Paternity

Paternity

Director: David Steinberg Cast: Burt Reynolds, Beverly D'Angelo, Norman Fell

VHS

Overview

The directorial debut of actor and stand-up comedian David Steinberg concerns a single man who decides that he wants to be a dad -- without the complication of a wife. Burt Reynolds stars as Buddy Evans, the manager of Madison Square Garden. A longtime lothario, Buddy has always been very content as a bachelor, but he has begun to feel lately that he'd like to experience fatherhood. His yearnings receive plenty of fuel from his best friends Larry (Norman Fell) and Kurt (Paul Dooley), and from his parental-mentor relationship with a young boy, Tad (Peter Billingsley). So Buddy decides to seek out a woman who will bear his baby for a price, with no strings attached. He finds Maggie Harden (Beverly D'Angelo), a beautiful young music student working as a waitress and yearning for the financial resources to study in Paris. She agrees to serve as Buddy's temporary companion, but as the months pass and her pregnancy progresses, Maggie begins to fall in love with Buddy, who doesn't return her affections -- at first. Steinberg would go on to have greater success as a television sitcom director, calling the shots for several episodes of hit series in the '80s amd '90s.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1998
UPC: 0097360140132
Original Release: 1981
Source: Paramount

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Reynolds Buddy Evans
Beverly D'Angelo Maggie
Norman Fell Larry
Paul Dooley Kurt
Elizabeth Ashley Sophia Thatcher
Lauren Hutton Jenny Lofton
Juanita Moore Celia
Peter Billingsley Tad
Jacqueline Brookes Aunt Ethel
Linda Gillin Cathy
Mike Kellin Tour Guide
Victoria Young Patti
Elsa Raven Prenatal Nurse
Carol Locatell Ms. Werner
Kay Armen Claudia Feinstein
Murphy Dunne Singing Telegram Man
Toni Kalem Diane Cassabello
MacIntyre Dixon Nature-Walk Teacher
Alfie Wise Cabbie
Tony di Benedetto Butcher
Dick Wieand Mario
Eugene Troobnick Falalfel Vendor
Ken Magee Man in Bar
Elaine Giftos Woman in Bar
Hector Troy Carlos
Roger Etienne Waiter
Susanna Dalton Gloria
Frank Bongiorno News Vendor
Frank Hamilton Old Man on Boat
Irena Ferris Connie, Laughing Girl at Bar
Brad Trumbull Salesman in Oak Room
John Gilgreen Salesman in Oak Room
Derek Thompson Workman at Garden
Bob Maroff Ticketman at Garden
Jane Cecil Woman at Music School

Technical Credits
David Steinberg Director
John H. Anderson Set Decoration/Design
Bobby Byrne Cinematographer
Donn Cambern Editor
Jack T. Collis Production Designer
Lawrence Gordon Producer
Joe Kenworthy Sound/Sound Designer
Hank Moonjean Producer
Charlie Peters Screenwriter
Benjamin Rosenberg Asst. Director
David Shire Score Composer
Peter Smith Production Designer
Jack Solomon Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Tokofsky Producer
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer

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