• Soul Man (1986)

Soul Man

Release Date: 1986

DVD Release Date: March 19th, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

In order to win a scholarship, Mark Watson (C. Thomas Howell), the white son of an affluent psychiatrist, pretends to be black on his application form. When he's accepted, he alters his hair, skin and speech to conceal his true identity. At first Mark believes that going through law school as a minority will be a breeze, but he soon begins experiencing racism. Eventually, Mark falls in love with Sarah Walker (Rae Dawn Chong), a black student, and begins to feel guilty about his ruse.

Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones, Melora Hardin, Leslie Nielsen, James B. Sikking, Max Wright

Director: Steve Miner

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Balcor Film Investors, The Steve Tisch Company

Keywords: Transformation, House, Love interest, Amusing, Love, Friend, 1980s

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