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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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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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Trivia

Burt Reynolds and Beverly D'Angelo take the world famous Circleline Tour around Manhattan Island as part of the story. 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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Union Label
by Paula Green & Malcolm Dodds
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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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