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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.

Director:

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

Writer:

Michiko Yamamoto (story and screeplay)
31 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Miong
Susan Africa ... Pracing
Isabelle De Leon ... Helen (as Isabella De Leon)
Dindin Llarena Dindin Llarena ... Ria
Joseph Roble 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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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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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This movie might be a turning point in my life
24 August 2007 | by durai_sankarganeshSee all my reviews

I am from India and I have never seen any Philipines movie. Without knowing anything about this movie, I borrowed it from library for my kid.

I never cry while seeing a movie especially if someone is around. But I could not hold the tears till the end. This is going to be the most favorite movie of my life time. Characterisation and screenplay are too good, that we don't realize that we are getting deep into that movie. My mother does not understand English. But she was also speechless at the end.

I thank all the artists involved in this movie for giving a wonderful movie (lesson) to the world.

I wish our Indian directors/producers also see this movie and try giving us good movies.


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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 »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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