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Holy Matrimony (1994)

 -  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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Havana
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Wilhelm
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Peter
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Markowski
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Orna
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Cooper
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Link
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Greeson
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Bar Woman
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Samuel
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Teacher
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Storyline

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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boy | amish | independent film

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The hilariously sexy comedy!

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »
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8 April 1994 (USA)  »

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Holy Matrimony  »

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$713,234 (USA)
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ezekiel: I hate being married to you! I hate it! Any man would!
Havana: Then do something about it! Give me my money and I'm outta here! One quick divorce and I'm Havana What-was-her-name!
Ezekiel: Well, it sounds good, but what is it for?
Havana: It is a ticket out of hell!
Ezekiel: No...
Havana: No, you listen!
[pushes Zeke down]
Havana: Let me take the heat on this one! If you tell Uncle Wilhelm that I am a lousy wife, with lousy wifely skills, and an overbearing sexual appetite, he is gonna cut us both a little slack. You give me my money, and I'm ...
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Really cute
12 June 1999 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

"Holy Matrimony" is a very cute, heartwarming movie. It one of those films that make you feel really good when you've watched it. At least it made me feel that way. It has a good script and an equally good cast. And Patricia Arquette is looking good !! Hey what more do you need ?!?! Go rent and watch it !!


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