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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 105 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : RLJ Entertainment, 1986.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Steve Miner.
Participant or Performer Note:
C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, Melora Hardin, James B. Sikking, Leslie Nielsen, James Earl Jones, Jeff Altman, Max Wright, Mark Neely, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Summary, etc.:
Mark Watson (C. Thomas Howell) has been accepted to Harvard Law School, but his dreams are dashed when his parents withdraw financial support. In desperation, Mark chemically darkens his skin and wins a full scholarship intended for black students. What results is a series of comic misadventures including romantic entanglements that explode stereotypes. Suddenly, in a bout with his conscience, he learns that his clever trick denied a far more deserving student a scholarship. On his day of reckoning, Mark makes restitution and leaves everyone in the school a little changed by the experience. James Earl Jones, Rae Dawn Chong, Leslie Nielsen and Julia Louis-Dreyfus co-star in this outrageous comedy.
Target Audience Note:
Rated PG-13.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Passing (Identity) > Drama.
Harvard Law School > Students > Drama.
African Americans > Social conditions > Drama.
United States > Race relations > Drama.

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