Holiday Heart (2000)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama  |  10 December 2000 (USA)
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A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Holiday Heart
Niki Dean (as Jessika Quynn Reynolds)
Johnathan Wesley Wallace ...
Jambalaya Blue (as Johnathan Wallace)
Pastor Henry
Mrs. Owens
Penthouse M.C.
Guy Fauchon ...
Travel Agent Dan
LT (as Ronald Selmour)
Patricia Idlette ...
Mrs. Walker
Mary Antonini ...


A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.

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A drag queen faces his toughest act ever. Fatherhood. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »




Release Date:

10 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida É Mesmo Assim  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both Ving Rhames and Mykelti Williamson have portrayed fight promoter Don King. Rhames played King in Don King: Only I. America (1997). Williamson played King in Ali (2001). See more »


Nikki's shoes change from sneakers to boots during the scenes in which she first meets Holiday and when he takes them to his house. See more »


Niki: So, are you and me gonna march in the gay parade?
Holiday Heart: Oh no baby. I'm from the old school. I marched with King - I ain't about to start marching with the queens.
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You Can't Hurry Love
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.)
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loved Holiday
14 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A great rental that makes you feel warm inside. This deals with raw issues. Ving plays an excellent role and he is what caught my eye to continue watching it. He is much more handsome in real life. :) But overall, Alfre Woodard works it and the rest of the characters just adds color. it is funny and yet thought provoking. I watched the edited version on TV but would rent the actual copy to not have the edited scenes as i saw on BET. I don't remember this movie getting a lot of publicity but this movie would have the same type of popularity as "The Burning Bed". Don't take my word for it. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.

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