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Writer (WGA):
Nia Vardalos (written by)
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Release Date:
2 August 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Love is here to stay... so is her family.
Plot:
A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 16 wins & 23 nominations See more »
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Torturous See more (741 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nia Vardalos ... Toula Portokalos

Michael Constantine ... Gus Portokalos
Christina Eleusiniotis ... Toula Portokalos - Age 6
Kaylee Vieira ... Schoolgirl
John Kalangis ... Greek Teacher

Lainie Kazan ... Maria Portokalos
Marita Zouravlioff ... Toula Portokalos - Age 12
Sarah Osman ... Athena Portokalos - Age 15
Petra Wildgoose ... Car Pool Friend
Melissa Todd ... Car Pool Friend
Bess Meisler ... Yiayia

Andrea Martin ... Aunt Voula

Louis Mandylor ... Nick Portokalos
Gerry Mendicino ... Uncle Taki
Stavroula Logothettis ... Athena
Constantine Tsapralis ... Foti

Gia Carides ... Cousin Nikki

Joey Fatone ... Angelo

John Corbett ... Ian Miller

Ian Gomez ... Mike

Jayne Eastwood ... Mrs. White

Frank Falcone ... Suitor
Eugene Martel ... Suitor

Joe Persechini ... Suitor
Peter Xynnis ... Suitor
Fiona Reid ... Harriet Miller

Bruce Gray ... Rodney Miller
Anthony Kandiotis ... Priest
Nick Kutsukos ... Bouzouki Player
Peter Tharos ... Yianni
Chrissy Paraskevopoulos ... Cousin Jennie

Maria Vacratsis ... Aunt Freida
Kathryn Haggis ... Cousin Marianthi
Gale Garnett ... Aunt Lexy (as Gale Zoë Garnett)
Charlene Bitzas ... Aunt Nota
Chris Savides ... Greek Chanter
Constantine Vardalos ... Greek Chanter
Scott Khouri ... Waiter
John Tsifliklis ... Wedding Singer
Peter Chalkiopoulos ... Wedding Band Member
Peter Gogos ... Wedding Band Member
Spiro Milankou ... Wedding Band Member
Victor Politis ... Wedding Band Member
Jim Rouvas ... Wedding Band Member
Arielle Sugarman ... Paris Miller
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Galliford ... Waiter at Wedding Reception (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joel Zwick 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Nia Vardalos (written by)

Produced by
Paul Brooks .... executive producer
David Coatsworth .... co-producer
Gary Goetzman .... producer
Tom Hanks .... producer
Mark Hufnail .... co-executive producer
Jim Milio .... co-executive producer
Melissa Jo Peltier .... co-executive producer
Steve Shareshian .... executive producer (as Steven Shareshian)
Norm Waitt .... executive producer
Rita Wilson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alexander Janko 
Chris Wilson 
 
Cinematography by
Jeff Jur (director of photography) (as Jeffrey Jur)
 
Film Editing by
Mia Goldman 
 
Casting by
Meg Liberman  (as Liberman)
Camille H. Patton  (as Patton)
 
Production Design by
Gregory P. Keen  (as Gregory Keen)
 
Art Direction by
Kei Ng 
 
Set Decoration by
Enrico Campana 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Clancy 
 
