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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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Cast

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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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Female Officer
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Bar Woman
Dan Cossolini ...
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Samuel
Franz Novak ...
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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The hilariously sexy comedy!

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Comedy | Crime

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

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$713,234 (USA)
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Trivia

Leonard Nimoy, star of TV's cult hit Star Trek, directed this film. See more »

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

Havana: It's getting pretty hazy. It better start coming clearer. This steel is getting tiring.
Ezekiel: You want to go to sleep?
Havana: No, I don't mean tired like that. You know, tired like I'm just sick of pretending all the time.
[takes her jacket off and hands it to Zeke]
Havana: Here, put this on.
Ezekiel: What do you pretend about?
Havana: Well, for one thing, my name isn't really Havana.
Ezekiel: It's not?
Havana: No, it's Betsy. Betsy Iggins. I thought Havana sounded better, more glam, more with it. Kinda like those one-name things like Madonna, Cher,...
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Barely average, but not without charm
17 April 1999 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

Donovan brings girlfriend Arquette to his native Hutterite community in an attempt to hide from the law after a robbery. They marry but shortly after he dies and -in keeping with the biblical tradition- his 12 year old brother must take his place in the marriage! Joseph Gordon-Levitt is terrific as little Zeke, but the plot involving a crazed FBI-agent should have been left out of this story.


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