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Holiday Heart (2000)

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

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Holiday Heart
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Niki Dean (as Jessika Quynn Reynolds)
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Silas
Johnathan Wesley Wallace ...
Jambalaya Blue (as Johnathan Wallace)
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Sergeant
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Pastor Henry
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Mrs. Owens
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Penthouse M.C.
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Fisher
Guy Fauchon ...
Travel Agent Dan
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LT (as Ronald Selmour)
Patricia Idlette ...
Mrs. Walker
Mary Antonini ...
Sarah
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Ricky
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A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.

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He'll do anything in his power... to keep them together. See more »

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Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »
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10 December 2000 (USA)  »

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A Vida É Mesmo Assim  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Wanda: Excuse me. Are you the principal?
Principal: Yes.
Wanda: Okay, I'm Wanda Dean. This is my daughter, Nicki Dean. Remember her name now. She is brilliant. I am delivering her to you as a happy straight-A student with an imagination. And I expect you to return to me the same way. Otherwise I can be a nighmare bitch. So, if she gets so much as a hangnail, you let me know, okay?
Principal: I promise you. I understand. We'll take good care of your daughter.
Wanda: Okay. Have a good day, Nicole!
Holiday Heart: "A nightmare bitch?"
Wanda: What? I'm just ...
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Connections

Referenced in On Cinema: 'Solace' and 'The Light Between Oceans' (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Hurry Love
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.)
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Excellent
17 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a surprise I had when I accidentally came across this movie. I saw Holiday Heart on Logo early one Saturday morning after dropping my partner off at the airport. I was basically killing time! NOT! I began watching the film and I simply couldn't stop! I was hooked after the first ten minutes.

This is really a great little film and I recommend it to everyone. It touches a lot of issues and the setting is so refreshingly different. I also think Ving did a brilliant job playing the main character. I am sure he is glad to have that as part of his CV.

As for the rest of the cast, I thought they all did a great job. It wasn't until later that I remembered where I had seen Mykelty Williams

  • Boomtown. He played a great supporting role! Its great that Logo is


bringing this movie to us and I hope plenty of people get to see it.


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