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Clara's Heart (1988)

 -  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
Maria Broom ...
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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Storyline

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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7 October 1988 (USA)  »

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Clara szíve  »

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$5,194,491 (USA)
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This was the final big-screen film produced by MTM Enterprises. When "Clara's Heart" was originally released, the company had already been purchased by the Television South (TVS) Corporation of London, England. MTM itself would be in business for just nine more years, after which they were purchased by NewsCorp and absorbed into 20th Century Fox. Warner Bros., however, who co-produced and originally distributed "Clara's Heart," still owns the film. See more »

Quotes

Blanche Loudon: [in Jamaican patois] I should be slappin' yer backside fer all da trouble ya givin' my Clara.
David Hart: [also in Jamaican patois] Oh no sweet dahlin'; dat's anudda moo-moo ya talkin' 'bout. See, dis child is meek and give da woman nuttin' but joy.
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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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