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The Color of Friendship (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Family  -  5 February 2000 (USA)
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A white South African girl finds herself in a difficult situation when she is sent to spend a term with a black family in America.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mahree Bok
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Piper Dellums
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Ron Dellums
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Roscoe Dellums
Anthony Burnett ...
Brandy Dellums
Travis Kyle Davis ...
Erik Dellums (as Travis Davis)
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Flora
Susan Danford ...
Merle Bok
Stephen Jennings ...
Pieter Bok
Michael Kanev ...
Rian Bok
Ahmad Stoner ...
Daniel
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Billy
David Rosser ...
Reporter #1
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Reporter #2
Erik Kilpatrick ...
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Storyline

Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a nice home in Washington DC. When Mahree is chosen to spend a semester at the Dellums' house, she doesn't expect that her host family would be black. Nor do her hosts suspect that she is not a black South African. Written by Dragomir R. Radev <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

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Look beyond black and white and you'll find...The Color of Friendship


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Die Farbe der Feundschaft  »

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Trivia

Mahree Bok's name in real life was Carrie. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1977, but the vehicle used by Carl Lumbly's character in the opening scenes is a first-generation (1981-1989) Lincoln Town Car. See more »

Quotes

[Mahree just found out that her host family is black]
Mahree Bok: [to Roscoe and Piper] You're the family?
Roscoe Dellums: [nodding] Yes.
Mahree Bok: [to Congressman Dellums] And you're the Congressman?
Ron Dellums: [forcing a smile] Welcome to America.
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References Freaky Friday (1976) See more »

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What Can I Do
Written by Sabelle Breer and Charlton Pettus
Performed by Jason Paige
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GOOD MOVIE
18 February 2000 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I thought that this was a really good movie that teaches a lot about what went on back then. I am reading a book called Cry, The Beloved Country in school right now and this is exactly what it is dealing with. All the law and acts that were passed in South Africa. This movie I think takes a pretty realistic look at all the problems South Africa had. And to have a white girl from South Africa was a good idea. It shows that not ALL white people were the same. She was pretty open minded and I think that this movie should be shown to anyone is studying/learning about the trials in South Africa. (Apartheid)


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