Makeup Department
Ann Brodie .... key makeup artist
Judi Cooper-Sealy .... wig designer: Ms. Martin
Paul R.J. Elliot .... key hair stylist (as Paul Elliot)
Burton J. LeBlanc .... makeup artist (as Burton J. Leblanc)
Sandra Reynolds .... hair stylist
Beatrice Salazar .... hair stylist (as Beatriz Salazar)
Dorota Zajac .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
D.J. Carson .... assistant production manager
David Coatsworth .... unit production manager
Isabel Henderson .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Côté .... trainee assistant director
Grant Lucibello .... second assistant director
David McAree .... first assistant director
Effy Papadopoulos .... third assistant director
Lorin Raine .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Brenton Brown .... on-set dresser
Jacinta Cooper .... art department apprentice
Imre de Jonge .... assistant property master (as Imre De Jonge)
Katia de Peña .... property buyer (as Katia De Peña)
Rossana DeCampo .... scenic artist (as Rossana Decampo)
Alan Doucette .... property master
Gary Harmer .... leadman (as Gary G. Harmer)
Gordon Lebredt .... graphic artist
Tim Ovans .... assistant head carpenter
Mark Thomson .... construction coordinator
Alan Tremaine .... head carpenter
Martin Weinryb .... set buyer
Wayne Wightman .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Paul Timothy Carden .... supervising sound editor
Brian Dixon .... sound mix technician
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Kimberly Harris .... adr supervisor
Donald Hauger .... foley mixer
Thomas Hayek .... boom operator
Paul Holzborn .... foley artist
Tom Mather .... sound mixer
Thomas O'Neil Younkman .... first assistant sound editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound effects editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound re-recording mixer
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer (as Melissa Hofmann)
Tulio Torrinello .... sound mix technician
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Mark Wolfson .... sound recording engineer
James Wright .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Alfonso Calvo .... sound dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Jeff Glueck .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Nancy MacLeod .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Martin Malivoire .... special effects supervisor
Peter Sissakis .... special effects key (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Rundell .... digital effects supervisor
Brian Allan .... optical camera (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging: THDX (uncredited)
Steven Emmert .... optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Adam Howard .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Marco Bianco .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Bacon .... dolly grip (as Nicholas M. Bacon)
Rod Benjamin .... key grip
Andy Chmura .... camera operator
John Colavecchia .... first assistant camera
Sean Dawes .... electrician (as A. Sean Dawes)
Cylvan Desrouleaux .... second assistant camera
Michael Galbraith .... gaffer
Sophie Giraud .... still photographer
Greg Grainger .... company grip
R. Jones .... electrician
Rod MacNeil .... electrician
Keith Murphy .... Steadicam operator
Tom O'Hara .... company grip
Michael Plant .... generator operator
Jesse Stanley .... company grip
Tom Starnes .... best boy set lighting
Robert Vigus .... assistant key grip (as Robert A. Vigus)
Victor Vukosavljevic .... camera trainee
Mark W. Hindle .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Greg Whiteside .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Richard Wilmot .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Luisa Cabbidu .... extras casting assistant
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Canada
Elizabeth Gray .... casting associate: Canada
Zameret Kleiman .... extras casting
Lisa Ystrom .... casting associate: USA
Andrea Kool .... casting assistant: Canada (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carole Costello .... set costume supervisor
Jay Du Boisson .... assistant costume designer (as Jay Duboisson)
Jane Flanders .... costume shop supervisor
Gisella Zomparelli .... assistant set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Heather Persons .... additional editor
Douglas Slocum .... apprentice editor
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Melissa Wegman .... Bond Co. Post Superviser
Madeleine C. Schnell .... post-production coordinator: Motion Picture Bond Company (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nico Abondolo .... musician: bass
Deva Anderson .... music supervisor
Gary Bovyer .... musician: clarinet
Tom Calderaro .... music preparation
Jon Clarke .... musician: oboe and soprano sax
Tim Comstock .... music assistant
Franklyn d'Antonio .... musician: violin (as Franklyn D'Antonio)
Bruce Dukov .... musician: violin
Steve Erdody .... musician: cello
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Marlo Fisher .... musician: viola (as Marlow Fisher)
Matt Funes .... musician: viola
Armen Garabedian .... musician: violin
Alex Gibson .... music editor
Thomas Graham II .... score recordist
Endre Granat .... concert master
Endre Granat .... musician: violin
Alan Grunfeld .... musician: violin
Gregory Jamrok .... scoring supervisor
Alexander Janko .... conductor: score
Alexander Janko .... orchestrator
Alexander Janko .... score producer
Randy Kerber .... musician: piano
Miran Kojian .... musician: violin
Aimie Kreston .... musician: violin
Armen Ksajikian .... musician: cello
Dimitrie Leivici .... musician: violin
Phillipe Levy .... musician: violin (as Phillip Levy)
Rebecca R. Liddle .... music arranger: piano suite (as Rebecca Liddle)
David Low .... orchestra contractor
Darrin McCann .... musician: viola (as Darren McCann)
Ed Meares .... musician: bass
Victoria Miskolczy .... musician: viola (as Vicky Miskolczy)
Simon Oswell .... musician: viola
Dean Parks .... musician: acoustic guitar
Katia Popov .... musician: violin
Jeremy Raub .... co-music editor
Rafael Rishik .... musician: violin
Delphine Robertson .... music coordinator
Mark Robertson .... musician: violin
Mark Sazer .... musician: violin
Haim Shtrum .... musician: violin
Sebastian Toettcher .... musician: cello
Cecilia Tsan .... musician: cello
Louise Di Tullio .... musician: flute (as Louise DiTullio)
Michael Valerio .... musician: bass (as Mike Valerio)
Josefina Vergara .... musician: violin
David Walther .... musician: viola
Chris Wilson .... musician: electric guitar
Ken Yerke .... musician: violin
Robert Fernandez .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Al Donin .... driver
Norman Foster .... driver (as Norm Foster)
Ray Gabourie .... driver
Bill Hagan .... transportation captain
John Hiltz .... head driver
Jeff Peebles .... driver
Doug Perry .... driver
Don Retzer .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Brandi Andersen .... staff: Playtone
Mardie Anderson .... assistant: Mr. Goetzman
Trudy Artman .... adr group coordinator
Sebastian Bauer .... staff: Playtone
Lesia Capone .... assistant production coordinator
Louise Casey .... craft service
Don Cornelius .... assistant location manager
Christopher G. Cowen .... staff: Playtone
Marco Di Flaviano .... location assistant
Greg Eby .... production accountant
Pablo Ferro .... titles and graphics
Nancy Vardalos Ginakes .... choreographer
Katharine Gray .... clearance coordinator
Leah Holmes .... post-production accountant
David Hutkin .... vice president: The Lewis Horwitz Organization
Monica Ionson .... payroll accountant
John Kenyon .... location manager (as John M. Kenyon)
Helen Lucas .... stand-in
Amy McKenzie .... assistant: Mr. Hanks
Lara McMahon .... set production assistant
John Nelles .... dialogue coach
Eric E. Paulson .... production associate
Kostas Petsis .... choreographer
J.R. Powell .... set production assistant
Breigh Radford .... assistant production accountant
JoAnne Rivers .... production coordinator (as Joanne A.C. Rivers)
Marsha Robertson .... unit publicist
Marissa Roman .... financial legal services: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld L.L.P.
Daniela Saioni .... script supervisor
Patricia Satok .... craft service
Tom Tobin .... production assistant
John Von Atzigen .... stand-in
David Zikovitz .... production assistant
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Michelle Dunton .... script researcher (uncredited)
Joanna L. Rees Jones .... distribution executive (uncredited)
Jeanne Van Cott .... production executive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jon Anderson .... in memory of
Eric Brooks .... thanks
Diana Choi .... thanks
Josh Clayton-Felt .... in memory of
Madeline Cripe .... thanks
Paul Drakos .... thanks (as Father Paul Drakos)
Christine Paulos Dulat .... in memory of
Alan Hergott .... thanks
Kirk Saduski .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"My Big Fat Wedding" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for sensuality and language
Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (British Columbia/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Finland:S | France:U | Germany:o.Al. (w) | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Italy:T | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:G | Peru:PT | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #38179)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Outdoor church shots are of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Indoor church shots are of Toronto's St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Toula tries on her grandmother's head piece in her bedroom, the ribbons are stuck to her hair and therefore stick up. When she sits up to look in the mirror, the ribbons are fine.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Gus Portokalos:[to Toula] You better get married soon. You're starting to look... old!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Claire Richards: My Big Fat Wedding (2009) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dear GodSee more »

