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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Paternidad  »

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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 »

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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Stella by Starlight
by Ned Washington & Victor Young
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Paternity Test
28 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of Burt Reynolds best from the 80's. Also starring Beverly D'Angelo in one of her best comedic roles, "Paternity" is a very funny, warm movie that is 20 years old. Burt is having a mid-life crisis and decides that he wants a son, but being the solid bachelor that he is, doesn't want a wife to go along. He decides to pay Beverly $50,000 to be his surrogate mother and have his son. A lot of funny moments and a great cast of co-stars make this a movie that you can watch over and over again. Interestingly enough, while watching this film I was having a paternity test done by www.dnacenter.com to find out who the real father of my baby was (I know, pretty crazy - eh?). Needless to say, it wasn't Burt's. :)


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