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Complete credited cast:
Dina Bonnevie ...
Azenith Briones ...
Jennifer Cortez ...
Bambi Arambulo ...
Deborah Sun ...
Ricky Belmonte ...
Alfie Anido ...
Domingo Sabado ...
Jonas Sebastian ...
Tonio Gutierrez ...
Anita Linda ...
Lillian Laing ...
Bibeth Orteza ...
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Ed Villapol ...
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Chito Santos


This is a story about a group of beauty contest finalists stranded in a desert island without food, water or shelter.

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Of the three new actresses introduced by star builder Regal Films in this film, only Dina Bonnevie became successful in show business. The showbiz careers of Bambi Arambulo and Jennifer Cortez did not take off. See more »


TV Announcer: This is Elvira. Join the Ms. Manila Sunshine contest and win a house and lot, a brand new car, P20,000 pesos in cash and luxurious trip to California, the Sunshine State of America. Copies of the rules and regulations and application forms are available at the Ms. Manila Sunshine office. 1524 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati, Metro Manila. Deadline for entries is on March 31, 1980. Hurry! You may be the lucky Ms. Manila Sunshine and the world is waiting to know it!
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Beauty Queens, Manly Men, and A Big Old Queen in A Forgotten Filipino Camp Classic
1 September 2006 | by (Philippines and United States) – See all my reviews

"Temptation Island" is easily one of the funniest, wittiest Filipino films I've seen. Filipino humor, in film at least, automatically means slapstick so to see witty humor by itself is a big deal, much less one done well. Dina Bonnevie, Azenith Briones, and Bambi Arambulo deliciously play catfighting beauty queens ultimately ending up fighting for their survival in, oh yes, baby … Temptation Island! Don't ask how the heck beauty queens end up in a deserted island, just enjoy this deliberately silly early 80's film featuring a very young Dina Bonnevie, still very much active in Philippine cinema and approaching icon status, and her future "love team" partner the late Alfie Anido. The hilarious crowd is completed by two studly studs, including the late Filipino male sex symbol Ricky Belmonte, a highly stereotypical tragicomic screaming queen, and the Filipino film staple, the oppressed house maid (played by actress Debraliz?). Directed by gay fixture Joey Gosiengfiao, the film is definitely not without its faults but it's fun while it lasts. No DVD copies exist as far as I know so good luck finding a decent VHS copy.

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