Paternity (1981)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  2 October 1981 (USA)
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A single man searches for a woman who will bear his baby with no strings attached.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophia Thatcher
Jenny Lofton
Jacqueline Brookes ...
Aunt Ethel
Linda Gillen ...
Cathy (as Linda Gillin)
Tour Guide
Victoria Young ...
Elsa Raven ...
Pre-natal Nurse
Ms. Werner
Kay Armen ...
Claudia Feinstein


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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2 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paternidad  »

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Did You Know?


Juanita Moore, Academy Award nominee from Imitation of Life (1959), made a rare screen appearance in this movie as Celia, Burt Reynolds's house-keeper. Her last theatrical credit had been for Deliver Us from Evil (1975) four years earlier. See more »


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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Predictable Hollywood Shmaltz
18 June 2006 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

The bright spots in this movie are Elizabeth Ashley and New York City itself. They both photograph great. Burt is very natural and it is always good to see old pros like Juanita Moore & Norman Fell do their thing. Unfortunately Burt and Beverly have absolutely no chemistry what so ever. Beverly delivers her lines like she is reading them for the first time. Can't say anything about Lauren Huttin who I usually like because I missed the first 20 minutes and thats obviously when she was in it. That about sums up this typical 80's over produced movie. Burt plays a New York city bachelor who wants a kid but not a wife. Beverly plays the lucky gal who will have his baby for cash without any emotional strings attached. Do they fall in love? What do you think?

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