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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)
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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 »

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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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This is the best filipino drama movie ever been made!
24 January 2007 | by conradz58See all my reviews

This movie "Magnifico" is one of the most extraordinary films of all-time and it's worth watching in a lifetime! There maybe a lot of sad stuff on this film, but hey: film is set to poverty.

Jiro Manio's character (as Magnifico) is one of the amazing characters on this film even though his character is the lead of this film. It has shown that his character has been responsible for his family and care, and it has made the audiences surprised. I'd say, Jiro Manio - Even though his a kid, he has played a very tough roll on this film but he act very awesome and his took parts very well.

This movie can be really sad to watch but this shows the life of people in poverty and what's the people like in the province in the Philippines. There are no negatives about this film, and there are no conflicts etc. This is the only drama movie that was made as the best and the extraordinary film that was made in the Philippines. This movie has also been the best picture in other Film Festivals as well.

I'd say, this movie is a 10/10 even though it's a really sad film to watch. But this is something to watch and this is something that no one has seen the best that was created in the Philippines.


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