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Tortilla Heaven
     

Tortilla Heaven

Director: Judy Hecht Dumontet

Cast: José Zuñiga, Miguel Sandoval, Olivia Hussey

 
A tightly knit New Mexico community devoted to God, family, and fresh Mexican food is unexpectedly thrust into the national spotlight when the face of Jesus Christ appears on a tasty tortilla as the owner and head cook prepares for the Sunday lunch rush. Isidor Navarro (José Zuñiga) is the owner and proprietor of Tortilla Heaven -- a

Overview

A tightly knit New Mexico community devoted to God, family, and fresh Mexican food is unexpectedly thrust into the national spotlight when the face of Jesus Christ appears on a tasty tortilla as the owner and head cook prepares for the Sunday lunch rush. Isidor Navarro (José Zuñiga) is the owner and proprietor of Tortilla Heaven -- a modest Mexican restaurant located in the remote town of Falfurrias. Though Tortilla Heaven may indeed have the best food in all of New Mexico, the only people aware of the restaurant are the 72 other residents who live in Falfurrias. All of that changes one fateful Sunday, however, when the citizens of Falfurrias file into church to pray the Lord's Mass and Isidor steps into the kitchen to make some fresh tortillas. When the dough that morning proves especially hard to handle and Isidor curses the difficult mixture before slamming it down on the grill, the God-fearing cook is suddenly taken aback when the face of Jesus Christ appears on the burnt tortilla. Of course, in a tiny town like Falfurrias it's impossible to keep a secret, and the very next day curious citizens are filing into Tortilla Heaven to find out if there is any truth to the rumors concerning a divine flatbread. As Isidor realizes the moneymaking potential of the culinary anomaly and begins to charge admission, worshipers begin to appear from all corners of the state and Tortilla Heaven soon begins to turn a tidy profit. Later, after a series of incredible miracles are attributed to the tortilla, a shady city slicker named Gil Garcia (Miguel Sandoval) appears at Tortilla Heaven throwing around such words as "expansion" and "franchising." It doesn't take much for Gil to convince Isidor to sign on the dotted line, and it's only when greed begins to plague the citizens of Falfurrias that the true miracle comes to light.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2008
UPC:
0013137220197
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
56,654

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Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
José Zuñiga Isidor
Miguel Sandoval Gil
Olivia Hussey Petra
George Lopez Everardo
Marcelo Tubert Father Pancracio
Irene Bedard Liberata
Lupe Ontiveros Adelfa
Alexis Cruz Marco
Judy Herrera Dinora
Del Zamora Actor
Ana Ortiz Gipsi
Elaine Miles Actor
Elpidia Carrillo Hermenegilda
Geno Silva Don Transito
Rick Gutierrez Actor
Deborah Chavez Actor
Scott Cleverdon Actor
Jonathan Levit Dr. Webman
Danny Peck Actor

Technical Credits
Judy Hecht Dumontet Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Vanja Aljinovic Asst. Director
Michael Berman Associate Producer
Jane Boegel Sound/Sound Designer
Carlos Brown Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Carolyn Caldera Associate Producer
Chuy Chavez Cinematographer
Grupo Chihuahua Executive Producer
David Allen Cluck Asst. Director
Gilbert Dumontet Producer
Mark Alan Duran Art Director
Rick Fields Editor
Cormac Funge Sound/Sound Designer
Jeffrey Hecht Executive Producer
Mindy Hecht Executive Producer
Barry Hirschfeld Associate Producer
Hayden Hirschfeld Associate Producer
Pepe Iturralde Producer
Hiroshi Kubota Co-producer,Editor
Jon Kuyper Co-producer
Chris Lennertz Score Composer
Robert Madrid Associate Producer
Courtney Mizel Producer
Larry Mizel Executive Producer
Steven Mizel Associate Producer
Vanick Moradian Editor
Ozomat Score Composer
Jennifer Parsons Costumes/Costume Designer
Pemrick/Fronk Casting Casting
Aladdin Pojhan Co-producer
Alejandro Rivera Art Director
Julius Robinson Screenwriter
Margaret Guerra Rogers Musical Direction/Supervision
Margaret Hecht Rogers Co-producer
Daniel Schneider Associate Producer
Richard Schwartz Co-producer
Tony Stabley Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tortilla Heaven
1. Opening Credits [2:47]
2. Church Service [1:30]
3. Communion [4:29]
4. Is That Jesus? [4:39]
5. It Is Jesus? [4:12]
6. 2 Miracles [6:36]
7. Gil Garcia Arrives [8:05]
8. Grocery Store [9:57]
9. Dr. Jeffrey [23:19]
10. Court Is In Session [6:22]
11. Market Plunge [6:18]
12. Gil Garcia Construction [2:03]
13. Deal Breaker [3:34]
14. Break Up [1:24]
15. Gil Garcia Vanishes [3:29]
16. End Credits [2:37]

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