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Scorpio Nights (1985)

In a crowded, multi-appartment house, a young student peeps on his neighbours making love and subsequently develops a steamy affair with the neighbour's wife. The affair slowly becomes an ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Orestes Ojeda ...
Security Guard
Anna Marie Gutierrez ...
Security Guard's Wife
Daniel Fernando ...
Danny
Eugene Enriquez ...
Genio
Amanda Amores ...
Fely
Mike Austria ...
Mike
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Barkada (as Crispin Medina)
Uro Q. dela Cruz ...
Barkada (as Rosauro Q. dela Cruz)
Lore Reyes ...
Barkada (as Lorenzo A. Reyes)
Rafael Salonga ...
Barkada
Caloy Balasbas ...
Elton (as Carlos Balasbas)
Carlito Abrasia ...
Karlo (as Carlito Abracia)
Jed Arboleda ...
Ilonggo Student
Dwight Gaston ...
Ilonggo Student
Erin John Martir ...
Ilonggo Student
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In a crowded, multi-appartment house, a young student peeps on his neighbours making love and subsequently develops a steamy affair with the neighbour's wife. The affair slowly becomes an obsession and spins out of control. Written by Piotr Zembrowski <zembrows@astro.utoronto.ca>

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Scorpio Nights was later remade into a Korean film called Sseommeotaim (2001) directed by Jae-ho Park. See more »

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The Origin of Filipino Erotica (possible spoilers)
8 September 2003 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

All Filipino erotica movies from the past to the present have almost always taken their story premise and plot from 'Scorpio Nights', Peque Gallaga's masterpiece of poverty, love, and unquenchable libido.

The movie tells the sexual adventures of Danny (Daniel Fernando), a youth who cannot seem to control his urges. Danny served as peeping tom to a childless couple just below his rented apartment. When he accidentally entered the couple's room, he was mistaken by the wife as his own husband and she willingly had sex with him. The steamy affair had turned into an obsession which led to the demise of all the lead characters.

What made the film good was it evoked the painful realities of living below the average class during Philippine Martial Law era, to the extent that people find other ways to pleasure themselves. Also, the film successfully presented a negative consequence of overt sexual obsession.

Never had the Philippines ever produced an indie-like classic such as this. All other erotic movies made after 'Scorpio Nights' were cheap imitations. Even its successor, 'Scorpio Nights 2' (with a different director) failed too much to live up to its predecessor.


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