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Batch '81 (1982)

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The lives of seven neophytes as they strive to enter a Greek letter fraternity through a difficult hazing process. The entire experience is seen through the eyes of Sid Lucero, one of the neophytes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Gil ...
Sid Lucero
Sandy Andolong ...
Tina
Ward Luarca ...
Pacoy Ledesma
Noel Trinidad ...
Santi Santillan
Ricky Sandico ...
Ronnie Roxas, Jr.
Jimmy Javier ...
Vince
Rod Leido ...
Arni Enriquez
Bing Pimentel ...
Mariel
Dang Cecilio ...
Pearl (as Criselda Cecilio)
Mike Arvisu ...
Abet
Vic Lima ...
Gonzalez
Dodo Cabasal ...
Pete Magtibay
Edwin Reyes ...
Ding Quintos
Nanette Inventor ...
Miss Casuso
Joe Jardy ...
Dick (as Joe Jardi)
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The lives of seven neophytes as they strive to enter a Greek letter fraternity through a difficult hazing process. The entire experience is seen through the eyes of Sid Lucero, one of the neophytes.

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With the year 1981 in the title, the movie was supposed to be released in 1981. But producer Marichu Maceda waited a year for a chance to exhibit the film, fearing that its scenes of violence and explicit attack on martial law, then still in effect as imposed by Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos in 1972, would not be appreciated by the censor board. However, Marcos' daughter Aimee Marcos, at the time a leader of the youth sector that pushes for the movie, held a premiere showing at a plush suburban theater. See more »

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Upakan '81
Music by Ding Achacoso
Lyrics by Joseph Olfindo
Sung by Mike Arvisu
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The ugly face of fascism
3 September 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

De Leon uses the fraternity as a symbol of fascism. The hazing rituals, demoralization, torture and militarism all cover the imposition of the mighty few against individual rights of the hapless ones. The violent rumble at the end captures the fanaticism of the subjects working for the goal of attaining the ultimate high - power. Strong, very powerful, a work of great political understanding from Mike de Leon.


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