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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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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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Two-Digit Doyle
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Detective Dubrinski
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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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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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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some sexual references
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Opening Weekend:

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

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$505,675 (USA) (30 September 2005)
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The sisters' parents play cameos in their films. In this one they are the bickering dance couple. See more »

Quotes

Bunny: Theresa doesn't look a day older. How does she keep her youth?
Inez: I keep mine in the guest room.
Ed: I knew Stanley Stanley when he was Marvin Marvin. The only thing he ever gave anybody free was the finger.
Inez: What do you have on him, Dottie? How'd you get the Caddie?
Dottie: Just asked him.
Inez: Keep your secrets. I got my own.
Ed: You ever hear of sex appeal?
Inez: I gave already.
Bunny: Dottie has lady fluid. You never freeze in her house. We have a choice between an old folks home and an igloo.
Ed: I'll get you some warm clothes ...
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References Camelot (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Just the Way You Look Tonight
Shirley Jones
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
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Thoroughly enjoyed this movie
29 March 2009 | by (Cayman Islands) – See all my reviews

Although this was a low budget movie, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It wasn't great, but it made you, from the beginning, want to sit down and watch until the end. I liked all the characters, especially Jill Eikenberry who played such a subdued character, Cloris Leachman, Wendy Malick and Frank Gorshin, and even though I tend to agree with one poster who said that Shirley Jones was miscast, I think it's because we expect her to be sweet all the time and didn't want her to be "bad". But I loved her turnaround. I even stopped to look at the special features on the DVD, because I wanted to see how the show was made, and I felt a part of the process while watching it. I also learned that one of the elderly couples in the dance scene are the parents of the Burton sisters! Interesting info, I really liked the "feel-good" feelings of this movie.


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