Carbon Copy (1981) | Sunday Night Movies

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Carbon Copy (1981)

Carbon Copy is our Sunday Night Movie feature.

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On the website, we serve up tons of great content including this featured Sunday Night Movie,  From 1981, starring George Segal, Jack Warden, Susan Saint James and a breakthrough debut from the one and only, Denzel Washington.

When I went to see this movie when it came out in 1981, I went because I loved George Segal but I have to say, the minute I saw Denzel on the screen, I said, wow, that kid’s got an amazing presence on the screen. Very natural and thought I’d be seeing a lot more of him.

There’s so many scenes in this movie that you laugh at but you also cringe at. The waspy, uptight ‘white liberal’ in the Cali area early 80’s and their pre-conceived notions and assumptions.

George Segal discovers he has a black son from a college relationship years ago. From that point on, his world is turned upside down and the waspy, uptight people who’ve been his friends and family show their true ignorance and colors as he learns an amazing lesson about life.

Listening to Jack Warden’s beliefs in this movie are again, laughable but at the same time, scary to think people like that actually existed and exist on both sides today. It’s really a time piece but also very provocative and should make anyone who makes any judgement based on any race of people squirm.

Let people prove they’re assholes before you assume they are.

The movie grossed 9 million dollars at the box office.

Source: Sal Amato


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