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Magnifico (2003)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Edna
Albert Martinez ... Gerry
... Lola Magda
... Ka Doring
... Domeng
... Ka Romy
... Magnifico
... Tessie
... Cristy
Danilo Barrios ... Miong
... Pracing
... Helen
Dindin Llarena ... Ria
Joseph Roble ... Carlo
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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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 »

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Aking Munting Bituin
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Sung by Gary Valenciano
Courtesy of Genesis Entertainment
Composed by Joy Nilo and Gary Valenciano
Lyrics by Rollie Navarro
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the best!!!
22 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

i think Magnifico is really great.I cried while watching the movie.One of the best Filipino movies I've ever seen. The story is so simple but the message is so deep. It's nice to know that kids can think beyond everyday living even if his family is only poor. Jiro Manio's (Pikoy) portrayal of a young boy who took it upon himself to raise money in order for her grandmother's burial/death to be less hard on the family financially was so poignantly moving.The acting of the other cast were also really good especially for the seasoned actors and actresses like Lorna Tolentino (Pikoy's mother), Gloria Romero (who played the bedridden grandmother) and Albert Martinez (the father). Isabella de Leon, the girl who played the invalid sister, was also great in her role.


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