Mark doesn't expect any problems in going to college, he and his friend have reserved places in Harvard and his parents have the money to pay for his education.
But his father's psychiatrist advises him to go on vacation in Hawaii instead of spending more money on his son.
Since Mark wants to keep his lifestyle, including a fancy car and a flat shared with his friend, he seeks financial support.
The only foundation which still accepts applications is for blacks only.
With lots of tanning pills he sets out to Harvard....
It must have sounded good on paper. The high concept plot sounds okay, but the execution is handled so poorly, it cannot help but be offensive, even though it doesn't want to be.
After the gimmick wears off, it's your regular fish out of water comedy, which has so many troupes, there should be a horn go off every time one is mentioned.
Howells is good, but this film ruined his career. Remember him in The Amazing Spider- Man? Didn't think so.
It has its moments, but it doesn't hold up like most eighties movies do.
its a shame, because done in the right hands, it can be funny.....See Tropic Thunder.
A waste, and I feel sorry for Howell.