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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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  (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
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When George is in the jail cell talking to his wife, his chin is resting on the cell bars, but only in the shots when he is facing into camera. In the reverse shots (over his shoulder) he is clearly several inches away from the bars.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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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Daddy's Little Girl, 14 May 2008
Author: Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois

I remember a few years ago seeing Father of the Bride on TV, but of course it's edited and I never finished it, it's sad, I call myself a Steve Martin fan and never finished this movie. It's such a classic in itself and is just a nice family film that's a good watch. So I decided to rent Father of the Bride the other day, I just love this movie. It's one of the rare films that is genuinely good and just means to entertain you, your family and friends as well. Steve Martin makes such a great over protective dad, as much as he drives his daughter crazy in the film, you still gotta love him that he's so protective over his baby girl. Father of the Bride is a great comedy and is a good watch with it's sweet story and lovable characters. Before Meet the Parents, there was Father of the Bride.

George has an excellent life: good job, nice home, beautiful wife, and two loving kids, one of which is his daughter who has just come home from Rome getting her masters in architecture and announces she's getting married to a man she met there, Bryan. George is going crazy, loosing his baby girl so fast and now having to deal with not being the main guy in her life that she will go too for help. George has to also deal with the crazy wedding planner, Franck Eggelhoffer, trying to break up his daughter and her fiancée, and Bryan's rich parents.

Father of the Bride is a good film and I really recommend it, it's one of those films that you get a few good laughs for and just feel good afterwards. Steve Martin made George such a lovable character, even though he's trying to break up his daughter and her fiancée, you could understand why through his narration and the way he talks, every dad could relate too. Martin Short as Franck Eggelhoffer is a little over done, but still delivers good laughs. Father of the Bride is a just a fun movie that anyone could enjoy, it gives good laughs and might even make you shed a tear.


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