White Man's Burden


1h 36m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Louis Pinnock is a factory worker with a history of company loyalty. He's up for the foreman's job and looks forward to making a better life for his wife and children--until his world collides with that of Thaddeus Thomas. Thaddeus was born into wealth and privilege and life has never disappointed h

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Fantasy
Release Date
1995
Production Company
CAST Security, Inc.; Film Finances, Inc.; Great Northern/ Reiff & Associates; Great Northern/ Reiff & Associates (Ny); Lawrence Bender Productions; Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc.; Mario's Catering; Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light LLP; Playback Technologies, Inc.; Union Generale
Distribution Company
RYSHER ENTERTAINMENT/SAVOY; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; HBO Home Video
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Louis Pinnock is a factory worker with a history of company loyalty. He's up for the foreman's job and looks forward to making a better life for his wife and children--until his world collides with that of Thaddeus Thomas. Thaddeus was born into wealth and privilege and life has never disappointed him. A businessman with a flair for fine living, he has a magnificent home and a beautiful family. For Thaddeus, life's possibilities are unlimited. It is when their paths cross that Pinnock, in a single unguarded moment, oversteps the invisible barrier that separates race and class. The incident costs him everything: livelihood, home, family. The desperate course of action he pursues changes the lives of everyone he touches--especially that of Thaddeus Thomas.

Cast

John Travolta

Louis Pinnock

Harry Belafonte

Thaddeus Thomas

Kelly Lynch

Marsha Pinnock

Margaret Avery

Megan Thomas

Tom Bower

Stanley

Carrie Snodgress

Josine

Andrew Lawrence

Donnie

Bumper Robinson

Martin

Tom Wright

Lionel

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Roberta

Judith Drake

Dorothy

Robert Gossett

John

Wesley Thompson

Williams

Tom Nolan

Johansson

Willie C Carpenter

Marcus

Michael Beach

Policeman No 1 Outside Bar

Lee Duncan

Policeman No 2 Outside Bar

Wanda Lee Evans

Renee

Lawrence A. Mandley

Sheriff No 1 At Eviction

William Hendry

Sheriff No 2 At Eviction

Thom Barry

Landlord

Brian Brophy

Bank Teller

Chelsea Lagos

Cheryl

Duane R Shepard

Maitre D' At Fashion Show

Bert Remsen

Hot Dog Vendor

Steve Wilcox

First Youth At Hot Dog Stand

Jason Kristopher

Youth At Hot Dog Stand

Seth Green

Youth At Hot Dog Stand

Alexis Arquette

Panhandler

Larry Nash

Policeman At Gas Station

Mae Elvis

Eleven Year Old Girl

Dean Hallo

Charles

Kerry Remsen

Pregnant Woman At Bus Stop

Googy Gress

Bystander At Bus Stop

Lisa Dinkins

Shooting Policewoman

Lawrence T Wrentz

Shooting Policeman

Steve Larson

Bottle Thrower

Lawrence Bender

Bar Patron No 1

Matt O'toole

Bar Patron No 2

Iain Jones

Bar Patron No 3

Janet Hubert

Dinner Guest

Attallah Shabazz

Dinner Guest

Willette Klausner

Dinner Guest

David C Harvey

Factory Worker

Amy Powell

Newscaster (Tv Clip)

Keith Collier

Dancer (Tv Clip)

Annamarie Simmons

Dancer (Tv Clip)

Rosie Tenison

Detective (Tv Clip)

Manny Jacobson

Detective (Tv Clip)

Dondré Whitfield

Terrence (Tv Clip)

Ingrid Rogers

Taylor (Tv Clip)

Michael Lang

Performer

Richard D Wright

Leadman

Crew

Kerry Anderson

Police Technical Advisor

Merc Arceneaux

Makeup Assistant

Heather Ann Archer

Assistant Accountant

Tia Ardren

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Mary-gail Artz

Casting

Spring Aspers

Music Coordinator

Barbara Augustus

Assistant Makeup & Hair

Shelley Ballance

Media Consultant

Michael A. Barattini

Honeywagon Driver

Eric W Beauchamp

Other

Kevin S Beauchamp

Other

Gina Belafonte

Dialogue Coach To Harry Belafonte

Lawrence Bender

Producer

Lori Benson

Other

Gary Blufer

Sound Effects Recordist

David Bodin

Grip

Michael Bodnarchek

Other

Susan H Boskon

Assistant Location Manager

Andrew Broomhead

Driver

Nina Brown

Police Technical Advisor

Scott Browner

2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

James O Campbell

Driver

Bridget Cardenas

Other

Susan Carragher

Supervisor

Christopher A Cash

Electrician

Vincent Cassarro

2nd Assistant Sound Editor

Eric Chambers

Stunt Player

Martin Charles

Assistant Art Director

Renee M Clare

Location Assistant

Angie Lee Cobbs

Assistant (To Desmond Nakano)

