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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.





Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosemary (as Charlie Ray)
J. Kyle Manzay ...
Mickey Telesco
Jackie Telesco
Michael Bush ...
Max (as Michael Anthony Bush)
Brian W. Aguiar ...
Nick Cubbler ...
Anthony Laflamme ...
Tim Staples


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 USA:

$36,397, 2 October 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$384,924, 18 December 2005
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Charlotte Ray Rosenberg grew so much during the shoot that, in some scenes, Josh Hutcherson had to stand on crates to keep their height differences consistent in the film. See more »


As has already been mentioned, David Betenahu was in the preschool photo with both Gabe and Rosemary, as well as being visible in the Karate class on the first day. But he is also shown playing the trombone beside Gabe when Gabe tells us about his life being filled with song, sport, and constant adventure. See more »


[first lines]
Gabe: For those of you out there less experienced that me let me tell you something about girls. They're basically gross. See this is pretty much black and white from where i'm standing. Used to be back in the day maybe first or second grade popular wisdom was they give you cooties.
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Spoofs The Graduate (1967) See more »


Burning Flame
Written and Performed by Richard Friedman
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music
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Great movie to see with the kids
25 September 2005 | by 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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