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Amigo -- A fictional account of events during the Philippine-American War, where 
mayor Rafael Dacanay gets caught up in murderous cross-fire as U.S. troops garrison his village and want him to collaborate with Colonel Hardacre (Chris Cooper).

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Release Date:
6 July 2011 (Philippines) See more »
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A fictional account of events during the Philippine-American War. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 9 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Arthur Acuña ... Locsin

Irma Adlawan ... Josefa

John Arcilla ... Nenong
Merlin Bonning ... Creighton
Hoffman Cheng ... Chop-Chop (as Sai Ho Cheng)
Reymart Colestines ... Malpulgas (as Raymart Colestines)

Ermie Concepcion ... Dolores

Chris Cooper ... Col. Hardacre

Dane DeHaan ... Gil

Garret Dillahunt ... Lt. Compton
Miguel Faustman ... Captan Narvaez

Brian Lee Franklin ... Lynch

Joe Gruta ... Hilario
J.P. Jagunos ... Eloy

Ronnie Lazaro ... Simon
Rio Locsin ... Corazon
Diana Malahay ... Trinidad
Raul Manikan ... Felix

Spanky Manikan ... Tuba Joe

Pen Medina ... Albay

Raul Morit ... Chief (as Raul R. Morit)

Lucas Neff ... Shanker
James Obenza ... Joaquinito
Jemi Paretas ... Zuñiga

James Parks ... Sgt. Runnels

Bodjie Pascua ... Sixto

DJ Qualls ... Zeke
Lady Jane Rellita ... Azalea

Bembol Roco ... Policarpio

Bill Tangradi ... Dutch

Stephen Monroe Taylor ... Bates

Joel Torre ... Rafael
Ka Chun Tsoi ... Moon

Yul Vazquez ... Padre Hidalgo
Angelito Bertucio ... Villager
Janelle Borcelas ... Villager
Jean Kyle Borcelas ... Villager
John Albert Borcelas ... Villager
Mary Cris Cruz ... Villager
Ruben Denoy Jr. ... Villager
Rachelle May Fernandez ... Villager
Wendell Fernandez ... Villager
Reymark Gamayon ... Villager
Doselia Lanzon ... Villager
Rosario Lanzon ... Villager
Sheina Madale ... Villager
Rosario Mirabile ... Villager
Benedicta Moncano ... Villager
Ciriaco Moncano ... Villager
Egloferia Moncano ... Villager
Felipa Moncano ... Villager
Paterna Moncano ... Villager
Zacarias Ocdenaria ... Villager
Narciso Pana ... Villager
Florita Paderog ... Villager
Lourdes Pampilo ... Villager
Maria Fe Recamara ... Villager
Agnes Resabal ... Villager
Francisco Resabal ... Villager
Glenn Resabal ... Villager
Julie Ann Ruben ... Villager
Maria Leah Samson ... Villager
Lemuel Samampong ... Villager
Louis Marie Talinda ... Villager
Mimmi Ventures ... Villager
Ronel Zambra ... Villager
Erik Anderson ... U.S. Soldier
Dieter Balke ... U.S. Soldier
Will Boddington ... U.S. Soldier
Mique Urrejola ... U.S. Soldier
Bobby Savoca-Guay ... U.S. Soldier (as Bobby Guay)
Kenny Guay ... U.S. Soldier
Ben Harvey ... U.S. Soldier
Rainer Moore ... U.S. Soldier
Luke Renzi-Robertson ... U.S. Soldier
Jose David Sanchez ... U.S. Soldier
Ian Thompson ... U.S. Soldier

