When a rich white corporate executive finds out that he has an illegitimate black son, things start falling apart for him at home, at work and in his social circles.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Directed By: Michael Schultz
Written By: Stanley Shapiro
Runtime: 92 minutes
Susan Saint James as Vivian Whitney
Jack Warden as Nelson Longhurst
Dick Martin as Victor Bard
Denzel Washington as Roger Porter
Roger Porter (Washington) is the long-lost black son of Walter Whitney (Segal), a respectable businessman who lives in the all-white community of San Marino, California. Walter, who is Jewish, has been hiding that fact for purposes of professional advancement in the business which his anti-Semitic father-in-law (Warden) heads.
Once Roger turns up at Walter’s office, it turns out that he is the result of Walter’s relationship with a black woman, who is now dead. Walter’s father-in-law had warned him that the relationship would be harmful to his career, so he broke it off.
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