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 ...
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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

The real Erik Dellums, son of former Congressman Ron Dellums, appears in a cameo. See more »

Goofs

In the mall, when Mahree gets the birthday cake, the sparkler candle goes from being put out to still being ignited between shots. 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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References Freaky Friday (1976) See more »

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Written by Alexander Baker (as Alexander C. Baker), Clair Marlo
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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enjoyable, educational
23 August 2001 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Ok I don't normally watch Disney channel movies, but lately some of them have not been that bad. The Color of Friendship was one of these. It showed real problems in an atmosphere that was understandable to younger audiences and yet not wholly uninteresting to adults. The two teenage girls provided a great dichotomy, and though some of their arguments were unrealistic, for the most part the issues were clearly and logically presented. Even as an educated young adult, the movie still was delightfully surprising to me in that it opened my eyes and made me see more than a history book lesson, but instead real people with real feelings. It is noted in the movie, and important to remember in life, that it is not the people of the oppressive country that are inherently bad, but rather the system of beliefs that has been imposed upon them, often for generations.

Enjoyable and educational, I give it an 8 out of 10.


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