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A series of murders takes place in the Metropolis in a span of three weeks, the latest of which happens on the night Junior, a taxi driver, makes love to a prostitute. After establishing a ... See full summary »


Cesar Montano


Cesar Montano (story), Cesar Montano (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cesar Montano ... Junior
Sunshine Cruz ... Trixie
Johnny Delgado Johnny Delgado ... Damian
Celia Rodriguez ... Martha
John Regala ... Max
Katya Santos ... Toti
Bayani Agbayani ... Inggo
Alvin Anson ... Insp. Durana
Rommel Montano Rommel Montano ... Insp. Noble
Gwen Garci Gwen Garci ... Eleonor
Kalila Aguilos Kalila Aguilos ... Betty
Rebecca Lusterio Rebecca Lusterio ... Rowena
Manny Calayan Manny Calayan ... Doctor
Jun Lana Jun Lana ... Talent Manager
Jeri Lopez Jeri Lopez ... Loverboy


A series of murders takes place in the Metropolis in a span of three weeks, the latest of which happens on the night Junior, a taxi driver, makes love to a prostitute. After establishing a pattern from the killings, Inspector Noble, the police investigator, will theorize that only one person, a serial or thrill killer, maybe responsible for all of the murders. Junior is aware of the killings but it doesn't seem to bother him, unlike most ordinary people who have heard of the news about a serial killer roaming the city. Together with Trixie's friend Toti, Junior and Trixie head to the countryside where Trixie's family live. Junior gets to meet Martha, Trixie's weird mother, a tough lady with a shotgun always on her side. Junior also gets to know Max, Trixie's weird brother, a war-scarred former Marine soldier who's got traces of insanity. Martha's rejection of Junior is evident from the start. Martha wants Trixie to end the relationship, and immediately tell Junior that he is not ... Written by mmff

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery






Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

25 December 2006 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Batang Maynila See more »

Filming Locations:

Pandi, Bulacan, Philippines

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CM Films See more »
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Did You Know?


Sunshine Cruz fought husband-director Cesar Montano for using a real spider during the filming. She hates spiders yet Cesar made it crawl in her face in one of the scenes. See more »


Referenced in Game k n b?: Episode dated 8 January 2007 (2007) See more »


Performed by Elektrik Voudou
Mixed and Arranged by Erik Oviedo and Lundle Bolano
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Cesar Montano - don't fool us
29 May 2007 | by hazel-diazSee all my reviews

The movie Ligalig was released for DVD rental this month here in the US. I was able to see it over the weekend. I was really disappointed. It's a shame for him and wife Sunshine to claim that he came up with this story. He copied the whole thing from a French movie i saw last year titled 'HIGH TENSION". It was released here in the US as DVD rental movie. I wish Cesar would have just made the movie but should have advertised it as a copy then i would not be very upset and disappointed in him. Oh boy, it's really a shame. I hope someone would be able to send this message to him. I guess, he thought no one would see the French movie and went on claiming he came up with this story.

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