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Made in America (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  28 May 1993 (USA)
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A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

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Sarah Mathews
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Zora Mathews
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Jose
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Stacy
Peggy Rea ...
Alberta
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Bob Takashima
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Teddy
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James
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Diego
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Bruce
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Paula
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Dwayne
Lu Leonard ...
Sperm Bank Nurse
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A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

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At the sperm-bank she asked for a tall, intelligent, black man. One out of three ain't bad.

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for sexual situations and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

28 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Feita por Encomenda  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£823,233 (UK) (13 August 1993)

Gross:

£5,012,291 (UK) (15 October 1993)
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Trivia

Mel Stewart's final film. See more »

Goofs

Placement of fruit in bowl during the love scene. The fruit is kicked out by Sarah's foot, then is neatly back in place moments later. See more »

Quotes

Hal Jackson: Do you mind if I smoke in here?
Sarah Mathews: Yes, i do mind
Zora: ma, this is his office
Sarah Mathews: I don't care, this is my lungs, he can get himself killed.
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References The Cosby Show (1984) See more »

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Mysterious Island
By Mickey Hart, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim and Jeff Sterling
Performed by Planet Drum
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Made In A Hurry
17 February 2001 | by (Palmerston North, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I'd just finished reading the User Comments, before writing my own, and I can't understand why everyone panned it!! Okay, so it's not exactly Oscar-worthy, but it's good for a few laughs.

I'm a huge Whoopi fan from way back, and while this will never match Jumpin' Jack Flash or Sister Act, it's still a pretty decent film. I think Goldberg's role was pretty funny, and my favorite scene is where she get's drunk and says: 'I know this is his office, I know that, I mean look at it! Cheesy wood, bowling trophies, Western motîf makes me ill... ooooh, it's the Titty Sisters - this is absolutely his office!'

Ted Danson's performance falls short compared to his other work (ie. Cheers). Will Smith's character is pretty funny, and Nia Long does a great job in the film. Newcomer Paul Rodriguez is okay, and Jennifer Tilly is cast again as the annoying little tart (it's what she does best). Step By Step's Peggy Rea is also good in her role as Alberta - the long-suffering receptionist at Hal's car place.

Okay, so it's not the greatest, but it's fine for a rainy day. On a scale of 1 to 10, it'd earn about 5.5.


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