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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

FERNANDO POE, JR., CONEY REYES, RUEL VERNAL, FRED MONTILLA, LITO ANZURES, REZ CORTEZ AND JOHNNY DELGADO IN "ANG PADRINO" (1984)


"Ang Padrino" (1984)
FPJ Productions
Release Date December 6, 1984
Screenplay Eddie Romero, Fred Navarro
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Ronwaldo Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Coney Reyes, Ruel Vernal, Fred Montilla, Lito Anzures, Rez Cortez, Zandro Zamora, Michael Murray, Ricky Davao, Amay Bisaya and Johnny Delgado/ Introducing Gigi dela Riva




Trivia--- Did you know that veteran and respected radio broadcaster and TV personality, Rey Langit, did an important role in the 1984 FPJ starrer, Ang Padrino ? He played the role of a notorious hired assassin aimed in liquidating FPJ. Here was his vivid account on the said role which he recounted and published at Tempo, in his column Sky Talk dated February 4, 2004.



In the 70s, I had my first acting stint as a film villain with no less than the King of Philippine cinema, Fernando Poe, Jr. In "Ang Padrino," I portrayed the character of the hired assassin who plots the slaying of the lead character, played by FPJ.

Since at that time, I was already contented with my career as a broadcaster and never pictured myself as an actor in the big screen. I turned down the role the first time it was offered to me. But when FPJ told me that my character would surpass all other famous character actors and succeed in murdering the lead character. I was surprised. I thought that this kind of offer does not come everyday and towards the end of the meeting, I agreed to do the role.

While filming, I came across the real FPJ. He calls his close friends, Erap, a nickname adopted by his long time ally Joseph Estrada. More than a movie star adored and respected by his fans and colleagues, he is considered as a real-life action hero for all the people he had helped.

The highlight of the movie is the confrontation scene between FPJ and his assassin, the character that I played. When I came face-to face with him, I could not believe that I was about to have a big confrontation scene with the King of Philippine movies in a full length film. I panicked and stuttered as I delivered my line. Because of this, the filming of the scene was extended, but to save face, I strove to complete my line perfectly on the third take. When he was about to say his rebuttal line, he suddenly burst into laughter. FPJ could not stop laughing that he had to call for a break.
Everyone on the set was clueless, so I asked him why he laughed after I completed my line and he answered: "Erap, kasi para akong nakikinig ng radio sa bahay namin."

Sunday, November 28, 2021

FERNANDO POE, JR., EDDIE GARCIA, MARIO MONTENEGRO, RAOUL ARAGONN, PAQUITO DIAZ, MAX ALVARADO, RUEL VERNAL AND MARILOU BENDIGO IN "SIGAW NG KATARUNGAN" (1984)


"Sigaw ng Katarungan" (1984)
Cine Suerte, Inc.
Release Date March 15, 1984
Story Benjamin Yalong
Screenplay Tony Calvento
Director of Photography Sergio Lobo
Film Editor Augusto Salvador
Music Ernani Cuenco
Prroduced by M-2, M-3, M-4
Executive Producer M-7
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Eddie Garcia, Mario Montenegro, Raoul Aragonn, Paquito Diaz, Max Alvarado, Ruel Vernal, Bert Olivar, Tony Carreon, Victor Bravo, Vic Varrion, Amay Bisaya and Marilou Bendigo/ Featuring Delia Razon, Jocko Diaz/ Introducing Cita Capuyon

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

FERNANDO POE, JR., WITH BABY DELGADO, JANICE JURADO, PAQUITO DIAZ, LITO ANZURES, RODOLFO 'BOY' GARCIA IN "UMPISAHAN MO... TATAPUSIN KO!" (1983)



"Umpisahan Mo... Tatapusin Ko!" (1983)
FPJ Productions
Release Date December 14, 1983
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Ver Reyes
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Ronwaldo Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr./ Also Starring Baby Delgado, Janice Jurado, Paquito Diaz, Lito Anzures, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Fred Montilla, Ryan Soler, Victor Bravo, Vic Varrion, Robert Rivera, Rene Hawkins, Belo Borja and Amay Bisaya


 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

FERNANDO POE, JR., CRISELDA 'DANG' CECILIO, EDDIE GARCIA, PAQUITO DIAZ, RUEL VERNAL AND MAX ALVARADO IN "KAPAG BUHAY ANG INUTANG" (1983)


"Kapag Buhay ang Inutang" (1983)
Cine Suerte, Inc.
Release Date June 16, 1983
Story Armando de Guzman
Screenplay Tommy C. David
Cinematography Oscar Quirejero
Executive Producers M-7, M-2, M-3, M-4
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Criselda 'Dang' Cecilio, Eddie Garcia, Paquito Diaz, Ruel Vernal and Max Alvarado/ Also Starring Lito Anzures, Robert Talabis, Victor Bravo, Mario Escudero, Vic Varrion, Max Laurel, Robert Rivera, Rene Hawkins and Amay Bisaya/ Featuring Philip Honrado, Bubbles Honrado, Arwin Rogelio/ Special Paricipation- Perla Bautista, Jose Romulo, Berting Labra, Josephine Manuel


Fernando Poe, Jr. and Dang Cecilio during a shooting break---
on the set of Cine Suerte's "Kapag Buhay ang Inutang" (1983)



