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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorna Tolentino ...
Edna
Albert Martinez ...
Gerry
Gloria Romero ...
Lola Magda
Celia Rodriguez ...
Ka Doring
Mark Gil ...
Domeng
Tonton Gutierrez ...
Ka Romy
Jiro Manio ...
Magnifico
Amy Austria ...
Tessie
Cherry Pie Picache ...
Cristy
Danilo Barrios ...
Miong
Susan Africa ...
Pracing
Isabella De Leon ...
Helen
Dindin Llarena ...
Ria
Joseph Roble ...
Carlo
Girlie Sevilla ...
Isang
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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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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 »

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Aking Munting Bituin
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Sung by Gary Valenciano
Courtesy of Genesis Entertainment
Composed by Joy Nilo and Gary Valenciano
Lyrics by Rollie Navarro
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one of the best Filipino films in years
2 January 2005 | by (Manila, Philippines) – See all my reviews

This is by far one of the best Filipino films since, I believe, Mike de Leon's Bayaning Third World.

Directing - Maryo J is very proud of this movie and why shouldn't he be? It captures the Filipino heart and character fully.

Script - Surprising to find out that a young person like Yamamoto wrote this. It makes you realize that the best works aren't the big production movies but the movies that come from the heart.

Acting - What do you get when you put Lorna Tolentino, Albert Martinez, Gloria Romero, Celia Rodriguez, Mark Gil and (now) Jiro Manio in one great movie? A great movie with great actors. You can't get anything better than that.

It's such a shame this movie wasn't well-appreciated in our land. But I'm glad this movie is still getting the appreciation it deserves.


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