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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 351: VIC VARGAS, REY MALONZO, ANTHONY ALONZO, CHARLIE DAVAO AND CARTER HWANG IN "ASSAULT SQUAD SKORPIO" (1982)


"Assault Squad Skorpio" (1982)
RCL Productions
Release Date July 30, 1982
Story and Screenplay Robert C. lao
Cinematography Ernie dela Paz
Editor Nap Montebom
Music Gabby Castellano
Direction Jett C. Espiritu
Cast Vic Vargas, Rey Malonzo, Anthony Alonzo, Charlie Davao and Carter Hwang/ Also Starring George Estregan, Leopoldo Salcedo, Ada Alberto,Janice Jurado

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 350: CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, LLOYD SAMARTINO AND DINA BONNEVIE IN "ANAK" (1982)


"Anak' (1982)
Regal Films
Release Date July 30, 1982
Story and Screenplay Toto Belano
Cinematography Arnold Alvaro
Film Editor Rogelio Salvador
Music Max Jocson
Direction Mel Chionglo
Cast Christopher de Leon, Lloyd Samartino and Dna Bonnevie

Monday, September 28, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 349: FERNANDO POE, JR., SUSAN ROCES, WITH JANICE DE BELEN, JUAN CARLOS BONNIN, LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, CHICHAY, PANCHITO IN "MANEDYER... SI KUMANDER" (1982)


"Manedyer... si Kumander" (1982)
FPJ Productions
Release Date July 23, 1982
Story Armando de Guzman
Screenplay Pablo S. Gomez
Cinematography Ver Reyes
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Susan Roces/ Also Starring Janice de Belen, Juan Carlos Bonnin, Leopoldo Salcedo, Chichay, Panchito/ with Carmi Martin Wendy Villarica, Tina Loy, Tatlong Pinoy, Mely Tagasa
 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 348: NORA AUNOR (IN THE TITLE ROLE), ACE VERGEL, REY VALERA, MARILOU BENDIGO, NOVA VILLA, DENCIO PADILLA AND TONY SANTOS, SR. IN "ANNIE SABUNGERAA" (1982)


"Annie Sabungera" (182)
GPS Film Productions
A Pablo Santiago Film Presentation
Release Date July 23, 1982
Story and Screenplay Tommy C, David
Cinematography Rudy Quijano
Production Design Butch Bautista
Music Rey Valera
Executive Producer Generoso P. Santiago
Produced and Directed by Pablo Santiago
Cast Nora Aunor (in the title role), Ace Vergel, Rey Valera, Marilou Bendigo, Nova Villa, Dencio Padilla, Chito Arceo, Amay Bisaya, Hero Bautista, Ramon D' Salva and Tony Santos, Sr./ with special participation of German Moreno and Tintoy/ with Dodong Gonzales, Protacio Dee, Angie Salinas

Friday, September 25, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 347: WENG-WENG (IN THE TITLE ROLE), ROMY DIAZ, NINA SARA, TONY CARREON, BEN JOHNSON, RENE ROMERO IN "IMPOSSIBLE KID" (1982)


"Impossible Kid" (1982)
Liliw Films International
Release Date July 23, 1982
Story Idea Cora C, Ridon
Screenplay Greg B. Macabenta
Cinematography Bhal Daus
Film Editor Edgardo (Boy) Vinarao
Music Pablo Vergara
Asst. Directors Mando Pangilinan, Oscar Redyes
Produced by Twinkle
Executive Producer Pete M. Caballes
Direction Eddie Nicart
Cast Weng-Weng (in the title role), Romy Diaz, Nina Sara, Tony Carreon, Ben Johnson, Rene Romero/ Also Starring George Geynes, Lee Scott, David Anderson, Neils Elcehorn, Jack Holtz, Jim Crumrine and SOS Daredevils/ with Ruben Ramos, Joe Cunanan, Romy Nario, Ben Morro, Boy Banes, Renato Morado/ Introducing Chicklet Moreno/ Special Participations- Lita Vasquez, Avel Morado, Jesse Lee, Amor Siron, Rolly Esteban, Vangie Evangelista and Efren Lapid

Thursday, September 24, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 346: ROBIN ARISTORENAS, REY MALONZO, REX LAPID, RODERICK PAULATE AND ROY RUSTAN IN "WALANG ATRASAN" (1982)


"Walang Atrasan" (1982)
Eldee Films
Release Date July 16, 1982
Film Editor Pat Ramos
Cinematography Joe Tutanes
Music Demet Velasquez
Executive Producer Laila Dee
Written and Directed by Leonardo Pascual
Cast Robin Aristorenas, Rey Malonzo, Rex Lapid, Roderick Paulate and Roy Rustan/ Also Starring Romy Diaz, Greg Lozano, Robert Talby and George Estregan/ In a very special role- laila Dee/ Featuring Ricky Roa/ Guest stars- Irene Celebre, Marissa del Mar and a cast of thousands

