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Manna from Heaven (2002)

PG | | Comedy | 14 September 2002 (USA)
What happens when you get a "gift from god" (a financial windfall), but, many years later, find out it was just a loan -- due immediately....

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Gabrielle Burton (as Gabrielle C. Burton), Maria Burton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Jones ... Bunny
Cloris Leachman ... Helen
Louise Fletcher ... Mother Superior
Seymour Cassel ... Stanley
Frank Gorshin ... Ed
Wendie Malick ... Inez
Jill Eikenberry ... Dottie
Ursula Burton ... Theresa
Harry Groener ... Tony
Faye Grant ... Rita
Austin Pendleton ... Two-Digit Doyle
Shelley Duvall ... Detective Dubrinski
Drew Pillsbury ... Mac / Bake
Maria Burton ... Ramona
Cameron Watson ... Patrick
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Manna From Heaven is a comedic fable about what happens when you get a gift from God (a financial windfall), but many years later you find out it was a just a loan and it's due immediately. Once upon a time, many years ago, a neighborhood in Buffalo, NY is mysteriously showered with 20 dollar bills. Theresa, a young girl who everyone thinks is a saint, doesn't have much trouble convincing her loose-knit "family" that the money is a gift from Heaven. Years later, Theresa, who has become a nun, has an epiphany that it is time to pay the money back, so she calls the eccentric group together to repay the "loan." The problem is, nobody wants to give back the money, nobody has the money, they don't know to whom it belongs, and most of them can't stand each other. Along the way, the characters learn about family, romance, reconciliation and redemption, and by working together they begin to realize their full potential. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some sexual references
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Trivia

Shelley Duvall's final cinematic appearance. See more »

Quotes

Dottie: Inez, are you sexually active?
Inez: No, I just lie there.
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Connections

References Camelot (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Bluebirds Keep Singin' in the Rain
Written by Johnny Lange and Eliot Daniels
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American Film Company Loves Manna From Heaven
27 January 2003 | by TherpSajikSee all my reviews

This film is being released nationwide by region and will be at our local AMC theatres starting the weekend of February 28th, 2003. Keep an eye open for this film because it is a real winner!

There are few films I have seen in the last few years that have touched me like this one. If you want to see quality filmwork with a believable and well executed story-line, then you really should see this film!

Getting the opportunity to see the media release showing at the Bexley Drexel on Friday January 10th was a true pleasure. After the film Gabrielle Burton, one of the co-directors and co-producers, made herself available for questions. The questions, ranging from the current distribution process to the use of numerous Academy Award winning actors to how they landed such a heart-warming story, were answered with insight and wit. The session had to end after about thirty minutes and yet there were people still wishing to ask additional questions. Gabrielle was gracious in making herself available in the lobby of the theatre for viewers and the press to continue with questions about the film.

I waited around until after she was interviewed on camera for some media outlets and then was able to let her know how I felt about the film. I thanked her for being an inspiration to those of us who are just starting in the film business and although she is an amazingly talented person, she still speaks to every independent film director/producer/writer with respect and support. I think she is a class act and will go further in the industry. Mark my words.

So get out on February 28th and see this film! It is one of the best films I have seen in the last five years!


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Official Sites:

Five Sisters Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manna z nieba See more »

Filming Locations:

Buffalo, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$505,675

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$505,675
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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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