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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 991: RUDY FERNANDEZ, MARIANNE DELA RIVA, DEBBIE MILLER, PRINCESS PUNZALAN, JOHNNY DELGADO AND EDDIE GARCIA IN "TUBUSIN MO NG DUGO" (1988)


"Tubusin mo ng Dugo" (1988)
Bonanza Films
Release Date January 28, 1988
Screenplay Jose Carreon
Film Editor Pepe Marcos
Cinematography Rey de Leon
Music Nonoy Tan
Direction Pepe Marcos
Cast Rudy Fernandez, Marianne dela Riva, Debbie Miller, Princess Punzalan, Johnny Delgado and Eddie Garcia/ Also Starring Perla Bautista, Rez Cortez, Conrad Poe, Roy Alvarez, Ernie Forte, Zandro Zamora, Romy Diaz, Val Iglesia, Abbo dela Cruz, Ruben Rustia


THE EIGHTIES # 990: JOEY DE LEON, LYKA UGARTE, JANICE JURADO AND CHEENEE DE LEON, WITH VAL SOTTO, JIMMY SANTOS, PALITO AND RICHARD & RAYMOND IN "KNOCK, KNOCK, WHO'S THERE?" (1988)


"Knock, Knock, Who's There?" (1988)
Golden Lion Films
Release Date January 17, 1988
Screenplay Carlo J. Caparas and Joey de Leon
Cinematography Ramon Marcelino
Film Editor Rene Tala
Pro Mar N. Cornes
Music Spanky Rigor
Produced by Donna Villa
Direction Carlo J. Caparas
Cast Joey de Leon, Lyka Ugarte, Janice Jurado, Cheenee de Leon and Richard & Raymond/ Also Starring Val Sotto, Jimmy Santos, Frieda Fonda, Spanky Rigor, Fred Moro, Minnie Aguilar, Elsie Oliva and Palito

THE EIGHTIES # 989: SNOOKY SERNA & RICHARD GOMEZ/ POPS FERNANDEZ & MARTIN NIEVERA/ MANILYN REYNES & JANNO GIBBS AND MARICEL SORIANO & WILLIAM MARTINEZ IN "STUPID CUPID" (1988)


"Stupid Cupid" (1988)
Regal Films
Release Date January 14, 1988
Direction Maryo J. de los Reyes
Cast Snooky Serna & Richard Gomez/ Pops Fernandez & Martin Nievera/ Manilyn Reynes & Janno Gibbs and Maricel Soriano & William Martinez/ Also Starring Lani Mercado, Nadia Montenegro, Lito Pimentel, Rosemarie Gil, Caridad Sanchez, Alicia Alonzo, Bayani Casimiro, Balot, Zorayda Sanchez, Jograd dela Torre, Flora Gasser, Evelyn Vargas

Monday, November 29, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 988: REDFORD WHITE, EDGAR MORTIZ, CARIDAD SANCHEZ, RONEL VICTOR AND INTRODUCING REGINE VALASQUEZ IN "THE UNTOUCHABLE FAMILY" (`1988)


"The Untouchable Family" (1988)
Falcon Films
Release Date January 13, 1988
Written by Jose Javier Reyes and Tony Reyes
Cinematography Joe Tutanes
Edited by Rene Tala
Production Design Rolly Bernardo
Executive Producers Vic del Rosario and Tony Gloria
Line Producers Felix Dalay and Lita Santos
Direction Tony Reyes
Cast Redford White, Edgar Mortiz, Caridad Sanchez, Ronel Victor/ Also Starring Berting Labra, Lala Montelibano, Sabatini Fernandez/ Introducing Regine Velasquez

THE EIGHTIES # 987: TITO, VIC & JOEY, RICHARD GOMEZ, LOTLOT DE LEON, JAYPEE DE GUZMAN, ROSE ANN GONZALES, CYNTHIA PATAG, VAL SOTTO, JOSEPH DE CORDOVA IN "FLY ME TO THE MOON" (1988)


"Fly Me to the Moon" (1988)
Regal Films
Release Date January 4, 1988
Direction Mike Relon Makiling
Cast Tito, Vic & Joey, Richard Gomez, Lotlot de Leon, Jaypee de Guzman, Rose Ann Gonzales, Cynthia Patag, Val Sotto, Joseph de Cordova

 

THE EIGHTIES # 986: DINA BONNEVIE, EDU MANZANO, RICKY DAVAO AND CHERIE GIL, WITH ARMIDA SIGUION-REYNA, TONY SANTOS, SR., ANITA LINDA IN "HUWAG MONG ITANONG KUNG BAKIT" (1988)


