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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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Lodge Kerrigan

Writer:

Lodge Kerrigan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katrin Cartlidge ... Claire Dolan
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Elton Garrett
Colm Meaney ... Roland Cain
Patrick Husted ... George
Muriel Maida Muriel Maida ... Claire's Mum
Madison Arnold ... Priest
Jim Frangione ... Man In Bar
Ed Hodson Ed Hodson ... Driver
Sean Powers Sean Powers ... Driver's Friend
Sally Stark Sally Stark ... Waitress at Newark diner
Maryann Plunkett ... Mary Egan
Sarah Rose Hendrickson Sarah Rose Hendrickson ... Siobhan, Mary's daughter
Candy Buckley ... Salon client 1
Lizbeth MacKay ... Administrator
Svetlana Jovanovich 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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

18 November 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

To onoma tis: Claire Dolan See more »

Filming Locations:

Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,480

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,480
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

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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An intriguing film, told from a woman's point of view.
28 October 2011 | by mart-burtonSee all my reviews

It is an intriguing film, told from a woman's point of view. This film allows the viewer time to think which is a big thing. It allowed me to become involved. It is well directed and has unpretentious camera work. Claire is a sensitive woman trying to escape her present, and her past. The action is paced well and does not push a lot of dialog onto us. Like the main character, Claire, the characters draw their reactions to situations at the same time as we do, giving us time to draw our own conclusions. Vincent D'Onofrio plays Elton, the caring lover, discovering the unusual woman. I thought he played his character with great depth, and I really like finding his old films before TV. The Irish pimp, Cain, played by Colm Mearey played his role straight enough. The film shows the world of high-class prostitution with sex scenes that are never voyeuristic but tasteful, again from Claire's viewpoint. And there are nice locations like Manhattan as well as gritty ones.


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