Brian Wilson ... U.S. Soldier
Ursesio Amon ... Guerilla
Argie Aquillano ... Guerilla (as Argie Anquillano)
Rodel Barbanida ... Guerilla
Gerardo Calle Jr. ... Guerilla
Rewell Gamayon Jr. ... Guerilla (as Rewel Gamayon)
Jeremias Gentallan ... Guerilla
Crommuel Mandane ... Guerilla
Renante Moraga ... Guerilla (as Reynante Moraga)
Segundo Naranjo ... Guerilla
Anecito Obenza ... Guerilla
Roberto Gica ... Coolie
Jeremias Morquilla ... Coolie
Dennis Oppus ... Coolie
Eusebio Pepito ... Coolie
Reymond Sanchez ... Coolie
Floriano Villocido ... Coolie
Ricardo Barbanida ... Vendor
Carmen Lomosbog ... Vendor
Casiano Madane ... Vendor
Anabel Suvillaga ... Vendor
Emma Tambis ... Vendor
Lucy Mae Teves ... Vendor
Edu Raganas ... Guardia Civil
Julieto Marzon ... Guardia Civil
Nick Animas ... Fiesta Band
Matias Arangoso ... Fiesta Band
Vicente Horbesia ... Fiesta Band
Vicente Montajes ... Fiesta Band
Arnolfo Turco ... Fiesta Band

Directed by
John Sayles 
 
Writing credits
John Sayles (written by)

Produced by
Arleen Cuevas .... line producer
Mario Ontal .... co-producer
Margie Templo Parks .... line producer (as Margie Templo)
Maggie Renzi .... producer
Joel Torre .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Mason Daring 
 
Cinematography by
Lee Meily (director of photography) (as Lee Briones-Meily)
 
Film Editing by
John Sayles 
 
Production Design by
Rodell Cruz 
 
Art Direction by
Dwight Gaston 
 
Set Decoration by
Shai Evangelista  (as Shailini Evangelista)
 
Costume Design by
Gino Gonzales 
 
Makeup Department
Ramil Acabo .... assistant hair (as Ramil Iligan Acabo)
Ramil Acabo .... assistant makeup (as Ramil Iligan Acabo)
Joeselino Bantolo .... barber
Cecille Baun .... head of hair
Cecille Baun .... head of makeup
Cecille Baun .... head of prosthetics
Teophy Penales .... second assistant hair
Teophy Penales .... second assistant makeup
Cheska Savoca-Guay .... assistant makeup (as Ma. Franchesca Baun Barroga)
Cheska Savoca-Guay .... assistant prosthetics (as Ma. Franchesca Baun Barroga)
 
