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On the Job (2013)

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Filipino crime thriller inspired by a real-life scandal in which prison inmates are temporarily released from prison to work as contract killers on behalf of politicians and high ranking military officials.

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Erik Matti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Piolo Pascual ... Francis Coronel, Jr.
Gerald Anderson ... Daniel
Joel Torre ... Tatang / Mario Maghari
Joey Marquez ... SPO1 Joaquin Acosta
Michael De Mesa ... Congressman Manrique
Leo Martinez ... General Pacheco
Angel Aquino ... Lulette
Vivian Velez ... Thelma
Shaina Magdayao ... Nicky
William Martinez ... Rex
Rayver Cruz ... Bernabe
Empress Schuck ... Tina
Dawn Jimenez Dawn Jimenez ... Diane
Lito Pimentel ... Pol
Michael Flores ... Freddie
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Storyline

A gritty crime-thriller about four men struggling to survive and a make living for themselves and their respective loved ones. Two are former prison inmates, hired as contract killers, and the two other are law enforcers and investigators, caught in the loop of corrupt government officials. Mario intends to go straight when he gets parole, and Daniel a younger inmate and Mario's apprentice, is set to replace him as hired killer. Joaquin and Francis are the police officers tangled in a moral conflict. The two groups inevitably collide. Written by rodbyron

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

28 August 2013 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

OJT See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,308, 4 October 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$161,217, 13 October 2013
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1.85 : 1
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A Filipino dazzling and utter masterpiece
7 May 2014 | by karmaswimswamiSee all my reviews

"On The Job" is jarringly excellent, with a brilliant ensemble cast playing interwoven and well-developed characters in a brilliantly lensed and thoroughgoingly scripted gritty underworld drama. Although this film is about nihilistic ways that are dark, one thrills to watch the creative accomplishments of artists so powerful and so effortlessly in mastery of their prowess as are on display here. "On The Job" is the strongest film of its kind since Hector Babenco's brilliant "Pixote." The bleakness has the redemptive and cathartic power of "Breaking Bad" and if this isn't the best film ever from the Philippines, the Filipino film that trumps it must be unimaginably good. I was spellbound, rapt, entranced, and find myself driven to re-watch "On The Job."


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