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The Color of Friendship (2000)

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

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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
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Daniel
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Billy
David Rosser ...
Reporter #1
Michelyn Emelle ...
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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5 February 2000 (USA)  »

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Die Farbe der Feundschaft  »

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Trivia

The film takes place in 1977. See more »

Goofs

Right before Mahree and the Hofmeyers drive into the protesters, you can see a shot of the car waiting for the cue to drive in. See more »

Quotes

Ron Dellums: [to Mahree] I'm going to bed. And you should, too. School starts tomorrow. Falling asleep in class on the first day of school is frowned on here in America. I know, because I've done it.
[Mahree giggles]
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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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Absolutely Great!!!
1 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

If you haven't seen this movie, I think you should see it. I love this movie and also cried at the end when I read the truth about the movie. You need to see it so you can find out what happened then and is still happening today which is wrong. I have a world history teacher who told me that he is not African American. He said that he is, "AMERICAN," just like me and that the only thing different from him and me is that he has darker skin then me. We both do the same things(well almost I mean he is older then me), we both have friends no matter who they are.


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