This amiable but politically confused comedy is essentially a comic version of BLACK LIKE ME, the true-life book and film about John Howard Griffin, who dyed his skin dark so he could learn what it was like to be black in America. Mark Watson (C. Thomas Howell) and best pal Gordon (Arye
Gross) are UCLA seniors who have been accepted by Harvard law school. But Mark's upper-middle-class father (James B. Sikking) decides it would be better if the boy had to put himself through Harvard. Mark is desperate to raise the $54,000 needed to finance his education, until he hears that a
scholarship is available to a needy black student. Mark takes some experimental suntan pill...