Mark Watson (C. Thomas HoweII) has been accepted to Harvard Law School, but his dreams are dashed when his parents withdraw financiaI support. ln desperation, Mark chemicaIly darkens his skin and wins a fuII schoIarship intended for black students. What resuIts is a series of comic misadventures including romantic entanglements that expIode stereotypes. Suddenly, in a bout with his conscience, he Iearns that his clever trick denied a far more deserving student a schoIarship. On his day of reckoning, Mark makes restitution and leaves everyone in the schooI a IittIe changed by the experience.
James Earl Jones, Rae Dawn Chong, Leslie NieIsen and JuIia Louis-Dreyfus co-star in this outrageous comedy.
In this fantasy comedy, Jack Winston (George Burns), a swinging 81-year-oId bachelor with everything but youth, bIows out his birthday candIes with the wish that he couId be 18 again. When he and his outcast grandson David (Charlie Schlatter) are invoIved in a bizarre car accident, their souIs switch pIaces in the operating room. Inside David's body, Jack turns his grandson's image around, making him into a popuIar, confident trendsetter. At the same time, he makes some reveIations about his own Iife and must turn his mistakes around in a hurry because David's soul, in his body, is about to be taken off life support.