Made in America

Made in America

Director: Richard Benjamin Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith


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Richard Benjamin directed this farce that plays like "Guess Who's Coming for Insemination?" Whoopi Goldberg stars as Sarah Matthews, who runs an African-American oriented bookstore in Oakland. She is raising her daughter, a beautiful high school student named Zora (Nia Long), on her own after her husband's death many years earlier. As a result of a science class blood test, Zora discovers that the man she thought was her father actually wasn't. Instead Zora finds she was the result of artificial insemination. After researching the sperm bank's records, Zora discovers, much to the surprise of Sarah and herself, that the anonymous sperm donor is in fact, Hal Jackson (Ted Danson), a loud, crude obnoxious (and white) used-car dealer who advertises on late-night television. Zora visits Hal while he is filming a commercial and Hal brushes her off. Enraged, Sarah tells Hal off, but after meeting Zora he now feels a paternal itch. Not only that, but he is beginning to feel an attraction to Sarah.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/22/1994
UPC: 0085391265238
Original Release: 1993
Rating: PG13
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Whoopi Goldberg Sarah Matthews
Ted Danson Hal Jackson
Will Smith Tea Cake Walters
Nia Long Zora Matthews
Paul Rodriguez Jose
Jennifer Tilly Stacy
Peggy Rea Alberta
Reuben Cannon Actor
Clyde Kusatsu Bob Takashima
David Bowe Teddy
Jeffrey Joseph James
Rawley Valverde Diego
Charlene Fernetz Paula
Lu Leonard Clinic Nurse
Joe Lerer Hospital Doctor
Phyllis Avery White Woman 1
Frances Bergen White Woman 2
O'Neal Compton Rocky
Michael Halton Stew
William John Murphy P.A. #1
Melvin Stewart Principal Rockwell
Shaun Levy Dwayne

Technical Credits
Richard Benjamin Director
Newt Arnold Asst. Director
Rick Bieber Producer
Ralf Bode Cinematographer
Marcia Brandwynne Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Jacqueline Cambas Editor
Michael Douglas Producer
Michael Germain Makeup
Mark Isham Score Composer
L. Dean Jones Asst. Director
Richard Lightstone Musical Direction/Supervision
Elizabeth McBride Costumes/Costume Designer
Arnon Milchan Producer
Patrick Palmer Co-producer
Steven E. Reuther Producer
Hilton Rosemarin Set Decoration/Design
Suzanne Rothbaum Associate Producer
Evelyn Sakash Production Designer
Nadine Schiff Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Thomas F. Sindicich Special Effects
Holly Goldberg Sloan Screenwriter
Dan Striepeke Makeup
Lester Wilson Choreography

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