House of Cards (1990)

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 Francis Urquhart (4 episodes, 1990)
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 Mattie Storin (4 episodes, 1990)
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 Roger O'Neill (4 episodes, 1990)
Alphonsia Emmanuel ...
 Penny Guy (4 episodes, 1990)
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 Patrick Woolton (4 episodes, 1990)
Diane Fletcher ...
 Elizabeth Urquhart (4 episodes, 1990)
Colin Jeavons ...
 Tim Stamper (4 episodes, 1990)
Damien Thomas ...
 Michael Samuels (4 episodes, 1990)
William Chubb ...
 John Krajewski (4 episodes, 1990)
Kenneth Gilbert ...
 Harold Earle (4 episodes, 1990)
Christopher Owen ...
 McKenzie (4 episodes, 1990)
David Lyon ...
 Prime Minister Henry Collingridge (3 episodes, 1990)
Kenny Ireland ...
 Ben Landless (3 episodes, 1990)
James Villiers ...
 Charles Collingridge (3 episodes, 1990)
Isabelle Amyes ...
 Anne Collingridge (3 episodes, 1990)
John Hartley ...
 Greville Preston (3 episodes, 1990)
Nicholas Selby ...
 Lord Billsborough (2 episodes, 1990)
Tommy Boyle ...
 Stephen Kendrick (2 episodes, 1990)
John Arnatt ...
 Sir Jasper Grainger (2 episodes, 1990)
Richard Braine ...
 Kevin Spence (2 episodes, 1990)
Hugh Dickson ...
 Dr. Andrew Christian (2 episodes, 1990)
Angela Rippon ...
 Newsreader (2 episodes, 1990)
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Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned with a reduced majority, he fully expects the new Prime Minister, Henry Collingridge, to give him his just reward: a senior Cabinet post. When he's informed that he is to stay in his current position, he devises a plot to unseat Collingridge and ensure his own election as party leader which would make him Prime Minister. Written by garykmcd

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By complete chance, the first BBC showing of the series exactly coincided with the real life Tory leadership contest and the removal from office of Margaret Thatcher. See more »

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Elizabeth Urquhart: [talking about Henry Collingridge] I hope he's not going to sack you, Francis.
Francis Urquhart: He better not bloody well try.
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A truly excellent film.
24 January 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is excellent (10+ stars).

The characters are well cast. All the acting is excellent (there is not a bad actor in it, all are good). The directing, and especially script writing is well done (excellent).

The film drags you in so that at the end of the hour of each episode you would crawl naked across poison ivy just to watch the next episode. Although at first it may seem unusual that he talks to you; you will soon grow to love it!

With a devious wife, a brilliant affair and a whole crew of supporting actors this movie deserves awards!


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