"Huwag Mong Itanong Kung Bakit" (1988)
Viva Films
Release Date January 4, 1988
Story Gilda Olvidado
Screenplay Gina Marissa Tagasa and Emmanuel Borlaza
Edited by Jess Navarro
Production Design Manny Morfe
Music George Canseco
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario
Supervising Producer Tony Gloria
Produced by Ramon Salvador
Direction Eddie Garcia
Cast Dina Bonnevie, Edu Manzano, Ricky Davao and Cherie Gil/ Also Starring Armida Siguion-Reyna, Tony Santos, Sr., Anita Linda/ Special Participation of Debbie Miller

Sunday, November 28, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 985: MELANIE MARQUEZ, CARIDAD SANCHEZ, TONY SANTOS, SR., ROSEMARIE GIL, RENE SALUD, TOTOY MARQUEZ, MAYA DELA CUESTA IN "THE UNTOLD STORY OF MELANIE MARQUEZ" (1987)


"The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez" (1987)
Miracle Boy Films International
The 1987 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1987
Screenplay Ricky Lee
Cinematography Ricardo Herrera
Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Melanie Marquez, Caridad Sanchez, Tony Santos, Sr., Rosemarie Gil, Rene Salud, Maya dela Cuesta/ Introducing Laurence Pineda

THE EIGHTIES # 984: JACKLYN JOSE, CHANDA ROMERO, JOEL TORRE, SUSAN AFRICA, MARILOU SADIUA, PETE COOPER, RAOUL ARAGONN AND JOY VIRATA IN "OLONGAPO... THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM" (1987)


"Olongapo... The Great American Dream" (1987)
The Asian American Film Institute
The 1987 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1987
Screenplay Frank Vrechek and Ricky Lee
Edited Jennifer Auge
Director of Photography Jun Perreira
Featuring The Dawn
Produced by Frank Vrechek, Jacklyn Jose, Robert Reed Altman
Direction Chito Roño
Cast Jacklyn Jose, Chanda Romero, Joel Torre, Susan Africa, Marilou Sadiua, Pete Cooper, Raoul Aragonn and Joy Virata

THE EIGHTIES # 983: CHARITO SOLIS, TONY SANTOS, SR., LIZA LORENA, ALICIA ALONZO, MARITHES SAMSON, ISADORA AND ANTHONY ALONZO IN "ANAK BADJAO" (1987)


"Anak Badjao" (1987)
Triple-A Films
The 1987 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1987
Story and Screenplay Jose Antonio Alonzo
Film Editor Nonoy Santillan
Production Design Rolly Bernardo
Music Marita Manuel
Direction Jose Antonio Alonzo, Jerry Tirazona
Cast Charito Solis, Tony Santos, Sr., Liza Lorena, Alicia Alonzo, Alicia Alonzo, Marithez Samson, Isadora and Anthony Alonzo/ Also Starring Nick Romano, Den Montero, Rocco Montalban, Vic Santos, Dave Moret, Jojo Gaerlan, Robby Gaerlan/ Featuring Juaan Jose Gaerlan/ Introducing Jay Darryl

THE EIGHTIES # 982: DOLPHY, RICKY BROWN, CHE CHE STA. ANA, PEBBLES DE ASIS, ATONG REDILLAS AND FRANCIS MAGALONA IN "ACTION IS NOT MISSING (CRACK PLATOON)" (1987)


"Action Is Not Missing (Crack Platoon)" (1987)
RVQ Productions
The 1987 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1987
Direction Angel Labra
Cast Dolphy, Ricky Brown, Che Che Sta. Ana, Pebbles de Asis, Atong Redillas and Francis Magalona

THE EIGHTIES # 981: SUSAN ROCES, EDDIE GUTIERREZ, LOTLOT DE LEON, MATET, SHERYL CRUZ, DRANREB BELLEZA, JIGO GARCIA AND RODERICK PAULATE IN "1+1=12 PLUS 1 (CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN)" (1987)


1+1=12 Plus 1 (Cheaper by the Dozen)" (1987)
Regal Films
The 1987 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1987
Direction Mike Relon Makiling
Cast Susan Roces, Eddie Gutierrez, Lotlot de Leon, Matet, Sheryl Cruz, Dranreb Belleza, Jigo Garcia, Jaypee de Guzman, Chuckie Dreyfuss, Katrin Gonzales, Isabel Granada, RR Herrera, Atong, Bamba, Tina Alcala, Ana Abiera, Mark Tiongson, Brylle Mondejar, Caridad Sanchez, Mona Lisa, Deborah Sun and Roderick Paulate


