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Holy Smoke (1999)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  22 February 2000 (USA)
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While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters, a macho cult de-programmer who confronts Ruth in a remote desert hideaway. But PJ quickly learns that he's met his match in the sexy, intelligent and iron-willed Ruth! Written by Anonymous

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He had only one thing on his mind... but so did she! See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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22 February 2000 (USA)  »

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Holy Smoke!  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£66,542 (UK) (7 April 2000)

Gross:

£138,350 (UK) (7 April 2000)
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Trivia

On a fellow actor's advice, Kate Winslet drank 3 vodka-and-tonics for a scene involving her being drunk. See more »

Goofs

When at first Ruth is in the middle of a circle of her relatives, she has a jewel in the middle of her forehead. Then the jewel disappears for a while and then reappears for the remainder of the scene. See more »

Quotes

PJ: I don't hate women. I love ladies.
Ruth Barron: Ha! Ladies! You wouldn't know any. I bet you date little Barbie dolls, don't you? "Oh, you're so brainy, you're so big! Can I suck your dick?" Can I be alone now?
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Referenced in Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier (1999) See more »

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The Lord's Prayer
(Music by Albert Hay Malotte (as A.H. Malotte))
© G. Schirmer, Inc.
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top-5 worst movies of the year
17 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is definitely the worst I have seen in a long time. Although an OK performance by Kate Winslet and the usual clean-up character by Harvey Keitel (which might work for a support act ...), the movie is a complete disaster. As if you prepare a pudding (the idea), then take away the tin and the whole bloody thing just falls together in itself (story, structure, performance).


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