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Directed byErik Matti
Produced byRonald Stephen Monteverde
Roselle Monteverde-Teo
Written byDwight Gaston
Roselle Monteverde-Teo
StarringVhong Navarro
Jay Manalo
Aubrey Miles
CinematographyJ.A. Tadena
Edited byVito Cajili
Distributed byMAQ Productions
Regal Entertainment
Release date
Running time
100 minutes
Box office₱17.6 million

Gagamboy is a 2004 Philippine superhero science fiction action comedy film directed by Erik Matti and starring Vhong Navarro. It is of the same ilk as the Spider-Man films, with a mutated spider that causes Gagamboy to gain his superpowers.


Junie (Vhong Navarro), is an ice cream vendor, who goes around selling ice cream to children, and adults alike. After his shift, Junie gets in a predicament with a rival vendor Dodoy (Jay Manalo). Their manager, angered by their actions, demotes Junie to a warehouse guard. Dodoy celebrates, only to be demoted too, working a different shift than that of Junie. Junie goes home in a bad mood, until he sees the love of his life, Liana (Aubrey Miles). After dinner, Junie gets ready to sleep, to work a new job the next day. While on the job, Junie accidentally swallows a spider, thus giving him web slinging abilities, and becoming Gagamboy. After his shift, Dodoy comes in to his work, and leaves a sandwich unprotected. A roach slips into his sandwich, and as he eats it, he collapses, only to regain consciousness as a large roach. He hires two henchmen, and calls himself, Ipisman (Cockroachman). Junie and Dodoy, both try to win Liana's love. Dodoy practically gives up, only to return as Ipisman, to kidnap Liana to lure Gagamboy to his lair. There, he plans to finish off Gagamboy, but the tables turned and Dodoy was destroyed.



The film featured at the 2004 Hong Kong Film Festival. Despite its low production qualities, the film received general praise due to its use of humour, especially in parodying other tokusatsu and superhero films. As a result, the film is well known in the Chinese kuso community.

Box office[edit]

The film opened on January 1, 2004 as a part of metro manila film festival in 2003. despite fantasy theme, the film opened as a poor 7th placer. the film earned 18 million on its 1st week. the film earned 27 million on its theatrical run