Queen of Hearts (1989)





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The Queen of Hearts is an essentially Italian story given full and proper treatment by a virtually all-British crew. Anita Zagaria plays a lovely Italian lass, consigned to an arranged marriage with a wealthy Sicilian man. She balks at the altar and runs off, while the jilted bridegroom swears revenge. She marries another Italian (Joseph Long), and together they set up the quaint "Lucky Cafe" in the middle of London. Though the family vendetta that results from this union has its unfortunate consequences, there are quite a few laughs along the way as well. The Queen of Hearts was directed by Jon Amiel, best known for his handling of the quirky TV serial The Singing Detective.
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Ian Hawkes
as Eddie
Joseph Long
as Danilo
Eileen Way
as Mama Sibilla
Vittorio Amandola
as Barbariccia
Stefano Spagnoli
as Young Eddie
Alec Bregonzi
as Headwaiter
Ronan Vivert
as Man in Pig Scene
Matilda Thorpe
as Woman in Pig Scene
Ray Marioni
as Mario
Sarah Hadaway
as Teresa
Anna Pernicci
as Angelica
Alberto Spagnoli
as Young Eddie
Lee Simpson
as Maurice
Jason Rush
as Jason
Vince Viverito Sr.
as Man in Pig Scene
Frank Coda
as Gennaro
Lino Omoboni
as Barber
Michael Mears
as Father Anthony
Tat Whalley
as Beetle
Nicola Kimber
as Club Hostess
Paul Casimir
as Car Mechanic
Jane Hollowood
as Postwoman
Henry Goodman
as Taxi Driver
Cliff Parisi
as Manager
Melena Noia
as Nonno's Mother
Rhys Brock
as Young Nonno
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Critic Reviews for Queen of Hearts

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Full Review… | July 30, 2003
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Queen of Hearts


***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Liberally laced as it is with magic, comically surrealist visions and tarot card counsel, the affectionately observed story of the Italian immigrant Lucca clan is the mundane made marvelous.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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