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

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 (as Penny Johnson)
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 ...
Turner
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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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Connections

References Freaky Friday (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Sing a Song
Written by Maurice White and Al McKay
Performed by Earth, Wind, & Fire
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Disney's anti-apartheid propaganda film, but is pretty enjoyable.
3 July 2001 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

Saw it for the second time tonight. Black American family hosts a South African exchange student. They expect her to be black, she expects them to be white. All are surprised at the airport meeting. Father is a congressman in Washington, exchange student, played competently by a real California girl, become friends with host daughter. They both learn about each country's strange ways. We expect that the girl will have an enlightened view of race relations as she returns to South Africa and becomes an adult. We chip away, a bit at a time.

Father at first wants to send her home, by the end has bonded with white girl, even rescues her from an improper seizure done by South African embassy officials without permission. He threatens to claim "kidnapping" if they don't relent.

The whole film kept my interest and was for the most part well done. I give it a solid "7" of 10 rating, for a combination of good message and entertainment.


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