In the 1970s Harlem, garbage collector Roop feels intimidated by the idea of dating Claudine who is a single mother of six on welfare.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Charles (as Lawrence Hilton-Jacques)
Tamu Blackwell ...
Charlene (as Tamu)
David Kruger ...
Paul
Yvette Curtis ...
Patrice
Eric Jones ...
Francis
Socorro Stephens ...
Lurlene
Adam Wade ...
Owen
C. Harrison Avery ...
Minister (as Harrison Avery)
Mordecai Lawner ...
Process Server
Elisa Loti ...
Miss Kabak
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Mrs. Winston
Jay Van Leer ...
Bar Woman
Judy Mills ...
Bus Woman #1
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

6 August 1976 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Claudine Corpo e Alma  »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs. 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 »

Quotes

Charles: [Charles comes down the stoop stairs and sees Claudine sitting there] I knew it all the time. I knew that nigga was gonna walk out on you. I knew that! It's your own damn fault. That's right- don't blame nobody but yourself! You had the six kids!
Claudine: That's right! Six kids- that's right! That's all I got in this world- my children.
Charles: I hate them.
Claudine: Get away from me, Charles!
Charles: I knew I had nothing but I have to share what I ain't got.
Claudine: My son, the black revolutionary. You ain't nothing but a snot-nosed ...
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Connections

Featured in Precious Images (1986) See more »

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To Be Invisible
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips
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Gets better with time, just like fine wine.
12 August 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Claudine was one of the very first movies that gave positive role models for both Black men and women. I appreciated this movie even more as I got older. This movie shows that men didn't always turn away from responsibility. An excellent movie I'd always recommend for anyone who appreciates a good inner city love story.


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