Overview

The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While delivering a package for black CEO Thaddeus Thomas, he is mistaken for a voyeur and, as a result, loses his job, gets beaten by black cops and his family gets evicted from their home. Desperate Pinnock takes a gun and kidnaps Thomas, demanding justice.

  1. Desmond Nakano

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Travolta

    John Travolta

    Louis Pinnock

  2. Harry Belafonte

    Harry Belafonte

    Thaddeus Thomas

  3. Kelly Lynch

    Kelly Lynch

    Marsha Pinnock

  4. Margaret Avery

    Margaret Avery

    Megan Thomas

  5. Tom Bower

    Tom Bower

    Stanley

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White Man's Burden
White Man's Burden

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 1, 1995
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget $8,000,000.00

Revenue -

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