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When African-American professional Andrew Sterling (Samual L. Jackson) moves into a summer home on an up-tight all-white New England resort island, the snoopy white neighbors are sure he must be breaking and entering. They call the cops who get too rambunctious and break into Sterling's limo, tripping its security alarm. When Sterling shows up to stop the alarm and pulls out his keys to open the car, a skittish cop thinks he's pulling a gun and opens fire. Now things are really a mess, because not only have these cops screwed up big-time, they've screwed up big-time in an election year when their Police Chief (Dabney Coleman) just happens to be running for re-election. This mess-up smacks too much as a race-inspired melee, so Chief Tolliver arranges a cover-up to keep his reputation intact. He hires a drifter to pose as a thief so the cops will have a legitimate reason for "protecting" the vacationing Sterling. Things continue to complicate in this airbrush farce, that attempts to lighten with laughter, the delicate and combustible subject of American race relations. ~ Rovi

Cast

Nicolas Cage
as Amos Odell
Samuel L. Jackson
as Andrew Sterling
Dabney Coleman
as Chief of Police Cecil Tolliver
Michael Lerner
as Phil Gillman
Margaret Colin
as Judy Gillman
Brad Dourif
as Officer Donnie Donaldson
Giancarlo Esposito
as Rev. Fenton Brunch
Bob Balaban
as Doctor R.A. (Roy) Fink
I.M. Hobson
as Waldo Lake
Chelcie Ross
as Earl
Jodi Long
as Wendy Wong
Tracey Walter
as Bloodhounds Man
Aimee Graham
as Stacy
Michael Burgess
as Black Reporter
Todd Weeks
as Stan
Ron Taylor
as Sherman
Allison Mackie
as Anchorwoman
Loretta Devine
as Ula
Leonor Anthony
as Hispanic Reporter
Ernie Garrett
as State Police Captain
Kim Staunton
as Mrs.Andrew Sterling
Jordan Lund
as Riley

Crew

E. Max Frye
Director
Gary Goetzman
Producer
Walt Lloyd
Cinematographer
Jane Kurson
Editor
Jack Cummins
Co-producer
Leslie Morales
Set Designer
Roger Schumacher
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
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