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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Claire
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Augustine
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Kit
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Marie
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Del
Alexei Sayle ...
Cabbie (as Alexy Syale)
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Conchita
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Nancy
Anastassia Stakis ...
Desdra
Gary Cady ...
Roger
Graham Fletcher-Cook ...
Gary
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)
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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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11 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La siesta de los amantes  »

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$700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Kit: And what were you born for, my sweet?
Desdra: You know, I was born to forgive you the morning.
Kit: Dog that I am, WOOF WOOF
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Referenced in Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Filming the Horror (2006) See more »

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Claire's Run
Written and Performed by Tom Tom Club
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Not to everyone's taste
5 July 2007 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

Not to everyone's taste I appreciate, but whilst it is undeniably flawed, I always enjoy watching this movie. Ellen Barkin is at her sexy peak, Gabriel Byrne smoulders confidently and if Isabella Rossellini is a little underused, Julian Sands turns in one of his really quirky performances that leaves you open mouthed and smiling, if that's possible. I feel Martin Sheen is a little out of control and Grace Jones barely there but Jodie Foster really lets her hair down and Alexi Sayle has the time of his life and gives the film some edge. Clearly director Lambert is happier with rock videos but she has a keen visual eye and I just think this has enough to keep anyone amused/excited as long as you don't take it too seriously. Fun.


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