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Midnight Dancers (1994)

Sibak (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 28 September 1995 (USA)
Three young and good-looking brothers live with and support their parents in Manila; they dance at the male Club Exotica and work as "call boys." Joel has a wife and child; he and Dennis ... See full summary »

Director:

Mel Chionglo

Writers:

Ricardo Lee (story), Ricardo Lee (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Del Rosario Alex Del Rosario
Gandong Cervantes Gandong Cervantes
Lawrence David Lawrence David
Luis Cortes Luis Cortes
Richard Cassity Richard Cassity
Danny Ramos
John Mendoza
Leonard Manalansan Leonard Manalansan
Perla Bautista
Ryan Aristorenas Ryan Aristorenas
Soxy Topacio ... (as Soxie Topacio)
Gino Paul Guzman Gino Paul Guzman ... (as Gino Paul de Guzman)
Maureen Mauricio
Jeffrey Suarez Jeffrey Suarez
Ray Ventura Ray Ventura ... (as Rey Ventura)
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Storyline

Three young and good-looking brothers live with and support their parents in Manila; they dance at the male Club Exotica and work as "call boys." Joel has a wife and child; he and Dennis are saving money to buy back lost family land. Sonny has dropped out of university and sees dancing as a way to make money for now. Joel has a regular boyfriend as well; Sonny spends time with Michelle, a transvestite; Dennis and his pals steal car radios. When their nanay takes in a homeless youth who is not what he appears to be, a chain of events is set in motion that brings tragedy. Is there any salvation in this late-night world of "macho dancing" and prostitution? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

28 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Dancers See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,072, 30 July 1995

Gross USA:

$22,480

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,480
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A portrayal of family struggling in poverty, and has forced the 3 boys into prostitution particularly in the gay world.
28 April 2007 | by jvn8080See all my reviews

Every bit of "Midnight Dancers" (Sibak) was fantastic !!! This is truly a work of Art. This could be one of the best Filipino films made ever. Very Phenomenal ! ! ! Mel Chionglo was outstanding in making this film, together with the entire cast and crew. From beginning to end, the film was captivating ! Every single one in the cast did his/her part so well ! Perla Bautista (Mila,the mother of the 3 brothers) being a veteran of Filipino movies was exceptionally excellent, just as in all her other films, and so is TV/Movie Commedienne Soxy Topacio (Dominic, the manager of the gay bar). There is only one single thing missing in the film- and that is A List of the entire cast and the Roles they portrayed. Example, who played the role of Dennis (Raffy)? I don't know if this is Alex Del Rosario or Gandong Cervantes, etc. I hope that list could be uploaded for others to know who portrayed who.


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