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1. Calvary (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Writer: John Michael McDonagh | Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

2. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Writers: William Diehl, Steve Shagan, Ann Biderman | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

3. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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82 Metascore

To foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan backfires when the same criminal impersonates the cop with the same method.

Writers: Mike Werb, Michael Colleary | Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

4. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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49 Metascore

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.

Writers: Lorenzo Carcaterra, Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

5. Doubt (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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68 Metascore

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

Writer: John Patrick Shanley | Director: John Patrick Shanley | Stars: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

6. Righteous Kill (2008)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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36 Metascore

Two veteran New York City detectives work on a case of serial executions of criminals who escaped justice.

Writer: Russell Gewirtz | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Carla Gugino, 50 Cent

7. Stan Helsing (2009)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Horror

3.6
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It's Halloween night, and slacker video clerk Stan Helsing along with his insanely sexy ex-girlfriend , best buddy and an exotic dancer/'massage therapist' - detours into a town cursed by ... See full summary »

Writer: Bo Zenga | Director: Bo Zenga | Stars: Steve Howey, Diora Baird, Kenan Thompson, Desi Lydic

8. Sister Act (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

Writer: Joseph Howard | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena

9. Diner (1982)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.

Writer: Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern

10. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama

7.2
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A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

Writers: George Miller, Nick Enright | Director: George Miller | Stars: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite

11. Angela's Ashes (1999)

R | 145 min | Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank McCourt, Laura Jones, Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens

12. The Nun's Story (1959)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama

7.6
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In 1930, in Belgium, Gabrielle van der Mal is the stubborn daughter of the prominent surgeon Dr. Pascin Van Der Mal that decides to leave her the upper-class family to enter to a convent, ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Anderson, Kathryn Hulme | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft

13. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.

Writers: Chris Fuhrman, Jeff Stockwell, Michael Petroni | Director: Peter Care | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Emile Hirsch, Vincent D'Onofrio

14. Heaven Help Us (1985)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A new transfer student to St. Basil's Boys' Prep School tries to fit in while romantically pursuing a troubled young girl.

Writer: Charles Purpura | Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy, John Heard, Mary Stuart Masterson

15. Priest (1994)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.3
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Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon ... See full summary »

Writer: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Cathy Tyson

16. True Confessions (1981)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A worldly ambitious monsignor clashes with his older brother, a cynical L.A.homicide detective investigates the brutal murder of a young prostitute.

Writers: John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion | Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Kenneth McMillan

17. The Devil's Playground (1976)

107 min | Drama

6.9
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Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »

Writer: Fred Schepisi | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Charles McCallum, John Frawley, Arthur Dignam, Nick Tate

18. Rome, Open City (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

8.1
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The location: Nazi occupied Rome. As Rome is classified an open city, most Romans can wander the streets without fear of the city being bombed or them being killed in the process. But life ... See full summary »

Writers: Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, Alberto Consiglio | Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annichiarico

19. Son of the Bride (2001)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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68 Metascore

At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »

Writers: Juan José Campanella, Fernando Castets | Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Eduardo Blanco

20. The Butcher Boy (1997)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie ... See full summary »

Writers: Pat McCabe, Neil Jordan | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Eamonn Owens, Alan Boyle

21. Butterfly (1999)

R | 96 min | Drama, Music, War

7.6
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69 Metascore

For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older ... See full summary »

Writers: Rafael Azcona, José Luis Cuerda, Manuel Rivas | Director: José Luis Cuerda | Stars: Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Uxía Blanco, Gonzalo Uriarte

22. Murmur of the Heart (1971)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.8
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This is a jolly coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy named Laurent Chevalier who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. This is France in the mid-1950s rather than... See full summary »

Writer: Louis Malle | Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin, Michael Lonsdale

23. Hate Crime (2005)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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41 Metascore

Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher. One evening, Trey sets out ... See full summary »

Writer: Tommy Stovall | Director: Tommy Stovall | Stars: Seth Peterson, Bruce Davison, Chad Donella, Cindy Pickett

24. Ecstasy (I) (2011)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

4.1
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A single church-going mother desperately tries to save her two daughters from walking down the same dark path she was once on; and a young woman fights against addiction to a mysterious party drug.

