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To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship.

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Mark Watson
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Sarah Walker
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Gordon Bloomfeld
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Professor Banks
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Whitney Dunbar
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Mr. Dunbar
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Mrs. Dunbar
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Bill Watson (as James B. Sikking)
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Dr. Aronson
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Ray McGrady
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Lisa Stimson
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Mrs. Dorothy Watson (as Marie Cheatham)
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Barky Brewer (as Wally Ward)
Eric Schiff ...
Booey Fraser
Ron Reagan ...
Frank
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Brad Small
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Ernie (as Dave Reynolds)
Wolfe Perry ...
Leon
Jerry Pavlon ...
Bruce Wizansky
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Zendel
John David Bland ...
Seth
Jonathan 'Fudge' Leonard ...
George Walker
Felix Nelson ...
Mr. Walker
Betty Cole ...
Mrs. Walker
Bo Mancuso ...
Bundy Dunbar
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Mr. Wicher
Linda Hoy ...
Mrs. Sherwood
Robert Burleigh ...
Bouchard Man
Jonathan Wise ...
Andrew
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Girl in Bed (as Amy Stock)
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Officer Schkolnick
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Man in Cell
Freddie Dawson ...
D.J.
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Christine Bridges ...
Student (uncredited)
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Player in basketball game (uncredited)
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Harvard College Student (uncredited)
Scott L. Treger ...
Harvard Basketball Player (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
John William Young ...
Banker (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steve Miner ... (directed by)

Written by

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Carol Black ... (written by)

Produced by

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Carol Black ... co-producer
Bernie Goldmann ... associate producer (as Bernhard Goldmann)
Neal Marlens ... co-producer
Donna Smith ... line producer
Steve Tisch ... producer (produced by)
Stephen Vaughan ... associate producer

Music by

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Tom Scott ... (musical score)

Cinematography by

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Jeffrey Jur ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Finfer ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Jack Garsha ... color consultant (as Jack Garshia)
Spencer Gross ... assistant film editor
Neil Silver ... apprentice film editor
Lois Trent-Bring ... negative cutter

Casting By

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Melissa Skoff

Production Design by

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Gregg Fonseca

Art Direction by

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Don Diers
John Krenz Reinhart Jr. ... (as John Reinhart)

Set Decoration by

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Dorree Cooper

Costume Design by

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Sharon Simonaire

Makeup Department

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Enid Arias ... hair stylist
Devora Fischa ... makeup artist (as Devorah Fischa)
Melissa Tucker ... makeup artist: Rae Dawn Chong

Production Management

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Donna Smith ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stuart B. Hagen ... second second assistant director (as Stuart Hagen)
Josh King ... second assistant director
Betsy Magruder ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Kirk Corwin ... property master
Carol Lee Davis ... scenic artist (as Carole Davis)
Lisa Dean ... set dresser
Elizabeth Flaherty ... art department coordinator
Larry Fulton ... set designer
Jonathan R. Hodges ... lead man
Doug Lefler ... storyboard artist
David McKlveen ... carpenter
John Krenz Reinhart Jr. ... construction coordinator (as John Reinhart)
Michael Reinhart ... construction foreman
Gene Serdena ... set dresser
John Smart ... art patrol
Anne Tamrazi ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Gary Blufer ... sound effects recordist
David E. Campbell ... re-recording mixer
Gordon Ecker ... supervising sound editor
John Leveque ... sound editor
John T. Reitz ... re-recording mixer
Gregg Rudloff ... re-recording mixer (as Gregg C. Rudloff)
Steve Sollars ... boom operator
Becky Sullivan ... adr editor
Don Summer ... sound mixer (as Donald Summer)
Shawn Sykora ... assistant sound editor
Marvin Walowitz ... sound editor
Sherman Waze ... sound editor
Claus Wedemann ... consultant: Dolby (as Claus Wiedemann)
David A. Whittaker ... sound editor (as David Whittaker)
Karen G. Wilson ... sound editor (as Karen Wilson)
Richard E. Yawn ... foley editor

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Roger George ... special effects

Stunts

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Billy Burton ... stunt double (as William H. Burton)
David Burton ... stunt double
Steve M. Davison ... stunt double (as Steve Davison)
Kimberly Epper ... stunt double
Chris Howell ... stunt coordinator
Pat Romano ... stunt double (as Patrick Romano)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Karen Bean ... gaffer
Michael Becker ... still photographer
Robert L. Blatman ... first camera assistant (as Rob Blatman)
Clarence Brown ... grip
Donne Daniels ... key grip
Scott Davis ... best boy grip: Boston
Barbara Delpuech ... electrician (as Barbara Way)
Nick Gioiosa ... general operator: Boston
Stephen Girouard ... grip: Boston
Khan Griffith ... dolly grip
Greg Hoffman ... best boy grip
Kelly Elder McGowen ... second camera assistant (as Kelly McGowen)
Paul McIlvaine ... best boy electric
Rick Perez ... electrician (as Richard Perez)
Brian A. Pitts ... electrician: Boston (as Brian Pitts)
John Rappaport ... grip
Maureen A. Ryan ... grip: Boston (as Maureen Ryan)
Michael Winik ... second camera assistant: Boston
William M. Weberg ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Jill Alman ... extra casting: Boston
Edie Cornell ... casting assistant
Reatha Grey ... extra casting: Grey Images
Melissa Skoff ... casting
Glenn White ... extra casting: Boston

