Panday is a blacksmith whose real name is Flavio. When a meteor fell from the sky one night, he forged the metal from the meteor into a dagger, the balaraw. When he raises the dagger to the... See full summary »


Fernando Poe Jr. (as Ronwaldo Reyes)


Carlo J. Caparas (story), Fred Navarro (screenplay)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Poe Jr. Fernando Poe Jr. ... Flavio
Max Alvarado Max Alvarado ... Lizardo
Bentot Jr. Bentot Jr. ... Lando
Liz Alindogan ... Monica
Paquito Diaz Paquito Diaz ... Pilo
Lito Anzures Lito Anzures ... Tata Temio
Victor Bravo Victor Bravo
Vic Varrion Vic Varrion
Martha Sevilla Martha Sevilla ... Mang-aakit
Bert Olivar Bert Olivar ... Manggagamot
Max Laurel Max Laurel ... Mandirigma
Rosemarie Keller Rosemarie Keller
Eddie Gicoso Eddie Gicoso
Ernie David Ernie David
Eric Navarro Eric Navarro


Panday is a blacksmith whose real name is Flavio. When a meteor fell from the sky one night, he forged the metal from the meteor into a dagger, the balaraw. When he raises the dagger to the sky, it magically grows into a sword. He uses this magical sword to fight the evil Lizardo (Max Alvarado) and other supernatural beings. Eventually, Lizardo and his minions are destroyed. Written by ledster

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Ang Panday (1980)




Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

25 December 1980 (Philippines) See more »

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FPJ Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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This is a first in a series of fantasy - adventures of a contemporay epic hero, a smithsmaster who fights the evil forces. See more »


Followed by Dugo ng panday (1993) See more »

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Filipino Fantasy Classic
8 March 2006 | by aswang_purrmeowSee all my reviews

Ask any Filipino and you have little chance of finding someone who don't have an idea about "Ang Panday" (The Blacksmith). This Carlo Caparas opus tells the story of a blacksmith named Flavio (portrayed by Fernando Poe Jr.) who saw a meteor. When it fell to earth, he forged a sword out of the meteorite.

The meteor turned out to be a harbinger of the sinister events to come. The evil force is led by Lizardo (played by mainstay villain Max Alvarado). Flavio wields his sword against Lizardo's minions, and ultimately against Lizardo himself.

"Ang Panday" is the first of a series of Flavio's exploits. The anthology won both critical and commercial acclaim especially during the yearly Metro Manila Film Festival. Offshoots, including an animated and live-action TV series, sprang as a result. During Fernando Poe Jr.'s(FPJ) campaign for the presidency, he used the moniker "Panday". No wonder, the movie reasserted FPJ's permanent mark on Filipino popular culture.

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