Writers: Ryan M. Andrews, Raymond H. Law, Vincent Ternida | Stars: Christy Andersen, Ava Andersen, Halle Andersen, Robert Ambrose

25. Orphans (1998)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Four siblings gathered together for their mother's funeral in Glasgow face individual torments over night during a tumultuous storm that rips the roof off the church.

Writer: Peter Mullan | Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Douglas Henshall, Gary Lewis, Rosemarie Stevenson, Stephen McCole

26. Zelary (2003)

R | 150 min | Romance, Drama

7.7
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66 Metascore

A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life ... See full summary »

Writers: Kveta Legátová, Petr Jarchovský | Director: Ondrej Trojan | Stars: Anna Geislerová, György Cserhalmi, Ivan Trojan, Jaroslava Adamová

27. Testosterone (2003)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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34 Metascore

Dean has been stumped for some time in his attempt to produce a follow-up to "I was a Teenage Speed Freak," his incredibly successful graphic novel. His fans expect great things from him ... See full summary »

Writers: James Robert Baker, Dennis Hensley, David Moreton | Director: David Moreton | Stars: David Sutcliffe, Celina Font, Antonio Sabato Jr., Jennifer Coolidge

28. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)

150 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to ... See full summary »

Writers: Carlo Levi, Francesco Rosi, Tonino Guerra, Raffaele La Capria | Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Lea Massari

29. Malpertuis (1971)

125 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Malpertuis is a labyrinth where characters issued from the Greek mythology are made prisoners by Cassavius. He manages to keep them (as well as his nephew and niece) as prisoners even after... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Ferry, Jean Ray | Director: Harry Kümel | Stars: Orson Welles, Susan Hampshire, Michel Bouquet, Mathieu Carrière

30. Fists in the Pocket (1965)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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A young man takes drastic measures to rid his dysfunctional family of its various afflictions.

Writer: Marco Bellocchio | Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Lou Castel, Paola Pitagora, Marino Masé, Liliana Gerace

31. Absolution (1978)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells ... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Shaffer | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Richard Burton, Dominic Guard, David Bradley, Billy Connolly

32. Tous les matins du monde (1991)

115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into... See full summary »

Writers: Pascal Quignard, Alain Corneau | Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Anne Brochet, Guillaume Depardieu

33. The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama

7.8
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The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Writers: Sam Grana, John N. Smith, Des Walsh | Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley, Philip Dinn

34. The Fire That Burns (1997 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

7.1
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Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.

Writers: Didier Decoin, Henry de Montherlant | Director: Christophe Malavoy | Stars: Christophe Malavoy, Michel Aumont, Naël Marandin, Clément van den Bergh

35. Outing Riley (2004)

Comedy

6.5
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Bobby, the youngest boy in an Irish Catholic family, is gay and his coming out to his brothers and the family's way of dealing with the news is the basis of this film.

Writer: Pete Jones | Director: Pete Jones | Stars: Pete Jones, Nathan Fillion, Stoney Westmoreland, Dev Kennedy

36. Twist of Faith (2004)

87 min | Documentary

7.4
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70 Metascore

A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Jeff Anderson, Barbara Blaine, David Clohessy, Sandy Comes

37. The Child I Never Was (2002)

86 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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59 Metascore

Fictionalized account of Jürgen Bartsch, a German boy who became notorious in the 1960's after his conviction for the serial killings and sexual molestation of a number of young German boys... See full summary »

Writers: Jürgen Bartsch, Paul Moor, Kai S. Pieck | Director: Kai S. Pieck | Stars: Tobias Schenke, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Ulrike Bliefert, Walter Gontermann

38. True Friends (1998)

R | 103 min | Drama

5.7
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The films tells the story of three friends living in the Bronx in New York - Juan Jose a.k.a. J.J., Joey and Louie. The first half of the film tells of them when they were children, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Rodrigo Botero, James Quattrochi | Director: James Quattrochi | Stars: James Quattrochi, Loreto Mauro, Rodrigo Botero, John Capodice

39. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

7.9
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A young priest taking over the parish at Ambricourt tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment.

