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The Heartbreak Kid (1993)

Michael Jenkins' movie "The Heartbreak Kid" centres on the coming of age relationship between a teacher (Claudia Karvin), and a wild and spirited student (Alex Demitrides). The teacher , ... See full summary »



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Maria (as Kathy Halliday)
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Michael Jenkins' movie "The Heartbreak Kid" centres on the coming of age relationship between a teacher (Claudia Karvin), and a wild and spirited student (Alex Demitrides). The teacher , Christiana jolts the young man, Nicks sexuality beyond belief. This story is centred in the Australian-Greek life upbringing which Nick is shown the truth about street life. Christiana is locked into traditions of how women are restricted into Greek traditions of women in the work place. Also how she commits herself into destined life of marriage with children which leaves her living across the street with her mom and dad. Written by Milt (Canada)

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A hip, hot and sexy lesson in love.




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17 June 1993 (Australia)  »

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Led to the spinoff TV series "Heartbreak High." See more »


Nick Polides: [to Christina] I love you, Bubba.
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(I Can Just) Lose Myself In You
Written by Brian Cadd & David Hirschfelder
Performed by Lisa Edwards
Published by Fairydust Music/TWO/PolyGram Music
Produced by David Hirschfelder
Courtesy of Polydor Records Australia
Recorded at Metropolis Studios, Melbourne
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I have recently seen this film and I thought I just had to write about it. What I liked about it was the truth in it, the innocent love and to have strength to do something like "papa" and "Nick" did. Another great thing about it is the end, through the whole film I thought to myself; ohh this is going to end like that, but when the movie was over it had surprised me, because it was nothing like I thought it would end, only much better. Without telling to much, go see the movie, it will surprise you.

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