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Little Manhattan -- Two 11-year-olds find love in New York City.
Little Manhattan -- Two 11-year-olds find love in New York City.
Little Manhattan -- Two 11-year-olds find love in New York City.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Jennifer Flackett (written by)
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Release Date:
5 January 2006 (Puerto Rico) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Nothing's as big as your first love.
Plot:
A 10-year-old and an 11-year-old find love in New York City. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Charming Look at That Confushing Change When Girls Stop Having Cooties See more (68 total) »

Cast

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Josh Hutcherson ... Gabe

Charlie Ray ... Rosemary

Bradley Whitford ... Adam

Cynthia Nixon ... Leslie

Willie Garson ... Ralph

Tonye Patano ... Birdie
J. Kyle Manzay ... Master Coles

Josh Pais ... Ronny

John Dossett ... Mickey Telesco

Talia Balsam ... Jackie Telesco

Jonah Meyerson ... Sam
Michael Bush ... Max (as Michael Anthony Bush)
Brian W. Aguiar ... Jacob
Nick Cubbler ... Daryl Kitzens
Anthony Laflamme ... Tim Staples
Neil Jay Shastri ... David Betanahu
Leigha Nicoloro ... Mae-Li
Juliette Nicoloro ... Mae-Li

Michael Chaturantabut ... Himself (as Mike Chat)

Loston Harris ... Himself
Doug Wright ... Isaac
Olga Pavlova ... Lina
Shane Rhoades ... Young Adam

Caitlin McColl ... Young Leslie
Robert Belk ... Young Gabe
Franny Flackett-Levin ... Young Rosemary

Aaron Grady Shaw ... Second Grade Boy
Jacob Levine ... Another Boy
Ray Robertson ... Street Vendor
Christopher Wynkoop ... Minister

Marsha Dietlein ... Mother at Party (as Marsha Dietlein Bennett)

Timothy Adams ... TV Cowboy

Jess Weixler ... TV Cowgirl

Paul Borghese ... Butcher
Sal Darigo ... Barber

George Riddle ... Frank
Calvin Brown ... Old Man on the Street

Lynn Chen ... Girl on the Street
Hasani Houston ... Boy Who Throws Up
Connor Hutcherson ... Boy Who Throws Up
The Smokin' Section ... Wedding Band
Chris Berger ... Loston Harris Band
Quincy Davis ... Loston Harris Band
Marcus Parsley ... Loston Harris Band

Linda Thompson Williams ... Wedding Singer

Alex Trebek ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jacqueline Lovell ... Subway Passenger (unconfirmed)

Zoë Raye ... Additional Voices (voice) (unconfirmed)

Heather Berman ... Pregnant Bride (uncredited)

Ismael Peter Casillas III ... Coody Boys (uncredited)

Michael Jacoby ... Older Tim Staples (uncredited)
Dominique Kelley ... Rollerblader (uncredited)

Austin Majors ... Boy (uncredited)

Kevin Watson ... Tourist (uncredited)

Jason Woodruff ... Older Gabe (uncredited)
Marc Yarrish ... Tattoo Shop Owner (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mark Levin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jennifer Flackett (written by)

Produced by
Vivian Cannon .... executive producer
Kara Francis .... executive producer
Jeffrey Harlacker .... co-producer
Gavin Polone .... producer
Ezra Swerdlow .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Chad Fischer 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Orr 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Edward Bell 
 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
 
