From a media release:
GETTING IN IS ONLY HALF THE CRIME
- Showcase Canadian Original Befriend and Betray premieres Saturday, April 30 at 8pm ET/PT and repeats Sunday, May 1 at 7pm ET/PT
Based on the true story of notorious Canadian undercover agent, Alex Caine, Befriend and Betray tells the story of one man’s re-birth as an infiltrator – and his struggle not to lose his identity or his life along the way. Starring Tim Rozon (Flashpoint; Instant Star) as Alex Caine and Byron Mann (Durham County; Dragon Boys) as P.C. Lau, Befriend and Betray is inspired by the autobiography of the same name. The two-hour Showcase television event premieres on Saturday, April 30 at 8pm ET/PT.
Growing up on the mean streets of Montreal, 30-year-old Alex Caine (Rozon) has a lifetime’s worth of experience. He’s been through every institutional system; from foster care, to the military, to prison. Now, he meets his most dangerous challenge as he goes undercover as an organized crime infiltrator.
Caine’s first assignment reunites him with his old prison friend P.C. Lau (Mann), a ruthlessly ambitious soldier from the Kam Tin Triad who approaches Caine with a business proposition that he can’t refuse. Living a double life, Caine risks losing his girlfriend Melanie (Christine Horne) and P.C.’s trust.