Manny & Lo

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Manny & Lo
Manny & Lo FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byLisa Krueger
Produced byMarlen Hecht
Dean Silvers
Klaus Volkenborn (Executive)
Written byLisa King
StarringScarlett Johansson
Aleksa Palladino
Mary Kay Place
Music byJohn Lurie
CinematographyTom Krueger
Edited byColleen Sharp
Distributed bySony Pictures Classics
Release date
  • July 26, 1996 (1996-07-26)
Running time
88 minutes
Box office$502,313

Manny & Lo is a 1996 comedy-drama film directed by Lisa Krueger and starring Scarlett Johansson, Aleksa Palladino, and Mary Kay Place.[1]


Two sisters, 11-year-old Amanda (nicknamed Manny) and 16-year-old Laurel (nicknamed Lo), run away from several foster homes, sleeping wherever they can, including in model homes. But when Lo becomes pregnant, the two find that they can't make it through this crisis on their own. With nowhere else to turn, they decided to kidnap Elaine, a clerk at a baby supply store. But it seems that Elaine just may need Manny and Lo as much as they need her.


  • Scarlett Johansson as Manny
  • Aleksa Palladino as Lo
  • Mary Kay Place as Elaine
  • Dean Silvers as Suburban Family
  • Marlen Hecht as Suburban Family
  • Forrest Silvers as Suburban Family
  • Tyler Silvers as Suburban Family
  • Lisa Campion as Convenience Store Clerk
  • Glenn Fitzgerald as Joey
  • Novella Nelson as Georgine
  • Susan Decker as Baby Store Customer #1
  • Marla Zuk as Baby Store Customer #2
  • Bonnie Johnson as Baby Store Customer #3
  • Melissa Johnson as Child
  • Angie Phillips as Connie
  • Cameron Boyd as Chuck
  • Paul Guilfoyle as Country House Owner
  • Tony Arnaud as Sheriff
  • Nicholas Lent as Lo's Baby


As of August 2018, Manny and Lo holds a rating of 62% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 21 reviews.[2]


  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (July 26, 1996). "Manny and Lo (1996) FILM REVIEW;Of 2 Lost Girls and a Makeshift Mom". The New York Times.
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