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Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still have a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family but also the community.

Director:

Maryo J. de los Reyes (as Maryo J. Delos Reyes)

Writer:

Michiko Yamamoto (story and screeplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorna Tolentino ... Edna
Albert Martinez Albert Martinez ... Gerry
Gloria Romero ... Lola Magda
Celia Rodriguez ... Ka Doring
Mark Gil ... Domeng
Tonton Gutierrez ... Ka Romy
Jiro Manio ... Magnifico
Amy Austria ... Tessie
Cherry Pie Picache ... Cristy
Danilo Barrios Danilo Barrios ... Miong
Susan Africa ... Pracing
Isabella De Leon ... Helen
Dindin Llarena Dindin Llarena ... Ria
Joseph Roble Joseph Roble ... Carlo
Girlie Sevilla Girlie Sevilla ... Isang
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Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still have a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family but also the community.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

5 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magnifico Madyikero See more »

Filming Locations:

Kalayaan, Laguna, Philippines See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Violett Films Production See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This movie is based on the grand prize winning piece in the 2001 screenplay writing contest sponsored by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). See more »

Soundtracks

Aking Munting Bituin
(Theme Song)
Sung by Gary Valenciano
Courtesy of Genesis Entertainment
Composed by Joy Nilo and Gary Valenciano
Lyrics by Rollie Navarro
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Beautiful!
17 April 2004 | by eeeky32000See all my reviews

Not a few critics have written negative reviews about this film for being too melodramatic. What is so wrong about a film which makes its viewers shed tears because of its sheer beauty? This film about a young boy who has so much love to give certainly won the hearts of its viewers, to hell with the critics. Personally, I think it is one of the best Filipino films ever made, and its two awards from the Berlin Film Festival should serve as proof of its greatness. I'd like to think of this film as the Philippines' humble contribution to world cinema. I believe that viewers around the world should not be deprived of movies such as this, which offer the message of hope and love, as opposed to the depravity prevalent in today's cinema.


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