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

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some sexual references
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14 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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: "Grannies In Need"?
Bunny: Whether you sell a raffle ticket or not, you ask for a donation. At the end of the day, you dump out the can and buy yourself raffle tickets.
Helen: Isn't that stealing?
Bunny: Are you a Granny? Are you in need of raffle tickets? If you made more of an effort to keep up, Helen, you'd know it's called Creative Accounting.
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Connections

References Camelot (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Palovtsian Dances (no. 17)
from PRINCE IGOR
Written by Aleksandr Borodin (as Alexander Borodin)
Performed by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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Not your typical Hollywood movie
9 March 2003 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

This film is not your typical Hollywood fare, though the pickings are so bad I often tend to stay away from movies rather than be disappointed. However, this little low-budget gem is thoroughly loveable and enjoyable and definitely a keeper. The actors are as varied as the characters they portray, the Buffalo setting is charming (what a pretty city), and the story sparkles. The lack of gratuitous violence, sex and the "f" word doesn't detract in the least! Take the kids, take grandma, take a break from Hollywood! I give it an 11 out of 10!


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