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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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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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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

(I Can Just) Lose Myself In You
Written by Brian Cadd & David Hirschfelder
Performed by Lisa Edwards
Published by Fairydust Music/TWO/PolyGram Music
Produced by David Hirschfelder
Courtesy of Polydor Records Australia
Recorded at Metropolis Studios, Melbourne
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The Film That Is A Pilot
23 June 2006 | by Mr_BullerSee all my reviews

This rather rare Austrailian film actually acts as somewhat of a pilot episode to the amazing series Heartbreak High. Several of the same characters are in this movie but i'm pretty sure only Rivers is played by the same actor. The story line of the film with Nick falling in love with the teacher was also repeated in the series only with Rivers eloping with a teacher. The film is an interesting insight to the first ideas of the characters which would later become more developed in the series, but you can see the startings with the strong links to the Greek community and to football (soccer) in the lead character. I know you can't get the series on DVD not sure about this film. I saw it by chance on BBC 2 several years ago, definitely worth a look if you're a fan of the show if you get a chance.


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