Jose Rizal's life and works are recounted through a series of non-linear flashbacks which reflect on various aspects of his life - as writer, propagandist, lover, friend, brother, doctor, and the man that inspired a revolution.

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Cesar Montano ...
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Jaime Fabregas ...
Luis Taviel de Andrade
Gloria Diaz ...
Gardo Versoza ...
Monique Wilson ...
Chin Chin Gutierrez ...
Mickey Ferriols ...
Pen Medina ...
Paciano Mercado
Peque Gallaga ...
Archbishop Bernardo Nozaleda, OP
Bon Vibar ...
Blanco
Subas Herrero ...
Alcocer
Tony Mabesa ...
Polavieja
Alexis Santaren ...
Olive
Chiqui Xerxes-Burgos ...
Father Villaclara (as Chiqui Xeres Burgos)
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Jose Rizal's life and works are recounted through a series of non-linear flashbacks which reflect on various aspects of his life - as writer, propagandist, lover, friend, brother, doctor, and the man that inspired a revolution.

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What matters death if one dies for what one loves, for native land and cherished ones?


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25 July 1999 (USA)  »

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PHP 80,000,000 (estimated)
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Cesar Montano agreed to scale down his talent fee (reported to be 5 million pesos per movie). He also cancelled everything else on his schedule to concentrate on training for his role. His tutorials involved languages (Rizal spoke Spanish, French, German and Latin), fencing, painting, drawing, sculpture, and other skills that the national hero excelled in. See more »

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José Rizal: Ikinulong nila, pinatay nila, hinukay sa libingan, itinapon; ganyan ang ginawa ng iyong mga kababayan sa karangalan at kasaysayan ng aking mga kalahi!
Luis Taviel de Andrade: Hindi naman siguro ganoon kasama ang lahat Senor Rizal...
José Rizal: Ilang taon ka na ba rito sa Pilipinas Taviel?
Luis Taviel de Andrade: Bakit?
José Rizal: Pareho ba tayo ng nakikita? O meron kang ayaw makita?
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A movie worthy of being a masterpiece - in all aspects.
13 September 1999 | by (Makati City,Philippines) – See all my reviews

"Jose Rizal" has been touted as one of the masterpieces of Philippine cinema. For the first time in years, I enjoyed watching a historical film without getting bored, what with Cesar Montano's award-winning turn as the title role as well as the realistic period settings and well-written script. No wonder it became a critical and box-office success in our country for months. Audiences loved it, and so do I. But after having lost the local Oscars last May (after winning 3 Best Picture awards), I could only say that detractors can't still hold of this movie worthy of emulation. Come and watch it, and you'll surely enjoy!


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