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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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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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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 film equipment was stolen during shooting, threatening to shut down the film - but it was returned a day later by a pawn-shop owner. The pawn-shop owner only said, "I want the sisters to keep making their movie." (the robbers also left their real names and address at the pawn shop.) 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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References Camelot (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

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

When I first saw the movie, I thought it was sweet - a family movie. For the rest of the night and over the next couple of days, though, clever moments and funny lines kept creeping back into my thoughts and our conversation... There's a lot going on, classic elements of farce, good character acting, and Wendie Malick's story line is just hysterical. Labelling it a "feel-good movie" belies the wit and fun - it's smarter than it seems, just like "It's a Wonderful Life" is.


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