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Manna from Heaven (2002)

PG | | Comedy | 14 September 2002 (USA)
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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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some sexual references
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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

Gross USA:

$505,675
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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: I can't believe I'm sitting here in Buffalo. The only town where you can have a good time without enjoying yourself.
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Connections

References Camelot (1967) See more »

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I'm Hobnobbin' With My Old Friend Robin
Written by Johnny Lange
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A breathe of fresh air!
3 November 2002 | by rreparkerjr-1See all my reviews

My wife and I just saw this film several days ago. A marvelous film... with a marvelous cast which probably worked free of charge in this independant production. The film is present day, but has a real mid-60's "feel good" attitude about it. Once upon a time...you may have found Cary Grant, James Stewart, or Audrey/Katherine Hepburn as the leads. We met two of the movie's five sisters who produced it...one of whom portrays a nun in the film...and basically it's narrator. Faye Grant is fabulous...and Wendie Mallick (who I'm not familiar with) stole the show. In the day of productions going way over budget and rarely living up to their expections...this movie is a breathe of fresh air in need of a lot of praise. I only wish I could toot their horn for them! Ralph Parker


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