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|Directed by||Veronica Velasco|
|Produced by||Charo Santos-Concio
Malou N. Santos
Enrico C. Santos
|Written by||Veronica Velasco
|Screenplay by||Carmi Raymundo|
|Edited by||Beng Bandong|
|Distributed by||Star Cinema|
|Box office||P24,687,124 |
Tuhog is one of the film entries sent for the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival but failed to qualify as an official entry. The film opened in theaters on July 17, 2013 as part of Star Cinema's 20th Anniversary presentation.
Due to a road rage between two buses, an accident occurs which puts the lives of its passengers in jeopardy. But the ones greatly affected by such event are a middle-aged woman named Fiesta (Eugene Domingo), an old and retired family patriarch Tonio (Leo Martinez), and a lad named Caloy (Enchong Dee). These three people are pierced through a single steel bar – a dangerous situation that even their doctors find hard to solve. But even before this unfortunate circumstance, these three have their share of ill-fated lives.
Fiesta is a bus barker of Janus Express whose life revolves around taking care of her demented father Carding. Being a dedicated daughter to Carding turns her into a lonely spinster that scares men away with her fierce and masculine demeanor. Until she meets Nato (Jake Cuenca), a new driver hired by Janus Express that eventually wins her heart. But just when she thought that she’ll finally have her far-fetched happiness with Nato, things start to get complicated when she finds out Nato’s painful secret.
Tonio is a retired old man who after getting past his prime and being a refuge to his family, now wants to fulfill his shrugged off dream of becoming a baker. He decides to use his pension to fulfill this dream. At first, his own family is skeptical about it but he eventually gets their support along with his friends to make it happen. Now, it’s all up to him to make this work and find out if this is a dream worth all that risk.
Caloy is a young man preserving his virginity for his girlfriend Angel (Empress). They have made an agreement to give up their virginities to each other and only to each other. However, Caloy gets challenged to remain faithful to this pact because of the difficulties of the long distance relationship he shares with Angel. Moreover, he starts to doubt the loyalty of Angel to him and to their relationship because of a guy named Jun Rey who is seemingly getting involved with his girlfriend.
Tonio and Caloy were pulled out of the steel bar and were each brought to the only two operating rooms in the hospital while Fiesta was left to die. The film ends with Nato visiting the grave of Fiesta, Tonio having a success with his bakery and Caloy lying in bed with Angel.
- Eugene Domingo as Fiesta Dacanay
- Leo Martinez as Tonio Sucat
- Enchong Dee as Caloy Sicat
- Empress Schuck as Angel
- Jake Cuenca as Renato 'Nato' Timbangkaya
- Manuel Chua as Bobby
- Nikki Valdez as Faith
- Kitkat as Rochelle
- Beauty Gonzalez as Jenna
- Rodjun Cruz as Mark
- Joe Vargas as Wayne
- Dimples Romana as Lolet
- Eda Nolan as Peachy
- Noel Trinidad as Carding
- Bodjie Pascua as Lando
- Menggie Cobarrubias as Bert
- Carla Martinez as Mercy
- Jon Achaval as John
- Nor Domingo as Pugeda
- Hyubs Azarcon as Boyet
- Nico Antonio as Adrian
- Ariel Ureta as Dr. Nuguid
- Allyzon Lualhati as Dr. Paz
- Nicco Manalo as Dr. Sanchez
- Maliksi Morales as Street Kid
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