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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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Michael Jenkins

Writers:

Richard Barrett (play), Richard Barrett (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

17 June 1993 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Amore ribelle See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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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

Love Is All Around
Written by Reg Presley
Performed by The Persuasions
Published by Dick James Music Ltd/PolyGram Music
Produced by Charles Fisher & Jim Bonnefond
Courtesy of PolyGram Music Publishing Australia
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A nice touchy Film
2 June 2003 | by sameera_mlSee all my reviews

While it is not a masterpiece it succeed in arousing the viewers passion and sympathy. The story maybe used before, but the script and acting give it a fresher look. Of course the two lovers act beautifully ( In bed and Out of it). And they look beautifull.


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