True Identity

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True Identity ★★ 1991 (R)

Henry, a comic superstar in England, stars as an innocent black man marked for death by the Mafia. He hides by disguising himself as white and gets a taste of life on the other side of the color line. The interesting premise was based on a classic Eddie Murphy sketch on “Saturday Night Live,” but isn't treated with sufficient imagination or humor here. 94m/C VHS . Lenny Henry, Frank Langella, Anne-Marie Johnson, Charles Lane; D: Charles Lane; W: Andy Breckman.