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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 ... 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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Trivia

George Banks says that he doesn't want the wedding to bankrupt him so he'll end up wandering the streets in a bathrobe. This happens to Steve Martin's character in The Jerk (1979). See more »

Goofs

After Annie gets home from Rome and her family is at the dinner table, the shots alternate between Annie holding her fork picking at her food when the camera is on her to her arms folded when the camera is behind her. See more »

Quotes

Andrea - the Florist: Mrs. Banks, as far the flowers go, we're going to color-coordinate with the swans, right?
George: Swans?
Annie: Yes, Frank thought it'd be nice to have swans waddling around the tulip border.
George: We don't have a tulip border.
Andrea - the Florist: [handing him a bill] You will.
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Connections

Referenced in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) See more »

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(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry
Written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Anthony Powers
Performed by Darlene Love
Produced by Phil Spector
Published by Unichappell Music, Inc. and Mother Bertha Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Phil Spector Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
Available on the Phil Spector and ABKCO Records release "Phil Spector: Back to Mono (1958-1969)"
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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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