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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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 16, 2007

Crew

Gilbert Dumontet
Producer
Courtney Mizel
Producer
Pepe Iturralde
Producer
Julius Robinson
Screenwriter
Chuy Chavez
Cinematographer
Rick Fields
Editor
Vanick Moradian
Editor
Hiroshi Kubota
Editor
Tony Stabley
Production Designer
Carlos Brown
Production Designer
Mark Alan Duran
Art Director
Alejandro Rivera
Art Director
Richard Schwartz
Co-producer
Hiroshi Kubota
Co-producer
Aladdin Pojhan
Co-producer
Jon Kuyper
Co-producer
Steven Mizel
Associate Producer
Robert Madrid
Associate Producer
Carolyn Caldera
Associate Producer
Daniel Schneider
Associate Producer
Hayden Hirschfeld
Associate Producer
Barry Hirschfeld
Associate Producer
Jeffrey Hecht
Executive Producer
Larry Mizel
Executive Producer
Mindy Hecht
Executive Producer
Grupo Chihuahua
Executive Producer
Carlos Brown
Costume Designer
Jennifer Parsons
Costume Designer
Cormac Funge
Sound/Sound Designer
Jane Boegel
Sound/Sound Designer
Vanja Aljinovic
First Assistant Director
Joe Barnett
Re-Recording Mixer
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