With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go.


Charles Shyer


Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A comedy about letting go. See more »


Comedy | Family | Romance


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Did You Know?


George's middle name, Stanley, is named after Spencer Tracy's character in the original Father of the Bride (1950). See more »


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 »


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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Crazy Credits

The words The End is cursively written at the end of the movie while George and Nina are slow dancing. See more »


Referenced in About Schmidt (2002) See more »


I'm Into Something Good
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Performed by Herman's Hermits
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A heart warming film that will make you laugh and cry
22 March 2004 | by melissafentSee all my reviews

I first viewed this film when I was about ten years old or so. I instantly fell in love with it and added it to my collection a few days later. This heart warming film tells the tale of a dad struggling to cope with his daughter's impending marriage to a man he's just met. Played by Steve Martin, George Banks delivers a praise worthy comedic performance as he falls into the in laws pool and meets with the wedding planner, Frank, played by the ever inspiring Martin Short. Father of the Bride welcomes newcomer Kimberley Williams to the screen. She gives a decent performance as an ordinary girl in love. There is nothing spectacular about her acting or even her character for that matter. Fans will be pleased to know that she stars in an ABC family original movie entitled "Lucky Seven", in which her character is much more complex. This film as a whole is belly busting hilarious yet never loses the touching effect it was designed to create. A favorite among families and heartbroken women alike, Father of the Bride is a film to be treasured.

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Release Date:

20 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Father of the Bride See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,031,146, 22 December 1991

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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