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White man's burden / Rysher Entertainment ; UGC presents ; Chromatic Pictures ; A Band Apart ; executive producer for UGC, Yves Marmion ; produced by Lawrence Bender ; written and directed by Desmond Nakano.

Nakano, Desmond. (Added Author). Bender, Lawrence. (Added Author). Marmion, Yves. (Added Author). Travolta, John, 1954- (Added Author). Belafonte, Harry, 1927- (Added Author). Bower, Tom, 1938- (Added Author). Gossett, Robert. (Added Author). Ralph, Sheryl Lee. (Added Author). Wright, Tom. (Added Author). Carpenter, Willie C. (Added Author). Avery, Margaret. (Added Author). Lynch, Kelly, 1959- (Added Author). Shore, Howard. (Added Author). Rysher Entertainment. (Added Author). U.G.C. (Firm) (Added Author). Chromatic Pictures (Firm) (Added Author). Band Apart (Firm) (Added Author). HBO Video (Firm) (Added Author). John Travolta, Harry Belafonte, Tom Bower, Robert Gossett, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tom Wright, Willie C. Carpenter, Margaret Avery, Kelly Lynch. (Cast).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - Bookmobile DVD DRAMA WHIT (Text) 39231032375764 Bookmobile Stacks--Audiovisual Collection Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD WHITE (DRAMA) (Text) 39206020120281 Audiovisual - DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : HBO Home Video, [1999]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Container incorrectly states that a French audio track is present.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.
Formatted Contents Note:
Special features: Cast/crew bios ; original theatrical trailer ; t.v. spots ; behind-the-scenes featurette.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Willy Kurant ; editor, Nancy Richardson ; music, Howard Shore.
Participant or Performer Note:
John Travolta, Harry Belafonte, Tom Bower, Robert Gossett, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tom Wright, Willie C. Carpenter, Margaret Avery, Kelly Lynch.
Summary, etc.:
Set in a time where color roles have been reversed, Louis Pinnock (John Travolta), a poor man of the ghetto, struggles to support his family. When he loses his job at the whim of the factory's owner (Harry Belafonte), Louis decides to take on the system by taking on his former boss.
Target Audience Note:
Rated R.
System Details Note:
DVD ; Region 1 ; Dolby Digital audio.
Language Note:
English 5.1 or surround audio ; optional Spanish mono. audio track ; optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish ; closed captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Racism > Drama.
Revenge > Drama.
Racismo > Teatro.
Venganza > Teatro.
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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