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 345: RHENE IMPERIAL, ROLAND DANTES, GEORGE ESTREGAN, JANET BORDON, CARMI MARTIN, CARMEN RONDA IN "NINONG" (1982)


 
"Ninong" (1982)
Baby Pascual Films and Associates
Release Date July 16, 1982
Direction Efren C. Pinon
Cast Rhene Imperial, Roland Dantes, George Estregan, Janet Bordon, Carmi Martin, Carmen Ronda/ Also Starring Charlie Davao, Ramil Rodriguez, Nick Romano, Philip Gamboa, Michael Murray, Vic Diaz, Paquito Diaz, Allan Bautista, Greggy Liwag, Ruel Vernal, Dick Israel, Val Iglesia and Max Alvarado/ with Leopoldo Salcedo, Ike Lozada, Pugak & Tugak and Manny Luna

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 344: SNOOKY, GABBY CONCEPCION ABD INTRODUCING ROXANNE ABAD SANTOS IN ELWOOD PEREZ'S "MIRACLE OF LOVE" (1982)


"Miracle of Love" (1982)
G.C.Films
Initial Presentation
Release Date July 10, 1982
Direction Elwood Perez
Cast Snooky, Gabby Concepcion/ Introducing Roxanne Abad Santos

This tragic event in 1982 really broke my heart. I’m referring to a very fine, young, beautiful lady who died of leukemia at an early age. You may have probably heard the name of Roxanne Abad Santos. She became an instant celebrity in the early 80s when she appeared in the cover story of Panorama magazine, a supplement of Manila Bulletin, announcing to the world that she was ill and dying. Ugly rumors persisted that time that it was not that serious, because she was able to do a movie with then current heartthrob, Gabby Concepcion. Her illness was all publicity, they say. Even the Concepcions, under GC Films, who produced the movie, were not spared in the controversy. Critics charged that the Concepcions were using Roxanne’s illness to promote and eventually secure the success of the film. But whatever the intention, Roxanne left us a wonderful movie titled Miracle of Love.
Shot mostly in Frankfurt, Germany and Venice, Italy, the movie featured Gabriel, played by Gabby, who left for Europe to mend a broken heart. He parted ways with Snooky, who was vowed by her parents to the monastery life. He met Roxanne, which he later found out that she was ill and suffering from leukemia. Gabriel was with Roxanne during her difficult times. In the end, Gabriel was reunited with Snooky. So what happened to Roxanne? Roxanne did not die in the movie though. She became a nun. It had a happy ending! Unfortunately, Roxanne passed away before she could even watch the movie. Miracle of Love was her first and last starring role.


Monday, September 21, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 343: ACE VERGEL, VIVIAN VELEZ, ANDY POE AND DANTE VARONA IN "BERDUGO" (1982)


"Berdugo" (1982)
Amazaldy Film Productions
Release Date July 9, 1982
Serialized in People's Tonight
Film editing Augusto Salvador
Cinematography JQ Monteloyola
Title song  sung by Pol Enriguez
Composed by Jun Latonio
Music Butch Monserrat
Story, Screenplay and Direction Carlo J. Caparas
Cast Ace Vergel, Vivian Velez, Andy Poe and Dante Varona/ Also Starring George Estregan, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Robert Talabis, Rocco Montalban, Vic Varrion, Renato del Prado, Francisco parungao, Allan, Linda Castro, Ernie Forte/ Special Participation- Vic Vargas, Amy Austria

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 341: PHILLIP SALVADOR, TETCHIE AGBAYANI (IN HER FIRST LEAD ROLE), RAUL ARAGON, CHARLIE DAVAO, MARIO ESCUDERO, RONNIE LAZARO IN "HUBAD NA GUBAT" (1982)


"Hubad na Gubat" (1982)
Topaze Cinema Arts
An Octa Films Release
Release Date July 2, 1982
Story and Screenplay Ed Maranan
Direction Lito Tiongson
Cast Phillip Salvador, Tetchie Agbayani (in her first lead role)/ Also Starring Raul Aragon, Charlie Davao, Mario Escudero, Ronnie Lazaro

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 340: VILMA SANTOS, CHRISTOPHER DE LEON IN ISHMAEL BERNAL'S "RELASYON" (1982)


