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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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A drag queen faces his toughest act ever. Fatherhood. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Silas teaches Holiday how to play the Nintendo N64, the game is Super Mario 64, when only a few seconds earlier the game was clearly Super Smash Bros, which only features the character Mario. See more »

Quotes

Niki: We're not going back, are we?
Wanda: No. No, Niki. I made you a promise. I'm not going to be around drugs anymore. No, ma'am. Unh-Unh. Not in this life. You know what I'm going to do? I'm going to start my writing again. That's what I'm going to do. I can get some of my poetry together... You know how in the back of Essence they have the poetry, and sisters sending in their stuff from all over the country? I could get my stuff in the back of Essence. Hey, but I will not stop working on my life story, ...
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Features Imitation of Life (1959) See more »

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I Love the Nightlife
Written by Alicia Bridges and Susan Hutcheson
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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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