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Rating:No Rating
Release Date:January 1, 2003
Running time:122 minutes
Cast:Jiro Manio, Lorna Tolentino, Albert Martinez, Tonton Gutierrez, Gloria Romero
Director:Maryo J. De los Reyes
Writer:Michiko Yamamoto

Description: Directed by Maryo de los Reyes, Magnifico is a sentimental family-oriented melodrama from the Philippines, written by Michiko S. Yamamoto as the first prize in a scriptwriting contest. Magnifico (Jiro Manio) is a young boy from the poor town of Lumban, Laguna, who tries to help out his parents (Albert Martinez and Lorna Tolentino) by raising money to bury his grandmother (Gloria Romero), who is dying of cancer. Meanwhile, his older brother (Danilo Barrios) loses his scholarship, and his sister Ellen (Isabella De Leon) suffers from cerebral palsy.~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

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