... Patrolman

Chauncey Leopardi ... Cameron

Steve Tyrell ... Bandleader
Tom Irish ... Ben Banks

Eugene Levy ... Singer at Audition
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nicole Abramson ... Neighbor Girl (uncredited)

Mike Knox ... Wedding guest (uncredited)
Britt Leach ... Assistant Manager of Supermarket (uncredited)
Pamela Matheson ... Sweedish cousin (Picks up Steve Martin) (uncredited)

Marc Ian Sklar ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Shyer 
Writing credits
Frances Goodrich (screenplay) &
Albert Hackett (screenplay) and
Nancy Meyers (screenplay) &
Charles Shyer (screenplay)

Produced by
Carol Baum .... producer
Bruce A. Block .... associate producer
Jim Cruickshank .... executive producer
Sandy Gallin .... executive producer
Nancy Meyers .... producer
James Orr .... executive producer
Howard Rosenman .... producer
Cindy Williams .... co-producer
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
Cinematography by
John Lindley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Marks 
Casting by
Donna Isaacson 
Production Design by
Sandy Veneziano 
Art Direction by
Erin M. Cummins  (as Erin Cummins)
Set Decoration by
Cynthia McCormac 
Costume Design by
Susan Becker 
Makeup Department
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist: Steve Martin
Lisa Meyers .... hair stylist
Toni-Ann Walker .... hair stylist: Steve Martin and Diane Keaton
Brad Wilder .... key makeup artist
Karen Blynder .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Paul Deason .... unit production manager
David Hoberman .... executive in charge of production: Walt Disney Studios (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Carter .... second assistant director
Fernando Castroman .... second second assistant director
K.C. Colwell .... first assistant director
Art Department
John Dexter .... set designer
Hank Giardina .... scenic artist
Geoff Hubbard .... set designer (as Martin 'Geoff' Hubbard)
Mark Poll .... set designer
Anna Rita Raineri .... leadperson
Lee Runnels .... greensperson
Paul Rylander .... assistant property master
Ken Scaife .... construction coordinator
Anne Sidaris-Reeves .... assistant property master (as Anne S. Reeves)
Steven Westlund .... property master
Max E. Brehme .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jay Cannold .... construction accountant (uncredited)
Kevin Coyle .... set dresser (uncredited)
Billy Frank .... leadman (uncredited)
David Goldstein .... lead painter (uncredited)
Sean Hood .... swing gang (uncredited)
Fred Lucky .... sketch artist: wedding sequence (uncredited)
John Hammer Maxwell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Greg Papalia .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kevin Barlia .... sound effects editor
Michael J. Benavente .... dialogue editor
Pamela Bentkowski .... sound effects editor
Denis Blackerby .... dubbing recordist
Charles J. Bond .... cable person
Christine Danelski .... foley editor
Dennis Drummond .... supervising sound editor
Patrick Drummond .... sound effects editor
Susan Dudeck .... adr editor
Sukey Fontelieu .... foley editor
Wayne Griffin .... dialogue editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley mixer (as Gary Hecker)
David J. Hudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor
Dean G. Manly .... sound assistant (as Dean Manly)
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
Karen Minahan .... first assistant sound editor
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist (as Chris Moriana)
Judy Nord .... pdl
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan Ritter .... sound assistant
Sean Rush .... boom operator
Nico Salvato .... assistant adr editor (as Monique Salvato)
Brenda Sowa .... sound assistant
Sherry Stockler .... sound apprentice
Renee Tondelli .... supervising adr editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist (as Jeff Wilhoit)
Special Effects by
Allen Hall .... special effects coordinator
Robert G. Willard .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Michael Curtis .... digital trailer effects (uncredited)
Charles Croughwell .... stunts
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Robert Jauregui .... stunt double: Steve Martin (as Robert F. Jauregui)
Rock A. Walker .... stunts (as Rock Walker)
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Boutelle .... second company grip
Bruce Byall .... second company grip
Richard L. Carden .... dolly grip (as Rick Carden)
Carolyn Chen .... additional first assistant camera
Stuart E. Cropley .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Stuart Cropley)
Ray De La Motte .... camera operator (as Ray de la Motte)
David Dubois .... chief lighting technician (as David W. DuBois)
Frederick Iannone .... first assistant camera
Lawrence Karman .... additional camera operator
John R. Shannon .... still photographer (as John Shannon)
Steve Smith .... key grip
Amy Vincent .... second assistant camera
Ronald R. Koch Jr. .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael E. Little .... extra camera operator (uncredited)
Hugh McCallum .... additional grip (uncredited)
Kenneth Zunder .... cinematographer: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Lee Cocuzzo .... costumer: women (as Linda-Lee Cocuzzo)
Kirsten Everberg .... costumer: men
Rosemarie Fall .... costume supervisor
Michael J. Long .... costumer: men
Dennis Schoonderwoerd .... costumer: Steve Martin
Barbara Marko Friedman .... costumer (uncredited)
Haleen K. Holt .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
Wingate Jones .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Maria Lee Silver .... second assistant film editor
David Moritz .... first assistant film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Debra L. Tennant .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Carolyn Bahr .... assistant music editor (as Carolyn J. Bahr)
Bruce Botnick .... music scoring mixer
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Robert Fernandez .... music scoring mixer (as Bob Fernandez)
Jo Ann Kane .... supervising music copyist (as JoAnn Kane)
David Low .... orchestra contractor: uncredited
Allan Mason .... music consultant
Katherine Quittner .... music editor
William Ross .... orchestrator
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Steve Tyrell .... music pre-records producer
Chris Boardman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bill McCance .... transportation captain (as Billy McCance)
Tom F. Thomas .... transportation coordinator
Alan Kaminsky .... driver (uncredited)
James Nordberg .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Jane Alden .... adr loop group
Steve Alterman .... adr loop group
Irene Brafstein .... studio teacher
Ruth Britt .... adr loop group
Keith Coene .... production assistant
Gregory Concors .... production assistant
Julie B. Crane .... assistant: Nancy Meyers
Rick Dallago .... location manager
Frank J. Ellison .... assistant accountant (as Frank Ellison)
Greg Finley .... adr loop group
J.D. Hall .... adr loop group
Deneen Harmon .... assistant: Charles Shyer
Angela Heald .... production coordinator
Doris Hess .... adr loop group
James Kendrew .... assistant accountant
Shirley Kirkes .... choreographer
Shelley Kirkwood .... unit publicist
Michael Knobloch .... assistant: Charles Shyer
Daamen J. Krall .... adr loop group (as Daamen Krall)
Joanna Lipari .... adr loop group
David McCharen .... adr loop group
David Randolph .... adr loop group
Rob Ryder .... basketball advisor
Gary Schwartz .... adr loop group
Toby C. Schwartz .... assistant production coordinator
Max Snow .... production accountant
Suzanne Stone .... adr loop group
Esther Vivante .... script supervisor
Devron Conrad .... stand-in (uncredited)
RaeAnn Emery .... stand-in: Diane Keaton (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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105 min
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Did You Know?

