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Claudine's Return (1998)

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An Italian drifter strikes up a romance with an emotionally troubled young woman, whom works as a motel maid/laundress and stripper in a small coastal town in Georgia.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Claudine Van Doozen
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Stefano Mauri
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Pelican
Tony Torn ...
Roscoe Measles
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Kenneth
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Cherrie
Torrie Gold ...
Chloe
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Chloe's Father
Maia Lien ...
Chloe's Mother / Olga
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Doctor
John Lawhorn ...
Mansion Caretaker (as John B. Lawnhorn)
Richie Dye ...
Cockatoo Store Owner (as Richie Lynn Dye)
John Chappell ...
Traveling Salesman
Julie R. Lee ...
Asian Woman (as Julie Lee)
Peggy Davis ...
Elderly Woman #1
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Storyline

Italian Stefano arrives on Dolphin Island off the coast of Georgia and gets a job as a handyman at a motel. He and motel laundress Claudine start a relationship. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language
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17 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kiss of Fire  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Claudine Van Doozen: You know, I had this science teacher once, when I was back in junior high school. I spent the entire year ignoring the man. Except that there was one thing that he said that I will always, always remember. He talked about this law. You know, this 'law' that governed the whole, wide universe. The way it worked is that, all things that mattered would be returned. You know, that matter itself isn't created or destroyed. It just lasts forever. We may not recognize them anymore, but they come back.
Claudine Van Doozen: [...]
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Much better than expected
2 May 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is a surprisingly great movie.

Christina Applegate's performance as well as that of Stephano are extremely well done and offer great depth. The characters are interesting and the many ancillary characters help to create a slightly bizarre atmosphere.

I thought the screenplay, direction, cinematography and sound were all top notch and added a lot to the overall feeling of the movie. The camera work, especially, was very creative and interesting.

This is not a feel good movie and it dances at the edge of the darkside of humanity. If you feel like an interesting, off-the-beaten-path, moody flick

  • this is a good choice.



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