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Manna from Heaven (2002)

 -  Comedy  -  14 September 2002 (USA)
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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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Two-Digit Doyle
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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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money | gift | heaven | manna | nun | See more »

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Love, laughter, happiness ... Everything money can't buy. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some sexual references
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$5,340 (USA) (1 November 2002)

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$505,675 (USA) (30 September 2005)
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This is the third film from the five sisters of Five Sisters Productions. For this one, they optioned a script written by their mother, and asked their father to retire from his job to join them to work on the movie. See more »

Quotes

Helen: Stay away from that big lug. He's been here for years. That's Two-Digit Doyle.
Two-Digit Doyle: I wasn't always like this. I used to be Five-Digit Doyle!
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Connections

References Camelot (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Légende No. 1: Francois d'Assise, La Prédication aux Oiseaux
Written by Franz Liszt
Performed by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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Delightful!
4 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I would recommend this film to anyone who is searching for a relaxing, fun-filled, thought-provoking movie. The absence of sex, vulgarities and violence made for a most pleasant evening. I especially enjoyed the Buffalo scene, but that's probably because I live a short distance from there. Even so, this film could have been produced in any city; it's the theme that's so important here. I'm just grateful that Manna From Heaven dropped down on us. Try it...you'll like it!


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