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Soul Man (1986)

PG-13
104 min | Comedy, Romance

To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship.
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$4,422,179
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$27,820,000
Gross (World)
$27,820,000
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Oct 24, 1986 (United States)

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39 cast members
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C. Thomas Howell
Mark Watson Mark Watson   See fewer
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Rae Dawn Chong
Sarah Walker Sarah Walker   See fewer
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Arye Gross
Gordon Bloomfeld Gordon Bloomfeld   See fewer
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James Earl Jones
Professor Banks Professor Banks   See fewer
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Melora Hardin
Whitney Dunbar Whitney Dunbar   See fewer
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Leslie Nielsen
Mr. Dunbar Mr. Dunbar   See fewer
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Ann Walker
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James Sikking
Bill Watson (as James B. Sikking) Bill Watson (as James B. Sikking)   See fewer
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Max Wright
Dr. Aronson Dr. Aronson   See fewer
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Jeff Altman
Ray McGrady Ray McGrady   See fewer
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Lisa Stimson Lisa Stimson   See fewer
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Maree Cheatham
Mrs. Dorothy Watson (as Marie Cheatham) Mrs. Dorothy Watson (as Marie Cheatham)   See fewer
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Wallace Langham
Barky Brewer (as Wally Ward) Barky Brewer (as Wally Ward)   See fewer
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Eric Schiff
Booey Fraser Booey Fraser   See fewer
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Ron Reagan
Frank Frank   See fewer
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Mark Neely
Brad Small Brad Small   See fewer
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David Reynolds
Ernie (as Dave Reynolds) Ernie (as Dave Reynolds)   See fewer
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Jerry Pavlon
Bruce Wizansky Bruce Wizansky   See fewer
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Laurel Green
Zendel Zendel   See fewer
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Jonathan 'Fudge' Leonard
George Walker George Walker   See fewer
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Felix Nelson
Mr. Walker Mr. Walker   See fewer
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Betty Cole
Mrs. Walker Mrs. Walker   See fewer
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Bo Mancuso
Bundy Dunbar Bundy Dunbar   See fewer
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Donald Hotton
Mr. Wicher Mr. Wicher   See fewer
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Linda Hoy
Mrs. Sherwood Mrs. Sherwood   See fewer
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Robert Burleigh
Bouchard Man Bouchard Man   See fewer
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Jonathan Wise
Andrew Andrew   See fewer
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Amy Stoch
Girl in Bed (as Amy Stock) Girl in Bed (as Amy Stock)   See fewer
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Paul O'Brien
Officer Schkolnick Officer Schkolnick   See fewer
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M.C. Gainey
Man in Cell Man in Cell   See fewer
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Christine Bridges
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Darren Dalton
Player in basketball game (uncredited) Player in basketball game (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rob Gore
Harvard College Student (uncredited) Harvard College Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Scott L. Treger
Harvard Basketball Player (uncredited) Harvard Basketball Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.2 / 10 | 7,107 votes