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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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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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25 September 1981 (USA)  »

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A Cara do Pai  »

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The movie was originally rated R by the MPAA but on appeal this was changed to a PG rating. See more »

Goofs

When Walter and Roger check into a hotel the sign says "Free Ice and TV". Later in the room, Roger wants to watch TV and states that the TV requires payment of a quarter (25 cents) to watch it. See more »

Quotes

Roger Porter: Now, it wasn't easy for me to get you in here, Mr Charley. I mean, they weren't too happy about having a White person in the building. You're here on a trial basis.
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Referenced in Psych: Yang 3 in 2D (2010) See more »

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Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Written by Jimmy Cox
Performed by Bessie Smith
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You've seen it all before..... but it still works .............
29 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One part "Fire Sale" ( White family adopting Black child ), one part "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" ( the culture clash surprise ), one part "Life Stinks" ( the reality of life on the streets ), and you pretty much have "Carbon Copy". The movie can stand on it's own however, because George Segal and Denzel Washington compliment each other nicely as mismatched Father and Son. There are a number of laugh out loud moments, and some social lessons too. If you go in not expecting too much in the way of logic, you will not be disappointed. I think George Segal is very underrated as a comedy actor. Just take a look at "Where's Poppa?" if you disagree. - MERK


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