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 manâ€™s re-birth as an infiltrator â€“ 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 lifetimeâ€™s worth of experience. Heâ€™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.
Caineâ€™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 canâ€™t refuse. Living a double life, Caine risks losing his girlfriend Melanie (Christine Horne) and P.C.â€™s trust.