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Chameleon Street (1989)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  January 1990 (USA)
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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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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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$235,011 (USA)
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Trivia

Wendell B. Harris Jr. set many of the scenes from Chameleon Street in his native Flint, Michigan. In the scene in the van where a large skyscraper can be seen in the background, that is the Genesee Towers building on S. Saginaw Street in downtown Flint. See more »

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William Douglas Street: J'accuse Jacques Brel. J'accuse Jacques Cousteau. J'accuse Jacques Strap. J'accuse Jacuzzi.
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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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