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Made in America (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 28 May 1993 (USA)
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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Stacy
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Alberta
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Bob Takashima
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Teddy
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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:

$44,942,695 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

Zora's seatbelt when she drives with Hal for the first time. See more »

Quotes

Hal Jackson: Great advertising idea, lock the customers in 'till they buy something. I wonder if that would work with trucks?
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References Studs (1991) See more »

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Ngoma Ra Mrongo
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A perfect Sunday afternoon movie
16 September 2004 | by (Portsmouth, England) – See all my reviews

I really like this film. It's been on British T.V. almost as many times as Mary Poppins and I'm always glad to see it. There is a chaotic comic chemistry between Goldberg and Danson, but they don't egotistically dominate the film, allowing the charming and funny performances by Nora Long, Jennifer Tilly, Will Smith, Peggy Rea and others to shine. I particularly like Tilly's character, a new age airhead, and her new boyfriend, played by Fred Mancuso, who between them, make stupidity lovable. Everyone gets a fair chance, and they all make the best of it.

Formulaic as it is, Made in America is about racial identity, which is a difficult subject to address in such a frivolous form as romantic comedy, but it manages to more or less avoid cringes and concentrates on the laughs, only giving as much time to story as is necessary to keep everything moving on. Against the odds and thanks to the superb cast this is a good natured film. It harks back to the optimism of the early nineties, and seems strangely innocent, eleven years on.


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