Sarah is an
African-American single parent raising Zora, a bright
high-schooler. When Zora discovers that her mom conceived
her through artificial insemination, Zora sets out to
discover her father's identity. However, Zora is stunned,
and Sarah is alarmed, when the sperm donor turns out to be
a very shallow, smarmy, fast-talking car dealer named Hal
Jackson -- who's white! Zora wants to get to know her dad
better; unfortunately her mother and Hal mix worse than
oil and water. But as Sarah and Hal come to accept each
other's race and their situation, they begin to see one
another in a new light.
Shot in Oakland, California in DeLuxe color, Panavision
equipment, prints by Technicolor, Dolby Spectral
Stand-Ins: Candace Crump (for Whoopi Goldberg) and Michael
Sax (for Ted Danson).
Elephants owned and trained by Gary and Kari Johnson.
Animals supplied and trained by Steve Martin's Working
Titles and opticals by Pacific Title.
After choreographer Lester Wilson's credit at the end of
the film is the inscription "In Loving Memory."
The soundtrack of the film is available on Elektra
Entertainment CD and cassette.
"Made in America" courtesy of Street Knowledge, Inc.
"Stand" courtesy of Third Stone Records/Atlantic Recording
"Go Away" courtesy of Epic Records/Sony Music Licensing.
"Dance or Die" courtesy of Zamba Enterprises, Inc.
"Wild Thing" courtesy of EMI Blackwood Music, Inc.
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" courtesy of Capitol Records.
"Voromby" courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment.
"Ngoma Ra Mrongo" courtesy of Elektra Nonesuch.
"If You Need a Miracle" courtesy of Ichibon Records.
"Smoke on the Water" courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
(USA)/EMI Records (UK). The British rock group Deep Purple
are: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillian, Roger Glover, Jon
Lord and Ian Paice.
"Does He Do It Good" courtesy of Elektra Entertainment.
The song "Rebound" was written and performed by Gen!!
- Attractive Retail Box
Comedies, Comedy, Romance, Self-Discovery
- Rating: 14A
(Canadian Home Video Rating)
Reason: For Sexual
Situations and Language.
Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Nia Long
- Directed By:
- Release Information:
- Studio: Warner Studios
- Theatrical Release Date: May 28, 1993
- DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
- Run Time: 111 minutes
- Production Company: Warner Home Video
- Package Type: Snap Case
- DVD Features:
Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only).
This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other
- Aspect Ratio(s):
- Full Screen (Standard) - 1.33:1
- Available Audio Tracks:
- English (Dolby Digital 2.0
- Closed Captioned:
- Bonus Features:
- No Extras
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus