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  (in credits order)

Shirley Jones ... Bunny

Cloris Leachman ... Helen

Louise Fletcher ... Mother Superior

Seymour Cassel ... Stanley

Frank Gorshin ... Ed

Wendie Malick ... Inez

Jill Eikenberry ... Dottie
Ursula Burton ... Theresa

Harry Groener ... Tony

Faye Grant ... Rita

Austin Pendleton ... Two-Digit Doyle

Shelley Duvall ... Detective Dubrinski

Drew Pillsbury ... Mac / Bake
Maria Burton ... Ramona

Cameron Watson ... Patrick
Vincent O'Neill ... Monsignor Dailey

Hallee Hirsh ... Young Theresa
Maureen Porter ... Rosalie Annunciata
Gabrielle Burton ... Young Bunny (as Gabrielle C. Burton)
Jennifer Burton ... Young Helen
Buddy Bolton ... Young Ed
Tamera Gindlesperger ... Young Dottie
Kate LoConti ... Young Inez

Abby Royle ... Young Rita

Neal Moeller ... Young Tony

Amy Wieczorek ... Mrs. MacNamara
Kathleen Betsko Yale ... Poor Woman
Carolyn Ferrini ... First Dance Couple Woman
Gabrielle B. Burton ... Second Dance Couple Woman
Roger V. Burton ... Second Dance Couple Man (as Roger Burton)

Michael Dugan ... First Dance Couple Man
Al Dinneen ... Casino Mgr., Winnemucca and Buffalo

Phil LaMarr ... Asst. Casino Manager
Eric Ronis ... Homeless Man
Aniruddh Patel ... Print Shop Manager
Charity Burton ... Runaway Teen
Steven J. Tasker ... Man Hustled by Helen
Paul Todaro ... Freddy, Freddy's Fresh Fish
Joey Giambra ... Clifford
Susan Rossetti ... Battered Woman
Kristen Gasser ... Annie MacNamara
Anthony Masiello ... Himself

Jerry Orbach ... Waltz Contest Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Reilly ... Theater Patron / Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Gabrielle Burton  (as Gabrielle C. Burton)
Maria Burton 
Writing credits
Gabrielle B. Burton (written by)

