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Father of the Bride (1991)

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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 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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A comedy about letting go. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El padre de la novia See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$89,325,780
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Spencer Tracy was nominated for Best Actor for his role in the original Father of the Bride (1950), but lost to Jose Ferrer for Cyrano de Bergerac (1950). Steve Martin later created his own version of Cyrano, Roxanne (1987). See more »

Goofs

When George pulls up outside his house to welcome Annie home, he clearly states that Annie was in grammar school when they bought the house. However the night before the wedding when they are outside playing basketball, she says that she's lived in the house since she was five. See more »

Quotes

George: Drive carefully. And don't forget to fasten your condom.
Annie: Dad!
George: [shrieks in embarrassment] Seat belt! I meant, I meant seat belt.
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Soundtracks

Minuet and Badinerie
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by New Leipzig Bach Collegium Musicum
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital
By Arrangement with Sounds of Film
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A Great Wedding Movie
6 August 2006 | by funky_cherry86See all my reviews

I've watched Father Of The Bride numerous times over the years and it's still a good family comedy to watch Steve Martin gives a hilarious and heartwarming performance. I laughed at the way Martin's character acted when his daughter announced her wedding plans and the scene that was touching was when father and daughter were outside and snow began falling it was nice.

Martin Short's role as Franck Eggelhoffer was both comical and very funny. George Banks (Martin) a middle class man and owner of a sports shoe company has it all a great job, a nice house, a beautiful wife Nina (Keaton) and son Matt (Culkin). He's in for the surprise of his life when his 22 year old daughter Annie (Williams) comes home and announces that she's getting married to Bryan MacKenzie (Newburn)a computer genius from a wealthy family.

From then on George is in a constant state of panic because the wedding will cost too much and the fact that his daughter is grown up. However by the end of the movie he finally accepts that his daughter is an adult and has her own life.

The rest of the cast gave great performances I recommend this movie to fans of Steve Martin who enjoy his comedy antics 8/10.


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