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Claire Dolan (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 November 1998 (France)
A high-priced call girl, shocked by her mother's death, decides to get out of the business and have a baby. The steps that she takes to free herself from her pimp and find a father for the baby are the central story of this movie.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Dolan
Elton Garrett
Roland Cain
Muriel Maida ...
Claire's Mum
Madison Arnold ...
Man In Bar
Ed Hodson ...
Sean Powers ...
Driver's Friend
Sally Stark ...
Waitress at Newark diner
Mary Egan
Sarah Rose Hendrickson ...
Siobhan, Mary's daughter
Salon client 1
Svetlana Jovanovich ...


Claire Dolan is an Irish immigrant, working as a Manhattan call girl, paying off a debt she owes her pimp, Roland Cain. She's almost without affect, much like the sterile, glass-and-concrete high-rises where she lives and works. Violence lurks just below the surface. Cain can be menacing as are men who approach her. When her mother dies, Claire tries to escape the life, moving to Newark, visiting a cousin, working as a manicurist, realizing that she wants to have a baby, and going out a couple of times with a cabby. But Cain finds her and insists on payment, so she returns to Manhattan. The cabby wants to help: can Claire leave prostitution and find happiness in motherhood? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

18 November 1998 (France)  »

Also Known As:

To onoma tis: Claire Dolan  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$939, 18 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,480, 5 November 2000
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wonderful katrin cartlidge
4 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

i usually am not the sentimental type but when i heard of katrin cartlidges death, believe me, i burst into tears. we lost one of the most charismatic, talented and intense actresses ever and this film proves it. her enigmatic, scene-stealing presence can´t be matched. this film is as haunting as kerrigans debut CLEAN SHAVEN. that´s all there is to say about this original piece of work. and i can´t wait to see kerrigan´s new film IN GOD´S HANDS which is still in the making.

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