With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go.

Director:

Charles Shyer

Writers:

Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Mina Vasquez ... Marta
Gibby Brand ... David
Richard Portnow ... Al - the Tux Salesman
Barbara Perry ... Female Factory Worker
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Features three cast members who have worked with the late writer-producer-director John Hughes. Steve Martin starred in Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), which Hughes wrote, produced and directed, Kieran Culkin co-starred in Home Alone (1990), and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) both of which were written and produced by Hughes, and Britt Leach who plays the assistant supermarket manager was in Weird Science (1985) written and directed by Hughes and The Great Outdoors (1988) which Hughes wrote and produced. See more »

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During the wedding scene George's flower keeps alternating between the stem being visible and being hidden. See more »

Quotes

Nina Banks: [Nina comes to bail out George from the city lock-up] Hello, George.
George: Why do you look happy to see me in here, Nina?
Nina Banks: Happy? No, no, no. I'm not happy George. You think I was happy to tell everyone that I had to come down to the city jail and bail you out for stealing hot dog buns?
George: I wasn't stealing...
Nina Banks: Ah!
George: I was just...
Nina Banks: Ah! I'm going to have to ask you not to talk, or I'll have to call Officer What's-his-name over there. You've been more than I can handle, George. Annie's wedding is not a conspiracy ...
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Crazy Credits

The words The End is cursively written at the end of the movie while George and Nina are slow dancing. See more »

Connections

Followed by Father of the Bride Part II (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Volare
Written by Domenico Modugno and Franco Migliacci
English lyrics written by Mitchell Parish
Used by permission of EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. and Parmit Music
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Pretty good Steve Martin comedy
7 December 2003 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

I re-watched this movie today after seeing it a couple of years ago. I didn't remember half of what happened in the movie, but even the stuff that I remembered amused me again. Steve Martin is his usual self, very funny, great body language...simply great. It's been a while since I've seen such a good, not laugh-out-loud funny, funny comedy. Most of the newer comedies have less realism, less normal subjects and plots, and try too hard to be funny. While this movie definitely has it's share in sentimentality, especially towards the end, pretty much most of the last thirty minutes, but it is still funny, and you don't lose interest in it. A great family comedy, it is pretty much funny for all ages. This is a good movie to sit down with the entire family and watch. Most people will enjoy it, and most people will find at least a few things to laugh at in it, if not Steve Martins nervous father character then maybe Martin Shorts character with the ridiculous accent. There's something for everybody in this one; well, pretty much, anyway. 8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Father of the Bride See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,031,146, 22 December 1991

Gross USA:

$89,325,780

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,325,780
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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