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FULL SYNOPSIS

This movie is an interweaving of several true events into a coherent story line which was intended to point out the inherent corruption in the government of the Philippines at all different levels. Delayed by censors while they tried to find a way to keep the movie from being released, eventually some sex scenes from Manila's live sex shows were cut and the film allowed out. It wasn't until the furor the movie caused at the Cannes Film Festival that the government realized how critical the movie was of the current regime and arrested Brocka. He was later released. The movie takes a strike that paralyzed Manila, the kidnapping of a businessman and the shoot-out between the kidnappers and police, all true events, and winds them into a coherent story that ably shows the corruption prevalent in the Manila governmental system. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi

Cast

Phillip Salvador
as Turing
Gina Alajar
as Luz
Claudia Zobel
as Dhalee
Raoul Aragon
as Carla
Rez Cortez
as Boy Echas
Venchito Galvez
as Ka Ador
Lorli Villanueva
as Mrs. Lim
Gloria Guinto
as Mother of Turing
Lucita Soriano
as Sister of Turing
Joe Taruc
Jess de la Paz
Paquito Diaz
Bongchi Miraflor
Tanya Shpilevoy

Crew

Lino Brocka
Director
Véra Belmont
Producer
Jose F. Lacaba
Screenwriter
Conrado Balthazar
Cinematographer
Jess Santiago
Composer (Music Score)
Hero Reyes
Editor
Robert Yugeco
Editor
George Jarlego
Editor
Joey Luna
Set Designer
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