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Carlo J. Caparas (story)
Fred Navarro (screenplay)
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25 December 1980 (Philippines) See more »
Panday is a blacksmith whose real name is Flavio. When a meteor fell from the sky one night, he forged the metal from the meteor into a dagger... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Fernando Poe Jr.  (as Ronwaldo Reyes)
Writing credits
Carlo J. Caparas (story)

Fred Navarro (screenplay)

Produced by
Fernando Poe Jr. .... producer (as FPJ)
Original Music by
Ernani Cuenco 
Cinematography by
Ver Reyes  (as Ver P. Reyes)
Film Editing by
Augusto Salvador 
Makeup Department
Tony Artieda .... makeup supervisor
Tinay Manahan .... makeup artist
Rey Salamat .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Danny Cadatal .... production manager
Carmencita L. Eusebio .... general manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Boy Antiporda .... sub-assistant director
Santiago Garcia .... assistant director
Art Department
Jun Pineda .... assistant setting director
Rolando Sacristia .... setting director
Sound Department
Rudy Baldovino .... re-recording mixer
Jay Jacinto .... sound editor
Jun Martinez .... sound effects
Ben Patajo .... sound engineer
Levy Principe .... field soundman
Special Effects by
Cesar Abejuela .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Vic Celino .... graphics (as Vic S. Celino)
Mario Escudero .... fencing instructor
Camera and Electrical Department
Diog De Castro .... still photographer
Boy Dominguez .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Rene Esteva .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ernie de la Peña .... lyricist: theme song
Cathy Melendrez .... performer: theme song
Other crew
Boy Benoza .... production assistant
Mediong Buensuceso .... schedule master (as Mediong Buensoceso)
Ross F. Celino Jr. .... publicity and promotions
Victor General .... processing in charge
Bebot Singson .... shooting coordinator
Clemente Talimoro .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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This is a first in a series of fantasy - adventures of a contemporay epic hero, a smithsmaster who fights the evil forces.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Filipino Fantasy Classic, 8 March 2006
Author: aswang_purrmeow from Philippines

Ask any Filipino and you have little chance of finding someone who don't have an idea about "Ang Panday" (The Blacksmith). This Carlo Caparas opus tells the story of a blacksmith named Flavio (portrayed by Fernando Poe Jr.) who saw a meteor. When it fell to earth, he forged a sword out of the meteorite.

The meteor turned out to be a harbinger of the sinister events to come. The evil force is led by Lizardo (played by mainstay villain Max Alvarado). Flavio wields his sword against Lizardo's minions, and ultimately against Lizardo himself.

"Ang Panday" is the first of a series of Flavio's exploits. The anthology won both critical and commercial acclaim especially during the yearly Metro Manila Film Festival. Offshoots, including an animated and live-action TV series, sprang as a result. During Fernando Poe Jr.'s(FPJ) campaign for the presidency, he used the moniker "Panday". No wonder, the movie reasserted FPJ's permanent mark on Filipino popular culture.

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