Production Design by
Stuart Wurtzel 
 
Art Direction by
John Kasarda 
 
Set Decoration by
Diane Lederman 
 
Costume Design by
Kasia Walicka-Maimone 
 
Makeup Department
Donna Marie Fischetto .... key hair stylist
Jenn 'Jorge' Nelson .... makeup department head
Amanda Ross .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Buzz Koenig .... production supervisor (as Scott Koenig)
David McKimmie .... post-production supervisor
Ezra Swerdlow .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael DeCasper .... first assistant director
John Silvestri .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
David H. Allen .... assistant property master
Tommy Allen .... property master
Jim Bandsuh .... illustrator
Eric Cheripka .... assistant property master
Frank Didio .... co-construction coordinator
Ann Edgeworth .... props
Vincent Guarriello .... key construction grip
Rumiko Ishii .... art department production assistant
Nora Kasarda .... art department coordinator
Ron Petagna .... head carpenter
Ronnie Petagna .... head carpenter
Jeremy Rosenstein .... art department production assistant
Gary Wattson .... set dresser
Crystal River Williams .... set decorating production assistant
Joan Winters .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
James Bolt .... sound re-recording mixer
David Burk .... assistant sound editor
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Susan Dawes .... supervising sound editor
Daniel Gilde .... sound editor
Craig Heath .... sound recordist (as Craig 'Pup' Heath)
Warren Hendriks .... assistant sound editor
Vanessa Lapato .... dialogue editor
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Howard Neiman .... foley editor
Paul Pavelka .... re-recording engineer
Steve F. Price .... sound effects editor
Michael Primmer .... boom operator
James J. Sabat Jr. .... sound recordist
James J. Sabat Jr. .... sound utility
James Sabat .... sound mixer
Jeremy Underwood .... assistant sound recording engineer
Anthony Woodman .... sound librarian
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alan Edward Bell .... visual effects supervisor
Gary M. Davis .... visual effects
Saeed Faridzadeh .... digital compositor
Todd Groves .... digital compositor
Ara Khanikian .... Inferno artist: Buzz Image Group
Pierre-Simon Lebrun-Chaput .... digital artist
Louis Morin .... visual effects supervisor
Lee Roderick .... lead compositor
Matthew Rouleau .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunts
Alicia Ashley .... stunts
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts
Douglas Crosby .... stunts (as Doug Crosby)
Brian Knott .... stunt double: Gabe
Tina Mckissick .... stunt girl #2
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Ward .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Donald M. Angst .... rig electrician
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator
Hugo Bonilla .... generator operator
Michael J. Burke .... assistant camera (as Michael Burke)
Matthew Clark .... camera operator: "b" camera
Angelo Di Giacomo .... first assistant camera
Jeffrey Dutemple .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
David Elwell .... electrician
Ray Flynn .... rigging gaffer
Laura Hudock .... assistant camera
Linda Kallerus .... second assistant camera (as Linda Slater)
Doug Meils .... rigging electric
Scott Miller .... gaffer
Anna Novick .... grip
Arne Olsen Jr. .... best boy rigging grip
Antonio Ponti .... b-camera assistant
Daniel Salk .... video assist operator
Jaime Segschneider .... camera intern
Joshua Van Praag .... electrician
Michael 'Rodi' Rodia .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Melissa Braun .... background casting associate
Stephanie Holbrook .... casting associate
Michael Hothorn .... casting executive
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kevin Draves .... key costumer
Chrissy Kuhn .... costume production assistant
Joseph La Corte .... set costumer
Elizabeth Shein .... key costume shopper
Laura Steinman .... head dyer and ager
Stev Taylor .... set costumer
Deirdre N. Williams .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Ryan Chavez .... first assistant editor
Josh Olive .... colorist: dailies
Jami Philbrick .... post-production assistant
Ron Stanik .... assistant editor
Kathy Thomson .... digital colorist
Jennifer Vecchiarello .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music legal
Jordan Corngold .... music editor
Patrick Houlihan .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Brian Ascher .... production assistant
Lisa Barrett McGuire .... assistant: Vivian Cannon (as Lisa Barrett)
Max Brallier .... production assistant
Alexis Brandt .... accounting clerk
Adam Carroll .... production assistant
Kathy Ciric .... location manager
Brad Combs .... executive assistant: Mr. Milchan
Abe Forman-Greenwald .... dialogue coach
Abe Forman-Greenwald .... electronic press kit
Ginger Gonzalez .... production assistant
Matthew Gordon .... production assistant
Selena Hernandez .... production assistant
Hieu Ho .... assistant: Mr. Gavin Polone
Deirdre Horgan .... script supervisor
Hollis McConnell Jones .... lead stand-in: Cynthia Nixon
Debbie Kim .... assistant: Mr. Swerdlow
Stosh Kozlowski .... location assistant
Robert A. Levine .... unit publicist
Hillary Meyer .... first assistant accountant
Susan Orga .... location coordinator
David Price .... production coordinator
Philip A. Ramos .... assistant production coordinator (as Philip Ramos)
Sarah Rubenstein .... second assistant accountant
Henri Sann .... production assistant
Susan Silas .... location scout
James Smith .... assistant: Mr. Gavin Polone
Ryan Smith .... assistant location manager
Linda Toon .... payroll accountant
Dena Twain .... production assistant
Shay Weiner .... production assistant
Bradley Weinrieb .... production assistant
Andy Wheeler .... production accountant
Red Reynolds .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for mild thematic elements, language and brief action
Runtime:
84 min | UK:90 min | Philippines:90 min | Argentina:88 min | USA:90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Gabe and Rosemary's on-screen "first kiss" was actually the first kiss for actors Josh Hutcherson and Charlie Ray in real life.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: 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 »
Quotes:
Gabe:Somewhere a million miles away, the girl I once loved was going down her road, and I was stuck back on mine.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Only The Strong SurviveSee more »