 Fernando Poe, Jr. and Paquito Diaz


FPJ with Director Pablo Santiago

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

ANDY POE (IN THE TITLE ROLE), VIC VARGAS, PERLA BAUTISTA, CHARLIE DAVAO, LITO ANZURES, RUEL VERNAL, MAX ALVARADO, ROMY DIAZ IN "BRANDO BANDIDO" (1983)/ FPJ IN A SPECIAL PARTICIPATION

Fernando Poe, Jr. appeared in a very special role in support to his brother, Andy Poe's starrer "Brando Bandido" (1983)---


"Brando Bandido" (1983)
Day Films
Release Date May 13, 1983
Serialized over Radio DYHP Cebu
Screenplay Armando de Guzman
Cinematography Fortunato Bernardo
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Tito Sanchez
Cast Andy Poe (in the title role), Vic Vargas, Perla Bautista, Charlie davao, Lito Anzures, Ruel Vernal, Max Alvarado, Romy Diaz/ Special Participation of Fernando Poe, Jr./ Introducing Paula del Prado/ Also Starring Bert Olivar, Victor Bravo,Vic Varrion, Rene Hawkins, Ernie David, Buddy Dator, Jimmy Santos, Bert Garon and Amay Bisaya/ Special Appearances of Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Arnold Mendoza, Robert Talabis

Thursday, October 14, 2021

FERNANDO POE, JR., MARIANNE DELA RIVA, JULIE VEGA, WITH PAQUITO DIAZ, JOHNNY WILSON IN "ISANG BALA KA LANG!" (1983)


"Isang Bala Ka Lang" (1983)
FPJ Productions
Release Date April 15, 1983
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Cinematography Ver Reyes
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Ronwaldo Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Marianne dela Riva, Julie Vega/ Also Starring Paquito Diaz, Johnny Wilson, Victor Bravo, Vic Diaz, Vic Varrion, Rene Hawkins, Buddy Dator, Ernie David and Amay Bisaya/ Special Participation- Fred Montilla








Orig Showbiz Magazine
April 21, 1983


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

FERNANDO POE, JR., LITO ANZURES, BENTOT, JR. AND CRISELDA 'DANG' CECILIO IN ANG PANDAY... IKATLONG YUGTO" (1982)


"Ang Panday... Ikatlong Yugto" (1982)
FPJ Productions
1982 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1982
Based on the character created by Carlo J. Caparas
Screenplay Fred Navarro
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Ronwaldo Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Lito Anzures, Bentot, Jr. and Criselda "Dang" Cecilio/ Introducing Monette Garcia



Tuesday, October 5, 2021

FERNANDO POE, JR., WITH JANICE DE BELEN, SHERYL CRUZ, CHE-CHE, HELEN VELA AND JULIE VEGA & INTRODUCING CRISELDA 'DANG' CECILIO IN "ROMAN RAPIDO" (1982)


"Roman Rapido" (1982)
BSH Films
Release Date November 12, 1982
Story and Screenplay Agustin B. dela Cruz
Film Editor Augusto Salvador
Cinematography Ver P. Reyes
Direction Argel Joseph
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr./ with Janice de Belen, Sheryl Cruz, Che-Che, Helen Vela and Julie Vega/ Introducing Criselda 'Dang' Cecilio/ Also Starring Johnny Wilson, Ruel Vernal, Mutya Delgado, Gene Palomo, Anita Linda, Ruben Rustia, Bing Davao, Lorie Mumar, Robert Talabis, Fernando Gutierrez, Jr., George Calma, Mar Quijano, Raul Salvador, Willie Chavez, Protacio Dee & Tik Pica



Tuesday, September 28, 2021

FERNANDO POE, JR., WITH MARIANNE DE LA RIVA, JENNIFER CORTES, LAMPEL LUIS, MAX ALVARADO, VIC DIAZ, JOSE ROMULO, RUEL VERNAL IN "DANIEL BARTOLO NG SAPANG BATO" (1982)


"Daniel Bartolo ng Sapang Bato" (1982)
GPS Productions
A Pablo Santiago Film Presentation
Release Date September 10, 1982
A DZRH Radio Serial by Froilan Villegas
Screenplay Tommy C. david
Cinematography Oscar Quirejero
Music Carlos Rodriguez
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr./ with Marianne dela Riva, Jennifer Cortes, Lampel Luis/ Also Starring Max Alvarado, Vic Diaz, Jose Romulo, Ruel Vernal, Rodolfo 'Boy" Garcia, Bert Olivar, Renato del Prado, Rene Hawkins, Edgar Gicoso, Amay Bisaya



Fernando Poe, Jr. (as Daniel Bartolo), protects his partner  (played by Marianne de la Riva) from  a volley of bullets coming from attacking enemies in this scene from "Daniel Bartolo ng Sapang Bato."

Friday, August 27, 2021

FERNANDO POE, JR., SUSAN ROCES, WITH JANICE DE BELEN, JUAN CARLOS BONNIN, LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, CHICHAY, PANCHITO IN "MANEDYER... SI KUMANDER" (1982)


"Manedyer... si Kumander" (1982)
FPJ Productions
Release Date July 23, 1982
Story Armando de Guzman
Screenplay Pablo S. Gomez
Cinematography Ver Reyes
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Susan Roces/ Also Starring Janice de Belen, Juan Carlos Bonnin, Leopoldo Salcedo, Chichay, Panchito/ with Carmi Martin Wendy Villarica, Tina Loy, Tatlong Pinoy, Mely Tagasa