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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... George Banks
... Nina Banks
... Annie Banks (as Kimberly Williams)
... Matty Banks
... Bryan MacKenzie
... Franck Eggelhoffer
... Howard Weinstein
... John MacKenzie
... Joanna MacKenzie
... Grace
... Olivia
Mina Vasquez ... Marta
... David
... 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 »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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20 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El padre de la novia  »

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$89,325,780
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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 »

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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

Annie: Um, I met somebody in Rome. Uh, he's an American - he's from LA, actually! And his name's Brian McKenzie, and he's just this wonderful, wonderful, amazing man. And well... we started seeing each other. A lot. And we fell in love...
[laughs nervously]
Annie: ... it actually happened, and we've decided to get married - which means, that... I'm engaged. I'm engaged! I'm getting married!
[Screams and laughs]
Matty Banks: Congratulations!
Annie: [Overexcited] Thank you!
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 July 2015 (2015) 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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Pretty good Steve Martin comedy
7 December 2003 | by See 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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