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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.

Director:

Richard Benjamin

Writers:

Marcia Brandwynne (story), Nadine Schiff (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Sarah Mathews
Ted Danson ... Halbert 'Hal' Jackson
Will Smith ... Tea Cake Walters
Nia Long ... Zora Mathews
Paul Rodriguez ... Jose
Jennifer Tilly ... Stacy
Peggy Rea ... Alberta
Clyde Kusatsu ... Bob Takashima
David Bowe ... Teddy
Jeff Joseph ... James
Rawley Valverde Rawley Valverde ... Diego
Fred Mancuso ... Bruce
Charlene Fernetz ... Paula
Shawn Levy ... Dwayne
Lu Leonard Lu Leonard ... Sperm Bank Nurse
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feita por Encomenda See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$44,942,695

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,000,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The African Craft Shop is in the same street as a cinema advertising "A Paula Prentiss Retrospective". Prentiss is the wife of director Richard Benjamin. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Sarah: Are you giving me face ?
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Connections

References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance or Die
Written by Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff (as Jeff Townes) and Victor E. Cooke
Performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Produced by Victor E. Cook and DJ Jazzy Jeff (as Jeff Townes)
Courtesy of Zomba Enterprises Inc.
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A must see
30 December 2004 | by twigfireSee all my reviews

This was so funny. It was fabulous. You laugh straight through, except for the part in every movie when the going gets tough. Really, Whoopi is a crazy-in-traffic mother with an attitude. After her husbands death she went to a sperm bank. But oh, how could this happen, they mix it up. She asked for a tall, intelligent black man. Now she's clashed together with "Hal" ('s your pal), the actual sperm donor. But he's not black and he's a car salesman. He is tall, and we withhold judgment on the intelligence scale. The only match is their traffic skills (or lack thereof, depending on how you look at it) and their sensible daughter. Her pal, T-cake (Will Smith), is a gem. You should watch the movie just to see him swing his butt pretending to be an angry girl.


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