White Man's Burden (1995)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thaddeus Thomas
Marsha Pinnock
Megan Thomas
Donnie Pinnock
Tom Nolan ...


The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While delivering a package for black CEO Thaddeus Thomas, he is mistaken for a voyeur and, as a result, loses his job, gets beaten by black cops and his family gets evicted from their home. Desperate Pinnock takes a gun and kidnaps Thomas, demanding justice. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Nothing stands between these two men - except money and power. See more »


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some violence | See all certifications »





Release Date:

1 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

White Man  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)


$3,760,515 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quentin Tarantino also urged Kelly Lynch to do the film. Tarantino's company, A Band Apart, produced it. See more »


[Last lines. Mrs. Pinnock has just refused to accept from Mr. Thomas the money he owed her husband]
Thaddeus Thomas: Why don't you keep it? I can give you some more if you think... if you think it's not enough.
Marsha Pinnock: How much is enough, Mr. Thomas? How much will ever be enough?
[turns, shuts the door and walks away]
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Good concept, bad movie
23 January 2002 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I didnt know anything about the movie when it was sent on Danish television, and to begin with I found it quite surprising; it made me think a lot. -A great way of describing the social problems in the USA. The only problem with the movie was that it lasted for more than half an hour; after that it was just a cliche of a movie..very predictable. Its obvious that the movie was produced basically because of the good concept. Then suddenly they had to write a script too, and they simply forgot to be original, resulting in a story which is lousy even compared to television.

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