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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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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some sexual references
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Also Known As:

Um Presente de Deus  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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

The filmmakers are donating part of their proceeds from the film to the charity "Habitat For Humanity". 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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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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