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

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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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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 »

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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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Features Imitation of Life (1959) 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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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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