"Relasyon" (1982)
Regal Films
Release Date July 2, 1982
Story Ricky Lee
Screenplay Raquel Villavicencio and Ishmael Bernal
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Editing Augusto Salvador
Theme song sung by Eva Eugenio released by Octo Arts
Music Vanishing Tribe
Direction Ishmael Bernal
Cast Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon/ Special Participation of Jimi Melendez

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 339: DANTE VARONA, BAMBI ARAMBULO, DINAH DOMINGUEZ, CHARLIE DAVAO, DAVE BRODETT AND ROY FLORES IN "ISINUMPA KO!" (1982)


"Isinumpa Ko!" (1982)
East West International Films
Release Date July 1, 1982
Serialized in Pogi Komiks by Ace Publications, Inc.
Story D. G. Salonga
Theme Song "Bakit" sung by Dinah Dominguez
Executive Producer Norma Flores
Direction Charlie Ordonez
Cast Dante Varona, Bambi Arambulo, Dina Dominguez, Charlie Davao, Dacve Brodett and Roy Flores/ Also Starring Joaquin Fajardo, Nyl Cavestany, Allan, Cesar Esguerra, Ruben Tizon/ Guest stars- Amay Bisaya, Franco Mateo/ Special participation of Lt. Col. Johnny R. Davantes, Atty, Felix Torralba

Monday, September 14, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 338: NIÑO MUHLACH (IN THE TITLE ROLE), JIMI MELENDEZ, ISABEL RIVAS, CECILLE CASTILLO, DELY ATAY-ATAYAN, JOHNNY WILSON, RODOLFO "BOY' GARCIA IN "ROCCO, ANG BATONG BATO" (1982)


"Rocco, Ang Batong Bato" (1982)
D' Wonder Films
Release Date June 25, 1982
a DZXL radio serial
Story Joeben Miraflor
Screenplay Eliseo Corcuerra
Cinematography Hermo Santos
Film Editor Eduardo Jarlego
Music Mar Lopez
Direction J. Erastheo Navoa
Cast Niño Muhlach (in the title role), Jimi Melendez, Isabel Rivas, Cecille Castillo, Liz Alindogan (in a special role), Dely Atay-Atayan, Johnny Wilson, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Ulysses Tzan, Ferdie Marcelo, Lucita Soriano, Tatlong Pinoy/ Introducing- Edlyn Peregrina,

Sunday, September 13, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 337: LITO LAPID, ELIZABETH OROPESA, MARIANNE DELA RIVA, WITH MARIO MONTENEGRO, PAQUITO DIAZ, ROMY DIAZ IM "ANAK NG TULISAN" (1982)


"Anak ng Tulisan" (1982)
MM Films International
Release Date June 24, 1982
Serialized in Liwayway Magazine
Story Amado Yasona
Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Lito Lapid, Elizabeth Oropesa, Marianne dela Riva/ Also Starring Mario Montenegro, Paquito Diaz, Romy Diaz/ with Leopoldo Salcedo, Anita Linda, Ruben Rustia, Allan, Larry Silva, Joseph de Cordova, Tone Carreon, Tita de Villa, Joaquin Fajardo, Mario Escudero & Amay Bisaya




"Anak ng Tulisan" 
Liwayway Magazine/ 1981
Nobela ni Amado C. Yasona

Guhit ni Federico Javinal


---Unang Labas---



From the Collection of Steve Santos/
Unang Labas Blog


Friday, September 11, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 336: RUDY FERNANDEZ, SANDY ANDOLONG, CONRAD POE, PHILIP GAMBOA, RUEL VERNAL IN "AMO" (1982)


"Amo" (1982)
Luismar Film Productions
Release Date June 23, 1982
Screenplay Humilde 'Meek' Roxas
Cinematography Edmund Cupcupin
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Jun Gallardo
Cast Rudy Fernandez, Sandy Andolong, Conrad Poe, Philip Gamboa, Ruel Vernal/ Also Starring Johnny Wilson, Anita Linda, Ruben Rustia, Greg Lozano and Baldo Marro/ In a special role- Edgar Salcedo/ Introducing Ella Ilagan

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 335: VIC VARGAS, GINA ALAJAR, MYRNA CASTILLO, RICHARD ROMUALDEZ AND JESS LAPID, JR. AS "KARDING" (1982)


"Karding" (1982)
VPS Film Productions
Release Date June 18, 1982
Music composed and sung by Freddie Aguilar
Direction Tito Sanchez
Cast Vic Vargas, Gina Alajar, Myrna Castillo, Richard Romualdez and Jess Lapid, Jr. (in the title role)

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 334: DINA BONNEVIE, MARICELSORIANO AND SNOOKY, WITH JOEL ALANO, EDGAR MANDE & EDU MANZANO IN "SCHOOLGIRLS" (`1982)