THE EIGHTIES # 980: CHARITO SOLIS, RICKY DAVAO, PINKY SUAREZ, JESTONI ALARCON, RITA AVILA, JOJO ALEJAR, ROMNICK SARMENTA, JENNIFER SEVILLA IN "HUWAG MONG BUHAYIN ANG BANGKAY" (1987)


"Huwag Mong Buhayin ang Bangkay" (1987)
Seiko Films
The 1987 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1987
Direction Mauro Gia Samonte
Cast Charito Solis, Ricky Davao, Pinky Suarez, Jestoni Alarcon, Rita Avila, Jojo ALejar, Romnick Sarmenta, Jennifer Sevilla/ Featuring Robert Ortega, Joe Mari Gonzales/ Also Starring Eddie Infante, Ruben Rustia, Ernie David, Nonong San Andres and Turko



Saturday, November 27, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 979: AMANDA AMORES, CHERRIE MADRIGAL, RONALD NEPOMUCENO, DICK ISRAEL, BOBBY BENITEZ IN "APOY" (1987)


"Apoy" (1987)
Green Films Productions
Release Date December 16, 1987
Story and Screenplay Eric and Susan Kelly Posadas
Cinematography Amado de Guzman
Editing Oscar Dugtong
Music Gabby Castellano
Assistant Director Roger Baruelo
Produced by Anna Maria, Allan Gilbert
Executive Producer Mario Cajucom
Direction Francis 'Jun' Posadas
Cast Amanda Amores, Cherrie Madrigal, Ronald Nepomuceno, Dick Israel, Bobby Benitez, Shirley Tesoro, Luisa Laurel, Tessa Locsin, Nonong de Andres, Bong Delgado/ Introducing Dimples

THE EIGHTIES # 978: RICHARD GOMEZ, JOEY MARQUEZ AND RODERICK PAULATE, WITH DRANREB BELLEZA, JON HERNANDEZ, JIGO GARCIA, ANA MARGARITA GONZALES IN "KUMANDER GRINGA" (1987)


"Kumander Gringa" (1987)
Regal Films
Release Date December 3, 1987
Cinematography Rody Lacap
Production Design Manny Morfe
Editing Efren Jarlego
Line Producer Tony Fajardo
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Story, Screenplay and Direction Mike Relon Makiling
Cast Richard Gomez, Joey Marquez and Roderick Paulate/ Also Starring Dranreb Belleza, Jon Hernandez, Jigo Garcia, Ana Margarita Gonzales, Tina Alcala, Ana Abiera, Jimmy Fabregas, Karim Kiram, Jimmy Santos, Mary Ann Paulate, Flora Gasser, Evelyn Vargas and Rose Ann Gonzales


Original theatrical poster of "Kumander Gringa" (1987)




THE EIGHTIES # 977: CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, SHARON CUNETA, CARMI MARTIN, CHANDA ROMERO, RONALDO VALDEZ, TOMMY ABUEL, ALI SOTTO, KATRIN GONZALES IN "WALANG KARUGTONG ANG NAKARAAN" (1987)


"Walang Karugtong ang Nakaraan" (1987)
Viva Films
Release Date November 26, 1987
Serialized in TSS Komiks
Story Gilda Olvidado
Screenplay Racquel N. Villavicencio
Cinematography Ato Bernardo
Edited by Ike Jarlego, Jr.
Production Design Manny Morfe
Music Louie Ocampo
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Supervising Producer Tony Gloria
Produced by Ramon Salvador
Direction Leroy Salvador
Cast Christopher de Leon, Sharon Cuneta, Carmi Martin, Chanda Romero, Ronaldo Valdez, Tommy Abuel, Ali Sotto, Katrin Gonzales

THE EIGHTIES # 976: VIDA VERDE, GREGGY LIWAG, TONY MARTINEZ, RONALD NEPOMUCENO, BEN MORRO AND MYRNA CASTILLO IN "KATALIK" (1987)


"Katalik" (1987)
Joy-D Films
Release Date 1987
Story and Screenplay Kaka
Editor Joe Ramirez
Cinematography Ver Dauz
Production Design Ed Tuboran
Music Carlos Rodriguez, Jr.
Associate Director Mando Pangilinan
Produced by Ester dela Cruz
Supervising Producer Efren Gumafelix
Executive Producer Peter dela Cruz
Direction Joe Balagtas
Cast Vida Verde, Greggy Liwag, Tony Martinez, Ronald Nepomuceno, Ben Morro and Myrna Castillo/ Also Starring Robert Talby, Erick Samonte, Liza Elizalde, Mishelle Nakpil, Diane Roxas, Jack del Rosario, The Escolta Boys 

