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Rudolf (Dolphy) is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. He attempted to escape many times but was unsuccessfull, he realizes that he is in for the long haul and decides that his wife ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolphy ... Upoy
Jolina Magdangal ... Joey
Zsa Zsa Padilla ... Sandra
Vandolph ... Mark
Eddie Gutierrez Eddie Gutierrez ... Sam
Long Mejia ... Short
James Blanco ... Vic
Boy 2 Quizon ... Dax
Michelle Quizon Michelle Quizon ... Jana
Jeffrey Quizon ... Bar Bum
Palito Palito ... Kumander Dengue
Jon Achaval Jon Achaval ... Warden Culang
Cris Daluz Cris Daluz ... Tata Joe
Conde Ubaldo Conde Ubaldo ... Dean Ubaldo
Mel Kimura ... Miss Wari


Rudolf (Dolphy) is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. He attempted to escape many times but was unsuccessfull, he realizes that he is in for the long haul and decides that his wife Sandra (Zsa Zsa Padilla) should remarry for the sake of their children Melody (Jolina Magdangal) and Mark (Vandolph) who have been made to believe anyway that he is already dead. Many years has been passed he was informed that the real culprit has been caught and he is being released. However, instead of being happy, he is saddened by the fact that he cannot go back to his family anymore. Nevertheless he pretends to be a piano tuner so that he can visit his children. Written by ledster

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Comedy | Drama | Musical






Filipino | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

25 December 2002 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Home Along da Riber See more »

Filming Locations:

Laguna, Philippines See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RVQ Productions See more »
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Color (Fujicolor)
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Did You Know?


The role played by Eddie Gutierrez was initially offered to Edu Manzano. See more »


References Popeye (1980) See more »


Laging Tapat
Words and Music by Freddie Saturno
Arranger Rommel Villarino
Performed by Jolina Magdangal
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This is a good & interesting movie.
12 January 2005 | by JRogers4See all my reviews

For the most part this is a comedy, with a fair number of very funny comedy skits. There is some drama and some enjoyable singing. What makes it so good is that there are some real life issues that they deal with. A father separated from his family. Then reunited with at least his daughter and son. Having to deal with his wife's new boyfriend. So I felt as if I had learned a little bit along the way and gained from having watched the movie. We can laugh at ourselves and our weakness, yet still maintain some degree of dignity and respect in the process.

There is some symbolism if you want to try to figure it out. The river is a beautiful women. The river is a place where we feel small and insignificant in comparison. But for the most part this is a movie to be experienced and enjoyed. It is the first one we watch when our friends come over to visit. There are maybe 5 aspects to this movie.

I only understand English, but I could follow the movie with no problem. Comedy is a universal language. There were only a few things here and there that I needed translated and explained.

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