Directed by co-star Charles Lane, who made his feature debut with the critically acclaimed low-budget film SIDEWALK STORIES, TRUE IDENTITY has a certain scruffy charm despite its many flaws. Much of that charm emanates from star Lenny Henry, a popular British comedian making his US
After crossing mobster Frank Luchnio (Frank Langella), aspiring actor Miles Pope (Henry) needs to disappear. With the help of his friend Duane (Charles Lane), a special effects artist, Pope hits upon the perfect disguise: since Miles is black, what could be better than passing as a white man? The
ruse is so successful that Miles manages to infiltrate Luchino's circle ...