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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Originally rated R by the MPAA for "brief strong language." 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
Performed by Ray Charles
Written by Arlette Kotchounian
Composed by Marian Marciak
Published by Arlette Kotchounian
Ray Charles appears courtesy of The Ray Charles Foundation See more