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Eddie Romero (written by)
Release Date:
14 February 1980 (Philippines) See more »
The soul of an era captured in the biggest Filipino film ever made.
Flashbacks encompass the history of the Philippines as well as the life story of the elderly Daniel Aguila... See more » | Add synopsis »
5 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Fernando Poe Jr. ... Daniel
Amalia Fuentes ... Isabel

Christopher De Leon ... Mari

Elizabeth Oropesa ... Lilian
Jay Ilagan ... Osman

Charo Santos-Concio ... Sally (as Charo Santos)

Chanda Romero ... Diwata

Daria Ramirez ... Elvira
Eddie Garcia ... Simeon

Celia Rodriguez ... Margo
Orestes Ojeda ... Vic
Susan Valdez-LeGoff ... Bessie (as Susan Valdez)
Johnny Delgado ... Ibrahim
Sandy Andolong ... Farida (as Andrea Andolong)
Conrad Poe ... Karim
Ivette Christine ... Lucy (as Yvette Christine)
Dave Brodett ... Artemio
Ruben Rustia ... Caram
Lito Anzures ... Datu Khalid
Ricky Sandico ... Raul

Joonee Gamboa ... Cadio

Roderick Paulate ... Quintin
Behn Cervantes ... Basilio
Ricky Rivero ... Daniel (young boy)

Odette Khan ... Binay

Aga Muhlach ... Danielito (as Ariel Muhlach)
Rolando Tinio
R.V. Romero
Henry Salcedo
Tom Madden
Richard Lorentz
Annie Ferrer
George Weber
Maria Luisa Gabaldon
P.V. Gabaldon
George Albert Romero
Dhemy Cardenas
Serafin Payawal
Archie Lacson
The Penthouse Seven Dancers (as Penthouse 7 Dancers)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Malou de Guzman ... Friend of Dino (uncredited)

Directed by
Eddie Romero 
Writing credits
Eddie Romero (written by)

Produced by
Rolando S. Atienza .... executive producer
Rafael M. Fabie .... associate producer
Eddie Romero .... producer
Original Music by
Ryan Cayabyab 
Cinematography by
Mike De Leon 
Film Editing by
Ben Barcelon 
Production Design by
Mel Chionglo 
Art Direction by
Mel Chionglo 
Set Decoration by
Raquel Villavicencio 
Makeup Department
Tony Artieda .... makeup artist (as Antonio Artieda)
Production Management
Cenón González .... unit manager (as Cenon Gonzales Jr.)
Joey Romero .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Allan Noble .... assistant director
Joey Romero .... first assistant director
Art Department
Benjie De Guzman .... property master
Rafael del Casal .... portrait: Amalia Fuentes
Sound Department
Tony Gosalvez .... sound effects supervisor (as Antonio Gosalvez)
Rolly Ruta .... recording supervisor
Rudy Teope .... field sound mixer
Special Effects by
Mariano Garcia .... military effects
Teofilo Hilario .... special effects
Ernesto Tanguin .... military effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Pablito Ibañez .... gaffer
Narding Layacan .... second unit cameraman
Rhual Victorino .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Badong Bernal .... principal costumer (as Salvador Bernal)
Dennis Cid .... wardrobe master (as Dennis Cid de Leon)
Butch Lengson .... wardrobe master
Editorial Department
Ben Samson .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Basil Valdez .... performer: theme music
Other crew
Frecile Diaz-Iniego .... apprentice (as Frecila D. Iniego)
Claire Felicen .... apprentice (as Clarissa Felicen)
Boots W. Fernandez .... assistant to producer
Boots W. Fernandez .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesOther Companies

Additional Details

Philippines:210 min
Color (Eastmancolor)

Did You Know?

The second in the Romero epic film trilogy the other two being "Ganito kami noon ... Paano kayo ngeyon?" and "Kamakalawa"See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Alay ni da king: An FPJ special (2007) (TV)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
This is a must see for Filipino movie goers, 22 March 2008
Author: roybie from Philippines

I am no expert movie critic and I rarely post logs on the internet, but I must make an exception for this movie. I was truly blown away by what I have seen. I have long ago dismissed local Filipino movies as crap and of the opinion that only the truly brain-dead or the truly bored would actually exert any effort to watch the local films. I find that I don't enjoy even the "classic" Lino Brocka films which we were required to watch in high school film lit classes. The current films are hell of a lot worse with plots that a 5-year old can guess, slap-stick action that defy all vulgarity, dramatic scenes so pathetic that they become comedic. The local film scene lacks good scripts, directors, and actors. I can't help but feel sorry, if not even contemptuous, of our local cinema. This movie completely turned my world around. Suddenly, I was watching a movie that is truly world class. A good script, splendid acting, and a motion picture that is bathed is SUBTLETY. I couldn't quite believe that the best movie I've seen in recent years would actually be Filipino made. I hardly saw any tears in this movie but I myself was moved to tears by just the situation presented in the movie. The actor's lines were very concise but delivered everything they needed to say. The cinematography focused on the actors with lots of close-ups. They truly made use of the visual cues to convey their message. I also found wit in here without the attendant toilet humor. This is a 3 1/2 hour movie but I guarantee that you will enjoy every moment of it. So if you have nothing better to do, check out this movie (if you can find a copy)

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