Jeffrey Coffman

Driver

Barbara Cohen

Casting

Dustin Courtney

Stunt Player

Michelle Crenshaw

1st Additional Assistant Cameraman

Tom Dahl

Re-Recording Mixer

Eric Davies

2nd Unit Manager (2nd Unit)

Zack Davis

Adr Editor

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Lisa Campbell Demaine

1st Assistant Director

Colin Derouin

Set Designer

Gregory Diggins

Carpenter

Ezra Dweck

Foley Mixer

Gordon Ecker

Supervising Foley Editor

Thom Ehle

Dolby Stereo Consultant

Dejon Ellis

Grip

Cindy Epping

Stand-In

Cindy Epping

Casting Assistant

Alyson Evans

Post-Production Coordinator

John Michael Fanaris

Sound Effects Coordinator

Sarah Finlayson

Publicity Intern

Sarah Flack

Assistant Editor

Sukey Fontelieu

Foley Editor

Nicholas Franchot

Best Boy Grip

Joann Fregalette Jansen

Associate Producer

Gregg A Friedman

Office Assistant

Karen Frischmann

2nd Assistant Director

Renan Galindo

Electrician

Hector G Gallardo

Production

Gary A Gamble

Harry Belafonte'S Driver

Christopher P Garr

Construction Coordinator

John Ivo Giles

Art Director

Ben C Giller

Props Van Driver

John Ivo Gilles

Art Director

Sydney Gilner

Script Supervisor

Shelly Glasser

Production Supervisor

Chris Gongora

Accounting Intern

Carlos K Goodman

Legal Services

John E Gray

Special Effects Coordinator

John J Grevera

Set Dresser/Swing Gang

Fred Haft

Set Dresser/Swing Gang

Brian Hahn

Carpenter

Linda Halligan

Casting Associate

Lynda Halligan

Casting Associate

Kenny Halverson

Carpenter

Chris Harhoff

Steadicam Operator

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Gregg Harris

Boom Operator

Keith Haugen

Labor Foreman

John Hayden

Stand-In

Wayne Heitman

Re-Recording Mixer

Paul Hellerman

Co-Producer

Paul Hellerman

Production Manager

Ernest Hernandez

Carpenter

Alex Hill

Storyboard Artist

Alex Hillkurtz

Storyboard Artist

Jean Hodges

Props Food Stylist (Showgrits)

Jonathan Hodges

Property Master

Glenn Hoskinson

Sound Effects Editor

Lamar Houston

Electrician

Holly Huckins

Supervising Adr Editor

Jeff Huddleston

Driver

Herman Hudson

Wardrobe Assistant

Chris Innis

Assistant Editor

Victor Iorillo

Supervising Sound Editor

Cheri Jacobs

Production Coordinator

Earl Joachim

Electrician

Doug Johnson

Stand-In

Buck Jones

Driver

Iain Jones

Hair Consultant/Designer

Paul Jones

Driver/Mechanic

David Kagen

Electrician

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Eric Kelly

Set Dresser/Swing Gang

Maud Kersnowski

Set Costumer

Michael Keys

Driver

Ken King

Sound Mixer; Production Sound Mixer

Richard W Kopenhefer

Other

Dawn Kratofil

Sound Effects Coordinator

Willy Kurant

Director Of Photography

Rick Lange

Set Production Assistant

Andrew Leary

Executive In Charge Of Soundtrack (Atlantic Records)

Darryl Lee

Carpenter

Eddie Lee

Producer'S Intern

Guillaume Lemoine

1st Assistant Editor

Ken Lesco

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Levine

Camera Operator

Rob Lewbel

Electrician

Irving Lewis

Stunt Player

Steffani C Lincecum

Seamstress

James R Lowder

Transportation Coordinator

Joan Lucas-turgeon

Accounting Assistant

Joan Lucas-turgeon

Assistant Accountant

Mike Malone

On-Set Dresser

Steve Mann

Sound Effects Editor

Blake Marion

Sound Effects Coordinator

Yves Marmion

Executive Producer

Francine M Maroukian

Supervisor

Bob Marshak

Unit Still Photograher

Al N Martinez

Other

Denise Martinez

Costume Supervisor

Robert Mccord

Transportation Captain

Courtney Mcdonnell

Assistant (To Lawrence Bender)

