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A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.

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Elliott Anderson
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Rowena Jeffers
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Eloise Anderson
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Rick Reynolds
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Duvan Araga
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Jeremiah Jeffers
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Reggie Davis
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Fay
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Carol
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Judge Cummins
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Young Nurse
Bertha Bindewald ...
Rosita
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Dave
Ireyon Johnson ...
Kristen
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Dondi
Lloyd Dillon ...
Rex
Ernest Wells ...
Uncle Victor
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Rita (as Angela Landry)
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Eldridge
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Vertell
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Neighbor (Ted)
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Andrea
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Vocalist
Efuntola Akinlana ...
Musician -- SAX
Ariyan Brister ...
Musician -- BASS
Da-Jonna Cureaux ...
Musician -- FLUTE
Dylan Duplessis ...
Musician -- TRUMPET
Desmond Francois ...
Musician -- DRUMS
Jonah Gropper ...
Musician -- KORA
Kyle Roussel ...
Musician -- PIANO
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Bailiff (as Mark Kroner II)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrea Vittoria Alvarado ...
Secretary (uncredited)
Lauren Jolie Amerson ...
Eloise's Friend / School Girl (uncredited)
Chris Angerdina ...
Courtroom Attendee (uncredited)
Eric Berris ...
Courtroom Attendee (uncredited)
MaryBeth Bonin ...
Family Member of Elliott (uncredited)
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Court Clerk (uncredited)
Janet Lynn Carey ...
Lawyer (uncredited)
Ron Centanni ...
Lawyer (uncredited)
Debra Crowe ...
Real Estate Agent (uncredited)
Jordyn A. Davis ...
Rowena's Niece (uncredited)
Michelle DeVito ...
Funeral Goer (uncredited)
Errol A. Eastwold ...
Attorney (uncredited)
Joseph Fischer ...
Therapist (uncredited)
David Scott Gaudin ...
Grieving Husband (uncredited)
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Lawyer (uncredited)
Lyle R. Guidroz ...
Mourner (uncredited)
Sadarias Harrell ...
Rowena's Family Member (uncredited)
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Elliott's Neighbor (uncredited)
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Elliott's Family (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ...
Elliott's Neighbor (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ...
Elliott's Neighbor (uncredited)
Skylar Lipscomb ...
School girl (uncredited)
Sedric Mason ...
Courtroom Member (uncredited)
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Eloise's Friend (uncredited)
Starlette Miariaunii ...
Rowena's Family Member (uncredited)
Myesha-Tiara ...
Courtroom Lawyer (uncredited)
Lola Phillips ...
School Girl (uncredited)
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Gardener (uncredited)
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Friend of Elliott's Family (uncredited)
Cynyon Dawn Rodriguez ...
Rowena's Niece (uncredited)
Tommy Sheppard ...
Cop (uncredited)
Kerry Sims ...
Jeremiah's Lawyer (uncredited)
Joseph Uzzell ...
Family Member (uncredited)
Bob Walker ...
Businessman (uncredited)
Taylor Jasmine White ...
Rowena's Niece (uncredited)
Treasure White ...
School Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mike Binder

Written by

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Mike Binder ... ()

Produced by

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Robert Ogden Barnum ... executive producer
Bryan Binder ... associate producer
Mike Binder ... producer
Kevin Costner ... producer
Cassian Elwes ... executive producer
Austin Gilmore ... associate producer
Gbenga Idowu ... co-producer
Todd Lewis ... producer
Jasa McCall ... executive producer
Jacob Pechenik ... executive producer

Music by

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Terence Blanchard

Cinematography by

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Russ T. Alsobrook

Film Editing by

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Roger Nygard

Editorial Department

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Dannah Collins ... color correction
Gus Comegys ... digital intermediate editor
John Daro ... senior digital intermediate colorist
Stratton Farrar ... media assistant
Alex Gilbert ... assistant editor: EPK and BTS
David B. Hall ... dailies producer
Illya Laney ... colorist: dailies
Paul Lavoie ... digital intermediate producer
Michael Nouryeh ... first assistant editor
Christopher Price ... assistant editor: EPK and BTS

Casting By

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Sharon Bialy

Production Design by

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Christian Wintter

Set Decoration by

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Austin T. LeValley ... (set landscaper)

Costume Design by

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Claire Breaux

Makeup Department

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Lawrnell Bell-Rattler ... assistant hair stylist (as Lawnell Bell-Rattler)
Gloria Belz ... key makeup artist
Karri Farris ... makeup artist
Adruitha Lee ... department head hairstylist
Francisco X. Pérez ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Will Greenfield ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tommy Martin ... second assistant director (as Tom Martin)
Nathan Parker ... second second assistant director
Gregory Santoro ... Additional 2nd Assistant Director

