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What Color Is Love? (2009)

Playing for Keeps (original title)
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.

Director:

Gary Harvey

Writers:

Shelley Eriksen (story), Keith Behrman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Finnigan ... Nicole Alpern
Roger Cross ... Ty Rivers
Doug Savant ... Peter Marcheson
Brian Markinson ... Daryl Alpern
Enuka Okuma ... Beverly Rivers
Agam Darshi ... Maya
Malcolm Stewart ... Daniel Gibson
Chilton Crane ... Bonnie Alpern
Sarah Edmondson ... Amy Jansen
Hiro Kanagawa ... Henry Wang
Sonja Bennett ... Marsha Barclay
Janet Pinnick ... Whitney
Ben Cotton ... Peter
Elizabeth Thai ... Jane
Craig Veroni ... Jose
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Color Is Love? See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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
Written by David Wurst
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