On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers many indignities as Eric's "toy", but gradually teaches the lonely boy what it is like to have and to be a friend.Written by
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I saw this movie in the theatres when I was a kid. I knew I was maturing when I wanted to leave the theatre instead of enduring this trash. The movie is not funny, it's pacing is dull, and overall offensive for everyone. Particularly the most galling scene of the movie is at the very end, when Pryor is shot in the head with suction darts, then runs down the street at super-speed (a la Benny Hill).
Do yourself a favor and avoid this turkey.
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