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House of Cards (TV Mini-Series 1990) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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
  • Francis Urquhart, Chief Whip, manipulates things and people to achieve his ambitions in the Houses of Parliament, all the while keeping his hand carefully hidden behind the scenes. But Mattie Storin, a young reporter, may be getting too close to him.

    - Written by Kathy Li

Synopsis

The Chief Whip (Francis Urquhart) is urged by his wife to become Prime Minister. Francis Urquhart is a psychopath...

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