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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cabbie (as Alexy Syale)
Anastassia Stakis ...
Gary Cady ...
Graham Fletcher-Cook ...
Santiago Álvarez ...
Arturo (as Santiago Alvarez)
Daniel Martín ...
Beaten Spaniard (as Daniel Martin)
Fabián Conde ...
Injured Spaniard (as Fabian Conde)
José María Cañete ...
Ticket Agent #1 (as Pepe Canete)


Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't sure, and now she's wandering the Spanish streets without money or a clear memory. Written by Rob Hartill

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The time of day when mystery and passion become one.


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Release Date:

11 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La siesta de los amantes  »

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$700,000 (USA)

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Mary Lambert had also directed 'Madonna''s "La Isla Bonita" music video the same year in exactly the same city. The exteriors in the music video are identical to the ones in this movie. See more »


Claire: Somewhere... I don't know where... I turned a corner and there was no turning back. Somewhere I made a mistake.
Kit: Don't mourn it, sweet, it's all right. The marvellous thing about making mistakes is that you can keep making them, the same ones, over and over again.
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Claire's Run
Written and Performed by Tom Tom Club
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Marvelously Odd
1 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wacky, extreme, insane movie. When she isn't stalking around in a black leather jacket emblazoned with a bald eagle, Barkin is running madly through Spanish streets in a flaming red dress. She wants to sleep with Gabriel Byrne (who doesn't?), who's married to Isabella Rosselini, who wields a knife, while Julian Sands lowers his trousers for Jodie Foster, who kisses Ellen Barkin on the lips. There isn't much sensuality, but there are countless tragically, monumentally bad lines. This is a masterpiece of bad taste, kitsch, bad accents, etc. And Barkin is often naked, putting it in five star territory.

Did Ellen Barkin kill someone? Was Jodie Foster cloned from Myrna Loy? Who is the most beautiful man alive, Byrne or Sands? These and ten more profound questions are posed over the course of Mary Lambert's "Siesta."

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