Holy Matrimony

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Holy Matrimony (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

“Holy Matrimony” is a comedy-drama film released in 1994, directed by Leonard Nimoy. The movie stars Patricia Arquette as Havana, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Ezekiel, with supporting roles played by Tate Donovan, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Courteney Cox.

The story follows Havana, a young woman who is part of a counterfeiting ring. When her criminal boyfriend is killed, she finds herself in possession of a stolen plate used for printing money. In an attempt to escape from the police and her criminal past, Havana flees to Canada and seeks refuge with a reclusive Amish community.

To hide her true identity, Havana pretends to be a widow named Hannah. She is taken in by the Lapp family, and she soon befriends their son, Ezekiel, a young Amish boy. As Havana adapts to the Amish way of life and starts to appreciate their values, she forms a close bond with Ezekiel.

However, her past catches up with her when her criminal cohorts discover her whereabouts, leading to a series of comedic and dramatic events.

“Holy Matrimony” is known for its blend of comedy and drama, as well as the heartwarming relationship between Havana and Ezekiel. The film explores themes of redemption, acceptance, and the power of second chances.

The movie received mixed reviews from critics, but it has been appreciated by audiences who enjoy films that offer a mix of humor, heart, and unexpected connections.

“Holy Matrimony” serves as a touchstone for viewers seeking a unique and charming film that explores the clash of two vastly different worlds and the transformative power of love and acceptance. It remains an engaging and touching story that showcases the growth and change that can happen when individuals from different backgrounds come together.

Additional Details


  • Patricia Arquette: Betsy “Havana” Iggins
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Ezekiel “Zeke” Jacobson
  • Armin Mueller-Stahl: Wilhelm Jacobson
  • Tate Donovan: Peter Jacobson
  • John Schuck: Markowski
  • Lois Smith: Orna Jacobson
  • Courtney B. Vance: Cooper
  • Jeffrey Nordling: Link
  • Richard Riehle: Greeson
  • Mary Pat Gleason: Female Officer
  • Alaine Byrne: Bar Woman
  • Dan Cossolini: Bartender
  • Lori Alan: Cleopatra
  • Jess Schwidde: Samuel
  • Franz Novak: Teacher


  • Director: Leonard Nimoy
  • Producers: William Stuart, David Madden and Diane Nabatoff
  • Writers: David Weisberg and Douglas Cook

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