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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 »

Director:

Michael Jenkins

Writers:

Richard Barrett (play), Richard Barrett (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudia Karvan ... Christina Papadopoulos
Alex Dimitriades ... Nick Polides
Steve Bastoni ... Dimitri
Nick Lathouris ... George
George Vidalis George Vidalis ... Vasili
Louise Mandylor Louise Mandylor ... Eleni
Doris Younane ... Evdokia
William McInnes ... Southgate
Jasper Bagg ... Graham
Fonda Goniadis Fonda Goniadis ... Con
Vikash Prasad Vikash Prasad ... Vikash
Bao Quach Bao Quach ... Tran
Katherine Halliday Katherine Halliday ... Maria (as Kathy Halliday)
Chaka Johnson Chaka Johnson ... Soula
Keith Iosifidis Keith Iosifidis ... Manolis
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Nick Polides: [to Christina] I love you, Bubba.
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Connections

Referenced in Top Gear Australia: Road Trip of Dreams (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

True Love
Written by Art Neville, Daryl Johnson & Hawk Wolinski
Performed by The Neville Brothers
Published by Rondor Music (Australia) / Emerald Forest Entertainment / Warner/Chappell Music
Courtesy of A&M Records.
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Surprising!
13 December 2000 | by erica_lotsipSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

17 June 1993 (Australia) See more »

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