Writers: Georges Bernanos, Robert Bresson | Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Claude Laydu, Nicole Ladmiral, Jean Riveyre, Adrien Borel

40. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

114 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier | Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Christine Pascal

41. Pianese Nunzio, Fourteen in May (1996)

114 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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A young priest crusades against organized crime in his Naples neighbourhood but falls in love with a 13-year old boy. It's the chance the gangsters were waiting for to get rid of the thorn ... See full summary »

Writer: Antonio Capuano | Director: Antonio Capuano | Stars: Gaetano Amato, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Flavio Brunetti, Rosaria De Cicco

42. Landscape After Battle (1970)

109 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are... See full summary »

Writers: Tadeusz Borowski, Andrzej Brzozowski, Andrzej Wajda | Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Stanislawa Celinska, Aleksander Bardini, Tadeusz Janczar

43. The Confessional (1976)

R | 104 min | Horror

6.6
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A troubled young girl goes to confession at the local church. Unfortunately, the sexually frustrated priest she confesses to becomes obsessed with her. At first, the priest stalks the girl,... See full summary »

Writers: David McGillivray, Pete Walker | Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Anthony Sharp, Susan Penhaligon, Stephanie Beacham, Norman Eshley

44. Judgment (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

6.7
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Fact-based story of a Louisiana priest accused of molesting young parishioners, and of the family of one of his victims, caught between their loyalty to their son and to their Church.

Writer: Tom Topor | Director: Tom Topor | Stars: Keith Carradine, Blythe Danner, Jack Warden, David Strathairn

45. Story of a Bad Boy (1999)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.5
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17 year old Pauly is a closeted high school kid who wants it all. His dad wants him to make the track team, his mom wants him to do well in band, and Pauly just wants to get closer to the new student teacher doing the school play.

Writer: Tom Donaghy | Director: Tom Donaghy | Stars: Jeremy Hollingworth, Christian Camargo, Stephen Lang, Julie Kavner

46. Love Like Poison (2010)

92 min | Drama

6.6
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Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local ... See full summary »

Writers: Mariette Désert, Katell Quillévéré | Director: Katell Quillévéré | Stars: Clara Augarde, Lio, Michel Galabru, Stefano Cassetti

47. The Tree of Guernica (1975)

110 min | Drama, War

6.7
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The Spanish Civil War, as experienced by the town of Villa Ramiro. The local count and his Fascist nephews ally with the rebels; the count's son, indifferent to politics at the outset, ... See full summary »

Writers: Fernando Arrabal, Francesco Cinieri | Director: Fernando Arrabal | Stars: Mariangela Melato, Ron Faber, Cosimo Cinieri, Rocco Fontana

48. Pentecost (2011)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Ireland 1977. Eleven-year-old Damian Lynch (Scott Graham) is called in at the last moment to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish. Following his last appearance as... See full summary »

Writer: Peter McDonald | Director: Peter McDonald | Stars: Andrew Bennett, Scott Graham, Michael McElhatton, Valerie Spelman

49. The Priest (1978)

109 min | Drama

6.6
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Writer: Enrique Barreiro | Director: Eloy de la Iglesia | Stars: Simón Andreu, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, José Franco, Ramón Reparaz

50. Tatlong Baraha (2006)

Action

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The father and sons triumvirate play three oppressed Filipinos during the Spanish regime-a cowardly farmer (Lito), a mentally challenged man (Mark), and a hunchback bellringer (Maynard). ... See full summary »

Writer: Ely Matawaran | Director: Toto Natividad | Stars: Lito Lapid, Mark Lapid, Maynard Lapid, Basty Alcances