Jess Lapid Sr. made Kardong Kidlat in 1964 and propelled him to the top. His son, Jess Jr. was still young then when he did that movie. In 1980, after 16 years, Jess Jr. assumed the role that made his father famous, in a movie Ang Bagong Kardong Kidlat. Both films were directed by veteran Armando Garces.
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