Watermelon Man

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 todeal with a shocked family, intolerant neighbors, cold shoulders at the office and a back seat on the bus!

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Melvin Van Peebles

Cast:

  • Godfrey Cambridge
  • Estelle Parsons
  • Howard Caine
  • D'Urville Martin
  • Mantan Moreland
  • Kay Kimberly
  • Kay Kuter
  • Ray Ballard
  • Rhodie Cogan
  • Robert Dagny
  • Donna Dubrow
  • Frank Farmer
  • Charles Lampkin
  • Karl Lukas
  • Hazel Medina
  • Ralph Montgomery
  • Lawrence Parke
  • Emil Sitka
  • Paul Williams
  • Erik Nelson
  • Mae Clarke
  • Scott Garrett
  • Erin Moran
  • Irving Selbst

Writer:

  • Herman Raucher

Producers:

  • John B. Bennett
  • Leon Mirell

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