David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to new experiences, and eventually leading to a disturbing secret in Clara's past.
David Thaler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Clara's wisdom. Clara's warmth. Clara's secret.
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[in Jamaican patois
I should be slappin' yer backside fer all da trouble ya givin' my Clara.
[also in Jamaican patois
Oh no sweet dahlin'; dat's anudda moo-moo ya talkin' 'bout. See, dis child is meek and give da woman nuttin' but joy.
The Determination Theme
Written by Elon Wizzart, Michael Daly, Stephen Samuels and Michelle Cole
Performed by The Determiantion Band See more
7 October 1988 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $588,869,
9 October 1988
Gross USA: $5,194,491
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $5,194,491
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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