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BuyBust (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 10 August 2018 (USA)
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An anti-drug enforcement agency stages a massive drug bust in the slums of Manila.


Erik Matti


Anton Santamaria (screenplay) (as Anton C. Santamaria), Erik Matti (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
8 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Curtis ... Nina Manigan
Brandon Vera ... Rico Yatco
Victor Neri ... Bernie Lacson
Arjo Atayde ... Biggie Chen
Levi Ignacio ... Chongki
Alex Calleja ... Teban
Lao Rodriguez ... Rudy Dela Cruz
Joross Gamboa ... Cocky
Ricky Pascua Ricky Pascua ... Solomon
Nonie Buencamino ... Director Alvarez
Sheenly Gener ... Alda Lacson
AJ Muhlach ... Gelo Elia
Mara Lopez ... Loren Santos
Tarek El Tayech ... Iggy Hizon
Maddie Martinez Maddie Martinez ... Dora


After surviving the slaughter of her entire squad in a drug raid compromised by dirty cops, anti-narcotics special operative Nina Manigan (Anne Curtis), is eager to go head-to-head with the drug cartels that hold a bloody grip on Manila. But when her new mission in the city's most dangerous slum goes south, the angry civilians turn on her squad. Trapped between a brutal drug gang and hordes of bloodthirsty citizens, their only option is to fight their way out, turning one claustrophobic street at a time into a symphony of apocalyptic violence.

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Anne Curtis had to chop all her hair for this role. It's the shortest she ever cut her hair. See more »

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Good one that could have been better
31 August 2020 | by child_of_OrionSee all my reviews

I'll start with something I noticed as a complaint in other reviews: the camera. And yes, mainly in the first half, where all the action is so to say starting, it is a bit crappy, but still not that bad as you can see it in some Hollywood blockbusters. For me, the sound is a bigger problem, especially when it comes to the speech - too low. Anyway, the actors are fine, it isn't something that requires a master acting skills, but anyway, a crappy actor can turn a good movie into a bad one. As far as it goes for the fighting scenes - average, don't expect something like Iko Uwais, Tony Jaa or Scott Adkins.

The idea for the movie is fine, it's just the overall release could have been better done, just a bit more. But for the type of movies that this one is, I still find it good enough, yet not among the best ones as it is similar to The Raid: Redemption, but not at its level.

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Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$77,955, 12 August 2018

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2.35 : 1
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