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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
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Patti
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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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2 October 1981 (USA)  »

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From Here to Paternity  »

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In this movie, Burt Reynolds' character Buddy Evans is aged 44 years which was approximately about the same age that Reynolds actually was when this movie was made. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Evans: [looking at Ms. Werner's teeth] What are those?
Ms. Werner: What are what?
Buddy Evans: Those things on your teeth.
Ms. Werner: [lisping] They're braces.
Buddy Evans: [imitates lisp] I know they're braces. But do you have to wear them?
Ms. Werner: No, they're the latest in costume jewelry. Of course I have to wear them.
Buddy Evans: I see. Well, it's just that I don't want my son to look like Jaws 2.
Ms. Werner: Well, he could end up with your forehead.
Buddy Evans: What's wrong with my forehead?
Ms. Werner: Look at those lines.
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Connections

References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »

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Bali Ha'i
by Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers
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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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