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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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Any resemblance between Father and Son is purely hysterical. 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Walter Whitney: It's hard to hate you, Nelson. You have just enough logic to give your sickness respectability. You've sentenced whole races of people to be born losers, and as the father of one, I object. Not that he was born with two strikes on him, but that you won't give him a third pitch to swing at. Goodbye, Nelson.
Nelson Longhurst: You walk out this time, Walter, and I'll destroy you. When I'm through with you, you'll think shoveling horseshit is a step up.
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Connections

Referenced in Psych: Yang 3 in 2D (2010) 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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