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Clara's Heart (1988)

PG-13
108 min | Drama

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...See moreDavid 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. Written by David Thaler See less
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Joseph Olshan (novel) | Mark Medoff (screenplay)
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Oct 7, 1988 (United States)

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30 cast members
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Whoopi Goldberg
Clara Mayfield Clara Mayfield   See fewer
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Michael Ontkean
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Kathleen Quinlan
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Neil Patrick Harris
David Hart David Hart   See fewer
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Spalding Gray
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Hattie Winston
Blanche Loudon Blanche Loudon   See fewer
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Jason Downs
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Caitlin Thompson
Celeste Celeste   See fewer
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Maria Broom
Felicia Felicia   See fewer
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Frederick Strother
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Joseph Muth
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Dorthy Cunningham
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Mark Medoff
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Tatum Adair
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Joy Green
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Tania Gauthier
Jessica Jessica   See fewer
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Forry Buckingham
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6.3 / 10 | 2,000 votes