"Schoolgirls" (1982)
Regal Films
Release Date January 29, 1982/ June 18, 1982
Story and Screenplay Jake Tordesillas
Cinematography Joe Batac
Editing Rogelio Salvador
Music Lugardo Ladad
Direction Maryo J. delos Reyes
Cast Dina Bonnevie, Maricele Soriano and Snooky (Serna)/ with Joel Alano, Edgar Mande and Ed Manzano


Monday, September 7, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 333: JUN ARISTORENAS, DANTE VARONA, JANET BORDON, ROSEMARIE DE VERA IN "SABAYAN" (1982)


"Sabayan" (1982)
GP Films
Release Date June 18, 1982
Story and Screenplay Greg Macabenta
Direction Junar
Cast Jun Aristorenas, Dante Varona, Janet Bordon and Rosemarie de Vera/ Also Starring Rommel Valdez, Romy Diaz, Johnny Wilson

Sunday, September 6, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 332: TONY FERRER, ANTHONY ALONZO, EFREN REYES, JR. AND JESS LAPID, JR. IN "SA HARAP NG BIBITAYAN" (1982)


"Sa Harap ng Bibitayan" (1982)
Margarita Productions
Release Date June 18, 1982
Cinematography Eduardo Cabrales
Film Editor Edgardo Vinarao
Musical Director Ernani Cuenco
Written and Directed by Arsenio 'Boots' Bautista
Cast Tony Ferrer, Anthony Ferrer, Efren Reyes, Jr. and Jess Lapid, Jr./ Also Starring Liz Alindogan, Perla Bautista, Olivia O'Hara, Nick Romano, Romy Diaz, Bomber Moran/ Introducing Karina Ocampo/ Featuring Ella Ilagan/ with Val Iglesia, Ray Sagum, Danny Riel, Alex Bolado, Fred Esplana

Saturday, September 5, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 331: NIDA BLANCA, NESTOR DE VILLA, SHARON CUNETA, WILLIAM MARTINEZ IN EDDIE GARCIA'S "FORGIVE AND FORGET" (1982)


"Forgive and Forget" (1982)
Viva Films
Release Date June 11, 1982
Story Tony Gloria
Screenplay Orlando Nadres
Cinematography Romeo Vitug
Music George Canseco
Direction Eddie Garcia
Cast Nida Blanca, Nestor de Villa, Sharon Cuneta, William Martinez/ with Nova Villa, Dencio Padilla and Chichay/ with the special participation of Maria Theresa Carlson




The legendary and icon Eddie Garcia directs Sharon Cuneta and William Martinez while aced cinematographer Romeo Vitug, holding a light meter testing the scene for the proper exposure... on the set of Viva Films' "Forgive and Forget"



Friday, September 4, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 330: CHIQUITO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), CHIQUI HOLLMAN, TINTOY, BABY DELGADO, PAQUITO DIAZ, RODOLFO 'BOY' GARCIA IN "PETE MAKULIT" (1982)


"Pete Makulit" (1982)
Archer Productions, Inc.
Release Date June 11, 1982
Story and Screenplay AVP (Augusto V. Pangan)
Director of Photography Edmund Cupcupin
Music Geyju
Direction To-Chi-Qui
Cast Chiquito (in the title role), Chiqui Hollman, Tintoy, Baby Delgado, Paquito Diaz, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Nieves Manuel/ Special Participation of Mike Cohen

Thursday, September 3, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 329: CHARITO SOLIS, GLORIA ROMERO, NESTOR DE VILLA, SNOOKY, MARICEL SORIANO, WILLIAM MARTINEZ, ALBERT MARTINEZ, JULIE VEGA, JOEL ALANO, EDGAR MANDE IN LINO BROCKA'S "MOTHER DEAR" (1982)

Synopsis: Pinggoy Icasiano (Nestor de Villa) is informed by Jun Herrera (Edgar Mande), of the death of his sister, Letty Herrera, in an accident. She was Pinggoy’s mistress in Davao. A loving father to his family, Pinggoy acceded to a moment of weakness when he was feeling lonely and depressed. He was supporting her and their illegitimate daughter, Lagring (Julie Vega), for over fourteen years. Jun feels it is time that Pinggoy accepts Lagring and allows her to stay with him.

Pinggoy’s wife, Elena (Gloria Romero), takes the news calmly but the two children, Anjo (Albert Martinez) and Millet (Kristine Garcia), are vocal over their disgust. When Lagring arrives, they show their contempt by ignoring her. Family life becomes hell for the parents when the children start coming home late. Anjo comes home drunk and Millet sneaks in early in the morning. Elena is scared that she might lift the phone and hear about an accident involving Anjo. Millet is also showing signs of pregnancy.

