- Audio: English (Dolby Digital)
- 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
- Introduction By Director Melvin Van Peebles
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: September 14, 2004
- Originally Released: 1970
- Label: Sony Pictures
Encoding: Region (unknown)
Packaging: Keep Case
High Definition Widescreen
- Subtitles - English, French - Optional
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Godfrey Cambridge stars in this outrageous comedy directed by maverick filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles (Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song
Jeff Gerber (Cambridge) seems to have it all: a successful career, a nice suburban home, a progressive-thinking wife (Academy Award-Winner Estelle Parsons, Best Supporting Actress, Bonnie and Clyde, 1967) and two cute children. But he's also a loud-mouthed racist who waked up one morning to discover he's turned into a black man. The doctors have no explanation and no cure for his sudden change. Suddenly, Gerber is a white bigot in black skin who has to deal with a shocked family, intolerant neighbors, cold shoulders at the office and a back seat on the bus!
Melvin Van Peebles's unusual comedy follows the life of a white bigot who wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a black man. His new life teaches him much about the repugnant nature of racism.
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Switching Roles |
- Estelle Parsons also appears in films such as BONNIE AND CLYDE, DICK TRACY, and BOYS ON THE SIDE.