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Carbon Copy (1981)

PG | | Comedy | 25 September 1981 (USA)
When a rich white corporate executive finds out that he has an illegitimate black son, things start falling apart for him at home, at work and in his social circles.

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Victor Bard
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Bob Garvey
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Tubby Wederholt
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Mary Ann
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Dr. Bristol
Vernon Weddle ...
Wardlow
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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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Any resemblance between Father and Son is purely hysterical. See more »

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25 September 1981 (USA)  »

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A Cara do Pai  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Theatrical-film debut of Denzel Washington. 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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Connections

Referenced in Lo squartatore di New York (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Written by Jimmy Cox
Performed by Bessie Smith
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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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