White Man's Burden (1995) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • In an alternative America where African-Americans and White Americans have reversed cultural roles, a white factory worker kidnaps a black factory owner for dismissing him over perceived disdain.

  • 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 struggling 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 deadly weapon and kidnaps Thomas, demanding justice, but the fight he will have to finish will cost him more than his job was ever worth.

  • This is an alternative America, a dark time where color roles have been reversed, and prejudice keeps the white man in his place. A poor man of the ghetto, Louis Pinnock struggles above and beyond in his position at a chocolate factory to support his wife and their children. But when he loses his job at the whim of the factory owner, Pinnock snaps under the pressure and decides to fight back the only way he knows how. With nothing left to lose, Pinnock decides to take on the system by taking on the factory owner, but the fight he will have to finish will cost him more than his job was ever worth.


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