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Holy Matrimony (1994)

Holy Matrimony (1994)





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The plot line of this Disney family comedy makes it sound a whole lot more sleazy than it really is. Sexy blond Havana and her boyfriend Peter are on the lam after robbing a carnival. They run to a Hutterite colony in Canada. This is where Peter grew up and he is given a warm welcome. Havana because of her trashy looks and worldly ways is treated with suspicion until Peter convinces them that she is his fiance and wants to convert. They marry and Havana does her best to adhere to their customs. She gives up make-up, cigarettes, TV, and tries to be submissive to her man. Part of her devotion has to do with the fact that Peter hid the money and she doesn't know where it is. But after Peter is killed in a car accident she decides to stay and try to fit in. Quoting the Bible, she invokes the Hutterite custom of marrying the brother of the deceased. The trouble is, Zeke is only 12-years old and is not thrilled at the prospect of marrying anyone. The marriage is, of course, chaste. In time, Havana finds herself becoming as a big sister to the boy. She eventually leaves when a shady FBI agent picks up her trail.
Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family
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John Schuck
as Markowski
Lois Smith
as Orna
Richard Riehle
as Mr. Greeson
Mary Pat Gleason
as Female Officer
Alaine Byrne
as Bar Woman
Dan Cossolini
as Bartender
Lori Alan
as Cleopatra
Jess Schwidde
as Samuel
Betty King
as Wife
Frank Novak
as Teacher
Art Weber
as Elder
Ted Hoff
as Elder
Wes Ries
as Elder
Bubba Smith
as Hutterite Boy
Keith Cron
as Hutterite Boy
John Hagen
as Hutterite Boy
Grace Poole
as Hutterite Girl
Kristy Yetter
as Hutterite Girl
Jim Gretch
as Hutterite Man
Charlie Lone Wolf
as Hutterite Man
Patti Sweeney
as Hutterite Woman
Doreen Daniels
as Hutterite Woman
Gail Holzeimer
as Hutterite Woman
Sonja Eli
as Hutterite Woman
Shainah Novis
as Hutterite Woman
Sonja Drinkwalter
as Hutterite Woman
Marilyn Schneider
as Hutterite Woman
Sheryl Mott
as Hutterite Unmarried Young Lady
Vanessa Picard
as Hutterite Unmarried Young Lady
Edward L. King
as Husband
Alan Blumenfeld
as Married Man
Rusty Pegar
as Money Man
Shannon Everts
as News Reporter
John Goldes
as 1st Older Boy
Bret Peterson
as 2nd Older Boy
Ray Monney
as Pitchman
Paul Talley
as 1st Security Guard
Bill Nevins
as Tracy's Diner Man
Penny Redeau
as Tracy's Diner Woman
Don Mogensen
as 2nd Tracy's Diner Man
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Critic Reviews for Holy Matrimony

All Critics (4)

...a hopelessly misguided comedy that just never manages to find its footing...

Full Review… | June 17, 2015
Reel Film Reviews

A total embarrassment; not Nimoy's best work behind the camera.

October 19, 2004
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Audience Reviews for Holy Matrimony

★ (out of four) Painfully bad film that makes a miserable attempt at being a comedy. It has no funny moments and the plot is unbelievably patched together. Who thought this thing up? To make things worse, it is directed by Spock himself...Leonard Nimoy! Havana (Patricia Arquette) and her boyfriend Peter (Tate Donovan) are short on cash so they decide to rob a carnival. They steal the loot and hightail it to canada where they hide out with Peter's family in a Hutterite community, much like the Amish. Settling in Peter and Havana get married. Peter stashes the money in a secret place, but then persihes in a car accident. Hutterite law says that when a spouse dies then the bride must then marry the husband's brother. Problem is Zeke (Joseph Gordon-Levit) is only twelve years old. Havana agrees because Zeke is the only person who knows where Peter hid the dough. Can you believe that plot. Several producers actually read this script and thought it was a good idea for a movie. This explains a lot about the quality of many of the films in Hollywood. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Zeppo1/HolyMatrimony_zps1687f185.jpg[/IMG]

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Well-intentioned comedy has a moral and some good performances, but a formulaic chase story keeps it mired in mediocrity. This leads to all sorts of rarely hilarious complications.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

This movie was found by me channel surfing years ago....saw Patricia listed in the cast so I watched it....cute movie.

Julie Malone
Julie Malone

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