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Little Manhattan (2005)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Romance  |  5 January 2006 (Puerto Rico)
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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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Nothing's as big as your first love. 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 scenes where Gabe and Rosemary are talking on the telephone, filmmakers decided not to use cordless phones because they wanted an old-fashioned feel to the movie. 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: Dad, what's the deal with girls? I mean, why are they the way they are?
Adam: You're talking to the wrong man.
Gabe: Well, how come all love has to end?
Adam: Let me tell you something about me and your mom. Once upon a time, we really loved each other, but as time went by, there just got to be all these things, little things, stupid things, that were left unsaid. And all these things that were left unsaid piled up, like the clutter in our storage room. And after awhile, there was so much that was left unsaid, ...
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Spoofs The Graduate (1967) See more »


Only The Strong Survive
Written by Jerry Butler, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of RCA Records
Under license from BMG Special products, Inc.
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Great movie to see with the kids
25 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Little Manhattan was a fun ride from beginning to end.

I took my wife and daughters who are 13 and 11 years old and everyone had a good time. I really lost my self in this story. It was good natured without being corny.

This is the first time I saw a movie that makes me want to visit New York.

With all of the mean spirited movies out today this reminds of how nice it is to enjoy a good story. I would like to see more of this kind of writing in every movie.

I plan to buy the DVD for my 11 year old when it becomes available.

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