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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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Airs Thu. Dec. 13, 3:35 PM on BET

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

A drag queen faces his toughest act ever. Fatherhood. 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:

A Vida É Mesmo Assim See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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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 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: Honey, I was up and down Michigan Avenue picking up this and that for you, Niki!
[hands over gift]
Niki: So this one has money. Yippee. So, when does he move in, or do we go shack up with him? Or does he even have a shack? Maybe he just lives and deals in his limo. So you don't even have to go anywhere to cop. You can just go in his briefcase and grab, what you call, your little glass trick.
Wanda: [angrily slaps Niki] Oh, NIKI!
[storms away]
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Connections

Features Imitation of Life (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Love
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.)
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Excellent
17 May 2006 | by BritinmiamiSee 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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