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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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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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Actor Eugene Levy appears in both this movie and Father of the Bride Part II (1995), but as different characters in each one. See more »

Goofs

When the wedding party starts the procession down the aisle at the church, Howard (Franck's assistant) starts out having Nina and Matty proceed on their left feet. By the time the bridesmaids are proceeding down the aisle, Howard's timing is off with the foot they should be on (in other words, if you think "left-right-left-right" in time with the music, they're on the "wrong" foot, even though they're still in step with each other). See more »

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[at a supermarket]
George: I'll tell you what I'm doing. I want to buy eight hot dogs and eight hot dog buns to go with them. But no one sells eight hot dog buns. They only sell twelve hot dog buns. So I end up paying for four buns I don't need. So I am removing the superfluous buns. Yeah. And you want to know why? Because some big-shot over at the wiener company got together with some big-shot over at the bun company and decided to rip off the American public. Because they think the American public is ...
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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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This is what love is all about!
24 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Father of the Bride" was made back in the days when Steve Martin still had a really funny streak (which unfortunately seems to have ended with the "Cheaper by the Dozen" movies and the "Pink Panther" remake). The plot of course has him as suburban everyman George Banks getting ready for his daughter's wedding, with a series of hilarious mishaps along the way. Some of the scenes just make you die laughing, as you think "Oh my God! They're really doing that!" (you'll know these scenes when you see them). A real treat. Also starring Diane Keaton and Martin Short.

I wish to assert that 1991 was Steve Martin's best movie year ever. Aside from this, he also starred in "L.A. Story" and got a serious role in "Grand Canyon". He is a genius, you can't deny that.


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