Holy Matrimony (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  8 April 1994 (USA)
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A young Hutterite boy must marry his late brother's wife who comes from outside the community.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bar Woman
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A young couple, Havana & Peter, rob a county fair of its daily receipts and escape to Canada to hide out in the Hutterite community where Peter was raised. While there, they get married to satisfy the conservative elders in the community. Peter hides their loot in a secret hiding place, but then soon dies in a car wreck. His much younger brother Zeke is called upon to replace his brother and marry Havana. Zeke already hates Havana because he believes she is what changed his brother. She begins looking through everything that was Peter's, and Zeke rightly deduces that Peter hid something from her. He finds the money, along with a newspaper article that mentions Peter as the prime suspect in the robbery. Zeke initially uses the cash to trick his bride into doing housework. Later he shows it to the elders, who deem that it should be returned to its rightful owners. Zeke and Havana (who claims innocence of the source of the money) are sent on a quest back to the US to return the money. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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The hilariously sexy comedy!


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bankrabló a feleségem  »

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$713,234 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Leonard Nimoy's final film as a director. See more »


At the hotel, Zeke is told to get a room key. As he tries various doors, we see that they are operated by key cards. When his wife meets him in the lobby, she hands him the room key which is metal and dangling from a keychain, although there would have been no way he could have used that to open the room door. See more »


Ezekiel: But Uncle Wilhelm, I'm only 12-years-old. I still hate girls. I would much prefer a frog.
Wilhelm: Don't disgrace yourself in the eyes of God! Ask her!
Ezekiel: But I'd make a bad husband! Don't make me do this!
Wilhelm: You must, child.
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References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

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Really not as bad as everyone says
9 July 2002 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

The film really isn't a bad film- sure it starts off on a bad note, but it does pick up. It is true that the best part about the film is Joseph Gordon-Levitt-- even in his younger days he was still a very believable actor. At first when I heard his accent, I was thinking "Oh no...," but when he's actually on camera for his longer scenes, you suddenly forget that he's as American as anyone, and has no real accent.

Without a doubt, this is a shining moment of young Gordon-Levitt's career (for later standouts, see Forever Lulu, aka Along for the Ride, Sweet Jane, and Manic). Too bad the movie wasn't a little bit better (but it's really not bad).

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