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Claudine (1974)

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

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Charles (as Lawrence Hilton-Jacques)
Tamu Blackwell ...
Charlene (as Tamu)
David Kruger ...
Paul
Yvette Curtis ...
Patrice
Eric Jones ...
Socorro Stephens ...
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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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 August 1976 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Claudine Corpo e Alma  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,540,000, 31 December 1974
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Movielab)|

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Diana Sands was originally cast as the lead, but she died of cancer shortly before shooting began. 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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The Makings of You
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Soft hearted, honest dramedy bears the soul and plight of quite a few african americans of the era.
17 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

If this film is examined closely, it's a bit sad. It is detailed enough to touch upon very real problems children, who grow up in poor, dysfunctional environments. Yet, it retains it's comedic value, with spirited performances by Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones. The sadness lies in the struggles and dysfunction of the mother (Carroll), who cannot truly help her children, not because she doesn't want to, or try, but because, it's obvious she doesn't know how. Remember, this is a comedy, but if you've never seen this, or if you have, watch this film and see the humanity, in the characters. Good film.


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