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The Prince of Hearts (1997)
"The Student Prince" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  22 November 1998 (USA)
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The Queen's youngest son is off to university, mainly because "I'm hopeless at anything else". Barry, his new bodyguard, has no time for the royal family and left school at fifteen. He ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Grimes
Gavin Richards ...
Chief Superintendent
Peter Lovstrom ...
Police Driver
Terence Rigby ...
Mr. Garter
Terence Budd ...
Christopher Staines ...
Graeme Garden ...
The Master
Mark Gough ...
The Master's Wife
Stephen Moore ...
Dr. Rymans
Danielle Tilley ...
Mrs. Quigley
Katherine Porter ...
Blue Stocking


The Queen's youngest son is off to university, mainly because "I'm hopeless at anything else". Barry, his new bodyguard, has no time for the royal family and left school at fifteen. He certainly didn't volunteer for this job, and is damned if he's going to enjoy it. Yet he can't help liking the hopelessly unworldly young prince, at least, until they both set their eyes on the new American student! Written by Anonymous

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For its American television broadcast on PBS, the title of the film was changed to "The Prince of Hearts" to avoid confusion with the famous Romberg-Donnelly 1924 operetta and 1954 Mario Lanza film "The Student Prince", neither of which have anything in common with this film other than the fact that the prince is sent to a university. See more »


Mr. Garter: Mr Grimes, can I have a word? This fax came for you.
Mr. Garter: Looks like you're being demoted. Reserve officer accompanying the young princesses on a tour of New Zealand.
Barry Grimes: I *hate* children.
Mr. Garter: [drily] I expect that's why they chose you.
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I laughed out loud - a lot
23 November 1998 | by (Victoria B.C.) – See all my reviews

This proved to be a mostly pleasant, if somewhat episodic romp by two "outsiders" in the old-boy network of Cambridge University, one attracting ridicule because he is the ill-educated(but street-smart)bodyguard-cum-nursemaid of a Royal Prince, one the nerdy Royal Prince, himself. The two heroes triumph over all, of course, each "finding" himself in the conventional way, and they each wind up with Their Own True Love, meanwhile, the two actors play off each other most amusingly The humour is throwaway, but unexpected, and effective in eliciting constant guffaws from this, normally, staid viewer. The only fault I found with this highly enjoyable movie, was its occasional soppy moments, and a mean-spirited anti Royal tone throughout. The writer and director must be even more Republican than I.

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