Chameleon Street (1991)

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This film is based loosely on the life of an extraordinary con-artist. Good jobs are hard to come by for black young men in Detroit, so he attempts to get ahead by successfully posing as an attorney, a Time magazine correspondent, a practicing surgeon and a French foreign-exchange student.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Comedy
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Studio:
Northern Arts Entertainment

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Cast

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

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

A disarming, disturbing, elusive, and profound meditation on personal identity.

Full Review… | April 3, 2016
New Yorker
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Washington Post
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Full Review… | May 5, 2003
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Chameleon Street

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

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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My Full Review here(too lazy to cut and paste): http://doormouseetc.blogspot.com/2010/02/just-be-yourself.html Its naughseating how brilliant, funny amazing cinema like this get completely forgotten. But then again why bitch about it, were all lucky and fortunate it got made at all. Harriss sounds like Orson Wells when he narrates, and has despite his budget the same level of ambitions. Instant top ten material. Review later...this one requires serious contemplation. ::places thinking cap on head, fist beneath jaw::

Joseph Sylvers
Joseph Sylvers

The central character is like a black variation on the character Woody Allen created in "Zelig". Harris has much of what it takes to be an interesting filmmaker -- sophistication, intelligence, originality and wit. Now all he has to do is learn how to make movies.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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