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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

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
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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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5 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Farbe der Feundschaft  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The movie is set in 1977. But the first shot of the movie shows the Washington Monument with the scaffolding used for its renovation in 2000. See more »

Quotes

Ron Dellums: I have a friend, a new friend, from South Africa. And this friend recently told me about a unique bird found in her country. And what is remarkable about this bird is not that it nests, for all birds nest, but that this particular bird nests in a community all unrelated to each other and all of different colors. This community of different colors and different birds has one common goal: to care for each other. We are a world of people, not ethnic groups, not races, and not different ...
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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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A very good movie with an important message.
5 February 2000 | by (Seattle, WA, USA) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I think that it is great for people to watch, especially younger kids. The message is clear and should be recognized by everyone. I love the fact that it takes place during the time of the apartheid in South Africa, and so the kids in America are all dressing "groovy"...Haha! That adds to the factor for kids to enjoy the movie. Anyway, this was wonderfully acted and the two girls, Piper and Mahree, did an excellent job. See this movie on the Disney Channel.


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