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Chameleon Street (1991)





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This drama is loosely based on the colorful life and times of extraordinary con-artist William Douglas Street, an African-American native of Detroit who incredibly was able to pass himself off as a practicing surgeon, a prominent attorney, a French foreign exchange student and a correspondent from Time magazine. His adventures begin after he marries Gabrielle, a young woman who wants money. Street's dad offers work, but it is strictly low-paying. Jobs outside of that are hard to find for young black men in Detroit so Street decides to run a con or two that begins with a publicity-grabbing scheme.more
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Wendell B. Harris Jr.
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On DVD: Dec 18, 2007
Northern Arts Entertainment

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Wendell B. Harris Jr...
as William Douglas Stre...
Angela Leslie
as Gabrielle
Amina Fakir
as Tatiana
Paula McGee
as Herself
Gary Irwin
as Dr. Hardy
Henry Watkins
as Eugene Raymond
Anita Gordon
as Darlene Street
Richard Kiley
as Dr. Hand
Dan Lawton
as Aldo `Jerry Lewis' F...
Dimitri Muganias
as Robespiere
Dave Barber
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Chameleon Street

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | May 5, 2003
Washington Post
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Full Review… | May 5, 2003
Chicago Reader
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This troubling biopic, based on the amazing but true story of a black con artist -- is a flawed but brilliantly thought provoking adventure in filmmaking.

Full Review… | March 25, 2002
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | May 5, 2003
Austin Chronicle

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I could have missed this film and been just as well off.

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