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38 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Charming Look at That Confushing Change When Girls Stop Having Cooties, 27 October 2005
Author: noralee from Queens, NY

"Little Manhattan" is like a junior version of "Annie Hall" or a Manhattan take on "A Little Romance," which introduced Diane Lane in Paris.

It is a funny, delightful fable of boys and girls interacting with the opposite sex and working and divorcing parents that is a refreshing diversion from the jaundice of New York kids in "The Squid and the Whale." It is an original and marvelous conceit to try and get inside the head of a boy during that summer in the city when the scales are lifted on the perception of girls as givers of cooties to givers of complicated joy.

While married couple, and ex-New Yorkers, writer Jennifer Flackett and director Marc Levin formerly worked on "Wonder Years," and borrow several of those techniques, the bit too wise and nostalgic voice-over narration seems to be coming contemporaneously from the sympathetic Josh Hutcherson as almost 11 year old "Gabe." The object of his attention, Charlie Ray's very self-possessed "Rosemary," seems straight out of "Mad Hot Ballroom," which featured real life kids of the same age discussing similar issues as these kids do about the maturity levels of boys and girls. Such touches as the diverse karate class (the sitcom Ashton Kutscher comparison to the orange belt interloper is very funny) to schoolyard bully keep the film grounded in a kid's experiences, though the visual references to "The Graduate" and "Rebel Without A Cause" are a bit precious even for know-it-all kids.

The affectionate sense of a neighborhood being a kid's whole world is captured literally and through animated graphics diagramming the Upper West Side. This is not much changed from the neighborhood of another Natalie Wood film, her little girl in "Miracle on 34th Street," just with a bit more racial diversity. It's very natural that these folks bump into people they know while shopping at the Fairway specialty supermarket, and there's nice costume touches of worn, local T-shirts from Fordham Law and the American Museum of Natural History. I'm not sure non-New Yorkers will appreciate how Broadway can divide their perceptions such that kids can describe themselves as being Riverside Park kind of people vs. Central Park, but the production design well establishes the comparisons with a hyper-scheduled family, "they must be really committed to public education," who live in a duplex overlooking the latter park with a full-time nanny and treat their daughter to a classic New York experience of a performance at the Cafe Carlyle. (I remember my sons coming home with accounts of similar descriptions of classmate's apartments in comparison with our crowded digs.)

There's lots of "Ally McBeal"-type fantasy/over-active imagination elements, from funny uses of the very NYC streetscape like concert posters and theater marquees, so I had to chalk a bit up to similar fantasy that even sophisticated, "New Yorker"-reading, West End Avenue parents distracted by divorce, at least not as much as the oblivious mother in "E.T.", would let a fifth grader have the run of nine square blocks on his razor scooter (I didn't let my kids going to school in Manhattan loose until into 7th grade). It is shown realistically, and very amusingly, how lost they get on their first, unauthorized trip to the wilds of Christopher Street in Greenwich Village (even his dad feels that's way too far away to live), which recalls another madcap young 'uns in Manhattan George Roy Hill film "The World of Henry Orient." At least the caregivers are appropriately distraught when the kids seek too much freedom.

The musical selections are marvelous throughout, including originals, apt covers and cheerful new songs that capture being young and in love and confused in New York.

Bradley Whitford does parenting more warmly here than he did in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," maybe because he's relating to a boy. Cynthia Nixon is a believable mom with no stereotyped ticks.

We've come a long way in New York City since those same benches on the Broadway malls were shown so frighteningly in "The Panic in Needle Park." With the great bulk of Hollywood movies about kids of this age taking place in seemingly anonymous suburbs or bucolic exurbs where everyone lives in McMansions with SUVs, and indie films focusing on dysfunctional or otherwise deprived families, it is a pleasure to see such a sweet film about normal,yeah, middle class, city kids.

But you don't have to have been a city kid to remember that first crush and this charming film will bring all those euphoric feelings and embarrassing memories rushing back to adult viewers. Reminds me that I owe a certain Eddie L. an apology. . .

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