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Manna from Heaven (2002)

PG | | Comedy | 14 September 2002 (USA)
What happens when you get a "gift from god" (a financial windfall), but, many years later, find out it was just a loan -- due immediately....

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Cast

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Bunny
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Helen
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Mother Superior
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Stanley
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Ed
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Inez
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Dottie
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Theresa
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Tony
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Rita
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Two-Digit Doyle
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Detective Dubrinski
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Mac / Bake
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Ramona
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Patrick
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Storyline

Manna From Heaven is a comedic fable about what happens when you get a gift from God (a financial windfall), but many years later you find out it was a just a loan and it's due immediately. Once upon a time, many years ago, a neighborhood in Buffalo, NY is mysteriously showered with 20 dollar bills. Theresa, a young girl who everyone thinks is a saint, doesn't have much trouble convincing her loose-knit "family" that the money is a gift from Heaven. Years later, Theresa, who has become a nun, has an epiphany that it is time to pay the money back, so she calls the eccentric group together to repay the "loan." The problem is, nobody wants to give back the money, nobody has the money, they don't know to whom it belongs, and most of them can't stand each other. Along the way, the characters learn about family, romance, reconciliation and redemption, and by working together they begin to realize their full potential. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some sexual references
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Um Presente de Deus  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,340 (USA) (1 November 2002)

Gross:

$505,675 (USA) (30 September 2005)
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Trivia

Jerry Orbach's final film. See more »

Quotes

Helen: Aren't you two forgetting a little something?
Rita: Please, Ma, just keep Ramona for a little while. This is our chance for the bigtime. You know how good we are.
Helen: Good for nothing is what you are. You gave up your chance for the big time when you got in the back seat with Mr. Hotblood Italian, can't control himself. Why couldn't you have dated some nice Irish boy...
Rita: Like the nice Irish boy who knocked you up and took off...
Helen: I wanted more for you!
Rosalie: You have to give the money back.
Tony: Momma, I am not ...
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Connections

References Camelot (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Merry Widow Waltz
Written by Franz Lehár
Performed by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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9 March 2003 | by (Lewiston, NY) – See all my reviews

Charming, well-written movie with good character development. Off the beaten path, and I agree with many posters here who say that they found themselves thinking about the film long after seeing it.

The usual major-development-per-minute mainstream mindset for people with no attention span is nowhere in evidence here. A very interesting story - It's not built to a formula. I just had no recollection of having seen this all before when I was watching it, and that's so rare now in the movie-as-formula age.

Wonderful performances by some really wonderful actors - Frank Gorshin especially was so good, as were Jill Eikenberry and the hilarious Cloris Leachman.

It's good to see this movie doing well, and being picked up by distributors.


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