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Little Manhattan (2005)

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A 10-year-old and an 11-year-old find love in New York City.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
J. Kyle Manzay ...
Master Coles
Mickey Telesco
Jackie Telesco
Michael Bush ...
Max (as Michael Anthony Bush)
Brian W. Aguiar ...
Nick Cubbler ...
Anthony Laflamme ...


In Manhattan, 10-year-old Gabe finds his first love when he meets his former kindergarten mate, eleven-year-old Rosemary, in his karate classes. Confused with his new feelings and with the divorce process of his beloved parents, Leslie and Adam, he experiences the delightful unknown sensation of being in love for the first time. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A romantic comedy for the whole family See more »


Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, language and brief action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 January 2006 (Puerto Rico)  »

Also Known As:

A Magia do Primeiro Amor  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$36,397 (USA) (30 September 2005)


$384,924 (USA) (16 December 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the original movie trailer Gabe said he fell in love for two weeks and he was eleven years old like Rosemary's age. But in the movie it is actually shown that Gabe fell in love for two and a half weeks and he was ten years old. This was because of a mistake or a change of lines. See more »


Gabe claims that he didn't know anyone else but Rosemary on his first day of Karate class. But later when he gets partnered with David Betanahu he comments on how David has had a mustache since nursery school. And the photo shown of young David is the exact same class photo that included young Gabe and young Rosemary. Since you can spot David among the others in the first day of karate class, it can't be argued that David joined later. See more »


Gabe: This much I know firsthand - love hurts.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »


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Written by Jeff Gramm
Performed by Aden
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by arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Cutest movie I've ever seen!
30 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the cutest movies I've ever seen in my life! The movie is light-hearted and incredibly sweet. It tells the story of an adorable 10-year-old boy named Gabe whose parents are divorcing, but under New York law they must remain living together until the divorce is final. (This creates a small problem, as you can probably imagine.) Gabe becomes infatuated with Rosemary, a girl in his karate class he knew as a kindergärtner. They begin to practice karate together and Gabe's like for her blooms into love. I won't spoil anything but Josh Hutcherson is SO sweet narrating the movie, which melted my heart. Charlie Ray is one of the prettiest little girls I've ever seen! It's one of my all-time favorites and a great movie to see as a family. Let me tell you now that the presence of New York City (of which I was born and raised) is the backbone of the movie, having many beautiful scenes along the river and in Central Park. That's almost as good as Gabe's imaginations of karate gurus- you'll have to see it to know what I mean!

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