- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 2, 2004
- Originally Released: 1981
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 09/02/1981
"...Segal is particularly effective....Worthy and capable of attracting a solid following..."
Denzel Washington makes his big screen acting debut in this biting social satire from Michael Schultz (CAR WASH, KRUSH GROOVE). Washington plays Roger Porter, the long-lost black son of "respectable" white businessman Walter Whitney. At first reluctant to accept Roger as his kin, Walter finally breaks down and admits to his snobbish and proper wife that he has a black child. As a result of his confession, he loses his place in society, his high-paying job and his Rolls Royce. Soon he is forced to find a new home and work as a manual laborer.
Family Interaction |
Race Relations |
- Film was originally rated R by the MPAA, but won a PG on appeal.
- Denzel Washington's screen debut.
- Shown at the Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 26, 1981.
- Additional credit: Skip Beaudine (assistant director).