Cirio H. Santiago (1936–2008)

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Producer/director Cirio H. Santiago is the son of Dr. Ciriaco Santiago, who founded Premiere Productions in Manila in 1946. He has two siblings. After starting out as a producer he started directing english-language movies in the early 70s. Santiago became one of the pioneers of the "Blaxploitation" genre by being one of the first to cast black ... See full bio »

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Water Lily Director
Firecracker Director
Stryker Director
Hell Hole Director


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 2014 Water Wars
 2005 Bloodfist 2050 (TV Movie)
 1997 Nagmumurang kamatis (as Cirio Santiago)
 1994 Stranglehold
 1994 Ultimatum
 1994 One Man Army
 1993 Angelfist
 1993 Kill Zone
 1993 Firehawk (Video)
 1991 Battle Gear
 1991 Dune Warriors
 1989 Silk 2
 1989 Nam Angels (Video)
 1988 Fast Gun
 1986 Silk
 1984 Final Mission
 1983 Caged Fury
 1983 Stryker
 1981 Firecracker
 1978 Hell Hole
 1978 Fighting Mad
 1978 Doble kara
 1976 The Muthers
 1975 Cover Girl Models (as Cirio Santiago)
 1974 Happy Days Are Here Again (Documentary)
 1974 Carnival Song
 1974 TNT Jackson (as Cirio Santiago)
 1974 Fe, Esperanza, Caridad (segment "Fe")
 1974 El negro
 1973 Fly Me (as Cirio Santiago)
 1973 Savage!
 1969 Panagupa
 1967 Bravados
 1967 Marko aintado
 1967 Alamid
 1966 Room 69
 1966 Pistolero
 1964 Scorpio
 1964 Lagalag
 1964 Ging
 1963 Los palikeros
 1962 Leon Marahas
 1962 Walang Susuko
 1961 Konsiyerto ng kamatayan (segment "Lumuluhang Bangkay")
 1959 Hawaiian Boy
 1959 Ultimatum
 1958 Pusang itim
 1958 Water Lily
 1957 Pusakal
 1957 Bicol Express
 1956 Apat na Kasaysayang Ginto (30 Sandali)
 1955 Paltik
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Alternate Names:

Leonard Hermes | Cirio Santiago

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