Soul Man

(1986)

Overview

A caucasian prospective grad student's affluent family won't pay his way through law school, so he takes tanning pills to darken his skin in order to qualify for an African-American scholarship at Harvard. He soon gets more than he bargained for, as he begins to learn what life is really like for blacks in America.

  1. Steve Miner

    Director

  2. Carol Black

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. C. Thomas Howell

    C. Thomas Howell

    Mark Watson

  2. Rae Dawn Chong

    Rae Dawn Chong

    Sarah Walker

  3. Arye Gross

    Arye Gross

    Gordon Bloomfeld

  4. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

    Professor Banks

  5. Melora Hardin

    Melora Hardin

    Whitney Dunbar

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Soul Man
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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 24, 1986
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

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