Carbon Copy (1981)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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When a rich white corporate executive finds out that he has an illegitimate black son, things start falling apart for him at home, at work and in his social circles.


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  • Denzel Washington and George Segal in Carbon Copy (1981)
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  • Denzel Washington and George Segal in Carbon Copy (1981)
  • George Segal and Dick Martin in Carbon Copy (1981)
  • George Segal and Susan Saint James in Carbon Copy (1981)
  • George Segal in Carbon Copy (1981)

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12 May 2004 | tfrizzell
Who's Your Daddy?
White corporation man George Segal gets a rude awakening when he finds out that he has an illegitimate son who happens to be black (our first real theatrical look at Hollywood icon Denzel Washington). Naturally Segal's Beverly Hills life turns topsy-turvy with wife Susan Saint James and father-in-law Jack Warden complicating the situation by forcing Segal into a life of degradation and poverty with usually hilarious results. Pure early-1980s fluff here as Washington puts that bright smile of his on and steals every scene from veteran Segal. Segal though does an admirable job and feeds off the film effectively. Ultimately though the substance is lacking and the typical comedic situations eventually end up being predictable and sometimes stale. The late drama also feels forced and somewhat unnecessary. Still a watchable piece of entertainment for its two leads. 2.5 out of 5 stars.

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