Change of Mind

Change of Mind

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  • Robert Stevens


  • Leslie Nielsen
  • Raymond St. Jacques
  • Susan Oliver

A dying, white district attorney attempts to resume his career and marriage after having his brain transplanted into the body of a recently killed black man.

The brain of David Rowe, a white liberal district attorney dying of cancer, is transplanted into the body of a recently killed black man. After being legally certified as the same person, Rowe attempts to resume his personal and professional life; but his mother can no longer accept him, and his wife, Margaret, is unable to overcome a certain amount of sexual frigidity. Furthermore, Rowe soon learns that he is rejected by his white colleagues as well as the black community, and that his political party is planning to drop him at the next election. Reduced to despair, Rowe seeks consolation in the company of Elizabeth Dickson, the widow of the man whose body he now inhabits. Upon resuming his professional life, Rowe prepares to prosecute Sheriff Webb, a bigoted white man accused of murdering his black mistress.  (AFI)

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