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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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Features the film debut of Aleksa Palladino. See more »

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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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References To Sir, with Love (1967) See more »

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She's Not A Nurse, She Only Dresses Like A Nurse
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 female version of my male adolescense
23 March 2003 | by mat_sub_zeroSee all my reviews

How 2 youngsters dealt with a traumatic situation, alone, 'till they thought it was beyond their control. To resort to kidnapping! (Kidnapee or kidnapper ?)I identify with Manny because she thinks for herself with subtle conclusions, knowing what's right disspite. I identify with Elaine because when I grew up I ended up alone. And Lo 'is' my brother (For how he took care of me at that age) I've been a movie buff for 29 years (since I was 10), and "Manny & Lo" is on the top of my list!!!!! Thank you Scarlett, Aleksa, & Marry Kay....Thank you.


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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manny & 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

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Pope Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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