Production Management
Manet A. Dayrit .... post-production manager: Roadrunner Network (as Manet Dayrit)
Rick Hawthorne .... post-production co-manager: Roadrunner Network
Stuart Macphee .... post-production supervisor: US
Joyce Elaine C. Mejias .... post-production supervisor (as Joce Mejias)
Robin Palmes .... assistant production manager
Rolly Palmes .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Armi Cacanindin .... second assistant director (as Armi Rae Cacanindin)
Rafael Jimenez .... first assistant director (as Rafael 'Kokoy' Jimenez)
Marinette Lusanta .... third assistant director
Cooper Resabal .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Malvin Mory Abuel .... set dresser
Eugenio Amonico .... construction helper: Bohol
Ann Ray Bajar .... art department coordinator (as Ann Rey Bajar-Banayad)
George Barbas .... set dresser
Alberto Allan Borcelas .... construction helper: Bohol
Alfredo Calipes .... construction helper: Bohol
Jonel Dabalos .... construction helper: Bohol
Maria Criselda Dacanay .... property master
Rene Dalawangbayan .... carpenter
Romy Dela Paz .... carpenter (as Romeo Dela Paz)
Jose Mariano Dichoso Jr. .... scenic artist
Daniel Fernandez .... construction supervisor
Virgilio Fernandez .... carpenter
Rewell Gamayon Jr. .... construction helper: Bohol
Rodolfo Lagahit Jr. .... scenic artist
Carlos Luna .... set dresser
Hermogenes Madaje .... construction helper: Bohol
Lauro Maningas Jr. .... set dresser
Erin John Martir .... key set dresser
Fergus Martir .... assistant property master
Bertel Moscano .... construction helper: Bohol
Nick Roman Natividad Jr. .... head scenic artist
Alex Ordoña .... carpenter (as Alex Ordon)
Ronillo Pagsibigan .... carpenter
Leonardo Pallasigue .... carpenter
Narciso Pana .... construction helper: Bohol
Julito Payawal .... on set carpenter
Ariesteo Prades .... on set carpenter
Manuel Resabal .... construction helper: Bohol
Serafin Salvador Jr. .... carpenter (as Serafin Salvador)
Roman Santos .... carpenter
Romarico Solitario .... carpenter
Artemio Tambis .... construction helper: Bohol
Warren Telewik .... construction helper: Bohol
Jonathan Tepait .... set dresser (as Jonathan Tepaet)
Michael Teves .... carpenter
Michael Teves .... construction helper: Bohol
Juanito Torres .... on-set propsman
Benedicto Tuang .... scenic artist
Geraldo Usman .... carpenter
Jason Velasquez .... scenic artist
Joaquin Villamater Jr. .... set dresser (as Joaquin Villamater)
Wilson Zurbano .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Jedricke Caballa .... assistant sound editor (as Jed Caballa)
Lamberto Casas Jr. .... adr sound editor (as Bebet Casas)
Lamberto Casas Jr. .... sound effects and foley (as Bebet Casas)
Ronald Casas .... audio post-production coordinator: Roadrunner Network
Dennis Cham .... audio coordinator: Manila
Daniel Crisologo .... adr sound editor
Daniel Crisologo .... sound effects and foley
Ronald de Asis .... sound supervisor
Debra Dobkin .... adr: LA
Ben Harvey .... adr sound editor
Ben Harvey .... sound effects and foley
Marti D. Humphrey .... re-recording mixer
Joseph Hutalla .... assistant sound editor (as Joseph Huntalla)
Chris M. Jacobson .... re-recording mixer
Judy Karp .... sound mixer
Arnel M. Labayo .... adr sound editor (as Arnel Labayo)
Arnel M. Labayo .... sound effects and foley (as Arnel Labayo)
Vinly Lava .... assistant sound editor
Christopher Mendoza .... assistant sound editor
Elroy Montano .... adr sound editor
Elroy Montano .... sound effects and foley
John Joseph Presingular .... assistant sound editor
Herbert Relagio .... second boom operator
Jaime Reyes .... boom operator
Kathrine Ariane Salinas .... assistant sound editor (as Katherine Salinas)
Joel Santiago .... adr sound editor
Joel Santiago .... sound effects and foley
Brad Semenoff .... sound editor
Karlo Vicente .... adr sound editor
Karlo Vicente .... sound effects and foley
Mandell Winter .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Gilbert Gultiano .... special effects
Manuel Macapagal .... head effects man
Hilario Mercado .... special effects
Ed Sto. Domingo .... special effects (as Edgardo Sto. Domingo)
 
Visual Effects by
Aldo Aguilar .... visual effects film supervisor: Roadrunner Network
Francis Arandez .... visual effects artist: Roadrunner Network
Melvin Doctolero .... visual effects artist: Roadrunner Network
Ralph Ligeralde .... visual effects artist: Roadrunner Network
Marites Mendoza .... visual effects producer: Roadrunner Network (as Tess Mendoza)
Ephraim Sepe .... visual effects artist: Roadrunner Network
Tanya Singh .... visual effects artist: Roadrunner Network
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Apollo Anao .... second assistant second camera
Ruel Angeles .... grip
Raymundo Belas .... gaffer
Delfin Betiz .... grip
Sherwin Borgonia .... second assistant camera
Saturnino Cesario .... second electrician
Rolly Combo .... grip
Marlon Coquilla .... key grip
Mary Cybulski .... still photographer
Clarissa delos Reyes .... second camera operator (as Clarissa de los Reyes)
Noel Faeldonia .... electrician
Alma S. Forte .... technical supervisor (as Alma Cuario-Forte)
Benito Gatchalian .... camera crew (as Benito Gatchalian Jr.)
Danny Jabon .... assistant crane operator
Ruben Lazaro .... grip
Joel Lindholm .... second dolly operator
Ulysses Makiling .... first assistant camera
Ronald Matias .... genet operator
Michael Naranjo .... dolly operator (as Michael Naranio)
John Robert Ong .... vtr assistant
Arvin Rait .... first assistant second camera
Arvin Rait .... third assistant camera
Joel Tamparong .... genet operator
Emilio Torente .... crane operator
Eugene Tumangob .... vtr operator
 
