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Beware of Greeks... Bearing Guns (2000)

Fovou tous Ellines... (original title)
A woman, obsessed with tracking down the man who she claims killed her husband, targets her eldest grandson as her instrument of revenge.


John Tatoulis




Cast overview, first billed only:
Lakis Lazopoulos ... Manos / George
Zoe Carides Zoe Carides ... Nicki
John Bluthal ... Stephanos
Claudia Buttazzoni Claudia Buttazzoni ... Katerina
Tasso Kavadia ... Yiayia Maria
Noni Ioannidou ... Maria (1943-1971)
Osvaldo Maione Osvaldo Maione ... Enzo
Percy Sieff Percy Sieff ... Petros
Ron Haddrick ... Thomas
Anastasia Malinof Anastasia Malinof ... Helen
Alexis Anthopoulos Alexis Anthopoulos ... Vasilli Philipakis
Dimitris Kaperonis Dimitris Kaperonis ... Manos (1971)
Alexandros Kaperonis Alexandros Kaperonis ... George (1971)
Artemis Ioannides ... Nicki (1971)
Petros Alatzas ... Alexandros


Manos, a Greek school teacher, is forced to travel to Melbourne, Australia when the man who murdered his grandfather 57 years ago surfaces there. While the reluctant Manos is tutored in the art of revenge by old friend Stephanos, he also attempts to patch things up with his former fiance Nicki. Things get complicated though when the peaceful Manos learns that his volatile twin brother George has also come to town and is more than happy to carry out the vendetta. Written by Heath Chamerski <jordan@ssc.net.au>

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The movie was screened in Greece during 1999-2000 and sold 300,000 tickets. It came 3rd out of 18 movies. See more »

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a vendetta in Crete
13 May 2000 | by varkarisSee all my reviews

Lakis Lazopoulos gives a great performance in his debut to movies.He personifies the twin brothers of a Cretan village.The first-born brother has to revenge the killing of his grandfather though the other brother is the one who has the guts to do such a thing.Magnificent music by Mikis Theodorakis,unique scenery from Crete and amusing plot in Australia:these are the basic elements of the movie.Hilarious comedy mostly in English but enhanced with the perfect personality of the classical 'evil woman' of the Greek cinematography,viz. Tasso Kavvadia.The agony of the vendetta and the power of love form the basis for this well-conceived story.Rural life in contrast with the city mess of buildings create a solid ground to enjoy concepts of Greek tradition:hospitality,willingness to help('filotimo') and respect for women.Clever jokes and a warm hymn to friendship and love embellish the 2-hour story of human joy against pain and seclusion.

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Release Date:

28 January 2000 (Greece) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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