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Clover -- Clover is a precocious ten-year-old black girl living with her widowed father, Gaten, on the family peach orchard in the Deep South. Her aunt, uncle and grandmother all live nearby, so she has never wanted for love.


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Writers (WGA):
Dori Sanders (novel)
Bill Cain (teleplay)
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Release Date:
10 September 1997 (USA) See more »
Sara marries Gaten a single father who is African-American. Not long after they're married Gaten dies... See more » | Add synopsis »
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[DVD Review] Clover
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Zelda Harris as "Clover" gives an excellent performance! See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Elizabeth McGovern ... Sara Kate

Ernie Hudson ... Gaten Hill

Zelda Harris ... Clover

Loretta Devine ... Everleen
Beatrice Winde ... Aunt Katie

Ron Canada ... Jim Ed Hill

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine ... Gaten's brother-in-law (as Ntare Mwine)
Nan-Lyn Nelson

Dennis Neal ... Minister
John Archie ... Trooper
Terry Allen Jones

Dan Bright ... Doctor
Carole Davis ... Carol
Graham Brown

John Dossett ... Chase Porter
Bill Cordell
Peggy Sheffield

Rus Blackwell ... Police Officer

Kristian Truelsen ... Umpire
Mark Brown ... White New Yorker
Dana Crawford

Directed by
Jud Taylor 
Writing credits
Dori Sanders (novel)

Bill Cain (teleplay)

Produced by
Njeri Karago .... producer
Judi Ann Mason .... associate producer
Richard Schlesinger .... co-producer
Original Music by
Lawrence Shragge 
Cinematography by
David Connell 
Film Editing by
Ron Wisman 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
Production Design by
Leslie Binns 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Peterson-Malesci  (as Barbara Peterson)
Costume Design by
Donna Berwick 
Makeup Department
Rudolph Eavy III .... makeup artist
Vicky Phillips .... hair stylist
Carol Rasheed .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Felix Olivier .... production supervisor
Richard Schlesinger .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
H.H. Cooper .... first assistant director
Dale M. Nielsen .... second assistant director
Art Department
Stitch Crisp .... property master
Arthur Dawson .... artist
Michael Edling .... construction coordinator
Ron Erdberg .... set dresser
Mark Garner .... draughtsman
Forrest 'Gil' Gillespie .... scenic artist
Hans Hartman .... art department coordinator
Robert Kopp .... greensman
Jonathan B. Lewis .... property master (as Stitch)
Fidelma Magill .... set buyer
Jeffrey Mars .... scenic artist
Greyson Miller .... lead man
Jimmie Perdue .... scenic artist
Manny Serrano .... set dresser
Gene Siegmund .... carpenter
Frank Sleeman .... carpenter
Tim Steinouer .... set dresser
Andrew Wert .... property assistant
Douglas Winters .... carpenter (as Doug Winters)
Dan Stewart .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Appleby .... sound re-recording mixer
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Clements .... boom operator
Michele Cook .... dialogue editor
Peter J. Devlin .... sound
Jim Hopkins .... sound editor
Jim Hopkins .... special sound effects editor
Tim O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennis Sager .... adr engineer
Special Effects by
Walter Kiesling .... special effects technician
Steve Lanier .... special effects assistant
Michael Schorr .... special effects (as Mike Shore)
Nick Brandon .... stunt coordinator
John Zimmerman .... stunt coordinator
Kim Zimmerman .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Brett Allen .... grip
Michael Bonsignore .... dolly grip
Jonathan Cupina .... grip
Tom Dean .... electrician
John Ferguson .... gaffer
Chris Fisher .... focus puller
Kent Griffin .... electrician
Charles 'Tom' Hinson .... grip (as Tom Hinson)
Alan Keffer .... camera loader
Eric Lee .... still photographer
Carson E. Mayne .... best boy
Jeff Moore .... camera operator
Derek Murphy .... electrician
Gil Richardson .... grip
Billy Sherrill .... key grip
Michael J. Walsh .... electrician
Casting Department
Jeff Callender .... extras casting
Marcia DeBonis .... casting associate
Anna Liza Recto .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia Combee .... set costumer
Leslie Herman .... wardrobe supervisor
Michelle Martini .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Paul Whitehead .... assistant editor
Music Department
Richard Bronskill .... orchestrator
Jeff Wolpert .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Danny Mortenson .... transportation coordinator
Gary Thornton .... transportation captain
Doug Wilson .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Jeff Britt .... production assistant
Kirsten Cobb .... production assistant
Jeff Coopwood .... adr voice
Maddy Elles-Hill .... location assistant
Jason Gage .... production assistant
John Garrett .... location manager
Emilie Gibbs .... production coordinator
Jim Grooms .... location assistant
Sarah Gyllenstierna .... production assistant
Elisia Harkins .... production assistant
Joi Lee .... coach: Ms. Harris
Jan Nizen .... production accountant
Julie Oppenheimer .... script supervisor
John Pierce .... production assistant
Shronda Settle-Caudle .... assistant production coordinator
Cheeba White .... craft service
Tammy Blackburn .... animal trainer (uncredited)

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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Zelda Harris as "Clover" gives an excellent performance!, 19 July 2000
Author: JDPC from United States

Zelda Harris as "Clover" gives an excellent performance! This beautiful and very talented young woman is a natural star when it comes to family movies. I hope she never settles for doing any roles that are beneath her dignity. She's much too good for that. In this movie and her others, she is thoroughly convincing every time. She has the class, the finesse, the talent and the potential to be the next Phylisha Rashad or Lena Horne. She is that great. I hope it happens for her. How Bill Cosby missed out on her talent is beyond me! Are you paying attention Dr. Cosby? This young lady is an actress quite worthy of your employment!

Elizabeth McGovern also did a very fine job in this picture as did Loretta Divine. This was the first "mean role" I ever saw Loretta Divine do and she played it very well.

I rarely give a picture a vote of "10" on IMDB, but this was definitely a "10" well earned. I waited 3 years for this movie to come on TV at a time when I could fit it into my schedule to watch it,(it only shows exclusively on the USA channel), and now that I have had a chance to see "Clover" I was so impressed that I wish someone would make it into a TV series with the entire original cast, if possible. It is THAT good! But if someone does so, please make it run at least 5 seasons!

TV desperately needs many more like this one! And how!

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