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Magnifico (2003)

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Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still have a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family but also the community.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorna Tolentino ...
Albert Martinez ...
Gloria Romero ...
Lola Magda
Celia Rodriguez ...
Ka Doring
Mark Gil ...
Tonton Gutierrez ...
Ka Romy
Jiro Manio ...
Amy Austria ...
Cherry Pie Picache ...
Danilo Barrios ...
Susan Africa ...
Isabella De Leon ...
Dindin Llarena ...
Joseph Roble ...
Girlie Sevilla ...


Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still have a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family but also the community.

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Also Known As:

Magnifico Madyikero  »

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This movie is based on the grand prize winning piece in the 2001 screenplay writing contest sponsored by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). See more »


Anghel na Sugo
(Theme Song)
Composed and Conducted by Ed Mangulat
Sung by UP Singing Ambassadors:
Paula Cubacub - Soloist
Jhera Tupas
Edna Mae Desabelle
Gretchen Rosales
Onyx Jasper Culala
Leah Tapia
Ronald Nicolas Somera
Badette Bacquian
Paeng Isberto
Carmela Nabor - Asst. Conductor
Lyrics by Ed Mangulat, Lutgardo Labad and Rollie Navarro
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As good as it gets.
19 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The best movie i have ever seen in my entire life.

The actors, characters, cinematography, storyline are as good as it gets for this particular genre.

Truly inspirational.While most families around the world worries or complain about not having the best of everything, and their lack of appreciation to the simplest, or basic essentials in life, this movie will show how lucky you really are.

I've read some comments that down played the integrity of this movie, and in for obvious reasons, these comments came from people who's never been to the Philippines, who's never experienced poverty, and a complete slave to the "Hollywood" stereotypical way of depicting drama in the movies. The portrayal of the day to day hardships of this Philippine family in this movie is as real as it gets, or worse to some.

If this movie didn't touch you, then look for meetings that can help you.

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