True Identity (1991)

Film details


The life of a black New York actor is thrown into chaos when he discovers that a well-respected and powerful figure in the Arts world is in fact a tough gangster thought to have died years earlier. When one of the gangster's hitmen is instructed to kill Miles because of his new found knowledge, the actor turns to theatrical devices to save himself by having an expert make-up artist disguise him as a white man, with hilarious results...

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top