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Paternity (1981)

A single man searches for a woman who will bear his baby with no strings attached.

Director:

David Steinberg

Writer:

Charlie Peters

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Buddy Evans
Beverly D'Angelo ... Maggie
Norman Fell ... Larry
Paul Dooley ... Kurt
Elizabeth Ashley ... Sophia Thatcher
Lauren Hutton ... Jenny Lofton
Juanita Moore ... Celia
Peter Billingsley ... Tad
Jacqueline Brookes ... Aunt Ethel
Linda Gillen ... Cathy (as Linda Gillin)
Mike Kellin ... Tour Guide
Victoria Young Victoria Young ... Patti
Elsa Raven ... Pre-natal Nurse
Carol Locatell ... Ms. Werner
Kay Armen Kay Armen ... Claudia Feinstein
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Storyline

A single man searches for a woman who will bear his baby with no strings attached.

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Taglines:

He wants you to have his baby! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

From Here to Paternity See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,838,812
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds once said of this movie: "It's the story of my life! It's about a guy who has everything in the world except the one thing he desires most - a child. This one is much closer to who I am and what I am than most of my other movies. Personally, it's one of my very favorite pictures" See more »

Quotes

Buddy Evans: [Thinking up baby names] Quimby.
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Connections

References Jaws 2 (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Bali Ha'i
by Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers
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Innocent Fun For Adults
15 July 2011 | by jccarey4See all my reviews

It's a comedy based on the theme of "torture the star". Burt is the star, so he gets tortured. His character Buddy does strange things throughout the movie, making for an adventure into his life that is anything but predictable. Buddy has a big heart but many small character flaws. These flaws are what leads to the predicament he finds himself in and the progression of the film to it's conclusion is a true classic in romantic comedy. The film is a wonderfully done and although there are some adult scenes,nothing in it is graphic. It is just pure comedy. So open a bottle and enjoy this timeless classic with someone you love. Burt's impeccable timing and style make every scene is a work of art. Sadly Netflix seems to have forgotten to get a copy so you will have to look elsewhere to view it.


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