Actor Eugene Levy appears in both this movie and Father of the Bride Part II (1995), but as different characters in each one.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Annie slides down the bannister, talcum powder is clearly visible on her behind.See more »
Andrea - the Florist:Mrs. Banks, as far the flowers go, we're going to color-coordinate with the swans, right?
Annie:Yes, Frank thought it'd be nice to have swans waddling around the tulip border.
George:We don't have a tulip border.
Andrea - the Florist:[handing him a bill] You will.
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Movie Connections:
Chapel of LoveSee more »


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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious nonsense, but with a deep and meaningfull insight., 30 November 2003
Author: Webratt from Melbourne, Australia

OK, OK, the characters are a little bit "Brady Bunch" - sweet little Annie, the perfect daughter, George, the doting and totally befuddled father, and Nina, the soothing, calming, hold-it-all-together wife and mother. They're a little bit larger than life in this classic comic, but who cares! For any father who loves his daughter, this movie simply can't be watched without feeling a tearing at the heart and a lump in the throat. Father of The Bride can be viewed purely as a bit of light-hearted comedy that mocks the way Dads can sometimes be, but by looking just a little deeper, it contains valuable information that could help many a daughter understand her Dad, and offers many a Dad some consolation that he is not alone, and that someone out there understands the separation pains he is going through as his most precious treasure begins to spread her wings and look elsewhere than the first man she ever loved. This is a tough time for many fathers, and mothers and daughters very often don't understand their erratic, paranoid and irrational behaviour. Father of The Bride explores this phenomenon with what was for me an amazingly accurate depiction of the emotional turmoil that goes on in the head of a man who cherishes his daughter's love and feels threatened and reduntant when another man enters the picture. Goodrich and Hackett have constructed it brilliantly, and Steve Martin expresses it perfectly in this most elegant of love stories. The movie takes some shortcuts - for most of us, the separation pains don't do us the courtesy of waiting till the engagement - they come much earlier than that, when out of the blue some stranger comes into our daughter's life. Martin demonstrates the pain and fear and anxiety that every daughter's Dad feels as some blow-in comes and lays a claim on his beloved child. A must for every Dad with a teen princess, and for the Mums and Daughters I strongly recommend that instead of just laughing and saying "hahahah - that's Dad all over", read between the lines to see just why Dad is the way he is. Loved it every time I've seen it (3 or 4 times now).

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