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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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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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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

Niki: [notices Holiday's piano] See, Mama. Look, it ain't portable.
Wanda: Isn't portable. I'm trying to get her to use correct grammar.
Holiday Heart: Oh, that's very nice. Well, I hope I say this with correct grammar, but Sister Girl, this food sure don't look appetizing.
Wanda: It's all beige, isn't it?
Holiday Heart: Well, let's just put it this way. Holiday can burn, so let's say from here on out I do all the cooking, okay?
[hands over plate]
Holiday Heart: What is it anyway?
Wanda: I don't know.
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Ving Rhames and Alfre Woodard
4 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen lots of movies with Ms Woodard and not knowingly have seen Mr Rhames in his other movies. Pulp Fiction was way too intense for me and Holiday Heart was something that I decided to watch, but these two actors in this movie are AWESOME!!! Ms Woodard is so convincing as a full-blown, out-there-on-that-end drug user, then to see her as a ghost who needs to finish business on earth in Heart and Soul.......this woman is amazing! And Mr Rhames had me thinking he was indeed a drag queen outside of the movies! Dang, he's good!! One of the best scenes is in the drug store for Nikki and that's all I'm saying!! (Unfortunately, there are women who fit Ms Woodard's striking profile of the drug user and though some do end up as Wanda, many do make it through and become clean and go forward. I hope this was so for the lady who had to live the nightmare with her mother. (If this paragraph has to be removed because it's personal, I understand.))


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