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A single man searches for a woman who will bear his baby with no strings attached.

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Patti
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Claudia Feinstein
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A single man searches for a woman who will bear his baby with no strings attached.

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He wants you to have his baby!

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Comedy | Romance

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2 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Paternidad  »

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This movie won a Razzie Award for worst original song. See more »

Quotes

Maggie: What if he asks about his mother?
Buddy Evans: Why would he do that?
Maggie: Sooner or later he's going to notice he doesn't have a mother.
Buddy Evans: I'll stall him.
Maggie: All his life?
Buddy Evans: No, all mine.
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Features Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »

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Baby Talk
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by David Frishberg
Sung by David Frishberg
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"You, a son!"
21 January 2012 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Burt Reynolds loves kids. Well after the opening of the film, we get a cringe-like song to listen to while us watch how Reynolds' character connects with children and how much they like him. Even Peter Billingsley (of "A Christmas Story" fame) digs him. The tagline spells out the story "He wants you to have his baby!" New York's most eligible playboy bachelor has just turned 44 and wants to have a child to fill the void in his life, but doesn't want to marry. So he decides to go about trying to find a surrogate mother, where he comes across a waitress who needs the money and doesn't want to be emotionally involved. So the two strikes up a no strings attached agreement, but soon enough they begin to fall for each other. Quite a predictable, but charmingly fashionable and playful old-fashion romantic comedy with a breezy performance by Burt Reynolds and a heart filled turn from Beverly D'Angelo. Even the support cast featuring Norman Fell, Paul Dooley, Lauren Hutton, Elizabeth Ashley and Juanita Moore shape up rather well. Reynolds' clueless character has some rather amusing scenes and complications, especially those when he is searching for his surrogate mother and then of course when he bumps into the ex-girlfriends. Light-hearted entertainment with very good performances.

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