White Man's Burden Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for White Man's Burden the Movie

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In a world where blacks have all the wealth and power, and whites comprise the struggling underclasses, Caucasian factory worker Louis Pinnock (John Travolta) is fired by his bigoted black CEO (Belafonte) due to a misunderstanding. Driven by poverty-level financial strain, Louis kidnaps his wealthy boss to show him how the other half lives. Gimmicky premise is full of reversed stereotypes, such as black cops beating a white guy, and skinheads taking over as inner-city gangsters. Treads too lightly, and rehashes too many familiar stories, to make any real impact. Travolta had to be talked into this role by "Pulp Fiction" producer Lawrence Bender.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 89 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Hard Knock Life, Role Reversal, Urban Drama, African America
Screenplay
Desmond Nakano
Cast
John Travolta, Harry Belafonte, Kelly Lynch, Margaret Avery, Tom Bower, Carrie Snodgress, Sheryl Lee Ralph
Cinematography
Willy Kurant
Director
Desmond Nakano
Music
Howard Shore
Producer
Lawrence Bender, Yves Marmion, A Band Apart, Rysher Entertainment, Savoy Pictures

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