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Made in America (1993)

 -  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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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

28 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Will Smith's Tea Cake Walters got his name and personality from actor T.K. Carter. 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 Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Ngoma Ra Mrongo
Recorded by David Fanshawe
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another good idea squandered by a weak script
3 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

An intelligent, black teenage girl is shocked to discover from her strong, independent mother that she was the product of artificial insemination. Determined to track her biological father down, she looks up the records to find that not only is he a white man, but he's also an obnoxious and pompous car salesman. Naturally, complications ensue when her mother makes it clear that she requested a black donor. Cast is talented and enthusiastic, setup is very clever and has the makings of a really enjoyable comedy, but unfortunately they're wasted on a sorry script that resorts endlessly to dumb, sitcom-style humor. A real shame. **


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