White Man's Burden

1995, Drama, 1h 29m

33 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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Despite earnest work from its leads, White Man's Burden's attempt at racial commentary is a well-intentioned misfire. Read critic reviews

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In an alternate universe, successful African-Americans live in gated communities, while impoverished Caucasians populate crime-ridden inner-city ghettos. When African-American mogul Thaddeus Thomas (Harry Belafonte) wrongly accuses Caucasian Louis Pinnock (John Travolta) of being a Peeping Tom, Pinnock loses his job and watches as his family falls apart. In a desperate attempt to repair his life, Pinnock takes Thomas hostage and demands reinstatement at the factory where he once worked.

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