Art Department

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Curtis Akin ... property master
Doug Bernard ... foreman
Scott C. Bivona ... lead greensman
Paul Blanchard ... leadman
Ed Burcham ... set dresser
Paulo DeFreitas Jr. ... storyboard artist
Nicholas Ellerbee ... prop maker
Jude Erny ... scenic
Brigitte Faucheaux ... video graphics designer
Jaime Fernandez ... on set dresser
Laurie Fewell ... scenic
Stephen Finders ... props
Ryan LeBlanc ... greensman
Twig Leveque ... assistant property master
Carl Mastio ... on set greensman
Rachel Perez ... props / set dresser
Katie Marie Peters ... art department assistant
Citlali Quintana ... props assistant
Blake Roussel ... propmaker
Chloe Saint Etienne ... art department assistant
Victoria St. Pierre ... lead scenic
Cary Whittaker ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Ryan Collins ... sound editor
Colette D. Dahanne ... sound editor
Lara Dale ... foley artist
Robert Dehn ... sound studio manager
Brian Dunlop ... dialogue editor
Christopher Eakins ... supervising dialogue & ADR editor / supervising sound editor
Jesse Ehredt ... assistant sound editor
Art Espinosa ... assistant sound editor
Casey Genton ... sound editor
Justin Herman ... sound engineer
Dan Izen ... sound mixer
A. Daniel Jaramillo ... foley editor
Kyle D. Krajewski ... adr recordist
Eric Ledet ... boom operator
Tim Limer ... sound recordist
Travis MacKay ... adr mixer
Charlie Mascagni ... sound utility/additional boom op
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Chris Navarro ... adr mixer
A. Josh Reinhardt ... foley supervision
Leslie Shatz ... re-recording mixer
Marc Uddo ... additional boom operator
Chris Welcker ... boom operator
James Wright ... dolby sound consultant (as Jim Wright)
Roy Machado ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Donnie Dean ... special effects coordinator
Richard H. Landry ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Jordan Alphonso ... digital compositor
Bryan Binder ... additional visual effects
Daniel Briney ... digital compositor
Victor DiMichina ... production supervisor: Pixel Magic
Jacob Kebodeaux ... visual effects artist
Ray McIntyre Jr. ... visual effects supervisor/producer
Aaron McLane ... visual effects artist
Brad Moylan ... compositor
Ray Scalice ... vfx executive producer
Patrick Trahan ... digital compositor
Juan Carlos Vargas ... visual effects artist
Robert Williams ... visual effect artist
Ryan Wilmott ... visual effects artist
J. Thomas Wilson ... compositor

Stunts

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Chelsea Bruland ... stunt double: Jennifer Ehle
Lex D. Geddings ... stunt coordinator
Elton LeBlanc ... precision driver
Paul Andrew O'Connor ... stunt double: Kevin Costner
George Quinones ... stunt double: Andre Holland/Reggie
Greg Rementer ... stunt pre-viz
Meredith Richardson ... stunt double: Jennifer Ehle
Matt Thompson ... stunts
Nancy Young ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Troy Anderson ... rigging gaffer
Tracy Bennett ... still photographer
Zachary Blosser ... loader
Nathan Borck ... digital imaging technician
Victor Brunette ... hd video assist
Scott Calcagno ... rigging grip
Michael Charbonnet ... first assistant camera
Cheryl Clarson ... assistant chief lighting technician
Peter Clarson ... chief lighting technician
Kenneth Coblentz ... dolly grip
Rowland Egerton ... Best boy rigging grip
Brigitte Faucheaux ... playback operator
Robert Foster ... b camera operator
Jason Garcia ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael C. McCullough II ... rigging: video playback
Jon McGinty ... lighting technician
Jonathan E. Robinson ... assistant camera
Pete Romano ... underwater director of photography
Rob Skuse ... rigging grip: dayplayer
Michael Stecher ... camera operator
Michael Stumpf ... camera operator: a camera / steadicam operator
Michael Trejo ... grip
Kristopher Weaver ... lighting technician
Casey Zimmerman ... lighting technician

Casting Department

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Alicia Connelly ... extras casting assistant
Elizabeth Coulon ... casting director: Louisiana
Justin Coulter ... extras casting coordinator
Gohar Gazazyan ... casting associate
Stacia Kimler ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Amanda Steeley Bankins ... key costumer (as Amanda Steeley)
Jered Blanchard ... additional costumer
Candice Carella ... costume buyer
Michelle M. Hebert ... background costumer / wardrobe production assistant
Michael A. Russell ... costume supervisor
Reba Saul ... costume buyer

