The Watermelon Man

Directed by Melvin Van Peebles
Starring Godfrey Cambridge

Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment | May 12, 2006 | DVD

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Godfrey Cambridge stars in this outrageous comedy directed by maverick filmmaker Melvin Van Peeples (Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song). Jeff Gerber (Cambridge) seems to have it all: a successful career, a nice suburban home, a progressive-thinking wife (Academy Award®-winner Estelle Parsons, Best Supporting Actress, Bonne and Clyde, 1967) and two cute children. But he's also a loud-mouthed racist who wakes up one morning to discover he's turned into a black man. The doctor's have no explanation and no cure for his sudden change. Suddenly, Gerber is a white bigot in black skin who has to deal with a shocked family, intolerant neighbors, cold shoulders at the office and a back seat on the bus!

Video Release: May 12, 2006

Runtime: 97

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

UPC: 043396050532

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The Watermelon Man

Directed by Melvin Van Peebles
Starring Godfrey Cambridge

Video Release: May 12, 2006

Runtime: 97

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

UPC: 043396050532


Edition Description
  • Color
  • Digitally Re-Mastered
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

A white, middle-class racist finds his life turned upside down when he inexplicably metamorphoses into a black man.

Description

An unusual comedy with a social message. It's about a white bigot who wakes one morning to find himself transformed into a black man. His new life teaches him much about the repugnant nature of racism.

Notes

Estelle Parsons also appears in films such as BONNIE AND CLYDE, DICK TRACY, and BOYS ON THE SIDE.
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