Set during the Philippine-American war, a short-tempered Filipino general faces an enemy more formidable than the American army: his own treacherous countrymen.

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Cast

Credited cast:
John Arcilla ...
Antonio Luna
Mon Confiado ...
Arron Villaflor ...
Joven Hernando
Jeffrey Quizon ...
Apolinario Mabini
Paulo Avelino ...
Gregorio del Pilar
Joem Bascon ...
Paco Román
Archie Alemania ...
Eduardo Rusca
Arthur Acuña ...
Manuel Bernal
Alex Vincent Medina ...
José Bernal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Abaya ...
Younger Antonio Luna
Alvin Anson ...
José Alejandrino
Noni Buencamino ...
Felipe Buencamino
Mylene Dizon ...
Isabel
Edgar Ebro ...
one of the General
Julia Enriquez ...
Nurse
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Storyline

Set during the Philippine-American war, Heneral Luna follows the life of one of Philippine History's most brilliant soldier, General Antonio Luna, as he tries to lead his countrymen against colonial masters new and old, and to rise above their own raging disputes to fulfill the promise of the Philippine Revolution.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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30 October 2015 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$15,485 (USA) (30 October 2015)

Gross:

$195,580 (USA) (13 November 2015)
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Trivia

The film was made from a script written in 1998 by E.A Rocha and Henry Hunt Francia which was based on documentary accounts about Antonio Luna. See more »

Goofs

When General Luna and his men enter a church to pray briefly after hearing news of the American attack on Santa Mesa, several statues of the Virgin Mary can be seen near a window in the background. One of them is Our Lady of Fátima; the Fátima Apparitions occurred in 1917, almost two decades after the film's time period. See more »

Crazy Credits

In a post-credits sequence, General Gregorio del Pilar (Paulo Avelino) is told there are not enough men left. He tells his aide to choose 60--the number of men he had with him when he tried to defend Aguinaldo's retreat from American soldiers at the Battle of Tirad Pass. The scene hints that Del Pilar will be the focus of the next film in a rumoured historical film trilogy by director Jerrold Tarog. See more »

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Composed and performed by Ebe Dancel
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Stylish, Creative, Well Thought, Shot, Acted and Directed...
25 September 2015 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

The notorious, bad-ass, and famous Gen. Antonio Luna was portrayed in the big screen that will make each Pilipino proud. This was one of the most outstanding performance for all of the actors involving in this film, well directed by Jerrold Tarog, and the cinematography and set pieces were jaw-dropping. The creativity and style in the part of the film where Gen. Luna closed his eyes while talking with his mother and reminisced the past days with their family and the past events that occurred in their lives and the people around them was astonishing.

BOTTOM LINE: Are you tired of watching Pinoy Movies (mostly) with lazy writing and predictable plot that focuses majority in Romance, Comedy, Romance (did I say Romance twice?)? Here is the movie that we can all be proud to say, this is how the movie should be done and treated (with CREATIVITY, WELL THOUGHT, WELL DIRECTED).


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