Casting Department
Vives Anunciacion .... casting: Bohol (as Roy Vives Anunciacion)
Ronnie Lazaro .... casting: Manila
Debra Zane .... casting: US
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joymie D. Abapo .... set costumer
Zenaida Baldicana .... laundry woman
Mary Grace Castillo .... key costumer
Rebecca Castillo .... seamstress
Anthony Catubig .... breakdown artist
Marites Dalapo .... seamstress
Marites Dalapo .... set costumer
Timotea Dalapo .... cutter
Ching Danseco .... costume continuity (as Cicero Danseco)
Milagros Estadilla .... costume shop manager
Marilou Flores .... cutter
Danilo Garzon .... key costumer
Maria Brechyl Gascal .... seamstress
Remigio Gomez .... shoemaker
Rose Lamosig .... seamstress
Doselia Lanzon .... laundry woman
Ferdillan Lumansaz .... breakdown artist
Antonio Mallari .... chief tailor
Joyce Elaine C. Mejias .... key costumer (as Joce Mejias)
Dexter Naquila .... breakdown artist
Anacita Padilla .... seamstress
Melissa Pagod .... seamstress
Maria Fe Recamara .... laundry woman (as Maria Fe Remacara)
Steve Salvador .... costume supervisor
Mercy Solis .... seamstress
Warren Telewik .... set costumer
Mimmi Ventures .... laundry woman
Isabelita Vidal .... cutter
 
Editorial Department
Ira Casas .... post-production coordinator: Roadrunner Network (as Ira Dizon Casas)
Pedro Chuidian .... digital intermediate: Roadrunner Network
Pedro Chuidian .... film recordist: Roadrunner Network
Riza Cruz .... post-production producer: Roadrunner Network
Pong De Leon .... post-production producer: Roadrunner Network
Richard Francia .... colorist: Roadrunner Network
Richard Francia .... film recordist: Roadrunner Network
Sheryll Lopez .... associate avid editor: Roadrunner Network
Jaymee Olonan .... post-production coordinator: Roadrunner Network
Loren Rabadam .... post-production coordinator: Roadrunner Network
 
Music Department
Michael Alba .... musician: percussion
Sierra Alparce .... musician: bandurria, University of the Philippines Rondalla (as Sierra C. Alparce)
Sammy Asuncion .... musician: hegalong
Mariefrance V. Ballester .... musician: octavina, University of the Philippines Rondalla
Rodil S. Bautista .... musician: bass, University of the Philippines Rondalla
K.C. Caballero .... recording engineer
Elaine Juliet E. Cabucom .... music conductor: University of the Philippines Rondalla
Elaine Juliet E. Cabucom .... musician: bandurria, University of the Philippines Rondalla
Budeth Casinto .... musician: percussion (as Budeths)
Jeck S.J. Cenidoza .... musician: trombone
Dennis Cham .... chief engineer
Mason Daring .... musician: bugle
Benedicto Dela Peret Jr. .... musician: tuba
Lester Demetillo .... musician: classical guitar
Max Dimayuga .... musician: octavina, University of the Philippines Rondalla
Joshua Gapasin .... musician: guitar, University of the Philippines Rondalla (as Joshua Gasapin)
Richard Gonzaga .... musician: trumpets
Nimo Hernandez .... musician: bamboo flute
Roger Herrera Jr. .... musician: upright bass
Antoni Josef Inacay .... musician: cello
Duke Levine .... musician: guitar/mandolin/octave mandolin
Dix Lucero .... musician: flute
Salito Malca .... session supervisor
Raul Manikan .... musician: guitar, El Pipo 2009
Grace Nono .... vocals
Billy Novick .... musician: clarinet
Mark Jason C. Nuyda .... musician: laud, University of the Philippines Rondalla
Junjun Regalado .... musician: drum
Dave Schacter .... additional music recordist
Dave Schacter .... music mixer
Stuart Schulman .... musician: fiddle
Andrea Mae Tamayo .... musician: bandurria, University of the Philippines Rondalla
Mark Villar .... assistant engineer
 
