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Manny & Lo (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 26 July 1996 (USA)
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A pregnant teen and her younger sister run away from foster homes and kidnap a woman whom they believe can help with the pregnancy.

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Lisa Krueger

Writer:

Lisa Krueger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Kay Place ... Elaine
Scarlett Johansson ... Amanda
Aleksa Palladino ... Laurel
Dean Silvers ... Suburban Family
Marlen Hecht Marlen Hecht ... Suburban Family
Forrest Silvers Forrest Silvers ... Suburban Family
Tyler Silvers ... Suburban Family
Lisa Campion Lisa Campion ... Convenience Store Clerk
Glenn Fitzgerald ... Joey
Novella Nelson ... Georgine
Susan Decker Susan Decker ... Baby Store Customer #1
Marla Zuk Marla Zuk ... Baby Store Customer #2
Bonnie Johnson Bonnie Johnson ... Baby Store Customer #3
Melissa Johnson Melissa Johnson ... Child
Angie Phillips Angie Phillips ... Connie
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Storyline

Two sisters, Amanda, 11, and Laurel, 16, run away from their different foster parents, sleeping in model homes, or wherever they can. But when Laurel becomes pregnant, they find they can't make it through this crisis on their own. With nowhere else to turn, they decide to kidnap Elaine, a clerk in a baby supply store. But Elaine seems to need Manny and Lo just as much as they need her. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manny e Lo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,665, 28 July 1996

Gross USA:

$502,313

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$502,313
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pope Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The family that Manny and Lo are watching at the golf course are Scarlett Johansson's parents, brother, and sister. See more »

Quotes

Amanda: [in introduction to movie] "Did you ever dream about someone, before you saw them in life? Sorta like you made them up, but you didn't. It really happens, things like that. Strange amazing things like that. I swear they happen all the time."
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Soundtracks

Lo's Theme
Performed by John Lurie, Billy Martin, Marc Ribot, Bill Ware, Chris Wood, Matt Zimbelmann
Written by John Lurie
Copyright 1995 by Legarto Inc. (ASCAP)
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A Nice, Warm-Hearted Family Movie... With Lots Of Cussing
22 September 2004 | by hokeybuttSee all my reviews

MANNY & LO (2 outta 5 stars)

Not a bad movie... just kind of pointless after all is said and done. Two orphaned sisters (one of them pregnant) take the family car and go on the road, trying to keep from getting separated and put into foster homes. Not knowing what to do about the baby on the way, the two young girls kidnap a woman who works in a maternity goods store and hide out in a secluded cabin in the woods. Eventually the three begin to bond emotionally. This would have been a perfect example of a "nice, family movie" except for all the profanity spewed by the older sister. The younger sister is played by a young Scarlett Johansson... who I think was a better actress at 12 years old than she is right now. (Oh, I'm just being mean... she's not bad now either.) Mary Kay Place plays the kidnapped baby expert. Aleska Palladino (who?) plays the older sister. Pretty entertaining story... it just tends to get a bit implausible at times.


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