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Chameleon Street (1989)

William Douglas Street is bored with his life. Working for his father is getting to him, his wife wants more money, and he's had enough. His solution is to re-invent himself. He becomes a ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wendell B. Harris Jr. ...
William Douglas Street
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Alvaro ...
Brian
Dave Barber ...
Himself
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Marti
Alfred Bruce Bradley ...
Smooth
Mano Breckenridge ...
Neelish Ratnayaka
Anthony Ennis ...
Curtis
Amina Fakir ...
Tatiana
Maurice Givens ...
Cool (these are my brother's clothes)
Anita Gordon ...
Darlene Street
Gary Irwin ...
Dr. Hardy
Davon Kiley ...
Dr. Hand
Dan Lawton ...
Aldo 'Jerry Lewis' Falco
Angela Leslie ...
Gabrielle
Paula McGee ...
Herself
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Storyline

William Douglas Street is bored with his life. Working for his father is getting to him, his wife wants more money, and he's had enough. His solution is to re-invent himself. He becomes a chameleon, taking on whatever role suits the situation. From reporter to doctor to lawyer, he impersonates anyone he sees a need for and he can earn money being. The movie is based on the real people, William Douglas Street, Jr., and Erik Dupin. Written by Brian D. Switzer <bswitzer@uoguelph.ca>

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16 May 1991 (Germany)  »

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As Mil Faces de Street  »

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$235,011 (USA)
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Dave Barber, a legendary radio talk show host based in Flint, Michigan, Wendell B. Harris Jr.'s hometown, plays "himself" as the TV talk show host. Barber has announced (2006) that is moving out of Flint to Rhode Island. See more »

Quotes

William Douglas Street: It amazes me that whites avidly seek after all the accoutrements of black style. You pickle your bodies in gallons of tanning lotion, you broil your pale flesh brown in the tanning spas at great expense and all the while maintaining such a marvelous contempt for black people. You wily Caucasians.
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References Pépé le Moko (1937) See more »

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This is a refreshing, extremely well written comedy based on the very real exploits of an amazing character. It is a very fun picture.
22 September 2000 | by (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

Chameleon Street is a very amusing look at an intriguing character, who seems to find peace in recreating himself through various occupational, and identity transformations. He brilliantly masquerades as a number of professionals, and takes his audience through a thrill ride of elaborate schemes to make money, while carefully concealing his true identity. Ultimately, he is unable to escape his own character flaws, which cause his elaborate plot to unravel, thread by thread, before his very eyes. Although other stories have chronicled the lives of impostors, none have been told in such a refreshingly comical manner. It is a treat to watch.


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