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Manna from Heaven (2002)

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

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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Storyline

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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money | gift | heaven | manna | nun | See All (27) »

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What happens when a "gift from God" turns out to be a loan? See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some sexual references
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Presente de Deus See more »

Filming Locations:

Buffalo, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,340, 1 November 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$505,675, 2 October 2005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Five Sisters Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The filmmakers are donating part of their proceeds from the film to the charity "Habitat For Humanity". See more »

Quotes

Inez: He walked in at three twenty. Right on the button.
Dottie: Seven nights in a row. This is pretty serious. Did you find out his name yet?
Inez: He knows how to gamble. He knows how to drink. He knows how to smoke. There's something wrong with this guy.
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Connections

References Camelot (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Emperor Waltz No. 1
Written by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss Jr.)
Performed by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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an enjoyable evening out
3 February 2003 | by kandy23kpSee all my reviews

We went to see Manna from Heaven, my husband, two friends, and I and we all enjoyed the film. The characters are funny, the story is amusing and so much like real life. I think that is what I liked most, just seeing something believable, no murders, no sci-fi, just good, clean fun. It is something you could take your children or elderly parents to and not worry. How many of those are around anymore!!


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