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Manny & Lo (1996)

 -  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 ...
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Forrest Silvers ...
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Tyler Silvers ...
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Lisa Campion ...
Convenience Store Clerk
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Joey
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Georgine
Susan Decker ...
Baby Store Customer #1
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Baby Store Customer #3
Melissa Johnson ...
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Angie Phillips ...
Connie
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Two sisters, Amanda, 11, and Laurel, 16, run away from their different adopted 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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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 »

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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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A huge little movie. Kudos to L. Kreueger.
18 February 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Manny & Lo" tells of two runaway girls and the how they deal with the challenges which arise when one gets pregnant. What this film lacks in big budget blockbuster appurtenances it more than makes up for with it's creative and unpredictable story, depth of character, raw charm, tongue-in-cheek humor, and insightful sensitivity. A wonderful little "sleeper" which necessarily starts slow and builds delivering pound-for-pound much more than films with many times the hype and box office. Most likely to be appreciated by females and more mature males.


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