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Clover (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 10 September 1997
Sara marries Gaten a single father who is African-American. Not long after they're married Gaten dies. So Sara has to take care of Gaten's daughter, Clover. Problem is she and Clover have ... See full summary »

Director:

Jud Taylor

Writers:

Dori Sanders (novel), Bill Cain (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth McGovern ... Sara Kate
Ernie Hudson ... Gaten Hill
Zelda Harris ... Clover
Loretta Devine ... Everleen
Beatrice Winde Beatrice Winde ... Aunt Katie
Ron Canada ... Jim Ed Hill
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine ... Gaten's brother-in-law (as Ntare Mwine)
Nan-Lyn Nelson Nan-Lyn Nelson
Dennis Neal ... Minister
John Archie John Archie ... Trooper
Terry Allen Jones
Dan Bright ... Doctor
Carole Davis ... Carol
Graham Brown Graham Brown
John Dossett ... Chase Porter
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Sara marries Gaten a single father who is African-American. Not long after they're married Gaten dies. So Sara has to take care of Gaten's daughter, Clover. Problem is she and Clover have not exactly bonded and several of Gaten's friends and relatives object to her being Clover's guardian. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Eustis, Florida, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Zelda Harris as "Clover" gives an excellent performance!
19 July 2000 | by jdpcSee all my reviews

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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