|Mara Clara: The Movie|
|Director||Jerry Lopez Sineneng|
Malou N. Santos
|Release Date||September 18, 1996|
Almira and Susan give birth at the same time in the same hospital. Gary steals the Almira’s newborn child and switches the infant to one of his newborn twins; in revenge to Almira’s decision of rejecting his love for Amanthe’s Gary concocts the wicked plan with his friend, Kardo , a hospital staff in switching the babies. However, one of the twins dies in the process of switching and the Del Valle’s (Almira and Amanthe) are made to believe that the stillborn child is theirs. Gary then persuades Amanthe to adopt one of his twins to spare Almira from despair and sorrow. Amanthe agrees and for a fee and Gary hands one of his twins to Amanthe. Kardo, feeling remorseful documents every detail of the event on his diary. Susan names her daughter Mara while the Del Valle’s name their child, Clara . Mara grows up to be kind-hearted girl while Clara has undesirable attitude. Susan’s family works for the Del Valle’s. Mara works for Del Valle’s as a housemaid. Clara grows up hating Mara so she constantly makes sure to always give Mara a hard time. Eventually, Almira finds Kardo’s diary under her bed. Due to the unexpected revelation, Almira suffers from heart attack. On the other hand Gary shots Clara during a gun confrontation. As soon as Almira recovers, Mara and Clara are reunited with their real families. Mara also forgives Clara.
As seen in the trailer, there was a deleted scene in the movie. In the deleted scene, Clara is throwing the vase from the refridgerator. The scene was shot in a slow motion.
- Juan Rodrigo as Amanthe del Valle
- Beverly Vergel as Almira del Valle
- William Martinez as Gary Davis
- Susan Africa as Susan Davis
- Dan Fernandez as Kardo
- Leni Santos as Lenita
- Wowie De Guzman as Christian
- Paolo Contis as Jepoy
- Christopher Roxas as Eris
- Minnie Aguilar as Lagring
- Jinky Oda as Kerubin
- Michael 'Eagle' Riggs as CG
- Jochelle Olalia as Karen
Mara Clara was released on VHS a year after the film was released. It is unknown if Star Cinema is going to re-release this as dvd.
- There is a possible restoration for this film.
- There might be some changes in the film.
- The film spoils the end of the tv series.