Revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson) devise an audacious and risky plan to take on the racist establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans pursue the American dream. Along with Garrett's wife Eunice (Nia Long), they train a working class white man, Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult), to pose as the rich and privileged face of their burgeoning real estate and banking empire - while Garrett and Morris pose as a janitor and a chauffeur. Their success ultimately draws the attention of the federal government, which threatens everything the four have built.
Don't Pay the Man. Be the Man.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 on appeal for some strong language including a sexual reference and racial epithets, and smoking throughout
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Did You Know?
Samuel L Jackson and Anthony Mackie both in the movie The Man 2005 See more
Gross annual income is calculated from actual leased units. There is no need to adjust for the vacancy rate. So, the valuation of the property in Bernard's question will be $880,000, not $800,000. See more
That's what I like about you. You are a good person. Ain't been corrupted by the world yet. Like a child. But, that's gonna change when you get rich.
On the ending credits, pictures of the real life characters are shown aside the actors/actresses that were depicting them in the movie, plus original pictures related to the story. See more
Blue Note Shuffle
Written and Performed by Mike Goudreau
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