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Make way for Gagamboy, in this Filipino laugh-out-loud super comedy. He is a do-good crusader, defender of the poor and oppressed, protector of children, and number one enemy of Ipisman! An... See full summary »

Director:

Erik Matti

Writers:

Roselle Y. Monteverde (story) (as Roselle Monteverde-Teo), Erik Matti (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vhong Navarro ... Junie Gagamboy / Woman
Jay Manalo ... Dodoy / Ipisman
Aubrey Miles ... Liana
Long Mejia ... Kapitan Gimo
Bearwin Meily ... Abner
Renee Hampshire Renee Hampshire ... Ate Gloring (as Rene 'Ate Glow' Facunla)
Benjamin Abelarde Benjamin Abelarde ... Simeon
Chris Cruz Chris Cruz ... Bronson
Nikko Manalo Nikko Manalo ... Boogie
Ernie Zarate Ernie Zarate ... Boss
Mon Confiado ... Snatcher
Jason Jason ... Snatcher
Jenine Desiderio ... Aswang (as Janine Desiderio)
Ogie Diaz Ogie Diaz ... Stage Manager
Kathryn Bernardo ... Tsoknat
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Storyline

Make way for Gagamboy, in this Filipino laugh-out-loud super comedy. He is a do-good crusader, defender of the poor and oppressed, protector of children, and number one enemy of Ipisman! An accident at a pharmaceutical lab turns the mild-mannered and unassuming Junie, an ice cream vendor, into a superhero. Junie finds out that being strong and admired can also have its downside.

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The battle between good and evil is coming to town.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

1 January 2004 (Philippines) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

Company Credits

Production Co:

MAQ Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Supposedly the first solo movie of Vhong Navarro set for the 2003 Metro Manila Film Festival on December of 2003. But 'Star Cinema Productions Inc. [ph]' cast Vhong in Mr. Suave: Hoy! Hoy! Hoy! Hoy! Hoy! Hoy! (2003) and immediately released it on November of 2003 (making it as Vhong's first major movie). A feud between Regal Films producer Lily Y. Monteverde and the producers of 'Star Cinema Productions Inc. [ph]' developed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Game k n b?: Episode dated 21 February 2007 (2007) See more »

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Great film
5 May 2005 | by luke32jp_1999See all my reviews

Saw this film whilst on a trip to Hong Kong last year and happened to catch it at the ongoing HK Intl Film Festival. Saw the long lines of mostly HK teenagers. I felt I may be out of place but that thought lasted only a few minutes into the movie when I started laughing together with the crowd enjoying this funny film which is a third world take on Spiderman, slapstick style. It has great effects but obviously not meant to impress but enough for you to appreciate the efforts of the director who may be working on a tight budget. The movie takes place in a slum area which could be typical in a poor country like the Philippines (where this film is from). Some of the scenes were lost on me though perhaps could be too local in flavor for me to understand but I believe could be politically tinted jokes. The lead actor has great comedic timing, the production design is fantastic, and the movie translates well for both children and adults. Not sure if this available on DVD. Highly recommended.


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