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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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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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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

Roger Porter's (Denzel Washington's) car was a 1959 Chevy. See more »

Goofs

When Walter and Roger move into the run-down apartment in Watts, very low flying jets can be heard overhead. The nearest airport in the area would be LAX which is approx. 13 miles due west. LAX is too far away for such low flying aircraft. 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 Lo squartatore di New York (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Get Closer to You
Music by Bill Conti
Lyrics by Paul Williams
Performed by Dan Seals (as England Dan Seals)
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Funny and poignant
8 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the first time I had seen Denzel Washington and our family really enjoyed the movie. We are a Black family, so the White dad buying into the stereotypes about Black people struck us as quite amusing and he deserved his comeuppance for his sorry thinking. The movie was funny and also touching. True, there was a lack of depth in some of the acting, but not all movies that are made contain a great amount of depth. For the most part, if you want to watch a movie that won't assault your eyes or ears, yet entertain you with some true and humorous depiction of slices of life, this is a good one to check out. I've been a Denzel fan ever since I saw "Carbon Copy" and it is a part of my "favorites" collection.


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