Soul Man

1986, Comedy, 1h 41m

23 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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Critics had a whole lot less than a truckload of good loving for this woefully misguided take on race in '80s America. Read critic reviews

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In order to win a scholarship, Mark Watson (C. Thomas Howell), the white son of an affluent psychiatrist, pretends to be black on his application form. When he's accepted, he alters his hair, skin and speech to conceal his true identity. At first Mark believes that going through law school as a minority will be a breeze, but he soon begins experiencing racism. Eventually, Mark falls in love with Sarah Walker (Rae Dawn Chong), a black student, and begins to feel guilty about his ruse.

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