Made in America (1993)

Made in America was released on DVD on October 6, 1998
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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.

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US DVD Release Date October 6, 1998
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Complete Movie Details

Run time 111 min
Theater Release Date May 28, 1993
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date October 6, 1998
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith, Nia Long, Paul Rodriguez, Jennifer Tilly, Clyde Kusatsu, Peggy Rea, Jeffrey Joseph, Fred Mancuso, David Bowe
Directed by Richard Benjamin
Studio Warner Home Video
MPAA PG-13 (Rated PG-13 for sexual situations and language)
Gross $44,942,695
Genre(s) Comedy
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