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White Man's Burden (1995)

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Cast

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Thaddeus Thomas
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Marsha Pinnock
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Megan Thomas
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Stanley
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Donnie Pinnock
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Martin
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Lionel
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Roberta
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Dorothy
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John
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Johansson
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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>

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Reality just changed sides. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong language and some violence | See all certifications »
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1 December 1995 (USA)  »

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White Man  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,760,515 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Desmond Nakano, who is Japanese-American, created the film in part because of how we felt that to both American whites and blacks, he was "them". He also tapped into the disorienting feeling he felt when he visited Japan, saying that "for so long I had been different, it felt wrong to be the same." See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Rederiet: Dolda planer (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude To A Kiss
Written by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills & Irving Gordon
Performed by The Michael Lang Trio
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fantastic film
5 March 2006 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

What I really found impressive in this film is the way it just falls into the turnaround of stereotypes. I was zapping one night and came across it and I was totally engrossed within the first few minutes. I don't come from or live in the USA but I can't help wondering what the people there thought about this film. It seemed to very subtly explain what I have always believed, racism has nothing to do with colour it has to do with wealth. I never realized that John Travolta was such a superb actor until I watched this film. I saw it about 7 years ago and I tell everyone about it when talking about cinema. What surprises me is that relatively few people have seen it or even heard of it.


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