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What Color Is Love? (2009)

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A white woman has an affair with a married African-American basketball star and challenges him for custody of their mixed-race son. Based on a true story.

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Nicole Alpern
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Ty Rivers
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Peter Marcheson
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Daryl Alpern
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Beverly Rivers
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Maya
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Daniel Gibson
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Bonnie Alpern
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Amy Jansen
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Henry Wang
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In Vancouver, black professional basketball star Tyler 'Ty' Rivers has an adulterous affair with white "party animal" Nicole Alpern. When she announces the pill failed, he questions his paternity and dumps her. A few months after Noah's birth Ty demands his rights as a father, supported by his black wife, Beverly, with whom he raises two daughters. Only her remarried father stands by Nicole after her lawyer, Henry Wong, dumps her as an impossibly unpredictable, incorrigible client. No one offers to step in, except brilliant young attorney, Peter Marcheson, who wants the high-profile exposure and agrees to take the case pro bono. Marcheson wins the case, but Ty's lawyer, Daniel Gibson, takes it to the British Columbia court of Appeal, where he wins based on a racial prejudice experience argumentation. Now only the Supreme Court of Canada could set a precedent and reverse the decision. Written by KGF Vissers

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Based on a real child-custody case involving NBA player Blue Edwards. See more »

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During the hearing before the Supreme Court of Canada, counsel for the father makes his submission before the mother's lawyer. In reality, the mother's legal counsel would go first, because she is the appellant. See more »

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The Soft Touch
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really love has no color
19 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i saw this last night it was heart warming tear jerking type of movie. how a woman, Nicole, a basketball groupie who has an affair with Ty, the big basketball hero to the many eyes of people. when she finds out she is pregnant and tells Ty but, to Ty this pregnancy does not fit well into his star-lit life. Then after Nicole gives birth to the baby, Noah, Ty becomes very interested in the child. Ty goes to great lengths to gain sole custody of Noah. The reason for this is that Noah is a mixed child half white half black. Ty believes that Nicole wouldn't be able to help Noah because he looks more like him black. During the custody battle to gain Noah, Nicole loses this jerk of a lawyer because she does an interview and due to that his lawyer reputation of not being able to handle a lost of the case. Nicole tries to call several lawyers but no lawyer wants to take the case. She then goes into a restaurant where there are a bunch of lawyers she stands up on a chair and makes a plea to any of the lawyers that would want to help her until a relative unknown lawyer, Doug Savant's character, who is looking to help further his career decides to take case pro bono. She agrees to work with this lawyer who helps to bring the case all the way to the supreme court which the courts sets a precedent and gives Nicole sole custody of Noah. This movie shows that no matter what ethnic background love prevails, as well as, a heart to fight for somebody you love. a great movie.


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