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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
Stefano Dionisi ...
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)
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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

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

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Kiss of Fire  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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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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strange, confused hybrid, but Christina's SMART.
14 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this was a fairly confused film, that seemed to suffer from a failure of a sense of 'place'--at times i felt i was in hipster berlin, in some basement bordello, at times on a wild georgia coast. their was something odd and peculiar about the location, sets, and sexuality of the main characters, that i could never really put my finger on. nevertheless, Christina applegate turns in a surprisingly subtle, smart, and wry performance, the cinematography is LOVELY in the outdoor settings, and there are comic, as well as a few almost mystically beautiful moments. along with some very clunky and dumb ones. one gets the feeling the film is very much a MISS, but that their must have been something interesting underlying the story that never quite made it to the surface. atmospheric, Christina is great, but ultimately, only an interestingly, occasionally downright muddled misfire...


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