The Color of Friendship (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Color of Friendship (2000)




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This made-for-TV drama is based on the true story of Ron V. Dellums, an African-American congressman who housed a white exchange student from South Africa during the height of South Africa's minority rule. The Color of Friendship stars Carl Lumbly, Shadia Simmons, and Penny Johnson.

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Carl Lumbly
as Sen. Ron Dellums
Penny Johnson Jerald
as Roscoe Dellums
Lindsey Haun
as Mahree Bok
Shadia Simmons
as Piper Dellums
Anthony Burnett
as Brandy Dellums
Travis Davis
as Erik Dellums
Holly Dennison
as Mrs. Hofmeyr
Shaun Austen-Olsen
as Mr. Hofmeyr
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Critic Reviews for The Color of Friendship

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Since the film is based on actual events, Paris Qualles' script and thesps' overall work have stronger emotional resonance than the usual "A dream is a wish your heart makes"-type pics airing on the Mouse cabler.

September 11, 2019 | Full Review…
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Cutesy interludes don't diminish the movie's impact. "The Color of Friendship" is certainly one of the better films you'll see on the channel, and certainly worth setting aside family tube time.

September 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The performances are wonderful, and when politics arise it seems natural.

September 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Transcendent moments, with resonance for contemporary racial divides, are infused with heart and charm, anchored by a top-notch cast.

September 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Smart Disney drama tackles race and apartheid; racist slurs.

June 1, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Examines the efforts of an African American teenager and a white exchange student from South Africa to dismantle the walls of hate and misunderstanding that separate them.

January 15, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Color of Friendship


My favorite of the disney channel movies.

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