Made in America

Synopsis: A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Richard Benjamin
Production: Phase 4 Films
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
4.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
29%
PG-13
Year:
1993
111 min
740 Views


Whoa!

Hi.

Hi.

Hey, morning,

Sarah.

Watch it, lady!

Hi, sarah.

How you doing?

Slow down!

Morning.

You're getting crumbs

on my counter.

What will be will be.

Can i get a

little space here?

Oh, excuse us!

Well, get out

of the way.

Oh, for me? Thank you!

No, not for you.

Thank you.

Do we have to listen

To this horrible

jungle music?

Do you have to work here?

Is somebody

twisting your arm?

Yes. You are.

It would be bad luck

If at least one day a week,

You didn't have

a real african queen

Working on the premises.

Stop humping at me.

Don't do it again.

I still say i should

wear the crown.

I'm gonna slap the sh--

Welcome to the african queen.

Come right in, ladies.

Right this way.

Thank you.

Ooh, I love this.

Thank you.

Ok, listen up.

I Want you to open your books

to page 602--

You're gonna find

an illustration

On blood and the vascular--

Reuben, enough

with the graffiti.

Into the biology, huh?

Give me your finger.

Whoa! Quit grabbing me, girl.

Just give me your finger!

Uhhh. Uhhh.

Aah!

Aah! You cut me!

Keep it down, gang.

Something funny?

The cap and gown fitting is on the 4th.

Aw, your mothers.

Mr. Jackson wants everyone

to know how pleased he is

With the turnout for

the condom demonstration.

And dispersal.

Go figure.

I'm type o.

Stop, silly.

When you're finished

with your blood type,

Turn to page 158

in the text.

You are, da dow...

AB.

Let's do it again.

Why?

Something's wrong.

What?

I'm AB.

Zora?

Zora, what's the matter?

Zora!

Is that good?

Ok.

I'm gonna--

Mom!

What are you doing

out of school?

You lied to me.

What are you

talking about?

Before dad died,

you had an affair.

You slept with someone else.

Thank god this happened

on one of my work days.

Shut up.

Your blood type is A,

Charlie's was O,

And I just came out AB.

Ma, that is not

genetically possible.

Look, why don't we

go somewhere

And talk

about this quietly?

Come on, ok?

Ohh!

Oh. Excuse me.

Take care of this.

Wait. You don't

have to go anywhere.

Ma, it was

a sperm bank.

That's undignified.

Well, maybe to some people,

But, hey, I'd just lost

the biggest love of my life.

I thought maybe I could

Make myself another.

Sit down.

And I did,

and I got you.

I never wanted you

to find out like this.

I really wanted to

tell you before this.

It's just...

I was chicken.

And I'm sorry,

'Cause this was not the right way

For you to find out.

It's ok.

You sure?

It's ok.

Ok.

You have no idea

who the guy was?

No.

The door opened,

the tray came in,

He was this tall,

Ok?

Ma!

What? It was

in a little vial.

I didn't know

what to say.

It didn't speak.

How could I know

who it was?

I didn't care.

I asked for the best

they had--

Black, smart,

not too tall...

All the things

you are.

And look

what they made.

They made magic.

They made you.

So you bought sperm.

Yes! Yes!

I Bought the sperm.

Uhh! Uhh!

How much did it cost?

Why?

I just want to know.

Are you going to

buy some?

No.

It doesn't matter.

Come on.

Would it make

you feel better

If i said

it was free--

Somebody handed it

to me on the street

And I used it

at home?

It doesn't matter.

But, ma, I could

have a father.

Let me tell

you something.

You had a father, and

his name was Charlie,

And... he was the best.

He was great.

Life is great.

Ok?

Ok.

Ok.

Ok.

Ok!

Ok.

Are you sure you

even want to bother?

They can be real a**holes

sometimes.

You don't have to do this.

I'm prepared to go alone.

No, that ain't it.

Besides, I might get a chance

to meet my future father-In-Law.

Tea cake, please.

What? You the one that said

you wanted to marry me.

Yeah, but I was 7!

Yeah, well,

you was a mature 7.

Just be my friend, Tea.

Boyfriends come and go.

Baby, I'll come and go.

Where do we start?

You nasty.

Yeah. You better

take advantage of this.

I might not live

down the street

For the rest of your life.

Take the first exit

off the bridge.

Left. Make a left

at the light.

At some point

you have to tell me

Where we going.

I don't wanna be

following you around

Like some

honeydew sucker.

Why not? You been

doing it for years.

Are the rules

suddenly changing?

Look, just tell me what

the sign on the building

Is gonna say.

California cryobank.

What kind of

bank is that?

It's a sperm bank.

That's it.

I'm making a u-Turn.

No, wait.

It's right there, Tea.

For 17 years,

I thought he was dead.

But it's not true.

I have a father.

So you think you're

gonna walk in here and say,

"Oh, excuse me,

17 years ago"

"A man came in

to make a deposit."

"He looked like me, maybe?"

Be quiet.

"Anyway, could you give me

his name and number,"

"'Cause he's my daddy."

Honeydew,

shut up.

Can I help you?

Yes. I have a friend here

Who's interested

in donating.

No, you don't!

He's a little shy.

Surely. For today, he needs

to fill out the forms

And leave blood

and sperm samples.

Only 15 % of applicants

end up becoming donors.

If he qualifies,

He will be paid

$40 per donation,

With no more than 3 deposits

allowed per week.

Hmm.

Thank you.

Hey, hey, come on.

I Can't just

go in there

And wrestle with the

bald-Headed champ.

What's the big deal?

It's not like you've

never done it before.

That's my business.

Are you ready?

Mm-Mmm, mm-Mmm, mm-Mmm.

We have magazines

As well as videotapes.

Which would you prefer?

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Holly Goldberg Sloan

Holly Goldberg Sloan is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and New York Times bestselling novelist. more…

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