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Paternity (1981)

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

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Larry
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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)
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Tour Guide
Victoria Young ...
Patti
Elsa Raven ...
Pre-natal Nurse
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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)  »

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From Here to Paternity  »

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Trivia

One of three theatrical film collaborations of actress Lauren Hutton and actor Burt Reynolds. Previously, Hutton had starred as Aggie Maybank, the TV reporter love-interest of Burt Reynolds's Gator McKlusky in Gator (1976). Hutton also appeared with Reynolds in the later action-thriller Malone (1987). There was about a half a dozen year gap between Gator (1976) and Paternity (1981) and the latter and Malone (1987). See more »

Quotes

Buddy Evans: [Thinking up baby names] Quimby.
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Features Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »

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I Love New York
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Burt's roguish charms
3 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Buddy Evans (Burt Reynolds) is the most eligible bachelor in New York managing Madison Square Garden. He's 44 and something is missing from his life. With his friends Larry (Norman Fell) and Kurt (Paul Dooley)'s advise, he decides to find a surrogate mother with whom to have a son. The search runs into various roadblocks including a misunderstanding with interior designer Jenny (Lauren Hutton). Maggie (Beverly D'Angelo) is a waitress at his diner hangout who gets accepted to study music in Paris. While chasing after Jenny, Buddy gets into a cab with Maggie. Buddy loses Jenny but Maggie needs the money and accepts the unusual proposal.

Burt Reynolds uses all of his roguish charms to make this one work. There are warning signs that my young mind probably didn't understand while watching this back in the day. Watching it today, Burt hanging out with a bunch of kids is awkward at best. Since it's Burt, it's still pretty funny. The most memorable sequence is chasing Lauren Hutton. It's so memorable that I conflated her character with Maggie. This has some awkward fun while able to maintaining a light-hearted feel.


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