Change of Mind (1969)

Genres - Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Social Problem Film  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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A married couple struggles to adjust when the husband's brain is transplanted into the skull of a black man. David Rowe (Raymond St. Jacques) is the white district attorney who must now live life as a black man. His wife Margaret (Susan Oliver) tries to deal with the transformation of her husband's appearance as David feels the stings of racial prejudice for the first time. Sheriff Webb (Leslie Nielsen) is the local lawman who resents the district attorney, but after the sheriff kills his own black mistress, he must rely on David for his legal defense. Margaret has trouble being intimate with the man she knows is still her husband. David investigates the murder of the young black woman as his superiors, friends and family treat him differently. Although the premise is implausible, excellent acting helps make things more believable.

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brain, body-parts, brain-transplant, cancer, death, District-Attorney, emergency, killing, lawyer, mistress, prejudice, racism, rejection, surgery, transplant