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USA: Archangel Entertainment
Cast: Jose Z˙niga, Miguel Sandoval, Lupe Ontiveros, George Lopez, Olivia Hussey, Irene Bedard, Alexis Cruz, Judy Herrera, Geno Silva, Anna Ortiz, Elpidia Carrillo, Marcelo Tubert, Del Zamora, Deborah Chavez, Rick Gutierrez, Elaine Miles, Scott Cleverdon, Danny Peck, Courtney Mizel, Jonathan Levit, Aaron Talin Webman
Director: Judy Hecht Dumontet
USA: 94 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some nudity and sexual humor
USA Release Date: 16 March 2007
Falf˙rrias New Mexico is a tightly-knit community revolving around church, family, and fresh Mexican food - and not necessarily in that order. Isidor Navarro's Tortilla Heaven is the best restaurant in town, maybe even the world. But though his tortillas are scrumptious, his enchiladas divine, Isidor has never made a dime. Why? Falf˙rrias only has a population of 73 and is 3 miles from the highway, and the only thing linking them to the rest of humanity is, as they call it, a pinche dirt road. Which isn't a good thing.
One Sunday while the rest of town piously prays the Lord's Mass, Isidor makes tortillas for the lunchtime crowd. But today he's having trouble with the dough. One tortilla comes out wrong but after tossing it onto the comal (grill the tortilla begins to burn, in a very special way, so that the face of Jesus Christ appears. It's a miracle that threatens to turn this sleepy community upside down as word spreads like wildfire and the pilgrims come from all around the State.
The movie stars Jose Z˙niga, George Lopez and tells the hilarious and heartwarming story of a down on his luck restaurant owner who's fortunes suddenly change when the image of Jesus appears on one of his hand made tortillas.