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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.

Director:

Lodge Kerrigan

Writer:

Lodge Kerrigan
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

18 November 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Το όνομα της: Κλερ Ντόλαν 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

I'll Never Be the Same
Written by Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli
Performed by Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Ernie Royal (trumpet), Eddie Bert (trombone),
Joe 'Earl' Knight (piano), Sidney Gross (guitar), Wendell Marshall (bass), Osie Johnson (drums)
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wonderful katrin cartlidge
4 December 2002 | by harryinmunichSee 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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