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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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Zora Mathews
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Jose
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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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Rated PG-13 for sexual situations and language | See all certifications »
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28 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Feita por Encomenda  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson met and eventually dated after finishing this movie. Their relationship lasted up until 1994. See more »

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Obvious stunt double when the bear attacks Hal during the commercial shoot. See more »

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Hal Jackson: Funny thing, sperm...
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Go Away
Written by Gloria Estefan and Lawrence Dermer
Performed by Gloria Estefan
Produced by Emilio Estefan Jr., Jorge Casas and Clay Ostwald
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Watchable and sometimes charming comedy
16 July 2003 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

The movie seems to work better than the premise might suggest. The three leads - Goldberg, Danson and Nia Long, have a nice chemistry between them. Nia Long being particularly lovable as 'their' daughter. There are some good gags in it, although the movie is not overstuffed with them. The decent, heartwarming plot (just the right amount of twists) handles the race aspects with an exemplary ease.

Jennifer Tilly's bit-part was funnier and more successful than Will Smith's.

Made in America is hardly a classic but is worth watching if you like a little maturity in your comedy.


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