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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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Sarah Mathews
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Zora Mathews
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Jose
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Stacy
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Bob Takashima
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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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Feita por Encomenda  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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£823,233 (UK) (13 August 1993)

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$44,942,695 (USA)
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Will Smith's Tea Cake Walters got his name and personality from actor T.K. Carter. See more »

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

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[Tea Cake Walters is at a sperm bank]
Tea Cake Walters: Nurse? I need another cup.
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References The Cosby Show (1984) See more »

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M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means The World To Me)
By Howard Johnson and Theodore Morse
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Some Good Moments, But Only Average at Best
12 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ted Danson's run on "Cheers" was about over and it looked like he might go exclusively to the big-screen, but "Made in America" ended those hopes pretty quick. African-American high school senior Nia Long learns that she was conceived through artificial means and tries to find out who her real father is. Of course it turns out to be obnoxious car salesman Danson and this is when the comedy starts. Long's mother (Whoopi Goldberg) is really upset with the data, but actually begins to fall for Danson to Long's dismay as she wants Danson to be the father she has never had. The movie goes for comedy for the most part, but then turns dramatically in the final act and this makes the film uneven in many important respects. Everyone is adequate, but the screenplay struggles to succeed and never does really accomplish its goal. Will Smith is particularly good as Long's best friend. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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