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Carbon Copy (1981)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  25 September 1981 (USA)
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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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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
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Mary Ann
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Dr. Bristol
Vernon Weddle ...
Wardlow
Edward Marshall ...
Freddie
Ed Call ...
Basketball Father
Angelina Estrada ...
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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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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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The real-life address where the Whitney family house was located was at 417 Amapola Ln, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California. 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: Why is it that ones who always bring up the past are those who never lived in it?
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Referenced in Psych: Yang 3 in 2D (2010) See more »

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I'm Gonna Get Closer to You
Written by Bill Conti (music), Paul Williams (lyrics)
Performed by England Dan Seals
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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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