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Tortilla Heaven (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 14 October 2008 (USA)
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Isidor's Tortilla Heaven is the best restaurant in the world, but has few customers and makes little money in a small town. During Mass one Sunday he is blessed with a miracle: the face of Jesus appears on one of his tortillas.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
José Zúñiga ... Isidor
Miguel Sandoval ... Gil Garcia
Olivia Hussey ... Petra
Elpidia Carrillo ... Hermenegilda
Alexis Cruz ... Marco
Judy Herrera ... Dinora
Marcelo Tubert ... Father Pancracio
Irene Bedard ... Liberata
Lupe Ontiveros ... Adelfa
Del Zamora ... Ruffino
George Lopez ... Everardo
Deborah Chavez ... Vangie
Geno Silva ... Don Transito
Rick Gutierrez Rick Gutierrez ... Bulmaro
Jonathan Levit ... Dr. Webman
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Isidor's Tortilla Heaven is the best restaurant in New Mexico maybe even the world. But though his tortillas are scrumptious, his enchiladas divine, Isidor has never made a dime. Why? He lives in Falfurrias, population 73. One Sunday, while all the town, including his wife and son, are piously praying mass, a miracle occurs. Upon one of his famous, hand-made tortillas appears the face of Jesus Christ. Written by Anonymous

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You can't keep a miracle secret

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some nudity and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Quotes

Ruffino: Hey! What's goin' on?
Isidor: Do you think they let Mickey Mouse out of the closet? Huh?
Ruffino: No...
Isidor: Yeah! You see Bugs Bunny running around in the street?
Ruffino: No... Izzie, are you Okay?
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Great movie with great director and cast
8 May 2007 | by noise562See all my reviews

This movie has a great sense of humor. Very irreverent at times, but at the end the film is so spiritual that you can see that the director was not poking fun at the people but at our human condition. This is a fable about what happens to a town when a miracle happens and everyone actually gets what he or she was wishing for.

The film is very well acted, well directed and really well shot. A great cast and a great new director. Tortilla Heaven also is a very positive portrayal of Hispanics and Hispanic family and community. Also of Mexican and Southwestern cooking. I went with three friends and we all left the theater hungry -- for food and for more movies like this!!!


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Language:

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Release Date:

14 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$73,452, 18 March 2007

Gross USA:

$105,401

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,401
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1.85 : 1
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