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Kailangan Kita (2002)


Rory B. Quintos


Shaira Mella Salvador (story) (as Shaira M. Salvador), Raymond Lee (story) | 3 more credits »
6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aga Muhlach ... Carl Diesta
Claudine Barretto ... Lena Duran
Johnny Delgado Johnny Delgado ... Rogelio Duran / Papay
Liza Lorena ... Consuelo Duran / Mamay
Jericho Rosales ... Abel
Dante Rivero ... Ka Pinong
Cholo Escaño Cholo Escaño ... Sonny Duran
Nicole Judalena Nicole Judalena ... Giselle Duran (as Nicki Judalena)
Igi Boy Flores ... Buboy Duran
Cris Villanueva ... Father Ruben
Rissa Mananquil-Samson Rissa Mananquil-Samson ... Crissy Duran
Gerald Madrid ... Mario
Ces Quesada ... Lucci Dellosa
Madeleine Nicolas ... Elvie Mirandilla (as Mads Nicolas)
Jon Achaval Jon Achaval ... Mr. Mirandilla (as John Achaval)


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Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

6 November 2002 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Ginataang apoy See more »

Filming Locations:

Irosin, Sorsogon, Philippines See more »

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Star Cinema See more »
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As tribute to her hometown Sorsogon in Bicol, writer Shaira Mella Salvador, sets the movie in Bicol, with the majestic Mayon Volcano on the background. See more »


Kailangan kita
Music and Lyrics by Ogie Alcasid
Performed by Gary Valenciano
Through the courtesy of GV Production, Inc. and Manila Genesis Entertainment and Management, Inc.
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The plot has some issues, but overall it's well worth seeing
7 October 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Kailangan Kita" begins with some weird and tacky sounding organ music--and I advise you to keep watching despite the cheesiness of it.

The film is about an American who was born in the Philippines. Now, after being in the States most of his life, he's back to his homeland in order to get married to another Filipino expatriate. There are some definite problems. One is that the fiancée is a model--and doesn't seem to have time for the wedding. Again and again, her fiancé needs to call her to find out why she hasn't yet arrived! Another is that slowly the fiancé finds himself falling in love with his future sister-in-law--talk about an awkward situation.

While the plot sounds a bit simple, it isn't. There are lots of twists and turns and lots of interesting stuff along the way. My only complaint is that while the love story is sweet in some ways, it's hard to really like the characters because they are also pretty selfish and stupid. See the film and I think you'll see what I mean. But, despite their flaws, the film still IS worth seeing and very interesting.

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