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Saturday, September 5, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 44: FERNANDO POE, JR., SHERYL CRUZ, WITH SANDY ANDOLONG, LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, DENCIO PADILLA IN "ANG LEON AT ANG KUTING" (1980)


"Ang Leon at ang Kuting" (1980)
FPJ Productions
Release Date June 12, 1980
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Armando A. Herrera
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Sheryl Cruz/ Also Starring Sandy Andolong, Leopoldo Salcedo, Dencio Padilla


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

FERNANDO POE, JR., AMALIA FUENTES, CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, EDDIE GARCIA, CHARO SANTOS, ELIZABETH OROPESA, JAY ILAGAN, CHANDA ROMERO IN EDDIE ROMERO'S "AGUILA" (1980)


"Aguila" (1980)
Bancom Audiovision Corporation
Release Date February 14, 1980
Cinematography Mike de Leon
Art Direction Mel Chionglo
Music Ryan Cayabyab
Associate Producer Raffy Fabie
Executive Producer Jackie Atienza
Direction Eddie Romero
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Amalia Fuentes, Christopher de Leon, Elizabeth Oropesa, Eddie Garcia, Jay Ilagan, Chanda Romero, Charo Santos, Daria Ramirez, Celia Rodriguez, Orestes Ojeda, Susan Valdez, Andrea Andolong, Johnny Delgado, Conrad Poe




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Philippine Panorama/ February 3, 1980


"At a cost of P5M and a cast of thousands, two years in the making and three hours and a half long, 'Aguila' soars through the private life of a Filipino and the history of his country" says the banner of the Cover Story article of the February 3, 1980 issue of Philippine Panorama on FPJ's 1980 epic movie. The article was written by Chelo R. Banal

"The movie is called "Aguila" and contrary to what is being whispered about by birdwatchers, it isn't about an eagle that preys on parish priests. It took 12 stars, 60 production staff and crewmen, 7,000 extras, 120 different locations, and 100 days to film 204 pages of script about the life of Daniel Aguila which traverses the 1890s to the 1970s."

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The movie, "Aguila" chronicles the passionate saga of the life and times of the Aguila family headed by the elderly Daniel Aguila (Fernando Poe, Jr.). Spanning a period of 80 years, beginning with the 1896 Philippine Revolution up to the 70s, Aguila's family is unraveled through flashbacks and memories. Three movie clips of the movie were uploaded showing Aguila as he aged, in his thirties, as a military officer stationed in Mindanao, during the American occupation---




As a 61 year-old retiree, who was having an affair with a young woman (portrayed by a young and seductive Daria Ramirez).




And at 88, a very, very old man who was frustrated with his life in the city, finally seen peace and serenity among the Aetas in Mindanao. After a long search, he was found by his son, Mari (Christopher de Leon), where the young Aguila was enlightened on the true value and meaning of life. “Huwag mo na linlangin ang sarili mo, anak. Hindi ako ang hinahanap mo sa kabuuan ng iyong paglalakbay. Ang tunay na hinahanap mo ay kahulugan," declares the elder Aguila, Daniel (played by FPJ) as he talks and advises his son (Christopher de Leon) why he decides to stay with the Aeta. This concluding part of the three-and-half hour epic movie can be viewed below---





Courtesy of Bancom Audiovision

Friday, August 14, 2020

FERNANDO POE, JR., TINA MONASTERIO, YVETTE CHRISTINE, PAQUITO DIAZ, LITO ANZURES, VIC DIAZ, BENTOT, JR., ROMY DIAZ AND MAX ALVARADO IN "ANG LIHIM NG GUADALUPE" (1979)


"Ang Lihim ng Guadalupe" (1979)
FPJ Productions
Official Entry to the 5th Metro Manila Film Festival
Release Date December 25, 1979
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Armando A. Herrera
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Tina Monasterio, Yvette Christine, Paquito Diaz, Lito Anzures, Vic Diaz, Bentot, Jr., Romy Diaz and Max Alvarado



Saturday, July 25, 2020

FERNANDO POE, JR., SUSAN ROCES, WITH DENCIO PADILLA, TINA LOY, JERRY PONS, SUBAS HERRERO, VIC VARRION IN "MAHAL... GINAGABI KA NA NAMAN" (1979)


"Mahal... Ginagabi Ka Na Naman" (1979)
FPJ Productions
Release Date December 7, 1979
Title Song sung by Geraldine
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Sergio Lobo
Music and Direction Pablo Vergara
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Susan Roces/ Also starring Dencio Padilla, Tina Loy, Jerry Pons, Subas Herrero, Vic Varrion/ Featuring Metring david, Ely Roque, Mely tagasa, Popoy, Moody Diaz, Palito/ Special participation of Trixia Gomez, Yvonne Salcedo and Geraldine/ Guest star- Rod Navarro

