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Rizal sa Dapitan (1997)

Director:

Tikoy Aguiluz

Writers:

Jose F. Lacaba (screenplay), Vic Torres (story/research and additional screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Martinez Albert Martinez ... Jose Rizal
Amanda Page Amanda Page ... Josephine Bracken
Roy Alvarez ... Capt. Carnicero
Jaime Fabregas ... Father Sanchez (as Jimmy Fabregas)
Candy Pangilinan ... Maria
Tess Dumpit Tess Dumpit ... Narcisa
Rustica Carpio ... Teodora Alonzo
Nonie Buencamino ... Pio Valenzuela (as Noni Buencamino)
Carelle Manuela Carelle Manuela ... Manuela Orlac
Soliman Cruz ... Pablo Mercado
Junell Hernando ... Joselito
Cris Michelena Cris Michelena ... Father Obach (as Chris Michelena)
Paul Holmes Paul Holmes ... George Taufer
John Eastwood John Eastwood ... Rizal Student
Joseph Eastwood Joseph Eastwood ... Rizal Student
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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Tagalog | Filipino

Release Date:

1997 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Rizal de Dapitan See more »

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rizal as god
2 November 2003 | by pope_innocentyearsSee all my reviews

'rizal sa dapitan is only one of several rizal movies which portrayed the philippine national hero as a messianic figure who came to earth to save all filipinos.

as we all know, two influential books and a martyrdom does not make a god and the movie 'rizal sa dapitan' portrayed the national hero as someone all-knowing and all-powerful. albert martinez does a very bland rizal, and amanda page gave a very forgettable performance. the only redeeming factor of this movie was the performance of candy pangilinan who portrayed a thoughtful and loving sister who looked after his little brother.

rizal sa dapitan is entirely created out of the director and scriptwriter's imagination, with a real 'what if' premise. after two hours of viewing, audiences will yawn and bob their sleepy heads once in a while, and afterwards they will ask themselves: "so what?" for a true entertaining and historical experience on the life of the world's most popular filipino, watch marilou abaya's 'jose rizal' instead.


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