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Release Date:
6 August 1976 (Portugal) See more »
A heart and soul comedy. Can you dig it?
In the 1970s Harlem, garbage collector Roop feels intimidated by the idea of dating Claudine who is a single mother of six on welfare. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Diahann Carroll ... Claudine

James Earl Jones ... Roop

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... 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

Roxie Roker ... Mrs. Winston
Jay Van Leer ... Bar Woman
Judy Mills ... Bus Woman #1
Alyce Webb ... Bus Woman #2
Lil Henderson ... Bus Woman #3
Yvonne Sutherland ... Bus Woman #4
Bernard Barrow ... Mr. Winograd (as Bernie Barrow)
Joan Kaye ... Mrs. Winograd

Stefan Gierasch ... Sanitation Foreman
Sandi Franklin ... Prostitute
Reverend Carlton Coleman ... Gospel Leader
Ralph Wilcox ... Young Brother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn Adams ... Dance Teacher (uncredited)
Terence Alexander ... Teddy (uncredited)
David Blackwell ... Delivery Boy (uncredited)
William Bressant ... Cop (uncredited)
Rony Clanton ... Gambler Rolling Dice (uncredited)
Carlos Cleveland ... Dice Man (uncredited)

Ivan Dixon ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Lee Dupree ... Young Brother (uncredited)

Art Evans ... Young Brother (uncredited)
Chip Fields ... Rioter on Hallway Stairs (uncredited)
Minnie Gentry ... Bus Woman (uncredited)
Avis McCarther ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Tim Pelt ... Cool Cat (uncredited)
Bob Scarantino ... Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
John Berry 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lester Pine 
Tina Pine 

Produced by
Dick Di Bona .... associate producer
J. Lloyd Grant .... executive producer
Hannah Weinstein .... producer
Original Music by
Curtis Mayfield 
Cinematography by
Gayne Rescher 
Film Editing by
Louis San Andres 
Casting by
Charlie Briggs 
June Williams 
Production Design by
Ted Haworth 
Art Direction by
Ben Kasazkow 
Set Decoration by
Paul Vogt 
Costume Design by
Bernard Johnson 
Makeup Department
Scott Cunningham .... makeup artist
Harold Melvin .... hair stylist
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist: Diane Carroll (uncredited)
Production Management
Fred C. Caruso .... production manager (as Fred Caruso)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Burt Bluestein .... first assistant director
Laurie B. Eichengreen .... second assistant director (as Laurie Eichengreen)
Preston L. Holmes .... dga trainee
Dwight Williams .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Henry Brink .... set dresser
Edward Garzero .... scenic chargeman
Clint Marshall .... property master
Michael Oates .... construction grip
Edward Swanson .... chief carpenter
Sound Department
Al Gramaglia .... sound re-recording mixer (as Albert Gramaglia)
Gus Mortensen .... sound mixer
Sanford Rackow .... sound editor
Harry Madsen .... stunt cop (uncredited)
Alex Stevens .... stunt cop (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lee Banks .... gaffer
Enrique Bravo .... camera operator
James A. Contner .... assistant camera
Adger W. Cowans .... still photographer
Richard Meyerhoff .... gaffer
Robert Royal .... key grip
Audley Simpson .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Thelma Gregory .... wardrobe supervisor
Malcolm Wells .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Sharon Brown .... assistant film editor
Carey Beth Cryor .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Dan Pinsky .... music editor
Richard Tufo .... music arranger
Other crew
Renoir Darrett .... script supervisor
Norman Eisner .... production consultant
Richard Hinds .... production trainee
Shirley Marcus .... production secretary
Maurice Peterson .... publicist
Esmeralda Sanchez .... production trainee
Elaine Schneider-Goldstein .... production accountant
Marlene Velasco .... production trainee
Drake Walker .... script consultant
Nelson Wright .... production trainee
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
92 min | Germany:95 min
Color (Movielab) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Diana Sands was originally cast as the lead, but she died of cancer shortly before shooting began.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
rst epic to feature positive Afro-American images for a change, 17 September 2002
Author: k. jackson ( from Newark N.J.

This well crafted film stands as an " American classic" in every sense of the word .We have the images of an Afro American family long before Cosby made it fashionable.And this film has the details which make it grittily realistic and believable .Oh! how I love those genuine NYC locations .Though made not so long after the civil rights era peaked, it dose'nt seem dated at all.The cast remarkable ,one must ask what became of these kids.The direction flawless ,James Earl is such a mighty presence in films and here he is young and strong.Watch him fight against the racist system .No doubt this is a movie for everyone no matter the race ,and what is color any way ?? I had seen this a few times but only recently obtained the videotape through sources that I found in the area .We really need more movies like this ,genuine wit , intelligent ,and touching emotions ,maybe our society would be a little better place.

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