THE EIGHTIES # 975: DANTE VARONA (IN THE TITLE ROLE), MARIANNE DE LA RIVA, LIZ ALINDOGAN, TANYA GOMEZ, CONRAD POE, BERTING LABRA IN "CARDING ESTRABEL, TIRADOR NG MALABON" (1985)


"Carding Estrabel, Tirador ng Malabon" (1987)
A True-to-Life Story
Vic A Films
Release Date 1985
Direction Ding Pascual
Cast Dante Varina (in the title role), Marianne de la Riva, Liz Alindogan, Tanya Gomez, Conrad Poe, Berting Labra

Friday, November 26, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 974: AMANDA AMORES, MERCI SOLIS, DENNIS ISLA AND MARK JOSEPH IN "NAGLALAGABLAB NA GABI" (1987)


"Naglalagablab na Gabi" (1987)
Final Cut Productions
Release Date 1987
Story and Screenplay Jojo Lapuz
Director of Photography Iagani Sioson
Music Ernani Cuenco
Produced by Toto Natividad
Direction Augusto 'Ogie' Salvador
Cast Amanda Amores, Merci Solis, Dennis Isla and Mark Joseph/ Also Starring Dick Israel, Odette Khan, Jimmy Fabregas

THE EIGHTIES # 973: PAUL BURKE, DOVIE BEAMS, FARLEY GRANGER, BRODERICK CRAWFORD, VIC DIAZ, VIC SILAYAN, ROSA MIA, DINDO FERNANDO IN "MAHARLIKA" (1987)

Maharlika (1971), produced by Paul Mason and directed by Gerry Hopper, depicted the legendary exploits of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos during World War II. The lead stars are Paul Burke (in the role of the young Marcos), Farley Granger and starlet Dovie Beams who played the role of Isabella, a Fil-American mestiza. The movie was said to be a part of CIA-funded propaganda to portray Marcos as a war hero who fought the Japanese during WW II. It became a sizzling issue and controversy ensued when the press made an expose and divulged the existence of a tape recordings incriminating the President and allegedly confirming the rumors that Ms. Beams was the President’s mistress.
Beams held a press conference before leaving the country, and delighted the press and public by playing the controversial erotic tape recordings of her with Ferdinand Marcos. She managed to hide a tape recorder under the bed to record while making love with the former President. According to her, she was forced to come into the open since there were threats to her life.
Although the film was yanked out of exhibition, it enjoyed a brief run at several theaters after the EDSA revolution in 1986.




"Maharlika" (1987)
Solar/Roadshow Films Presentation
Release Date April 9, 1987
Direction Jerry Hooper
Cast Paul Burke, Dovie Beams, Farley Granger, Broderick Crawford, Vic Diaz, Vic Silayan, Rosa Mia, Dindo Fernando, Romeo Rivera, Ernesto La Guardia, Vero Perfecto, Ed Murphy, Linda Martin, Ding Tello, Ching Tello, Ken Metcalfe, Claude Wilson, Bert Laforteza, Ed Murphy, Barbara Brown, Linda Martin, Leslie James



THE EIGHTIES # 972: VIC VARGAS, WANG HSING GANG, DAN ALVARO, ROSEMARIE SONORA, TANYA GOMEZ, ISABEL RIVAS IN "HARI SA HARI, LAHI SA LAHI" (1987)


"Hari sa Harii, Lahi sa Lahi (King and Emperor)" (1987)
A Co-production of the Philippines and China
Release Date August 20, 1987
Direction Eddie Romero, Hsiao Lang and Chou Lili
Cast Vic Vargas, Wang Hsing Gang, Dan Alvaro, Rosemarie Sonora, Tanya Gomez, Isabel Rivas, Liu Chun, Chang Jie, Alan bautista, Ruben Rustia, Chou Jie and a cast of 10,000
 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 971: FERNANDO POE, JR., EDDIE GARCIA, JOSE ROMULO, DENCIO PADILLA, DELIA RAZON, LITO ANZUREZ, JAIME FABREGAS, ROY ALVAREZ AND PAQUITO DIAZ IN "KAPAG PUNO NA ANG SALOP..." (1987)


"Kapag Puno na ang Salop..." (1987)
FPJ Productions
Release Date November 26, 1987
Story and Screenplay Pablo S. Gomez and frec Navarro
Cinematography Ver Reyes
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction A. San Agustin
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Eddie Garcia, Jose Romulo, Dencio Padilla, Delia Razon, Lito Anzures, Jaime Fabregas, Ror Alvarez, Augusto Victa, Nanding Fernandez, Rene Hawkins, Nonoy de Guzman, Buddy Salvador and Paquito Diaz/ Introducing Rowena Moran