Location Management

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Joaquin Aragon ... location assistant
Erin Burns ... assistant location manager
Katherine Dolese ... location coordinator
Charlie French ... locations
Tyler Gibbs ... locations
Elston Howard ... location manager
Nick Thomas ... location assistant

Music Department

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Christine Bergren ... music clearance and licensing
Howard Drossin ... orchestrator
Margaret Gardner ... music coordinator
Dave Jordan ... music supervisor
Misha Kachkachishvili ... scoring engineer
Jennifer Nash ... music editor
Jojo Villanueva ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Kirk Baptiste ... driver
Richard Brown ... picture car captain
Gregory 'Stepper' Jones ... driver/generator operator (as Gregory Stepper Jones)
Roosevelt May ... driver
Buddy Pine ... generator operator
Dexter P. Smith ... transportation
Vevi Wilson ... dot compliance coordinator
Charlie Wright ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Christian Agypt ... production coordinator
Mac Alsfeld ... assistant to Kevin Costner
Kim Bailey ... assistant: Mr. Elwes
Bridget Briley-Snook ... legal services provided by (as Bridget Briley)
Dottie Buck ... craft service
Joe Cassano ... 'B' Dolly Grip
Angie Conners ... international marketing
Mona Coulter ... travel agent
Dana Custer ... first assistant accountant
Jonathan Deckter ... International Sales
Terry DeLacey ... Catering Assistant / Catering assistant
Chelsea Donison ... basecamp production assistant
Ashley T. Farrell ... assistant to Ms. Spencer
Jennifer Zolten Freed ... production accountant: post production
Tyler Gibbs ... stand-in
Ryan Gomez ... production accountant
Steffie Grote ... stand-in
Malissa Hallenbeck ... assistant accountant: post production
Matthew P. Higgins ... additional set production assistant
Zachary Holmes ... computer playback
Harrison Huffman ... assistant production coordinator
Jim Jaffe ... product placement executive
Steven Kaminsky ... post production consultant
Chelsea Krant ... production secretary
Elton LeBlanc ... utility stand in
Juliet Reeves London ... Photo Double for Gillan Jacobs
Tim Martin ... production assistant
Chad Mathis ... legal services
Dan McCrory ... stand-in
Peter McGrew ... additional set production assistant
Brian Nitzkin ... business affairs/legal
Kate Ransome Wilcox ... production assistant
Michael Rizzo ... assistant to Mr. Lewis
Kirstin Roegner ... Product Placement; Jacques Lemans
Lindsey Smith Ruiz ... accounting staff (as Lindsey Smith)
Diane Slattery ... unit publicist
Greg Snodgrass ... production counsel
Sam Sullivan ... script supervisor (as Samuel W. Sullivan)
Shayne Tingle ... stand in: Kevin Costner
Lionel Toyer ... production assistant
Spencer Tracy ... stand-in
Eric Scott Williamson ... key set production assistant
Kenneth Yu ... assistant production coordinator
Jeff Maynard ... consultant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Burt Binder ... the director wishes to thank (as Burt B.)
Dyno Binder ... the director wishes to thank (as Dyno B.)
Molly Binder ... the director wishes to thank (as Molly B.)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Black or White is the story of a grandfather (Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When her paternal grandmother (Octavia Spencer) seeks custody with the help of her brother (Anthony Mackie), the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white. Written by Relativity

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Taglines There's more to family than what you see. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Lo mejor para ella (Spain)
  • Donde el corazón te lleva (Mexico)
  • Shakhor oh lavan (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • Μαύρο ή Λευκό (Greece)
  • Чёpное или белое (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 121 min
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Box Office

Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $6,456,000, 01 Feb 2015

Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie credits show that this movie was dedicated to the memory of J.J. Harris, who was Kevin Costner's first talent manager and also a close friend. Harris passed away a year ago. See more »
Goofs The sign outside a building ostensibly in Downtown L.A. refers to Common Street; there is no such street in L.A., but there is one in New Orleans, where most of the movie was shot. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Jennifer Lopez/Anthony Mackie/Iliza Shlesinger (2015). See more »
Soundtracks White Lies See more »
Quotes Elliot Anderson: So, yes, we're different, you and I. You want to submit that? Submit it. We have different skin colors. Is that the first thing I notice when I see a black man, the color of his skin? Yes. Submit away. Because I can go ahead and submit that that's the first thing you see when you see a white guy. Now, I don't know why that is any more than I know why when I see a good looking woman the first things I notice are her breasts, because I do. But if I move on to my next thought quick enough, I'm not a pervert, alright? I'm not a bad guy. I'm just mildly flawed. It's the same thing with race. It's not my first thoughts that count, it's my second, third, and fourth thought, and each and every case I'm in, it comes down to the same thing: the action and interaction I'm having with the person that I'm interacting with!
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