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Just Like Before (2006)
"Tulad ng dati" (original title)

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A movie about the Filipino rock Band The Dawn.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jett Pangan ...
Himself (as The Dawn)
J.B. Leonor ...
Himself (as The Dawn)
Francis Reyes ...
Himself (as The Dawn)
Buddy Zabala ...
Himself (as The Dawn)
Carlos Balcells ...
Himself (as The Dawn)
Ping Medina ...
Teddy Diaz
Agot Isidro ...
Beth Pangan
Mylene Dizon ...
Zoe Sandejas ...
Erica Pangan
Raffy Francisco ...
Nina Sandejas ...
VJ Nina
Karl Roy ...
Buko Raymundo ...
Buko Dan
Philip Corpus ...
Kendiman (as Flip Corpus)
Edsel Ochoa ...


TULAD NG DATI follows the current exploits of the Filipino rock band, The Dawn, composed of Teddy Diaz, JB Leonor, Caloy Balcells and Jett Pangan. During the second half of the 1980s, the band had risen to become the most influential musical rock group of the time. At the height of their popularity, their leader, Teddy Diaz is murdered. The remaining members decide to continue on with the music but eventually disband in 1996. In 2003, The Dawn reunited. Tulad ng Dati starts in 2006. It revolves around the character of Jett Pangan who is nearing his forties. Jett has lost his passion for music and life and entertains thoughts of retiring from the band. On a fateful night, Jett is assaulted by a burglar and goes into a coma. He wakes up with no memory of his life after 1988. He remembers that he is 20 years old and is at the peak of his career with The Dawn. Not satisfied with how things turned out with his life, he tries to change everything back to the way it used to be. The path he ... Written by cinemalaya 2006

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25 April 2007 (Philippines)  »

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Tulad ng Dati was taken from the title of the band's 20th year anniversary album which was released ahead of this movie, and was not initially intended as the movie soundtrack album. See more »

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Must watch for Philippine Band Junkies and Afficionados!
23 May 2008 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

One of the most refreshing indie films I've seen in awhile, loved the concept of merging fact and reality to fiction and alternate reality. The films shows the beginnings of the band till the initial break-up up to the reunion in 2006 for the album Tulad ng Dati.

It tackles how the band deals with popularity then and now and how they gain maturity as individuals through the years.

Jet Pangan and JB Leonor were marvelous and Francis Reyes provides comic relief at times and proved to be the most desirable character in the movie! especially toward the ala- crossroads duel towards the end.

This film takes you back to the new wave era and just wants you to reminisce of the old days. For the band junkies out there this film is a must watch! one hell of a soundtrack too! Enveloped Ideas anyone?!

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