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Carbon Copy (1981)

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A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.

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Cast

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Walter Whitney
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Vivian Whitney
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Nelson Longhurst
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Victor Bard
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Bob Garvey
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Tubby Wederholt
Vicky Dawson ...
Mary Ann
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Dr. Bristol
Vernon Weddle ...
Wardlow
Edward Marshall ...
Freddie
Ed Call ...
Basketball Father
Angelina Estrada ...
Bianca
Carmen Filpi ...
Wino
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Storyline

A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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" I lost my job, my house and my Rolls Royce; My family left me...What else can possibly go wrong?" "Hi, Dad!" See more »

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Comedy

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Release Date:

25 September 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cara do Pai  »

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Trivia

This picture was the first feature film produced by RKO Pictures after a very long time. However, RKO was only a co-distributor with the Hemdale Film Corpration and Avco-Embassy Pictures. See more »

Goofs

When Walter pulls in to park and hits the parking meter, he reverses and parks. The car is visibly outside of the parking lane lines. After the cut, he gets out of the car and the car is within the parking lane lines. See more »

Quotes

Walter Whitney: [Roger sings "We Shall Overcome"] Will you stop singing that song?
Roger Porter: Mr. Charley? I got a feeling you better start learning the words.
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Connections

Referenced in The New York Ripper (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Get Closer to You
Written by Bill Conti (music), Paul Williams (lyrics)
Performed by England Dan Seals
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I'll shovel it. I'll live in it. But I won't take it.
15 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Talk about an undiscovered gem. I never knew this film existed. Denzel Washington's first film role. You could see the potential for greatness even then. Yes, I know that is easy to say now, but I really mean it. Even in this small role, he was great.

My personal connection to this film aside, it really hit home the problem in this country. The divide is so great that only the election of Obama will begin to heal it. We still have the separate communities displayed here, and we still have the separate attitudes. George Segal really did a good job in displaying the angst of the two worlds that divide us.

Most of the credit has to go to Oscar-winner Stanley Shapiro, for writing and producing this film. He used humor very creatively to spotlight a real problem that has plagued us for many many years.


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