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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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Taglines:

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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

Howard calls George Banks at his shoe factory to tell him the wedding is going to cost $250 a head. It is not until much later in the movie, however, George tries to get the cheapest food for the dinner. Obviously the "per head" estimate could not have been made until the menu had been decided. 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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(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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Cryogenically Frozen
19 April 2004 | by August1991See all my reviews

This film makes about as much sense as an 'Ozzie & Harriet' or a 'Father Knows Best' episode. An old copy of Reader's Digest (circa 1962) would provide more insight into modern life, or the relationship between a father and a daughter, than this weird concoction.

I was surprised with Diane Keaton. She appears to sleepwalk through the film. (Given the film's title, I realize that hers was a supporting role but even Martin Short managed a distinct, supporting character.)

I can understand the attraction of an imaginary world created in a good romantic comedy. But this film is the prozac version of an imaginary world. I'm frightened to consider that anyone could enjoy it even as pure fantasy.


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