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lesley B. Fenton ... wardrobe assistant: Boston
Cecil Kramer ... wardrobe assistant
Sara Markowitz ... assistant costumer

Location Management

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Joseph Foley ... location manager: Boston
Joseph A. Liuzzi ... location manager (as Joe Liuzzi)

Music Department

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David Anderle ... music supervisor
Christopher Brooks ... supervising music editor
Gary Lubow ... scoring mixer
Orion Crawford ... song transcriber (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Karen Golden ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Ronnie Baker ... driver
William C. Bratton ... driver: Boston (as William Bratton)
Jackie Crane ... driver: Boston
Joseph Cuggino ... driver: Boston
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... driver (as Jeffrey Dashnaw)
Chester Ferreria ... driver: Boston
Patrick Gordon ... driver
Gregory Landis ... driver
Hal Lary ... transportation captain
John McBride ... driver: Boston
Richard Murry ... driver: Boston
Mike Padovich ... transportation coordinator
Richard Robinson ... driver: Boston
Martin Rossendahl ... driver
James Russell ... driver
Anthony Smith ... driver
Michael Winn ... driver: Boston
Timothy Winn ... driver: Boston
William Winn ... transportation captain: Boston (as Billy Winn)

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Rocky Alan ... production assistant
Lori A. Balton ... craft service: Boston (as Lori Balton)
Stan Cohen ... caterer
Phyllis Gardner ... publicity coordinator (as Phyllis Gardner-Hirsen)
Charles Harrington ... production assistant: Boston (as Charlie Harrington)
Debbie Hayn-Cass ... assistant: Steve Miner (as Deborah Hayn)
Jim Kent ... production assistant: Boston
Karen Anne Kershaw ... production coordinator: Boston
Dianne Mapp-Cheek ... production accountant (as Dianne L. Cheek)
Kool Marder ... production coordinator (as Kool Lusby)
Michael McGinn ... production assistant
Leo Murphy ... production assistant: Boston
Lisa Niedenthal ... production secretary: Boston
Vanessa Norris ... assistant: Steve Tisch
Timothy O'Connor ... production assistant: Boston
Warren Oliver ... craft service
Regi Plummer ... extras coordinator
Deborah Ross ... main title sequence designer
Nina Saxon ... main title sequence designer
Michelle Solotar ... production coordinator
Brian Spire ... production assistant
Philip E. Thomas ... production secretary
David Urik ... catering: Boston
Chino 'Fats' Williams ... set security

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Plot Summary

Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and now, the party is over for the carefree, pampered, and very white California kid, Mark Watson. As a result, with his self-made millionaire father refusing to pay the tuition to attend the prestigious Harvard Law School, Mark's only hope rests on a full scholarship intended for an African-American applicant, and a bunch of tanning pills. Now, with his curly perm and the dark complexion, Mark can fraudulently make his dream come true; however, has Mark ever considered the ramifications, moral and legal, of his deception? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines A comedy with heart and soul. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Imposter (United States)
  • Harvard: movida americana (Spain)
  • Fehér feketében (Hungary)
  • ミスター・ソウルマン (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Doble engaño (Argentina)
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  • 104 min
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Trivia C. Thomas Howell had to wear colored contacts when his skin was toned to look black. His eyes are normally a goldish color and really stood out once his skin was darkened. See more »
Goofs About fifteen minutes into the picture, Mark and Gordon are seen traveling up Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, adjacent to the Harvard campus, and suddenly, they're not on Mass. Ave. anymore, they're on Quincy St., a couple blocks away. Then, just as suddenly, they're right back on Mass Ave., again proceeding through Harvard Square, just as they were before. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Soul Man/Half Moon Street/From Beyond/True Stories (1986). See more »
Soundtracks Hoochie Coochie Man See more »
Quotes Professor Banks: You've learned something I can't teach them. You've learned what it feels like to be black.
Mark: No sir.
Professor Banks: Beg your pardon?
Mark: I don't really know what it feels like sir. If I didn't like it, I could always get out. It's not the same sir.
Professor Banks: You've learned a great deal more than I thought.
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