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Clara's Heart

5.1
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Original title
Clara's Heart
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Mark Medoff (Novel: Joseph Olshan)
Music
Dave Grusin
Cinematography
Freddie Francis
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures / MTM Enterprises
Genre
Drama | Melodrama. Racism
Synopsis / Plot
In this affecting family melodrama from director Robert Mulligan (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD), Bill and Leona Hart (Michael Ontkean and Kathleen Quinlan) go to Jamaica to recuperate after the death of their infant daughter; there the grieving wife is comforted by the sagacity of the hotel's maid, Clara (Whoopi Goldberg). The wife asks Clara to come to the family's home in Baltimore to look after her teenage son, David (Neil Patrick Harris), and keep house. Initially, Clara and David have difficulty adjusting, but when his parents' marriage dissolves, David turns to Clara for advice and affection. A secret from Clara?s past, however, threatens to dissolve David?s tentative outreach toward a bright new world.
Awards
1988: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Neil Patrick Harris)
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