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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

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

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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Opening Weekend USA:

$939, 18 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,480, 5 November 2000
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A Hundred Years from Today
Written by Victor Young, Joseph Young, Ned Washington
Performed by Jack Teagarden (trombone), Ruby Braff (trumpet), Lucky Thompson (tenor sax),
Sol Yaged (clarinet), Sidney Gross (guitar), Kenny Kersey (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), Denzil Best (drums)
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Remarkable film.
14 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

An excellent evocation of urban alienation, this film has a consistently minimal style that reveals a lot without showing much. Pure cinema, one of the most interesting independent American movies (actually it looks like a genuine European film) of the past few years. It establishes director Lodge Kerrigan as one to watch.


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