To save the family, Elena tells Pinggoy to kick out Lagring. After a shouting match between Anjo and him, Pinggoy finally agrees to the proposal and brings Lagring back to her uncle Jun. Pinggoy is a broken man. He is often depressed. He spends his nights in nightclubs where he drowns his sorrows in beer and women.

One night, he meets an accident. The family rushes to the hospital. Elena prays in the chapel. Lagring is sent for. Anjo and Millet are cordial towards her. They have begun to understand the nature of illegitimacy through the predicaments of their respective lovers.
Anjo’s girlfriend is Maribeth (Snooky). Her aunt, Nilda Salustiano (Celia Rodriguez) arrived from the States to adopt her. She intends to have her properties transferred to her name as she is the daughter of her late husband. It is revealed to Maribeth that her father had an affair with a nurse and that her real mother is very much alive. It turns out to be Diding (Alicia Alonzo), the servant in the house who is very solicitous of her welfare.

Millet’s boyfriend, Caloy (Joel ALano), is in a similar fix. Before his father died, he admitted siring an illegitimate offspring--- Guia (Maricel Soriano), the daughter of a seamstress in Elena’s shop. The family has shown their animosity towards her in the wake. Upon the prodding of her mother Guia talked to a lawyer about getting her share of the inheritance. But after what has happened to the Icasianos, Caloy begins to open up to Guia. He does not consider her as a foe anymore. He sees her walking and gets down from his car to talk to her. Guia is surprised over his friendliness and is happy over the turn of events.

Caloy goes to Teresa (Charito Solis), Guia’s mother, to ask why his father left them. Teresa does not give a straight reply but tells him that sometimes people do the wrong thing, believing it to be right.

The Icasianos have a party to celebrate Pinggoy’s release from the hospital. Teresa is there with Guia; Maribeth with Diding and the Carandangs. Guia introduces her boyfriend, Ake (William Martinez), to Caloy. Caloy is puzzled over his name and asks how he got it. It seems his father suffered a heart attack when he was born. Thus, Ake from “atake”.

(Source: Lino Brocka: The Artist and his Times)


"Mother Dear" (1982)
Regal Films
Release Date June 4, 1982
Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Charito Solis, Gloria Romero, Nestor de Villa, Snooky Serna, Maricel Soriano, William Martinez, Albert Martinez, Julie Vega, Joel Alano, Edgar Mande/ Introducing Kristine Garcia

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 328: FERNANDO POE, JR., WITH MARIANNE DELA RIVA, PAQUITO DIAZ, ANITA LINDA, RUEL VERNAL AND RODOLFO 'BOY' GARCIA IN "PEPENG KALIWETE" (1982)


"Pepeng Kaliwete" (1982)
FPJ Productions
Release Date June 4, 1982
Based on the character created by Alex Sunga
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Ver Reyes
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr./ with Marianne dela Riva, Paquito Diaz, Anita Linda, Ruel Vernal, Victor Bravo, Vic Varrion, Nello Nayo, Robert Rivera, Amay Bisaya, Ken Metcalf and Rodolfo "Boy" Garcia/ Featuring Michael Pigar, George Gynes


FPJ as "Pepeng Kaliwete," the fast-drawing, left-handed gunslinger, confronts a hired gun, played by veteran character actor, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 327: DOLPHY, ALMA MORENO, WITH PANCHITO, MAILA GUMILA, RONNIE RICKETTS, EDGAR QUIZON IN "GOOD MORNING PROFESSOR" (1982)


"Good Morning Professor" (1982)
 RVQ Productions
Release Date June 1, 1982
Story Roy Vera Cruz
Screenplay Ben Feleo
Film Editor Efren Jarlego
Cinematography Alfonso Alvarez
Music Dominic Salustiano
Direction Frank Gray, Jr.
Cast Dolphy, Alma Moreno , Panchito, Maila Gumila, Ronnie Ricketts, Edgar Quizon/ Also Starring Georgie Quizon, Jerry Pons, Miniong Alvarez, Alfonso Alba, Er Canton Salazar, Manny Tibayan and Conde Ubaldo/ The Aged- Bayani Casimiro, Mary Walter, Eddie san Jose, Teroy de Guzman and Bentot/ In a very special role- Katy dela Cruz/ The students- Joey del Rosario, Estela de Leon, Elsa Estrada, Armi Tecson, Willie Natividad, Sheila Sukamo and Max Vera/ Special performances of Quiel Segovia, Ramon D' Salva and Zeny Zabala/ Introducing Chinggay

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