All In One: Joe Manno
"ALL IN 1" is an after-school TV Special featuring the comedy of Joe Manno, as he plays all the silly, funny, and zany teachers at Blue Ridge Middle School!
13 year-old Roman was having a bad day at School. Good thing his teachers know all the right ways to make a difference! The show is quality family entertainment, set in comedy, with drama that underscores the importance of children "believing in themselves".
This recipe starts with 6 main exciting ingredients; Nicky DeBobu, a sensitive easy to love, not so handsome, shop teacher, his sixty-eight year old mother, whom he still lives with, Mamma DeBobu, add a zany science professor, Julius Braverman, along with a ninety-two year old man, Archibald, who seems to have all the answers for all the challenges, add a fairly normal coach, Coach Joe. Mix all that together by adding a high-energy, high-intense Chinese-Italian chef, Chef Wonglioni; and note that as your stirring together these six ingredients that they are all played by the same actor, Joe Manno and you have the main ingredients to "ALL IN 1."
No main course is complete without incredible side dishes such as Principal Miller (Anthony Mangano, NYPD Blues & Rescue Me), the school principal who is adored by all the students. He wares a tuxedo to school everyday and patterns his life after Dean Martin. With that in mind, we add his two beautiful assistants, Mabell (Kristia Knowles) and Betty (Nia North).
Of course, you can't forget dessert! For that, we bring in a very focused and fun loving young lady, Lucy and her friends Roman, Jacinda and Anthony.
Put that in the oven for thirty minutes to an hour, on high intensity, and you will have a soufflé of fun, excitement and high intense slapstick laughter. All this brings fourth a surprising taste of silliness around each corner and it goes down easy, satisfies the taste buds and is quiet filling as we see our everyday challenges overcome for both young and old.
Through the use of comedy to entertain an audience, we are creating TV programming for “Tweens” and up that will grow into becoming a staple to any family video/DVD collection. The moral content is delivered in the subtle comedic yet dramatic undertone of the daily routines of Middle School Children. Joe Manno and his cast of zany characters lead the audience through typical childhood dilemmas, but with a message that underscores the strongest family values. Through their relationships with classmates and teachers, this cast of middle schoolers are faced with the abilities to make the right decisions.
About Joe Manno:
The message that Joe delivers about staying away from gangs, drugs and violence rings to close to home. Growing up in St. Louis, Joe's grandfather was a well-connected mafia boss. He recalls tapped phone lines, foreboding black cars, large family meetings. These were all common occurrences in the Manno household. It was only a matter of time before Joe was expected to take over the "family business." But, he had other things in mind. He knew that he wanted to take a different path than his grandfather had. Joe Manno says that his one goal in life is to reach children across the nation and even the globe.
|Director:||Marten W. Piccinini|
2 members reviewed: All In One: Joe Manno
- Gail B
This movie was awesome! I am a saved, Christian who believes that Christ is the answer to all our problems. All In One has no profanity or sex scenes. The theme is for kids to believe in themselves and that God has blessed everyone with a gift. I will take this movie to school and share with my sixth grade class. No, the movie does not say anything about Christ, but it sure does open the door for discussion! Great show!
- Lawauna D
The comedy was over the top, "trying-too-hard" to be funny, but it wasn't. I was hoping for more based on the other reviews. I would not recommend this one.