Friday, July 10, 2020

FERNANDO POE, JR., CHARO SANTOS, JULIE VEGA AND ROLAND DANTES, WITH PAQUITO DIAZ, VIC DIAZ, JOONEE GAMBOA, RUEL VERNAL IN "DURUGIN SI TOTOY BATO" (1979)


"Durugin si Totoy Bato" (1979)
FPJ Productions
Release Date November 9, 1979
Serialized in Modern Romances and True Confessions Mazazine
Story Carlo J. Caparas
Screenplay Eddie Romero
Cinematography Ben Lobo
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Armando A. Herrera
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr,, Charo Santos, Julie Vega and Roland Dantes/ Also Starring Paquito Diaz, Vic Diaz, Joonee Gamboa, Ruel Vernal, Anita Linda, Nello Nayo, Victor Bravo, Vic Varrion, Max Laurel









"Durugin si Totoy Bato"
Nobela ni Carlo J. Caparas
Guhit ni Gonzales
Inilathala sa Modern Romances and True Confessions Magazine/1979

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

FERNANDO POE, JR., SUSAN ROCES, WITH TINA MONASTERIO, VERONICA JONES, DENCIO PADILLA, JERRY PONS IN "MAHAL...SAAN KA NANGGALING KAGABI?" (1979)



"Mahal... Saan Ka Nanggaling Kagabi?" (1979)
FPJ Productions
Release Date June 21, 1979
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Ben Lobo
Music and Direction Pablo Vergara
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Susan Roces/ Also Starring Tina Monasterio, Veronica Jones, Dencio Padilla, Jerry Pons, Victor Bravo, Vic Varrion, Tina Loy, Metring David, Popoy, Marissa Navarro/ with the special participation of Imelda Papin and Rod Navarro






Wednesday, June 17, 2020

FERNANDO POE, JR., BETH BAUTISTA, WITH VAN DE LEON, PAQUITO DIAZ, VIC DIAZ, DENCIO PADILLA, JOONEE GAMBOA IN "...AT MULING NAGBAGA ANG LUPA" (1979)



"...At Muling Nagbaga ang Lupa" (1979)
FPJ Productions
Release Date May 4, 1979
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Ben Lobo
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Ronwaldo Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Beth Bautista/ Also Starring Van de Leon, Paquito Diaz, Vic Diaz, Dencio Padilla, Joonee Gamboa, Carlos de Leon





Sunday, June 7, 2020

FERNANDO POE, JR., ANDY POE, CONRAD POE, FREDDIE POE IN "ISA PARA SA LAHAT, LAHAT PARA SA ISA" (1979)




"Isa Para sa Lahat, Lahat Para sa Isa" (1979)
FPJ Productions
Release Date February 23, 1979
Direction Armando A. Herrera
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Andy Poe, Conrad Poe, Freddie Poe/ Also Starring Mario Montenegro, Dencio Padilla/ Guest stars- Paquito Diaz, Van de Leon, Romy Diaz, Jose Romulo, Mitos del Mundo, Veronica Jones, Metring David and Max Alvarado

Sunday, May 31, 2020

FERNANDO POE, JR., JOSEPH ESTRADA, WITH ANNA MARIN, APRIL CEZAR IN "TATAK NG TUNDO" (1978)



"Tatak ng Tundo" (1978)
FPJ Productions
Release Date December 8, 1978
Screenplay Pablo S. Gomez
Cinematography Ben Lobo
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Ronwanldo Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Joseph Estrada, Anna Marin, April Cezar/ Also Starring Paquito Diaz, Van de Leon, Anita Linda, Dencio Padilla, Nello Nayo, Victor Bravo, Vic Varrion, Virginia Montes, Ven Medina, Nonoy de Guzman, Ed Ramos, The Thunder Stuntmen and Max Alvarado/ Featuring Dranreb, Bentot, Jr./ Special Participation- Divina Valencia

Monday, April 13, 2020

FERNANDO POE, JR., ALMA MORENO, VAN DE LEON, PAQUITO DIAZ, NELLO NAYO, VICTOR BRAVO, VIC VARRION, MAX LAUREL IN "KING" (1978)


"King" (1978)
FPJ Productions
Release Date October 12, 1978
Direction Ronwaldo Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Alma Moreno/ Also Starring Van de Leon, Paquito Diaz, Nello Nayo, Victor Bravo, Vic Varrion, Max Laurel









Fernando Poe, Jr. and Alma Moreno in FPJ Productions' "King" (1978)


Fernando Poe, Jr. confronts Paquito Diaz in this scene from FPJ Productions' "King" (1978)