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BuyBust (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, 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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Action | Crime | Thriller


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Originally set to release in February, 28 2018 but the studio decided to complete the principal photography. See more »

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Go Philippines action movie go !
12 May 2019 | by phanthingaSee all my reviews

BuyBust is my first exposure to the cinema industry of the Philippines and I gotta say your guys just earn another follower thank to this brutal "Die Hard in a Slum" movie. I see many people often compared BuyBust to The Raid a fantastic action movie from Indonesia in a distasteful manner and I wholeheartedly agree with them about how cliche and boring the plot is but not the action. If The Raid shock people with how well choreographed the brutal fight in Pencak Silat style then for about 1h 50 min of the pure chaotic and merciless street fight of BuyBust will do the same. I absolutely love Anne Curtis and Brandon Vera so I hope this is not the last time I see them together

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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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