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Heart (1999)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  11 June 1999 (UK)
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A woman, plastered in blood, is arrested by a grave, and a tale of loss, lust and jealousy slowly unfolds.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maria Ann McCardle
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Gary Ellis
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Tess Ellis
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Alex Madden
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Nicola Farmer
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Sean McCardle
Jack Deam ...
Policeman
Kate Rutter ...
Headmistress
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Mr. Kreitman
Paul Warriner ...
Surgeon
Maxine Burth ...
Anaesthetist
David Williamson ...
Profusionist
Alan Eccleston ...
Alan Ellis
Alison Swann ...
Kathy
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Storyline

Gary (Eccleston) is wheelchair bound and awaiting a heart transplant. When a young man, Sean, is killed in a motorbike accident, Gary receives his heart. Maria (Reeves), Sean's mother, tracks down the man with her son's heart and gets to know him and his wife, Tess (Hardie). Maria's obsession with the only piece of her son still living is the centre-piece to this unique psychological thriller. Written by Jimbo <mcgyver@cybergal.com>

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Warning: Jealousy can seriously damage your health See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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11 June 1999 (UK)  »

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Mort clinique  »

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The script of this movie is loosely based on an episode of the British TV series Cracker (1993) that was never produced. See more »

Quotes

Alex Madden: [holding a shotgun] Nearly big as my dick... nearly big as my dick... and twice as fucking hard!
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Cop Shoot Cop
Written by G. Peirce
Performed by Spiritualized
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A Frightening Thriller About Obsession
25 April 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In England, Gary Ellis (Christopher Exxleston) is a very insecure and jealous pilot, who owns an airplane. He loves his wife Tess Ellis (Kate Hardie), but maybe because of his physical condition, she cheats him with the writer and her colleague Alex Madden (Rhys Ifans). One day, after his wife has had sex with Alex, Gary has a heart attack. Meanwhile, a seventeen years old man has a fatal accident with his motorcycle, and Gary receives his heart, through a successful operation. Gary decides to look for the donator's mother, Maria Ann McCardle (Saskia Reeves), a very religious woman and she becomes obsessed for Gary. The explosive combination of jealousy, affair and obsession leads the quartet to a tragic end. This movie is a really frightening thriller about obsession. The screenplay is very tight, the direction is very sharp, the atmosphere is scary and the four lead actors and actresses have really a great performance. It works perfectly on DVD. My vote is eight.

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