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Bringing Down the House

With the help of a black ex-con, Dad becomes a hip, freaky, fun-loving guy and his wife and kids are overjoyed. Best of all, he gets to keep the Mercedes and the job as a high-priced tax lawyer.

By 3.12.03

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Bringing Down the House

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James Bowman, our movie and culture critic, is a resident scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the author of Honor: A History and Media Madness: The Corruption of Our Political Culture, both published by Encounter Books.