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Holiday Heart (2000)

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

Director:

Robert Townsend

Writers:

Cheryl L. West (teleplay), Cheryl L. West (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ving Rhames ... Holiday Heart
Alfre Woodard ... Wanda Dean
Jesika Reynolds ... Niki Dean (as Jessika Quynn Reynolds)
Mykelti Williamson ... Silas
Johnathan Wesley Wallace Johnathan Wesley Wallace ... Jambalaya Blue (as Johnathan Wallace)
Philip Maurice Hayes ... Sergeant
Blu Mankuma ... Pastor Henry
Lorena Gale ... Mrs. Owens
James Kidnie ... Penthouse M.C.
Benz Antoine ... Fisher
Guy Fauchon Guy Fauchon ... Travel Agent Dan
Ron Selmour ... LT (as Ronald Selmour)
Patricia Idlette Patricia Idlette ... Mrs. Walker
Mary Antonini Mary Antonini ... Sarah
Emy Aneke ... Ricky
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Holiday Heart See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Holiday Heart: Oh, I thought I heard somebody. I just wanted to know how the talent contest went.
Wanda: Hi, Holiday.
Holiday Heart: Hey, Wanda. Oh, Niki, you have a friend.
Niki: Yeah, this is my new cousin.
Sarah: I'm Silas's niece. Are you wearing makeup? Are you the fag?
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Baby Love
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.)
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loved Holiday
14 July 2008 | by labor72See all my reviews

A great rental that makes you feel warm inside. This deals with raw issues. Ving plays an excellent role and he is what caught my eye to continue watching it. He is much more handsome in real life. :) But overall, Alfre Woodard works it and the rest of the characters just adds color. it is funny and yet thought provoking. I watched the edited version on TV but would rent the actual copy to not have the edited scenes as i saw on BET. I don't remember this movie getting a lot of publicity but this movie would have the same type of popularity as "The Burning Bed". Don't take my word for it. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.


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