THE EIGHTIES # 970: DOLPHY, ZSA ZSA PADILLA, JESTONI ALARCON, MICHAEL LOCSIN, IAN VENERACION, JOVIT MOYA, JAIME CASTILLO, JENNIFER SEVILLA IN "BLACK MAGIC" (1987)


"Black Magic" (1987)
Seiko Films
Release Date November 26, 1987
Serialized in Hiwaga Komiks by Vic Poblete and Danilo Roman
Direction Mike Relon Makiling
Cast Dolphy, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Jestoni Alarcon, Michael Locsin, Ian Veneracion, Jovit Moya, Jaime Castillo, Jennifer Sevilla/ Also Starring Romy Diaz, Jimmy Santos, Don Pepot, Rusty Santos and Ros Olgado/ Guests- Rita Avila, Rose Ann Gonzales/ Introducing Andro Guevarra

THE EIGHTIES # 969: STELLA SUAREZ II (IN HER FIRST STARRING ROLE), JANICE JURADO, MINA MIRASOL, LUCITA SORIANO, EMILIO ESTRADA AND MARCO ANTONIO IN "UHAW SA PAGMAMAHAL" (1987)


"Uhaw sa Pagmamahal" (1987)
Midas Touch Entertainment
Released thru Fiesta Films International
Release Date February 1987
Direction Jose M. Dagumboy
Cast Stella Strada II (in her first starring role), Janice Jurado, Mina Mirasol, Lucita Soriano, Emilio Estrada and Marco Antonio/ Introducing Yadi Yasmin, Diana Morena, Abel Abner/ Guest stars- Tony Martinez, Don Pepot

 

THE EIGHTIES # 968: RAMON REVILLA, SR., VIC VARGAS, MARIANNE DELA RIVA, BONG DIMAYACYAC, CARLOS PADILLA, JR., WITH PAQUITO DIAZ, MON GODIZ, BALDO MARRO IN "OSCAR RAMOS, HITMAN" (1987)


"Oscar Ramos, Hitman" (1987)
Viva Films
Release Date November 12, 1987
Story and Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Edited by Augusto Salvador
Production Design Noel Luna
Music Nonoy Tan
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario
Supervising Producer Tony Gloria
Produced by Ramon Salvador
Line Producer Lita Santos
Direction Efren C. Pinon
Cast Ramon Revilla, Jr., Vic Vargas, Marianne dela Riva, Bong Dimayacyac, Carlos Padilla, Jr./ Also Starring Paquito Diaz, Mon Godiz, Baldo Marro, Larry Silva, Eddie Infante, Eric Francisco, Joseph de Cordova, Perry Baltazar

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 967: MARILOU SADIUA (IN THE TITLE ROLE), DENNIS ROLDAN, DIVINA VALENCIA, SUZANNE GONZALES, ADA ALBERTO, VIC DIAZ IN "MAMAW" (1987)


"Mamaw" (1987)
Turning Point Film International
Release Date November 6, 1987
Serialized in Pinoy Klasiks
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Cinematography Alfonzo Alvarez
Film Editor Ruben Natividad
Direction Vic Diaz
Cast Marilou Sadiua (in the title role), Dennis Roldan, Divina Valencia, Suzanne Gonzales, Ada Alberto, Vic Diaz

 

THE EIGHTIES # 966: KRISTOFFER IAN, LOLOT DE LEON AND MATET, WITH CARIDAD SANCHEZ, RICHARD MERCK, JIMMY FABREGAS, RONEL VICTOR, MARILYN VILLAMAYOR IN "TAKOT AKO. EH!" (1987)


"Takot Ako, Eh!" (1987)
NCV Productions
Release Date November 6, 1987
Story and Screenplay Mario O'Hara and Tito Rey
Cinematography Johnny Araojo
Production Design Arthur Casanova
Editing Efren Jarlego
Music Jaime Fabregas
Line Producer Peral Valdez
Executive Producers Oscar Villamayor & Lotlot de Leon
Producer Nora C. Villamayor
Direction Mario O'Hara
Cast Kristoffer Ian, Lotlot de Leon and Matet/ Also Starring Caridad Sanchez, Richard Merck, Jimmy Fabregas, Ronel Victor, Marilyn Villamayor/ Introducing Kiko de Leon


 

