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Paternity (1981)

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

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Sophia Thatcher
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Jenny Lofton
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Celia
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Tad
Jacqueline Brookes ...
Aunt Ethel
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Cathy (as Linda Gillin)
Mike Kellin ...
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Victoria Young ...
Patti
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Ms. Werner
Kay Armen ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Paternidad  »

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Burt Reynolds once said of this movie: "It's the story of my life! It's about a guy who has everything in the world except the one thing he desires most - a child. This one is much closer to who I am and what I am than most of my other movies. Personally, it's one of my very favorite pictures" See more »

Quotes

Buddy Evans: I want this baby.
Maggie: Why this baby? Why do you want THIS baby?
Buddy Evans: Because I love it.
Maggie: You can't love anything!
Buddy Evans: I love you... five minutes ago when I smiled, it was the first time I had since you left.
Larry: Aww, isn't this wonderful? I feel like God.
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References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »

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It's His Birthday
Music and Lyrics by Murphy Dunne
Performed by Murphy Dunne (uncredited)
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Fun, Adorable, Sweet
27 May 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Sometimes HBO will air the most random movies. I just watched "Paternity" again. I saw it back in the day and loved it then and now.

The story of a middle aged successful single bachelor who feels eomthing is missing in his life. He decides he wants a baby, but not a wife or girlfriend...just a baby. He hooks up with Maggie (Diangelo) who is a waitress who also plays the french horn saving for a trip to Paris. He offers her money to be the surrogate (not quite as common then as it is today) and she accepts. During the months that they are together while she's carrying the baby it's obvious to see that they are destined to fall in love, but while it may be predictable it is just very sweet.

Great chemistry between buddy and maggie (reynolds and diangelo).


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