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C. Thomas Howell C. Thomas Howell
Mark Watson
Rae Dawn Chong Rae Dawn Chong
Sarah Walker
Arye Gross Arye Gross
Gordon Bloomfeld
James Earl Jones James Earl Jones
Professor Banks
Melora Hardin Melora Hardin
Whitney Dunbar
Leslie Nielsen Leslie Nielsen
Mr. Dunbar
Ann Walker Ann Walker
Mrs. Dunbar
James Sikking James Sikking
Bill Watson


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Carol Black Carol Black
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13 years, 7 months ago at Sep 2 11:29
classic 80s film - not sure that you would get away with it these days - being so PC. Basically a white guy whoms skint needs a scholarship - which just so happens to be free for black students. With that in mind the main guy takes heaps of tanning pills and looks the spit of Michael jackson (thriller days) - which as you can imagine causes numerous sticky and funny situations - like when the pare... read more
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To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship.
Release date: 24 October 1986
UPC: 013131146790
Tags: Comedy (3), 1986 (3), Romance (2), Race (2), Campus (2), Harvard (2), Scholarship (2), 1980s (1), 80's (1), HQ (1)
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Pop Culture Phenomenon Films: 80’s (1473 movies items)

" Soul Man is a 1986 American comedy film directed by Steve Miner and written by Carol L. Black. C. Thomas Howell stars as a white male law student who pretends to be black in order to qualify for a scholarship. Its title refers to the song of the same name by Isaac Hayes and David Porter; the original soundtrack includes a version performed by Sam Moore and Lou Reed. The film gained controversy due to Howell's makeup drawing comparisons to blackface, prompting protests against its release. "


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"Fehér feketébenWhite in Black"


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"11.8, DVD Nuori tekeytyy mustaksi mieheksi menestyäkseen collegessa. Aluksi ihan letkeää meininkiä, vaikka elokuvan tarjoamat rotuvitsit ovat pitkälti aika nähtyjä stereotypioita mustista hyvinä koripalloilijoina jne. Ihan mukiinmenevä elokuva kadottaa viehätyksensä, kun mustaksi tekeytynyt päähenkilö alkaa ihastumaan tummaan tyttöön ja tutut juonikuviot tulevat kehiin. Leslie Nielsen muuten menee täysin hukkaan tässä tekeleessä."


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