Scott Mcelroy

Stunt Player

Tim Mcgroarty

Other

Matthew Mckenna

Construction Location Foreman

Diallo Mclinn

Camera Loader

Harold Melvin

Personal Stylist (For Harry Belafonte)

Wayne Middleton

Location Manager

Anthony R Milch

Sound Effects Editor

Bill Mock

Stunt Player

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutter

Sandra Montiel

Assistant Editor

Andy Morel

Carpenter

Rocky Moriana

Sound Effects Editor

Judy Murdock

Key Makeup Artist

Jefferson Murff

Set Dresser/Swing Gang

Tamara Murphy

Assistant Property Master

Isis Mussenden

Costume Designer

Desmond Nakano

Screenwriter

Howard Neiman

Sound Effects Editor

Dale Newkirk

Special Effects Coordinator

R J Nicholas

Accounting Assistant

Gregg Norton

Grip

Ngoli V Nyirenda

Electrician

Patrick O'sullivan

Foley Editor

Jeffrey G Olan

Extras Casting (Rainbow Casting)

Robert Oliva

Grip

Ben Parker

Office Assistant

Ben Parker

Post Production Assistant

Keith Parrish

Color Timer

Larry Pausback

Best Boy Electric

Larry Pitman

Dubbing Recordist

Kevin T Pullen

Driver

Jennifer Pyken

Music Coordinator

Charles Randolph

Art Assistant

Audley Ransom

Office Assistant

Christopher Reid

Grip

Maxine Rennes-gunderson

Key Hair Stylist

David Rhineer

2nd Assistant Cameraman

Greg Rhineer

1st Assistant Cameraman

Mark Riccardi

Stunt Player

John Richards

Recorder & Mixer

Nancy Richardson

Editor

Kenneth H Robinson

Other

Von Roddy

Stunt Player

Woodward Romine Jr.

Other

Danny Romo

Tattoo Artist

Joan Rowe

Foley Walker

Sean Rowe

Foley Walker

Angie Rubin

Assistant Music Editor

Deandre Russell

Set Production Assistant

Michael L Ryan

Set Medic/Technical Advisor

Billy Salsberg

Stand-In

Pietro Scalia

Consulting Editor

Ellen Segal

Music Editor

Liz Shaner

Other

Abigail Sheiner

Art Department Coordinator

Brett Shirley

Set Dresser/Swing Gang

Naomi Shohan

Production Designer

Howard Shore

Composer

Howard Shore

Music Orchestrator & Conductor

Andy Shuttleworth

Steadicam Operator

Evette F Siegel

Set Decorator

John Simanovich

Driver

Jonathan Spirk

Carpenter

Patrick M. Sullivan Jr.

Set Designer

Jeff Swafford

Post Production Assistant

Shawn Sykora

Sound Effects Editor

David Taghioff

Music Coordinator

Vartan Tashjian

Set Dresser/Swing Gang

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Fantasy
Release Date
1995
Production Company
CAST Security, Inc.; Film Finances, Inc.; Great Northern/ Reiff & Associates; Great Northern/ Reiff & Associates (Ny); Lawrence Bender Productions; Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc.; Mario's Catering; Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light LLP; Playback Technologies, Inc.; Union Generale
Distribution Company
RYSHER ENTERTAINMENT/SAVOY; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; HBO Home Video
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video April 30, 1996

Released in United States Winter December 1, 1995

Feature directorial debut for screenwriter Desmond Nakano whose previous credits include "Boulevard Nights" (USA/1979), "Body Rock" (USA/1984), "Black Moon Rising" (USA/1986), "Last Exit to Brooklyn" (USA/1989), and "American Me" (USA/1992).

Began shooting November 7, 1994.

Completed shooting December 22, 1994.

This film marks entertainer Harry Belafonte's return to feature acting after a 21-year absence. Belafonte's last screen appearance was in "Uptown Saturday Night" (USA/1974), directed by actor Sidney Poitier.

Released in United States on Video April 30, 1996

Released in United States Winter December 1, 1995