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Writers (WGA):
Frances Goodrich (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 » | Full synopsis »
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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  (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)

Kellie Hudson ... Wedding guest (uncredited)

Mike Knox ... Wedding guest (uncredited)
Britt Leach ... Assistant Manager of Supermarket (uncredited)
Pamela Matheson ... Gitte (uncredited)

Marc Ian Sklar ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Linda Williams ... Guest at Reception (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)
Robert C. Smith .... floral arrangements: Laurels (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)
Jeannette Cremarosa .... pdl (uncredited)
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
Location Management
Rick Dallago .... location manager
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)
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)
David Low .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Matt Walker .... music executive (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
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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Steve Martin's character of George Banks was named after David Tomlinson's character of the same name in Mary Poppins (1964).See more »
Plot holes: 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 »
[It begins to snow]
Annie:What? What's that face?
George:It's nothing.
Annie:Oh, this is going cost you more money.
George:No. It's just... I know I'll remember this moment, for the rest of my life.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Father of The Bride- Letting Go, 24 January 2010
Author: jjomendo from United States

Father of the Bride is a 1991 comedy remade after the 1950 version. The film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Martin Short, B.D. Wong and Kieran Culkin was directed by Charles Shyer and is number 92 on Bravo's "100 Funniest movies." Other awards received were Kimberly Williams for "Best Breakthrough Performance" and Steve Martin for People's Choice Award for "Favortie Actor in a Comedy Motion Picture." He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance.

In this remake of a classic Spencer Tracy film, George Banks (Steve Martin) is the owner of a shoe store in San Marino, California. When his daughter, Anne Banks (Kimberly Willams), comes home from three months in Rome, she tells them that she is engaged to a man (George Newbern) from an upper-class family in Bel-Air that she met while on her trip. Early on in the story George begins to freak out at the thought of losing his only daughter. His wife, Nina (Diane Keaton), tries to keep him sane and happy for their 22-year-old daughter. When the wedding takes place at their home with a crazy foreign wedding planner, Franck Eggelhoffer (Martin Short), controlling the whole thing, George tries to remember that his daughter is all grown up and ready to take the next step in her life. If it weren't for the actors, the film would not be as great as it is. Each actor plays off the other to gave you the full effect of the story. Steve Martin and Diane Keaton worked very well together. But even better, was the connection between Kimberly Williams and Geoege Newbern. When Anne and Brian got in a fight over the blender, I didn't know who I felt I bad for. Both actors stole me from the beginning. The chemistry was so great I found myself tearing up with tears of joy when they wed. One character that really added to the story was Franck. Martin Short did an exquisite job. Although his character was minor, Short did an excellent job making me laugh and lighting up the mood when other characters were angry or sad. His accent was hilarious, and he kept me laughing even when the situation in the movie wasn't exactly funny. The actors did such a phenomenal job, they made me feel like I was actually in the movie. My emotions kept changing with every twist and turn in the movie. One part that really evoked emotion was when George saw Anne in her wedding dress for the first time and he thought to himself "This was the moment I'd been dreading for the past six months. Well, actually the past 22 years." That thought had me blubbering.

This film has a dose of every emotion. Perfect for all ages, this movie will make you laugh and cry. I laughed at all the twists and turns in the movie, and I cried when George was recapping his daughters whole life in his mind. I love to watch this movie when I need to relax and have a good time. George has a part of every father in him, and it is amazing watching him going through the journey of letting go of his daughter, and finding a part of himself that he never knew. I give this movie five out of five stars, from the beginning of the movie all the way through the end credits.

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