THE EIGHTIES # 965: HERBERT BAUTISTA (IN THE TITLE ROLE), JANNO GIBBS, DENNIS DA SILVA, JIGO GARCIA, MIA PRATS, BING LOYZAGA, GELLI DE BELEN IN "PUTO" (1987)


"Puto" (1987)
Viva Films
Release Date November 4, 1987
Story and Screenplay Amado La Cuesta
Cinematography Joe Batac, Jr.
Edited by Ike Jarlego, Jr.
Production Design Manny Morfe
Music Mon del Rosario
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Supervising Producer Tony Gloria
Produced by Ramon Salvador
Direction Leroy Salvador
Cast Herbert Bautista (in the title role), Janno Gibbs, Dennis Da Silva, Jigo Garcia, Mia Prats, Bing Loyzaga, Gelli de Belen/ with Marita Zobel, Panchito, JJ Salvador, Cathy Mora/ Special Participation of Berting Labra, Max Alvarado and Cachupoy

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 964: GEORGE ESTREGAN, AMANDA AMORES, BOBBY BENITEZ AND LAMPEL COJUANGCO IN "MAGKASUYO" (1987)


"Magkasuyo" (1987)
Horizon Films International, Inc.
Release Date October 30, 1987
Story and Screenplay Lito N. Mena
Film Editor Windsor Ramos
Music Demet Velasquez
Supervising Producer Manuel 'Manny' Chua
Executive Producers Ireno Barcebal, Jr., Patricia Jo
Direction Dante Javier
Cast George Estregan, Amanda Amores, Bobby Benitez and Lampel Cojuangco
 

THE EIGHTIES # 963: RUDY FERNANDEZ, VIC VARGAS, CHARO SANTOS, DANG CECILIO, LYKA UGARTE, WITH ZANDRO ZAMORA, RUEL VERNAL, ROMY DIAZ, DENCIO PADILLA IN "VIGILANTE" (1987)


"Vigilante" (1987)
Green Leaves Productions
Release Date October 22, 1987
Story Eddie Infante
Screenplay Edgardo Reyes, Jose N. Carreon
Film Editor Augusto Salvador
Cinematography Ernie dela Paz
Production Design Greg Navarra
Stunt Coordinator Val Iglesia
In charge of production Olive Madridejos
Music Jaime Fabregas
Supervising Producer Philip Pigao
Produced and Directed by Romy Suzara
Cast Rudy Fernandez, Vic Vargas, Charo Santos, Dang Cecilio, Lyka Ugarte/ Also Starring Zandro Zamora, Ruel Vernal, Romy Diaz, Dencio Padilla, Robert Talabis, Johnny Vicar, Val Iglesia and Berting Labra/ Guest stars- Jimmy Fabregas, Larry Silva and Imelda Ilanan/ Introducing Teena Cruz

 

Monday, November 22, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 962: LORNA TOLENTINO, GABBY CONCEPCION, EDDIE GARCIA AND MARICEL SORIANO IN ISHMAEL BERNAL'S "PINULOT KA LANG SA LUPA" (1987)


"Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa" (1987)
Regal Films
Release Date October 16, 1987
Serialized in King Komiks
Story Gilda Olvidado
Screenplay Raquel N. Villavicencio
Director of Photography Manolo R. Abaya
Editor Augusto Salvador
Production Design Gerry Pascual
Theme song sung by Kuh Ledesma
Music Willy Cruz
Associate Producer Olivia M. Lamasan
Line Producer Charo Santos- Concio
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Direction Ishmael Bernal
Cast Lorna Tolentino, Gabby Concepcion, Eddie Garcia and Maricel Soriano/ Also Starring Noel Colet, Flora Gasser and Elvis Gutierrez/ Featuring Carmina Villaruel/ Introducing Robert Ortega



Original theatrical poster of Ishmael Bernal's "Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa" (1987)
(Private Collection)

 

THE EIGHTIES # 961: MARIA ISABELLOPEZ, MYRNA CASTILLO AND ISADORA, WITH DANIEL FERNANDO, BOBBY BENITEZ, RONALD NEPOMUCENO IN "WHEN GOOD GIRLS GO WRONG" (1987)


"When Good Girls Go Wrong" (1987)
LCS Productions, Inc. and JRS Productions
Release Date October 15, 1987
Screenplay Rei Nicandro
Cinematography Isagani Sioson
Film Editor Abelardo Hulleza
Musical Director Ernani Cuenco
Executive Producer Jose Magno
Direction Ruben S. Abalos
Cast Maria Isabel Lopez, Myrna Castillo and Isadora/ Also Starring Daniel Fernando, Bobby Benitez, Ronald Nepomuceno
 

