Agila ng Maynila

Agila ng Maynila (lit. 'Eagle of Manila') is a 1988 Filipino action film directed by Pablo Santiago, written by Pablo S. Gomez, and produced by Fernando Poe Jr., who stars as Mauro Reyes, the titular "eagle" of Manila. The film also stars Vic Vargas, Paquito Diaz, Charlie Davao, Raoul Aragon, Vic Diaz, Dencio Padilla, Lito Anzures, Mario Escudero, and Lucita Soriano. Produced by FPJ Productions, Agila ng Maynila was released on December 25, 1988 as part of the 14th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Agila ng Maynila was the highest-grossing film among the six entries of the festival, and R.R. Herrera won the MMFF Award for Best Child Performer.

Agila ng Maynila
Directed byPablo Santiago
Produced byFPJ
Screenplay byPablo S. Gomez[1]
Story byNards Sanggalang[1]
StarringFernando Poe Jr.
Music byJaime Fabregas[1]
CinematographyVer Reyes[1]
Production
company
FPJ Productions
Release date
‹See TfM›
  • December 25, 1988 (1988-12-25)
CountryPhilippines
LanguageFilipino

CastEdit

ReleaseEdit

Agila ng Maynila was given a "P-15" rating by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB),[2] and was released on December 25, 1988 as part of the 14th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).[3]

Box officeEdit

On its opening day, Agila ng Maynila grossed ₱2.570 million, ahead of other MMFF films.[4][5] By January, the film would retain its standing as the highest-grossing film among the six entries of the 14th MMFF.[6][7] Poe's enduring popularity among the Filipino people is cited as the main reason for the film's success.[4][8]

Critical responseEdit

Lav Diaz, writing for the Manila Standard, grouped Agila ng Maynila with Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles – Enforcer: Ativan Gang and Patrolman as films which directly placed the "dark face of the police establishment" on public trial. Though Diaz did not give an assessment of the film's quality, he described it as possessing a positive outlook, with the film having the perspective that society needs a hero like Fernando Poe's character to fix its problems and the police.[9]

Home mediaEdit

Agila ng Maynila was released on DVD by Viva Video in 2006.[10] The next year, Viva Video would pair the film for its "Da King" collector's edition DVD with Ang Anino ni Asedillo, a film starring Poe's half-brother Conrad Poe and featuring an appearance by Poe himself.[11]

AccoladesEdit

Group Category Name Result
Metro Manila Film Festival Best Child Performer R.R. Herrera[4] Won
FAMAS Awards Best Picture - Action Agila ng Maynila Nominated
Best Child Actor R.R. Herrera Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best Child Performer R.R. Herrera[12] Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Now Showing". Manila Standard. Manila Standard News, Inc. January 1, 1989. p. 15. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  2. ^ "MTRCB Film Classification and Ratings Guide". Manila Standard. Manila Standard News, Inc. January 6, 1989. p. 14. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  3. ^ "Grand Opening Today". Manila Standard. Manila Standard News, Inc. December 25, 1988. p. 16. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "'Patrolman' is filmfest best picture". Manila Standard. Manila Standard News, Inc. December 28, 1988. p. 14. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  5. ^ Magsanoc, Letty (December 28, 1988). "Austria, Marro win top honors in Metro filmfest". Philippine Daily Inquirer. p. 8.
  6. ^ Mendoza, Meg (January 8, 1989). "Brokenhearted hosts". Manila Standard. Manila Standard News, Inc. p. 14. Retrieved August 18, 2020. From what we heard, the ranking of the filmfest moneymakers are as follows: Agila ng Maynila, Pik Pak Boom...
  7. ^ Mendoza, Meg (January 10, 1989). "Pilita to revive 'Bagong Kampeon'". Manila Standard. Manila Standard News, Inc. p. 15. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  8. ^ Mendoza, Meg (January 3, 1989). "High regard for 'low' talents". Manila Standard. Manila Standard News, Inc. p. 14. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  9. ^ Diaz, Lav (January 4, 1989). "Propaganda ng pulis". Manila Standard (in Filipino). Manila Standard News, Inc. p. 15. Retrieved August 18, 2020. Tatlo (Bubbles, Agila ng Maynila at Patrolman), sa anim na kalahok, ang lantarang tumuligsa sa madilim na mukha ng establesementong pulisya.
  10. ^ "Agila ng Maynila". WorldCat. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  11. ^ "Agila ng Maynila & Anino ni Asedillo - Fernando Poe Jr. - Philippine 2in1 Movie DVD". Amazon.com. Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  12. ^ "Star Awards set for April 15". Manila Standard. Kagitingang Publications, Inc. April 8, 1989. p. 28. Retrieved August 19, 2020.

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