True Identity (1991)

True Identity (1991)

True Identity




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Charles Lane directed Andy Breckman's script, based on an old "Saturday Night Live" sketch of Breckman's that featured Eddie Murphy. Comic Lenny Henry takes Murphy's place in True Identity as a black man forced to don white face in order to save his life. Henry plays Miles Pope, an agreeable British actor whose luck sours when he finds out that businessman Leland Carver (Frank Langella) is actually a notorious underworld mobster. Carver now wants to rub Miles out and the only way that Miles can … More

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Andy Breckman, Will Osborne, Charles Purpura, Michael Swerdlick, William Davies
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On DVD: Jul 15, 1992
Touchstone Pictures


as Miles Pope

as Leland Carver

as Houston

as Frank LaMotta

as Taxi Driver

as Martha

as Janitor

as FBI Driver

as Female FBI Agent

as Helicopter Pilot

as 1st Acting Student

as 2nd Acting Student

as Red-Haired Acting St...

as Helicopter Pilot

as Miles's 1st Neighbor

as Miles's 2nd Neighbor

as Female Ticket Agent

as Orlando Ticket Buyer

as Man on Line

as Stewardess

as Flight Engineer

as Airplane Husband

as Airplane Wife

as 1st Cab Man

as 2nd Cab Man

as Police Sergeant

as 1st Cop

as Police Lineup Guy

as Police Station Woman

as FBI Secretary

as Horror Movie Actor

as Fifth Avenue Pedestr...

as Brother

as Cab Woman

as Senator

as FBI Receptionist

as 1st Alley Guy

as 2nd Alley Guy

as 3rd Alley Guy

as Country Club Recepti...

as Distinguished Man

as Director's Assistant

as Desdemona

as FBI Lobby Agent

as 1st Audience Member

as 2nd Audience Member

as 3rd Audience Member

as FBI Agent on Catwalk

as JFK Ticket Clerk

as Houston's Boss (uncr...

as Audition Actor

as Grunford
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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

A pedestrian racial comedy.

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Entertainment Weekly
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Time Out
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New York Times
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Washington Post
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