Manny's Orphans

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Family
  • Release year: 1978
  • Running time: 92 min
Manny's Orphans is a 1978 film directed by Sean S. Cunningham. The film was also distributed under the title Kick. Of the film, writer Victor Miller said: "Steve Miner came up with the idea for it and I wrote the screenplay and we did it, another... read more

Manny's Orphans is a 1978 film directed by Sean S. Cunningham. The film was also distributed under the title Kick. Of the film, writer Victor Miller said: "Steve Miner came up with the idea for it and I wrote the screenplay and we did it, another low-budget film [along with Here Come the Tigers], and shot it around Bridgeport, Connecticut." Director Cunningham said: "We had this notion of a bunch of orphans in a halfway house, they put together a soccer team and the underdog wins. So we raised the money to do what became known as Manny's Orphans. It was a lot of fun to make, and again I loved working with the kids. I really thought it was going to be a breakthrough film for me." Cunningham also maintains that the reaction was "lukewarm", and although United Artists optioned it as a pilot for a TV series, they did not buy it.

Original Release

01/02/1978

US Release

01/02/1978

Cast

Directors

Sean S. Cunningham

Writers

Victor Miller, Steve Miner

Cast

Producers

Editors

Steve Miner

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