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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.

Director:

Kevin Hooks

Writer:

Paris Qualles
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsey Haun ... Mahree Bok
Shadia Simmons ... Piper Dellums
Carl Lumbly ... Ron Dellums
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Roscoe Dellums (as Penny Johnson)
Anthony Burnett Anthony Burnett ... Brandy Dellums
Travis Kyle Davis Travis Kyle Davis ... Erik Dellums (as Travis Davis)
Melanie Nicholls-King ... Flora
Susan Danford ... Merle Bok
Stephen Jennings Stephen Jennings ... Pieter Bok
Michael Kanev Michael Kanev ... Rian Bok
Ahmad Stoner ... Daniel
Ryan Cooley ... Billy
David Rosser David Rosser ... Reporter #1
Michelyn Emelle Michelyn Emelle ... Reporter #2
Erik Kilpatrick 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

[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

Soljiering On
Written by Sammy Burdson, Jean Claude Madonne
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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My all time fav. film!
12 May 2004 | by TurtlegrLm13See all my reviews

This is one of my favourite films of all time. The star Lindsey Haun (Mahree), was absolutly brilliant, and is such a great actress. I loved the overall message in the film, and it was very good, even though it was a disney movie. This is probably the best one they have ever done. It didn't have the glossy- cheerful- everyone is special sort of theme to it. I hope they will make another film this strong in the future! I hope that kids and adults all recived the message that it was trying to portrey. Lindsey Haun is very natural when acting and I really enjoyed her in Brave New Girl as well. All people should definatly check out this film! It teleports you to what life was like, and it takes a while to gain a sence of reality once it's through.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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