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Clara's Heart (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama | 7 October 1988 (USA)
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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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
Jason Downs ...
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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7 October 1988 (USA)  »

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$5,194,491 (USA)
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According to Neil Patrick Harris' autobiography, the "Missing girl" on the milk carton in one scene is actually a picture of Alyssa Milano. See more »

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Clara Mayfield: [introducing David to her friend Blanche]
[spoken with Jamaican patois]
Clara Mayfield: Ah... der be da tarment of me existence. Dey call him Devid.
David Hart: Chow Bobo. Me not da tarment of HER existence. In dis house, de tarment is everywhere and de Ja-MEEEEEEEE-can woman tarment me fa certain as much as me tarment her.
Blanche Loudon: Where him learn patois?
Clara Mayfield: Only one place I can think of.
Blanche Loudon: Dahn talk dat way. Anly looooow class people talk dat way.
Clara Mayfield: Child, dan't encourage him.
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Written by Elon Wizzart, Michael Daly, Stephen Samuels and Michelle Cole
Performed by The Determiantion Band
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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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