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18 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Torturous, 3 March 2003
Author: philfromno from Dallas

I find it unfathomable that this film was the breakout hit of last year. My only guess is that it drove people to the theatre who were excited that it was low on curse words and sex. Which is fine, but I wish that they could have added a bit of humor or drama.

There has been a lot of crowing about the crass stereotypes in this film, to which I can only respond "what stereotypes?" These characters are drawn so flimsily that they don't even reach the level of stereotypes. Michael Constantine, playing the supposedly charming and wacky father, is colorless except for an obsession with Greek root words and the healing powers of Windex. Are you laughing yet? I hope so, because that's all you get.

But at least Constantine has a couple of defining character traits. We learn nothing about the other characters except that they are Greek. Well, Greek and obnoxious. This movie would have us believe that Greek Americans' life revolves entirely around their ethinicity, and yet the only defining thing about being Greek is that you sit around and constantly discuss the fact that you are Greek.

For contrast, we have Corbett's parents, who embody some nightmare thumbnail sketch of Waspish stereotype. Surreally quiet and psychotically uncomfortable, they act as if they've never met a mediterranean before. The exchange of idiocies when the WASP mother tries to explain to the apparently retarded Greek mother that the cake she brought to dinner is a bundt cake is one of the more cringe inducing comedy moments here.

Another reviewer here remarked, as if it were a good thing, that the observations in this movie could be easily applied to any number of ethnic groups. I wholeheartedly agree, and add that all it would take to turn it into My Big Fat Italian (Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Armenian, Spanish, etc.) Wedding would be a quick find/replace command on the screenwriter's laptop.

When a movie's highest moment of tension comes from a wedding morning zit (a problem solved minutes later by a stick of cover up) you know you're dealing with a limp excuse for a film.

I'm not asking for The Graduate here, but frankly I can't find a thing about this movie that is worth your time or money. But, apparently, America disagrees, so this movie made over 200 million bucks and is not being turned into the sitcom it always more or less resembled. Go figure.

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