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Teng Teng is an orphan who works by collecting junk from the streets. One day, as a reward for his good deeds, he was given the magic barbell (dumbbell) which empowers him to be Captain Barbell who fights evil forces in the land.

Director:

Leroy Salvador

Writers:

Mars Ravelo (story), Jose Javier Reyes (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edu Manzano ... Captain Barbell
Herbert Bautista Herbert Bautista ... Tenteng
Sharon Cuneta ... Darna
Dina Bonnevie ... Dina
Beth Bautista Beth Bautista ... Gagamba
Tonton Gutierrez ... Aswang
Leroy Salvador Leroy Salvador ... Maestro
Nova Villa ... Aling Tinay
Lea Salonga ... Rosemarie
Dennis da Silva Dennis da Silva ... Yoyong
Bing Loyzaga ... Bing
Ruel Vernal ... Bugoy
Rez Cortez ... Atong
Ricky Davao ... Huramentado
Mon Lee Mon Lee ... Chan
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Teng Teng is an orphan who works by collecting junk from the streets. One day, as a reward for his good deeds, he was given the magic barbell (dumbbell) which empowers him to be Captain Barbell who fights evil forces in the land.

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

25 December 1986 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbel See more »

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Viva Films See more »
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Color
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Parts of the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) soundtrack is used in this movie. See more »

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Version of Captain Barbell (2006) See more »

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Capt. Barbell Theme
Composed by Mon Del Rosario
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Best CB movie of all..
4 December 2006 | by newton20032004See all my reviews

Of all the movie and TV incarnations of Captain Barbell (CB), I would consider this as the best. I have several reasons for this.

First, for a movie shot in the 80's, the effects are excellent.

Second, the casting is stellar. Herbert Bautista is great as Tengteng, the comic skinny boy alterg ego of CB who works in a junk shop. Herbert is a great comedian and his skinny features, mannerisms and antics makes him more funny that viewers would really laugh their hearts out. Even though the title role was Edu Manzano, the movie was entirely Herbert's. Young Lea Salonga plays a short yet significant role as Tengteng's love interest who fells in love with the superhero Captain Barbell.

Third, this is the first movie wherein Captain Barbell and Darna, two famous Mars Ravelo creations were seen together. Darna made a cameo appearance with Sharon Cuneta playing the role.

Lastly, they sticked to the original comics story with only few updates and changes on the plot and characters.


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