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Heneral Luna (2015)

Set during the Philippine-American war, a short-tempered Filipino general faces an enemy more formidable than the American army: his own treacherous countrymen.

Director:

Jerrold Tarog
17 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Arcilla ... Gen. Antonio Luna
Arron Villaflor ... Joven Hernando
Mon Confiado ... Emilio Aguinaldo
Bing Pimentel ... Doña Laureana Luna
Mylene Dizon ... Isabel
Lorenz Martinez ... Gen. Tomas Mascardo
Joem Bascon ... Col. Paco Roman
Alvin Anson ... Gen. Jose Alejandrino
Alex Vincent Medina ... Capt. Jose Bernal (as Alex Medina)
Arthur Acuña ... Maj. Manuel Bernal (as Art Acuña)
Archie Alemania ... Capt. Eduardo Rusca
Jeffrey Quizon ... Apolinario Mabini (as Epy Quizon)
Leo Martinez ... Pedro Paterno
Nonie Buencamino ... Felipe Buencamino
Ketchup Eusebio ... Capt. Janolino
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Storyline

Set during the Philippine-American war, Heneral Luna follows the life of one of Philippine History's most brilliant soldier, General Antonio Luna, as he tries to lead his countrymen against colonial masters new and old, and to rise above their own raging disputes to fulfill the promise of the Philippine Revolution.

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Bayan O Sarili?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Генерал Луна See more »

Filming Locations:

Magdalena, Laguna, Philippines See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,485, 1 November 2015

Gross USA:

$206,040

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,625,639
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene after he sequesters the train, General Luna and Captain Rusca finish the high tea set out in the office of the British stationmaster they had just arrested. In the background are two portraits of Queen Victoria, who was the British sovereign in the film's time period. One was a painting in an oval frame on a pillar, and the other was her official Diamond Jubilee photo, framed on the desk behind Captain Rusca. See more »

Goofs

When General Luna and his men enter a church to pray briefly after hearing news of the American attack on Santa Mesa, several statues of the Virgin Mary can be seen near a window in the background. One of them is Our Lady of Fátima; the Fátima Apparitions occurred in 1917, almost two decades after the film's time period. See more »

Crazy Credits

In a post-credits sequence, General Gregorio del Pilar (Paulo Avelino) is told there are not enough men left. He tells his aide to choose 60--the number of men he had with him when he tried to defend Aguinaldo's retreat from American soldiers at the Battle of Tirad Pass. The scene hints that Del Pilar will be the focus of the next film in a rumoured historical film trilogy by director Jerrold Tarog. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Angelito (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Hanggang wala nang bukas
Composed and performed by Ebe Dancel
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User Reviews

 
Worth your time and money.
7 October 2015 | by migxriveraSee all my reviews

If you are unable to watch this movie in cinemas the best thing you can do is to purchase an original copy of the movie.

The movie, character, plot, setting, climax are perfect. The movie is not trying hard and it is very entertaining to watch.

There isn't much effects and most of the shots are done manually with a little aid of cgi, their characters are balanced and performed well throughout the movie. It shows the humane side of Heneral Luna (Gen.Luna) how his passion and love for the country evolved during his time.

I have nothing much to say as this is indeed a great movie to watch and very regretful to miss.


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