A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.

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A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California. Written by K. Rose <rcs@texas.net>

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Theatrical-film debut of Denzel Washington. See more »

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In a close shot of Walter and Rodger where in the Rolls Royce driving the rear view mirror is missing and then when they pulled out to a long shot the rear view mirror was back in place. See more »

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Nelson Longhurst: "All Power to the People"? They had it once. It was called the Stone Age.
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Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
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Extremely prescient comedy
7 June 2007 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I can't give it a ten because they could have gotten someone better than Susan St. James but I enjoyed this film when I saw it in theaters many moons ago. Michael Schultz has never gotten his due as a director and this is another example of that. The surface story of an absentee father finally owing up to his son is quite good and rings true. I find the subplot of a affluent guy brought down to earth through circumstance prophetic of how America has went through similar change over the last 25 years. This movie wasn't very well liked when it came out I believe because it didn't pull punches in that regard. There was no magic bullet to solve their problems. It took time and work for the father and son to come to an understanding. I've always kinda wished Denzel and George would work together again. They had good chemistry together.


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