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Release Date: October 24, 1986Running Time: 101 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $27,316,198.00
Genre: Comedy


C. Thomas Howell

Rae Dawn Chong

James Earl Jones

Melora Hardin

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When his father cuts him off financially, spoiled young Mark Watson manages to get himself a scholarship to Harvard by lying on his application about his race and pretending to be an African-American. Mark utilizes bronzing pills, changes his hairstyle, and manages to pass himself off as a person of color, feeling cocky about the ruse. But he soon begins to experience racism at the largely white institution, and when he gets romantically involved with an African-American girl, he begins to feel guilty about what he has done.