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By Design (1981)

R
92 min | Drama

A lesbian couple working as fashion designers in Canada ask their photographer to be the father of their child.
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Joe Wiesenfeld (screenplay) | Claude Jutra (screenplay) | David Eames (screenplay)
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Oct 15, 1982 (United States)

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Patty Duke
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Mina E. Mina
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Clare Coulter
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Jeannie Elias
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Anya Best
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Patricia Best
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Joe Flaherty
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William Samples
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James Hibbard
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Ralph Benmergui
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Steve Witkin
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Scott Swanson
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Robin McCullough
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Bill Reiter
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Andrea Olch
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Maria West
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Don Granbery
Butler Butler   See fewer
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Chris Sprister
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5.9 / 10 | 101 votes