A police chief uses a white drifter as a scapegoat when his force mistakes a new resident, an acclaimed black writer, for a burglar.
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The Middle Ages may never be the same after street smart Jamal Walker falls into a moat at the Medieval World theme park and finds himself transported back in time.
A self-made, wealthy, black Pulitzer Prize winning playwright is mistaken for a robber as he is moving into his new home in an all-white neighborhood. In an effort to correct his blunder, the chief of police arranges a deal between the playwright and a white career criminal, in which an artificial hostage situation is created and quickly diffused, thereby repairing the damaged public images of both the chief and the playwright and promising to allow the criminal to slip out of town with no questions asked. However, nothing goes as planned and the two are then joined in a humorous look at the serious consequences of racism.
A successful African-American (Oscar-nominated Samuel L. Jackson) buys a vacation home and moves into a conservative, all-white neighborhood. One night he is inadvertently suspected of robbing his own home when he attempts to disarm his car alarm. In a series of mishaps and public relations bungles, the local police chief (Dabney Coleman -- "You've Got Mail," "Stuart Little"), who happens to be up for re-election, hires a drifter (Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage) to pose as a thief so the local police have a "legitimate" reason for being at the scene of the "crime," and to cover up their blunder.
A satirical look at the cult of celebrity in the story of a cop who goes undercover as an art student and gains critical acclaim for his work.
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