Transportation Department
Emiliano Ali .... driver
Reno Balili .... driver
Joselito Bermoy .... driver
Joel Cabacungan .... transportation coordinator
Jessie Crame .... driver
Gilbert Dayan .... head driver (as Gilbert Tan Dayan)
Michael Domondon .... grip driver (as Michael Domondo)
Pedrito Dumape .... driver
Roger Guisihan .... driver
Segundino Hencianos .... driver
Cito Jandayan .... driver
Wilbert Operiano .... driver
Alejandro Piquerro .... driver
Phillip Racaza .... driver
Alex Romano .... grip driver (as Alexander Romano)
Edgardo Silva .... driver
Simeon Torrejes .... driver
 
Other crew
Edwin Ahorro .... caterer (as Edwin Adhorro)
Judith Arancano .... catering staff
Kennyron Aroffo .... utility (as Kennyron Arrofo)
Tara Berman .... office intern: Anarchists' Convention
Darwin Bolsico .... script supervisor
Rachel Brenna .... office intern: Anarchists' Convention
Doug Burack .... accountant: Lutz & Carr
Albert Cahapon .... utility
Andrea F. Cannistraci .... production counsel: U.S. (as Andrea Cannistraci)
Ferdinand Capacia .... consultant for religious articles (as Bro. Ferdinand Capacia)
Michael Christian Cardoz .... coordinator: Manila (as Michael Cardoz)
Melany June Clarin .... set medic
Eva Coquilla .... production office intern
Joseph Cruel .... operations manager: Roadrunner Network (as Joseph Desmond Cruel)
Gabrielle Marie Dayan .... production office assistant
Michael Deagbil .... utility
Rafael del Casal .... consultant for religious articles
Joseph Denoy .... utility
Marvin Denoy .... utility
Bethany Dettmore .... office intern: Anarchists' Convention
Uriah Dypuekeng .... systems administrator: Roadrunner Network
Richard Francia .... imaging specialist: Roadrunner
Melchora Hangad .... catering staff
Susan Hippen .... office intern: Anarchists' Convention
Jose F. Lacaba .... translator: Tagalog
Fely Magsoling .... catering staff
Crommuel Mandane .... catering staff
Dani Mei Manuel .... production office coordinator
Keetin Mayakara .... office manager: Anarchists' Convention, US (as Keetin Cheung)
Emma Milagros .... catering staff
Bebeth Moncano .... coordinator: Bohol
Joannah Joy Moncano .... production office assistant
Marcelino Mosquera .... production accountant
Marcellino Mosquera .... post-production accountant
Danelle Myron .... office manager: Anarchists' Convention
Maria Elena Nolasco .... catering staff
Mary Ann Paladin .... field cashier
Ronnie Palmes .... production assistant
Mikael Angelo Pestaño .... assistant operations manager: Roadrunner Network
Julia Pontecorvo .... social media
Cooper Resabal .... coordinator: Bohol
Enrico Romero .... utility
Alexandra Rosenmann .... office intern: Anarchists' Convention
Kate Sena .... office intern: Anarchists' Convention
Anabel Suvillaga .... extras coordinator
Serg Nino Talinda .... production assistant
Vanessa Ulgado .... production office coordinator
Norberto Vizmanos .... utility
Richard Guay .... production consultant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Benedicto Alcala .... special thanks
Rolando S. Atienza .... special thanks
Efren Bongay .... special thanks (as Rev. Fr. Efren Bongay)
Zosimo Comidoy .... special thanks
Gil Del Prado .... special thanks (as Supt. Gil Del Prado)
Leoncio Evasco Jr. .... special thanks (as Maribojoc Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr.)
Almonical Family .... special thanks
Gaspe-Budlong Family .... special thanks
Maria Asuncion Fandan .... special thanks
Paul Gelig .... special thanks
Hygeia Guibone .... special thanks (as Sis. Hygeia Guibone)
Vivencio Husain Jr. .... special thanks (as Rev. Fr. Vivencio Husain Jr.)
Rosemarie Lim Imboy .... special thanks (as Loay Mayor Rosemarie Lim Imboy)
Eliseo Labaria III .... special thanks (as Atty. Eliseo Labaria III)
Michael Lazo .... special thanks
Lloyd Peter Lopez .... special thanks (as Loon Mayor Lloyd Peter Lopez)
Jose Sinforiano Monton .... special thanks (as Rev. Fr. Jose Sinforiano Monton)
Vincent Nalzaro .... special thanks: Agahay, Maribojoc
Argerio Paña .... special thanks (as Rev. Fr. Argerio Paña)
George Ramirez .... special thanks
Vito Rapal .... special thanks
Cecil Rebosura .... special thanks (as Antequerra Mayor Cecil Rebosura)
Aniceto Resabal .... special thanks
Digna Santiago .... special thanks
Julio Sumaylo .... special thanks
Raul Sunico .... special thanks (as Raul M. Sunico)
Ben Udtohan .... special thanks (as Benjamin Udtohan)
Luigi Versoza .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for some violence and language
Runtime:
USA:124 min (cut version)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | USA:R (certificate #46309)

