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Clara's Heart (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  7 October 1988 (USA)
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David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Clara Mayfield
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Bill Hart
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Leona Hart
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David Hart
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Peter Epstein
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Dora
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Blanche Loudon
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Alan Lipsky
Caitlin Thompson ...
Celeste
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Felicia
Wanda Christine ...
Lydia
Maryce Carter ...
Babs
Angel Harper ...
Rita
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Bundy (as Fred Strother)
Joseph Muth ...
Father Joe (as Father Joseph Muth)
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David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to new experiences, and eventually leading to a disturbing secret in Clara's past. Written by David Thaler <dathaler@comcast.net>

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Clara szíve  »

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$5,194,491 (USA)
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Film debut of Neil Patrick Harris. See more »

Quotes

Clara Mayfield: Why do you touch me like that?
David Hart: Like what?
Clara Mayfield: Like that!
David Hart: I'm sorry.
Clara Mayfield: Don't you never touch me like that again. You understand me?
David Hart: I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I didn't think it would upset you.
Clara Mayfield: You didn't think it would upset me? You keep your hands off or I'm pressing charges! You understand what I'm telling you? You understand what I'm telling you? You get out now, you get out!
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Brown Skin Girl
Words and Music by Norman Span
Sung and hummed by Clara and David throughout the film
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tender even if we know the end
19 May 2004 | by (italy(dutch)) – See all my reviews

Well I must say this is nothing new to us what concerns the plot.But I loved it unconditioned for what it is expected.Perhaps my rating(***/1/2)is not really to agree. But I I had nice feelings on the movie.It was really likely.Just from the beginning you could expect how it was going on.The acting of whoopie is not that we are known about but not bad.The little boy is interesting along the film. He gives that little way of speeding Clara that gives you the taste to watch it.It was nice to me (even it's not my favorite genre).It's hard to make eleven lines if you have to say less about it.I can't sing glory till the end. But you won't disagree totally to this film.


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