Produced by
Charity Burton .... producer
Gabrielle Burton .... producer
Gabrielle B. Burton .... co-producer
Jennifer Burton .... producer
Maria Burton .... producer
Roger V. Burton .... co-producer (as Roger Burton)
Ursula Burton .... producer
Al Dinneen .... associate producer
Bill Lagan .... associate producer (as William A. Lagan)
Original Music by
Tim Jones  (as Timothy Jones)
James T. Sale 
Cinematography by
Edward Slattery 
Film Editing by
Andy Peterson 
Robert Tate 
Mattie Valentine 
Casting by
Gabrielle B. Burton 
Ursula Burton 
Production Design by
Linda Louise Sheets 
Art Direction by
Al Dinneen 
Christian Gregory 
Set Decoration by
Christian Gregory 
Costume Design by
Geraldine Duskin 
Makeup Department
Bonnie Coppola .... additional hair stylist
Dawn Drescher .... additional makeup artist
Joe Frietas .... hair designer
Matthew Mesler .... key hair stylist (as Matt Mesler)
Kimberlie Reszetucha-Zelman .... makeup artist
Amanda Ring .... hair stylist
Cathy Stoldt .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
T. Nicholas Berg .... key second assistant director
Stacy Fish .... assistant director
B. Rose .... additional first assistant director
John Takacs .... second assistant director
Art Department
Don Cipolla .... set dresser
Katie Crook .... props
Andrew Cunningham .... art department production assistant (as Andy Cunningham)
Rebecca Doll .... art department coordinator
Janet Kleinhample .... art department assistant
Patrick Miletti .... set construction
Cynthia Tanski .... set dresser
Olivia Wilson .... props production assistant
Sound Department
Dominick Barbera .... adr engineer: New York
Sarah Brady .... adr recordist
John Brasher .... adr recordist
Jeanette Browning .... adr recordist: Los Angeles (as Jeannette Browning)
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Matt Crocker .... boom operator
Craig Dlugosz .... adr recordist
David Ellinwood .... foley artist (as Dave Ellinwood)
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Mary Nitty .... adr recordist: Los Angeles
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer (as Tom O'Connell)
Doug Roberts .... supervising sound editor
Damián Rodríguez .... sound editor
Ken Rutkowski .... adr recordist
Reinhard Schreiner .... adr recordist
Becky Sullivan .... adr recordist
John Switzer .... adr recordist: Los Angeles
J.S. Tortorici .... adr mixer
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Wilston .... sound
Visual Effects by
Rita Schrag .... optical printing supervisor
Jim Stewart .... optical designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Halle R. Amick .... additional second assistant camera (as Halle Amick)
Michael F. Barrow .... additional photographer (as Michael Barrow)
Magnus Bjarnason .... grip
Richard Bonvissuto .... second assistant camera
Ian Chen .... key grip
Bob Coleman .... grip (as Bob Colman)
Thomas Curley .... video playback operator
Alex Dacev .... best boy grip
Mark Elkan .... additional first assistant camera
Brant S. Fagan .... Steadicam operator
Mark Foggetti .... photography: second unit
Zilla Green .... grip
Erin Grgic .... electrician
Amy Hasselback .... grip production assistant
Curt A. Jentsch .... best boy electric
John Larusso .... dolly grip
Mark Leitner .... assistant camera: second unit
Chuck Moran .... electrician: day player
Jeffrey Murray .... grip production assistant
William Newell .... gaffer
Jay Ruof .... videographer
Ami Schiller .... grip
Robert F. Stern .... electrician
Robert Swedenhjelm .... electrician
Ryan Tebo .... camera production assistant
Michael Tierney .... first assistant camera
Owen Vanooyen .... grip (as Owen van Ooyen)
Toshiro Yamaguchi .... additional second assistant camera
Casting Department
Jimmie Margaret Gillia .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Barnes .... wardrobe assistant
Camille Cox .... tailor
Melania Kosanovich .... wardrobe assistant
Marcia Kuschner .... tailor
Karen Loftus .... wardrobe supervisor
Carol Mansell .... assistant to costume designer
Clara Radoni .... tailor
Inger Rooneem .... wardrobe assistant
Hannah Sternshein .... wardrobe assistant
Anne Tarantino .... assistant to costume designer
Editorial Department
Tom Antonellis .... additional editor (as Thomas Antonellis)
Michael Bangs .... assistant editor
Todd Bochner .... colorist (2002)
David Cutler .... additional editor
Dan Gutman .... assistant editor
Susan K. Hoover .... additional editor (as Sue Hoover)
Lisa Molomot .... additional editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Gary Weber .... negative cutter
Music Department
Blanton Alspaugh .... music recordist
James T. Sale .... conductor
James T. Sale .... orchestrator
Michael Stern .... scoring mixer
Other crew
Tara Ackley .... assistant choreographer
Carl Bailey .... production assistant
Evan Benjamin .... assistant: Mr. Volante
Graeme Boone .... assistant to producers
Andrew Cunningham .... production assistant (as Andy Cunningham)
Michelle Dempsey .... location assistant
Ebony C. Duncan .... production assistant
George Ericksen .... location assistant
Joanne Evans .... production office manager
Carolyn Ferrini .... craft service
Brent Fleming .... key set production assistant
Francine Gallego .... production office assistant
Geoff Globus .... production assistant
William Guiher .... choreographer
Brady Hallongren .... title opticals supervisor
Sande Hamilton .... production assistant
Rashad Hawkins .... production assistant
Jeff Heller .... production assistant
Darin Henry .... assistant to producers
Geoff Hewitt .... production assistant
Jeff Hornung .... production assistant
Lisa Kane .... production assistant
Ann Kim .... production assistant
Katie Kotaska .... production assistant
Alana Kranitz .... production assistant
Laurie Kwasnick .... script supervisor
Shannon Mahnk .... production assistant
Leonard Marchand .... production assistant (as Leonard Lavigueur)
Tyler Marinello .... production assistant
Michael Anthony Miller .... location coordinator
Karen Mohr .... production assistant
Eric Mosiek .... production assistant
Rachel Myers .... production assistant
Jamie Parsons .... production assistant
Shane Poczak .... production assistant
Ginny Purcell .... craft service
Anthony Purpera .... production assistant
Susan Rossetti .... location manager
Ric Royer .... production assistant
Chris Santucci .... production coordinator
Kevin Schadel .... production assistant
Paula Schenk .... production assistant
Elizabeth Schultz .... production assistant
Leonardo Sette-Camara .... craft service
Nancy Tebo .... craft service
Angeline Thomas .... production assistant
Tina Tsiskardze .... production assistant
Chad Vahue .... production assistant
DonnaMarie Vaughan .... production office assistant (as Donna Vaughn)
Ric Vololino .... production assistant
Dick Wall .... craft service
Teresa Wawzynek .... production assistant
Brian Zagst .... production assistant

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Rated PG for language and some sexual references
119 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The company who made the movie is helmed by the real-life five Burton sisters.See more »
Dottie:I just... always thought I'd get married. You know, someone to share the little things with... It surprises me that it never happened.
Rita:Oh God, Dot. We were so naive. I thought if I could dance and marry Tony, everything would be happy ever after. And now Ramona's always mad at me, my Ma's always mad at me. And Tony. We've got this last chance and Tony's lost heart - Oh my God, I never said that. He thinks we can win, I'm sure of it...
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
MOVIE from HEAVEN!!!, 27 January 2003
Author: BDAVIGNON2002 from New York City

In the wasteland that Hollywood Productions have become of late, this movie - in and of itself - is truly "MANNA FROM HEAVEN"!!!

In what could best be described as a "cute" movie, approximately 350 years of movie acting experience (allright - give or take 100 years!) joyously lights up the screen to tell a tale of deceit, remorse, and redemption about a Catholic Family in Buffalo, NY.

Truly well-positioned to take its place in the "feel-good" movie genre, this quiet little independent film by the Burton Sisters' FIVE SISTERS PRODUCTIONS COMPANY will leave a smile on your face and joy in your heart, all while renewing your faith in mankind.

From the spectacular opening scene shots of Buffalo, NY to the final credits, the film manages to tell a tale that could have been told of any family, anywhere. Yet, somehow this particular gathering of family and "family by association" in a small, non-descript house in Buffalo more than fits the bill. If you've never been to Buffalo, you'll leave the theater with thoughts of "shuffling off" for a visit! Shots of the city landmarks and surroundings help to bring a quaint, down to earth tone to the film - which suits it just fine. The quiet beauty of the "Queen City of the Great Lakes" compliments, rather than detracts from the tale that is being told. If only more movies would take advantage of the natural beauty of this country's "second cities" instead of running off to a soundstage somewhere, the end results would be so much more believable.

Great performances by Shirley Jones, Frank Gorshin, Wendy Malick, Jill Eickenberry, and the rest of the ensemble cast prove again that true talent outlasts Hollywood's "flavor of the week" any time!


You've wandered in Hollywood's desert for too long!

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