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Batch '81 (1982)

The lives of seven neophytes as they strive to enter a Greek letter fraternity through a difficult hazing process. The entire experience is seen through the eyes of Sid Lucero, one of the neophytes.

Director:

Mike De Leon

Writers:

Clodualdo Del Mundo Jr. (screenplay), Raquel Villavicencio (screenplay) (as Raquel N. Villavicencio) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Gil ... Sid Lucero
Sandy Andolong ... Tina
Ward Luarca Ward Luarca ... Pacoy Ledesma
Noel Trinidad ... Santi Santillan
Ricky Sandico Ricky Sandico ... Ronnie Roxas, Jr.
Jimmy Javier Jimmy Javier ... Vince (Introducing)
Rod Leido Rod Leido ... Arni Enriquez
Bing Pimentel ... Mariel
Dang Cecilio Dang Cecilio ... Pearl (as Criselda Cecilio)
Mike Arvisu ... Abet
Vic Lima Vic Lima ... Gonzalez
Dodo Cabasal Dodo Cabasal ... Pete Magtibay
Edwin Reyes Edwin Reyes ... Ding Quintos
Nanette Inventor ... Miss Casuso
Joe Jardi Joe Jardi ... Dick
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Storyline

The lives of seven neophytes as they strive to enter a Greek letter fraternity through a difficult hazing process. The entire experience is seen through the eyes of Sid Lucero, one of the neophytes.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

With the year 1981 in the title, the movie was supposed to be released in 1981. But producer Marichu Maceda waited a year for a chance to exhibit the film, fearing that its scenes of violence and explicit attack on martial law, then still in effect as imposed by Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos in 1972, would not be appreciated by the censor board. However, Marcos' daughter Aimee Marcos, at the time a leader of the youth sector that pushes for the movie, held a premiere showing at a plush suburban theater. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Upakan '81
Music by Ding Achacoso
Lyrics by Joseph Olfindo
Sung by Mike Arvisu
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Very interesting
15 April 2018 | by belohilarioSee all my reviews

The film seems low budget but the acting and the story are at a high caliber. Definitely one of the good classic movies of the PH islands.


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Details

Country:

Philippines

Language:

Tagalog | Filipino

Release Date:

18 November 1982 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

バッチ'81 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MVP Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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