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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

Forty-four year old Buddy Evans, an executive at Madison Square Garden, is considered one of the most eligible bachelors in the city. But rather than be a womanizer at this stage of his life, although he has had his fair share of female companions, he feels what he is missing to be truly fulfilled is a biological son. Not wanting a wife, he decides to achieve his goal by getting one of his former girlfriends to be a surrogate to carry a child, who he would raise without her. Not as easy to find that surrogate among the women he knows, he ultimately finds a willing woman in Maggie, a waitress at a restaurant he frequents. A struggling musician - a trumpet player - who needs the money to attend a prestigious music academy in Paris, Maggie also agrees in wanting to feel that part of being a woman without the responsibility of being a mother. As Buddy and Maggie go through the process of trying to become biological parents under this legal, financial and unemotional arrangement, they may ... Written by Huggo

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,838,812
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In this movie, Burt Reynolds' character Buddy Evans is aged 44 years which was approximately about the same age that Reynolds actually was when this movie was made. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Evans: My father always told me, "You can do anything you want in life, so long as you go to law school."
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Connections

Features Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Stella by Starlight
by Ned Washington & Victor Young
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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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