Sunday, November 21, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 960: PALITO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), MELISSA MENDEZ, CHARLIE DAVAO, JOAQUIN FAJARDO, DON PEPOT, EDDIE LLANETA IN "JAMES BONE, AGENT 001" (1987)


"James Bone, Agent 001" (1987)
Larry Santiago Productions
A Jonrox Films Presentation
Release Date January 1, 1987
Screenplay Ric Acasio
Music Ding LaMano
Cinematography Rudy Quijano
Associate Director Ric Pad Acasio
Direction Ruben Ramos
Cast Palito (in the title role), Melissa Mendez, Charlie Davao, Joaquin Fajardo, Don Pepot, Eddie Llaneta/ Introducing Clarissa Mojer/ Also Starring Romy Nario, Joe Andrade, Larry Esguerra, Torling, Roland Falcis, Jay Rama, Boy Sta Maria, Cris Aguilar, Leo Gamboa, Robert Allan, Jess Bomzo, Benny May, Boy Ranai, Tony Roxas, Omay Rivera, Geron Vega/ Featuring Liza Mojica, Fe Timbol, Mary Joy Warren, Femmy Mojica, Rizza Borja, Jessica Fabros and Jon Jon




The movie was released in Original DVD

THE EIGHTIES # 959: MAX LAUREL, DANG CECILIO, REY 'PJ' ABELLANA, LORRAINE SCHUCK, MARK GIL AND JENNYLYN AS GALEMA IN "ANAK NI ZUMA" (1987)


"Anak ni Zuma" (1987)
Cine Suerte, Inc.
Release Date October 9, 1987
Serialized in Aliwan Komiks
Story Jim M. Fernandez
Screenplay Ben Yalung and Tony Calvento
Film Editor Augusto Salvador
Directors of Photography Ernesto Dominguez, Alfonso Alvarez, Ver Reyes
Musical Director Venancio Saturno
Supervising Producer Rene G. Yalung (M4)
Produced by Horace Yalung (M2), Romy Yalung (M3)
Executive Producer Ben (M7) Yalung
Direction Ben (M7) Yalung
Cast Max Laurel, Dang Cecilio, Rey 'PJ' Abellana, Lorraine Schuck, Mark Gil and Jennylyn (as Galema)/ Marylyn Bautista, Rene Hawkins, Florian Bernabe, Ronnie Olivar, Ernie Zarate/ Featuring Sonny Erang/ Introducing Sharon Hughes (Bb. Pilipinas Young International 1983)

THE EIGHTIES # 958: GEORGE ESTREGAN , LOLA, OLGA MIRANDA, DICK ISRAEL, ODETTE KHAN, SONNY PARSON, BOBBY BENITEZ, USMAN HASSIM AND DIDITH ROMERO IN "DOUBLE CROSS" (1987)


"Double Cross" (1987)
Double M Films International
Release Date October 2, 1987
Story Steve Paolo
Cinematography Val Dauz
Editor Pat Ramos
Production Design Elmer Manaful
Music Blitz Padua
Direction Tata Esteban
Cast George Estregan, Lola, Olga Miranda, Dick Israel, Sonny Parsons, Bonny Benitez, Usman Hassim and Didith Romero/ Featuring Benny Resurreccion, Ana Suelto, Boy Rillo, Rene Cabaluna, Jessie Sto. Domingo

THE EIGHTIES # 957: RODERICK PAULATE (IN THE TITLE ROLE), MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ, PANCHITO, BABALU, JAIME FABREGAS, ROSE ANN ANN GONZALES AND INTRODUCING JACKIE AQUINO IN "BINIBINING TSUPER-MAN" (1987)


"Binibining Tsuper-Man" (1987)
Shining Star Productions, Inc.
Release Date October 2, 1987
Screenplay Ely Matawaran
Cinematography Amado de Guzman
Film Editor Efren Jarlego
Special Visual Effects Gerry A. Garcia
Production Consultant Manuel Boy Quizon
Music Dominic
Produced by Ricardo "Rocky' Valdes, Alfred Baluyot, Jr.
Story and Direction Ben Feleo
Cast Roderick Paulate (in the title role), Miguel Rodriguez, Panchito, Babalu, Jaime Fabregas, Rose Ann Gonzales, Lou Veloso, Zorayda Sanchez, Monica Herrera/ Introducing Jackie Aquino

Saturday, November 20, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 956: SHARON CUNETA, TONTON GUTIERREZ, LORETTA MARQUEZ, MARK GIL, REY 'PJ' ABELLANA, MARIO MONTENEGRO, PRINCESS PUNZALAN IN LINO BROCKA'S "PASAN KO ANG DAIGDIG" (1987)

Synopsis: In order to scratch a living from the earth’s bowels, Lupe Velez (Sharon Cuneta) scrounges for saleable junk in the mountain dump and carries Metring (Loretta Marquez), her lame mother, to beg around churches. Their meager earnings are sponged by Kadyo (Raoul Aragonn), an inveterate gambler and her mother’s paramour. Her mother is forever thankful to him for letting them stay in his house when her husband died and taking care of her when she got sick. 

