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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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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
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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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Drama

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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

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 »

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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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Holiday Heart
5 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I came across this movie last night, I have to say that the movie was excellent. The acting was awesome, the story line was incredible. Two thumbs up for everyone, a job well done. I have 27 years of sobriety and I understand the progression of the addictive disease. Ving Rhames, you played an awesome role, I felt your compassion. Great job. Alfre Woodard, what can I say, you are an incredible actress. Your performance was amazing. I was captivated with your performance and was aww with how you portrayed a drug addict. Jesika Reynolds, as a young actress at that time you were amazing in dealing with a mother of a drug addict. Beautiful performance. This is truly a must see movie on anyone's list.


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