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Holy Matrimony Details


As if losing both her husband and her money isn't enough, a woman in her mid-20s also finds herself married to a 12-year-old boy (who doesn't even like her) in the comedy Holy Matrimony. Havana ([[Performer~P2423~Patricia Arquette~patriciaarquette]]) is an aspiring showgirl who is working at a sleazy carnival while she dreams of her big break. Short on cash, Havana's boyfriend Peter ([[Performer~P19674~Tate Donovan~tatedonovan]]) comes up with a plan; while Havana flirts with her boss, Peter will swipe his keys and lift the day's take from the carnival's safe. After grabbing the cash, Havana and Peter hightail it to Canada, where Peter figures that they can hole up with his family. However, Peter didn't always lead a life of crime; he was raised in a Hutterite community, and while Peter's Uncle Wilhelm ([[Performer~P51163~Armin Mueller-Stahl~arminmuellerstahl]]) and younger brother Ezechiel (Joseph Gordon Levitt) are glad to see him, they don't think much of Havana, whose brassy personality convinces them that she was the one who led Peter down the wrong path. To make peace with his family, Peter marries Havana, but not long after, he dies in a car wreck. Hutterite custom demands that when a man dies, his widow is to marry his brother; the catch in this case is that Ezechiel is only 12 years old and understandably not interested in matrimony. However, Havana agrees to the marriage, largely because Ezechiel knows where Peter stashed the earnings from the robbery and Havana does not. Havana's ignorance of Hutterite traditions and lack of enthusiasm for their austere lifestyle is a matter of no small annoyance to her, but Ezechiel shrewdly uses his knowledge about Peter's hidden bankroll to persuade Havana to lead a more righteous life. Holy Matrimony was directed by [[Performer~P104553~Leonard Nimoy~leonardnimoy]] in one of his periodic breaks from acting. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Patricia Arquette
as Havana
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
as Zeke
Armin Mueller-Stahl
as Wilhelm
Tate Donovan
as Peter
John Schuck
as Markowski
Lois Smith
as Orna
Courtney B. Vance
as Cooper
Jeffrey Nordling
as Link
Richard Riehle
as Mr. Greeson
Mary Pat Gleason
as Female Officer
Bubba Smith
as Hutterite Boy
Jess Schwidde
as Samuel
Frank Novak
as Teacher
Alan Blumenfeld
as Married Man


Leonard Nimoy
Lane Janger
Daniel Jason Heffner
Douglas S. Cook
Diane Nabatoff
Ann Carli
William Stuart
David Madden
David Weisberg
Douglas S. Cook
Bobby Bukowski
Bruce Broughton
Composer (Music Score)
Peter E. Berger
Peter C. Frank
David Crank
Production Designer
Edward Pisoni
Production Designer
Diana Phillips
Wendy Finerman
Executive Producer
Robert W. Cort
Executive Producer
Ted Field
Executive Producer
Deena Appel
Costume Designer
Marty Bolger
Sound/Sound Designer
Benjamin Rosenberg
First Assistant Director
Rachel Abroms
Owens Hill