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Claudine tries to provide for her six children in Harlem while on welfare. She has a romance with Roop, a cheerful garbageman she meets while working on the side as a maid.

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Owen
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Claudine tries to provide for her six children in Harlem while on welfare. She has a romance with Roop, a cheerful garbageman she meets while working on the side as a maid. Written by Will Gilbert

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A heart and soul comedy. Can you dig it?

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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6 August 1976 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Claudine Corpo e Alma  »

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Trivia

Prior to her death Diana Sands insisted that her very good friend Diahann Carroll be cast in her place. See more »

Goofs

When Claudine and her girlfriends are riding the bus at the beginning of the movie, the bus passes the New Marble Hill movie theatre twice. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Rod Stewart (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Welfare Man
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips (as Gladys Knight and The Pips)
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This is a must see movie by all regardless of race.
6 February 2002 | by (united states) – See all my reviews

Claudine is a movie that is representation of the american system at it's worst. The welfare system was initially set up as a stepping stone for those families who needed that extra hand to get back on their feet.The movie showed an accurate portrayal of how the welfare system breaks down the family unit. In other words if the father or any male figure is in the lives of the women and children their financial support from the system would be jeopardized if not terminated. The struggles of the poor can be seen throughout the world. I would like to see a reproduction of this movie back in the stores for all to rent or buy for their library collection.


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