The Debut

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Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

Summary: A young Filipino American's dreams of becoming an animator are in conflict with those of his immigrant father, who is intent on seeing him become a doctor.

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Runtime: 88 min
Rating: Rated R for language.
Production: Celestial Pictures
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Languages: English, Filipino, Tagalog
Home Release Date: Sep 9, 2003
Director Credit
Gene Cajayon Director
Writer Credit
Gene Cajayon Writer
John Manal Castro Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Dante Basco Ben Mercado
Cast Credit
Bernadette Balagtas Rose Mercado
Brandon Martinez Rick
Brian Card Dave
Derek Basco Edwin Mercado
Emelita Moll Tita Connie
Ernie Zarate Tito Lenny
Gina Alajar Gina Mercado
Gina Honda Tita Florie
Jayson Schaal Doug
Joy Bisco Annabelle Manalo
Mindy Spence Jennifer
Nicole Hawkyard Susie
Rawlins Apilado Jun
Tirso Cruz III Roland Mercado
Producer Credit
Dexter N. Adriano Co-Executive Producer
Gene Cajayon Executive Producer
Greg Spence Co-Executive Producer
John Manal Castro Associate Producer
Lisa Onodera Producer
Lu Cien Hioe Associate Producer
Patricio Ginelsa Jr. Associate Producer
Pia Clemente Line Producer
Salvatore Baldomar Sr. Co-Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: