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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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Love is wonderful. Until it happens to your only daughter. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

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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 »

Goofs

When the two young boys were moving the cars from the street, how did they reach the pedal? They were way too small to move the cars themselves. See more »

Quotes

Franck Eggelhoffer: Uh-oh, I bring the wrong color thread. I assumed you'd be wearing a black "tuxado."
George: It is a black "tuxado."
Franck Eggelhoffer: I don't think so, babe. This tux is "nuffy" blue. No doubt about it.
George: What're you talking about? Armani doesn't make a blue tuxedo.
Franck Eggelhoffer: Armani don't also make "polyaster."
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Connections

Featured in 1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) See more »

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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30 September 2018 | by JosiReviewsSee all my reviews

Why can't they bring back this genre of movies? Simple, every day life without super drama. Watching a dad have a meltdown over his daughter's wedding is realistic and Steve Martin's character is so relatable. The super market moment with the hot dog buns is hilarious and so dead on. Nowadays it feels like writers/producers have no idea what is happening in the real world. I have watched countless movies where the characters drive new cars and $500k+ houses and are portrayed as the struggling, all-American family lol even though this family has a stunning house, they still come across grounded and humble.


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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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