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"His white bread world just turned upside brown!"

Jeff Gerber (Godfrey Cambridge) is a self important insurance salesman. Every morning he follows a health regiment that includes drinking a health drink and racing the bus to work. He thinks he knows everything, is annoyingly bigoted, and a total bore. His co-workers can't really stand him. His wife Althea (Estelle Parsons) stays with him out of love and obligation to their two children Burton (Scott Garett) and Janice (Erin Muran). He dosen't know his boss is thinking about firing him. He thinks he is on top of the world. Recently Jeff has added tanning in a tanning machine to his health routine.

One morning Jeff wakes to discover there is a black man in his mirror. In 1960s middle America this is not good. The only person more shocked is his wife. He blames the tanning booth. He hides in the house, hoping his condition will fade. When he finally does go out the next day he finds everything has changed. People treat him differently. Jeff realizes that his life will never be the same.

| 1970 | 1 hr 38 min | 6.5/10
Godfrey Cambridge, Estelle Parsons, Howard Caine, D'Urville Martin
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Melvin Van Peebles

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