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Manny & Lo (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  26 July 1996 (USA)
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A pregnant teen and her younger sister run away from foster homes and kidnap a woman whom they believe can help with the pregnancy.

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Laurel
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Suburban Family
Marlen Hecht ...
Suburban Family
Forrest Silvers ...
Suburban Family
Tyler Silvers ...
Suburban Family
Lisa Campion ...
Convenience Store Clerk
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Joey
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Georgine
Susan Decker ...
Baby Store Customer #1
Marla Zuk ...
Baby Store Customer #2
Bonnie Johnson ...
Baby Store Customer #3
Melissa Johnson ...
Child
Angie Phillips ...
Connie
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Storyline

Two sisters, Amanda, 11, and Laurel, 16, run away from their different foster parents, sleeping in model homes, or wherever they can. But when Laurel becomes pregnant, they find they can't make it through this crisis on their own. With nowhere else to turn, they decide to kidnap Elaine, a clerk in a baby supply store. But Elaine seems to need Manny and Lo just as much as they need her. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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26 July 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Manny e Lo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,665 (USA) (26 July 1996)

Gross:

$431,326 (USA) (20 September 1996)
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The family that Manny and Lo are watching at the golf course are Scarlett Johansson's parents, brother, and sister. See more »

Quotes

Amanda: [in introduction to movie] "Did you ever dream about someone, before you saw them in life? Sorta like you made them up, but you didn't. It really happens, things like that. Strange amazing things like that. I swear they happen all the time."
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References To Sir, with Love (1967) See more »

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Manny
Performed by John Lurie, Billy Martin, Marc Ribot, Bill Ware, Chris Wood, Matt Zimbelmann
Written by John Lurie
Copyright 1995 by Legarto Inc. (ASCAP)
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Absolutely Great!
6 May 1999 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This movie was wonderful. The characters were developed so well I felt as if I knew them. Mary Kay Place was in top form. This movie was unpredictable yet allowed you to come up with your own view as to the future of the characters in the end. This is one of those movies that are a diamond in the rough; a movie that once given a chance, and viewed will be watched by many because of word of mouth. I loved this movie!


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