Lupe curses her numbing poverty and vows to marry the person who can take her out of the slums. Kadyo has a girlfriend, Bunny (Deborah Sun), who cheats on him by having an affair with Greco (Mark Gil), a slum toughie. In turn, Greco is in love with Lupe but can only express his affection through coarse actions.

Lupe’s friends are Luming (Princess Punzalan), whose family owns the neighborhood store, and Carding (Tonton Gutierrez), a waiter in a nightclub. Carding lives with his mother, Aling Memay (Anita Linda).

Lupe has potential as a singer. She often wins in the amateur contests of the neighborhood. One evening, she handily wins the Barangay San Roque Amateur Singing Contest and is spotted by Tony (Rey Abellana), a musician in Carding’s nightclub. She is asked to audition for the nightclub manager and is taken as a replacement for the alcoholic and unreliable star singer, Ruffy (Marilen Martinez).

Lupe is now succeeding as singer. She is able to hit back at Kadyo whom she whips when he steals her life savings. But her mother is still faithful to him and refuses to leave the shanty for a better place.

One night, as Lupe is asleep, a stranger walks in and presses a handkerchief drenched with chloroform on her. The stranger returns some days later. This time, Lupe is prepared and surprises the intruder. It is Greco. She chases him out of the house.

She finds herself pregnant and asks Luming to help in the abortion. Luming advises her against it and Carding offers to give his name to the child. Lupe lives with Carding for the duration of the pregnancy.

Lupe is discovered by Don Ignacio Aboitiz (Mario Montenegro) who offers her a recording contract with Golden Records and a marriage proposal. Although he is carrying on in age, Don Ignacio fits the description of the husband who could lift her from her depressing status. They plan to marry. For the meantime, Lupe moves out of Carding’s house and into a new home given by Don Ignacio. However, Carding refuses to give the baby to her. He starts to drink as he thinks he is losing her. One night, Luming brings him inside his room. He starts to caress her but he only mutters Lupe’s name.

Everybody in the neighborhood believes that Greco is the father but he denies it repeatedly to Bunny. She tells him to be smart and claim the child as he could use it for extortion. He tries to shake up Carding’s household but is beaten up.

Lupe and Don Ignacio arrive just in time for Greco’s confession. He is not the father of the child. Carding admits to the wrongdoing.

Meanwhile, Metring has been persuaded to live in Lupe’s new home. Kadyo visits her when she is away. One day, he refuses to leave when Lupe arrives. There is a struggle. Kadyo is in the act of strangling Lupe when Metring grabs a kitchen knife and stabs him. He turns around and also stabs Metring with it. Lupe takes a gun and shoots him. Metring is buried. Lupe has changed. She is less contemptuous of the slums and more sympathetic of the people who live there. She decides not to marry Don Ignacio. Instead she goes to Carding and their child.

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



"Pasan Ko ang Daigdig" (1987)
Viva Films
Release Date September 30, 1987
Serialized in Aliwan Komiks
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Screenplay Rene O. Villanueva and Orlando Nadres
Edited by Ike Jarlego, Jr.
Cinematography Rody Lacap
Production Design Edgar Littaua
Music Willy Cruz
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Supervising Producer Tony Gloria
Produced by Ramon Salvador
Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Sharon Cuneta, Tonton Gutierrez, Loretta Marquez, Mark Gil, Rey 'PJ' Abellana, Mario Montenegro, Princess Punzalan/ Also Starring Raoul Aragonn, Anita Linda, Deborah Sun and Marilen Martinez

THE EIGHTIES # 955: SARSI EMMANUELLE, DANIEL FERNANDO, MARK JOSEPH, RYAN ROBLES AND LALA MONTELIBANO IN "LARUANG PUTIK" (1987)


"Laruang Putik" (1987)
Vision Entertainment
Release Date September 25, 1987
Story and Screenplay Pablo S. Gomez
Cinematography Edmond Cupcupin, Baby Buenaseda
Film Editor Edgardo 'Boy' Vinarao
Direction Joey del Rosario
Cast Sarsi Emmanuelle, Daniel Fernando, Mark Joseph, Ryan Robles and Lala Montelibano


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