Changing color of movie clip in AS3

I'm not a complete newbie, but my AS knowledge is very rudimentary.  I am trying to create code that would change the color of a movie clip.  I have the code pasted below.

Ultimately, I am creating a sort of paintbrush game.  The user clicks on a color palette (named amalgam_mc, crown_mc), which stores the associated color.  Each object that is clicked takes on that color (such as tooth01_mesial_mc, tooth02_mesial_mc, etc.).  

Unfortunately, I'm stuck at the beginning with changing the color of a movie clip.  I ask for a push in the right direction.  
import flash.geom.ColorTransform;
amalgam_mc.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, colorClick);
crown_mc.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, colorClick);
complete_denture_mc.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, colorClick);
tooth01_mesial_mc.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, toothClick);
var activeColor:ColorTransform  = new ColorTransform;
function colorClick(event:MouseEvent):void
	trace("Click is fired");
	if ( = "amalgam_mc")
		trace("Target recogized as amalgam_mc");
		activeColor.color  = 0x0000FE;
function toothClick(event:MouseEvent):void
	trace("Click is fired");
	if ( = "tooth01_mesial_mc")
		trace("Target recognized as tooth01_mesial_mc");
		tooth01_mesial_mc.transform.colorTransform = activeColor;

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jkunreinAuthor Commented:
Adding more zones and points to the question.
your code will work you just have a basic syntax error
when you assign a value to something

thisvalue = thisValue;
if you want to check if 2 values are the same

if (thisvalue == thisValue) { ...

so your code

if ( = "amalgam_mc")//2 instances
need to be ==



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jkunreinAuthor Commented:
Oh, of course!  I keep forgetting that.  Well, another dozen mistakes like this, and I should have this down perfect.  Thank you.
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