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Soul Man (1986)

PG-13 10/24/1986 (US) Comedy 1h 44m
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He didn't give up, he got down.


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


  2. Carol Black


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

  6. Leslie Nielsen

    Leslie Nielsen

    Mr. Dunbar

  7. Ann Walker

    Ann Walker

    Mrs. Dunbar

  8. James B. Sikking

    James B. Sikking

    Bill Watson

  9. Max Wright

    Max Wright

    Dr. Aronson

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Soul Man
Soul Man

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $4,500,000.00

Revenue $35,000,000.00


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