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The lyrics of the ending theme was written by Jose Rizal. Joel Torre plays 'Jose Rizal' in 3rd World Hero (2000), and a character created by Jose Rizal in José Rizal (1998).See more »
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Title Card:At the beginning of the last century, the United States declared war on Spain. They pledged to free the island of Cuba, ninety miles to their south, from colonial rule. It was thus that the American troops came to yet another Spanish colony, half a world away. They decided to stay.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Providing Perspective, 8 April 2012
Author: Ziglet_mir from United States

Being an American, I have taken my fair share of history courses and studied many of the wars America has been in ever since it's formation and eventual birth in 1776. Just like everyone else, I leaned about Francis Scott Keys and the thirteen original colonies, but above all that, I also learned about the many events and politics which led to our independence. In school, they teach us about WWI and WWII as well as The Civil War, The revolution, the French and Indian War, etc etc. However, as history is so big and vast it well comes down to the perspective of how it is written and how one receives it.

John Sayles has taken on an incredible project. He has done something only one other filmmaker has done, and portrayed all his characters and events in a very different perspective. I say we learn about all the big wars and we always root for America, but Sayles brings to the big screen something that even today we hold in contention, which is the right for one country to invade another. The Philippine-American war is something any American can say they've never heard of (for the most part). It is a part of history America never looks back at, and there are reasons why. Sayles chooses to show America as the invader; the people who don't belong in the situation at hand (such as the War in Iraq), and it is a very intriguing perspective.

The story focuses on a small garrison of American soldiers who have taken post at a small baryo in the Philippines. We're introduced to a whole array of characters with very solid acting behind them all. There are great turns by DJ Qualls, Dane DeHann, Lucas Neff, and Brian Lee Franklin supported by the promising Garrett Dillahunt and always wonderful Chris Cooper. But above them all Joel Torre steals the show as the main character, Rafael, who is also what the title refers too.

Sayles masterfully crafts scene after scene and leads us through a captivating story. Throughout the film, Sayles makes us wonder, "Who is right?" or "What if both sides are right?", while there is a heavy wondering of God and if doing what God says justifies your actions. But then, what about personal choice or following your heart? Between Rafael and his rebellious son, there is a rift. His son helps the colonials, while Rafael is restricted to do what he wishes and must follow the American law that resides.

This is a film I recommend to all who enjoy the 'forgotten' parts of history. What Sayles has done here is another remarkable job of writing and directing while also serving another very unique perspective to the events which happened during the Philippine- American War. It's wonderful storytelling that leads to another well-crafted and haunting John Sayles-esque ending.

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