Moron 5 and the Crying Lady
|Moron 5 and the Crying Lady|
|Directed by||Wenn V. Deramas|
|Edited by||Marya Ignacio|
|Music by||Jessie Lasaten|
|Distributed by||Viva Films|
Moron 5 and the Crying Lady is a 2012 Filipino comedy film directed by Wenn V. Deramas, starring Luis Manzano, DJ Durano, Martin Escudero, Billy Crawford, Marvin Agustin, and Allen De Lara. It was released on April 7, 2012 and was distributed by Viva Films. A sequel, Moron 5.2: The Transformation, was released on November 5, 2014.
It tells the story of five friends who are depicted to be stupid. They cross paths with a woman (Lapus) who has a grudge against them, so much that the woman, will do anything to bring them down. The title is a play on Morong 43, a group involving 43 health workers arrested on Morong, Rizal supposedly for being members of the New People's Army.
Half-witted longtime friends Albert (Luis Manzano), Isaac (Billy Crawford), Mozart "Mo" (DJ Durano), Michaelangelo "Mike" (Martin Escudero) and Aristotle "Aris" (Marvin Agustin) were used to living moronic yet pretty normal and hassle-free lives until successful careerwoman Beckie Pamintuan (John Lapus) accused them of killing her father and ruin everything for them. The Moron 5 are more than sure of their innocence but for the life of them, they can't find any single satisfactory argument on how to prove it especially when their opponent would do everything to punish them for whim. Spending three miserable years in prison trying different failed comedic attempts to get out, they finally figured a way to escape. They stalked Beckie and tried to understand why she's fighting so hard to have them imprisoned when it's clear as day that what happened three years ago was a nonsense frame-up. An opportunity came when Beckie's driver got fired for having an affair with her maid and Albert volunteered to apply to replace him. He infiltrated the Pamintuan Residence and together with his four crazily daft friends, they've gathered information about the curious family yet to them, it isn't making any sense at all especially Becky's unexplained hatred to the five of them. Why is Beckie fighting so hard to have them suffer? The Moron 5 will try harder to know and hopefully understand what's really going on although little did they know that by doing so, everything that they hold dear might be at risk.
- Luis Manzano as Albert Macapagal
- Billy Crawford as Isaac Estrada
- Marvin Agustin as Aristotle Ramos
- DJ Durano as Mozart Twister Aquino
- Mart Escudero as Michael Angelo Marcos
- Allen De Lara as Beckie Pamintuan
- Roden Araneta† as Albert's father
- Carlos Agassi as Bully 1
- German Moreno† as Isaac's father
- Dennis Padilla as Michael's father
- Arlene Muhlach as Isaac's mother
- Deborah Sun as Mozart's mother
- Jon Santos as Albert's mother
- Roldan Aquino as Mozart's father
- Joy Viado† as Filomena Gaborone (Aristotle's aunt)
- Eagle Riggs as Principal
- Christopher Roxas as Bully 2
- Andrew Wolfe as Carding
- Tess Antonio as Teacher 1
- Dang Cruz as Teacher 2
- Aki Torio as Issac's brother
- Eri Neeman as Bully 3
- Nikki Gil as Bank Teller (Cameo)
- Jennylyn Mercado as Prison Visitor (Cameo)
- Ya Chang as Hiroshi (Beckie's fiancée)
- Mark Andrew Felix as Young Albert
- Marco Barillo as Young Isaac
- Carlos Dala as Young Aristotle
- Kevin Kier Remo as Young Mozart
- Martin Luigie Venegas as Young Mike
- Kyle Ang as Young Beckie
- Ate Glow as inmate in a wheelchair
A sequel, Moron 5.2: The Transformation, was released on November 5, 2014. All lead stars but one reprised their roles in the original movie. Matteo Guidicelli joined the cast as Michael Angelo, replacing Martin Escudero. In an interview from Viva Entertainment YouTube Video, Guidicelli stressed that the character's (previously played by Escudero) face was accidentally burnt. His face was surgically restored in the story, following Guidicelli's face. The theatrical release was on November 5, 2014.
The filming began in December 2011 and wrapped up in January 2012.
- "Why Moron 5 and The Crying Lady is a 'first' for direk Wenn". Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- "What Went Before: The arrest of the 'Morong 43'". Retrieved March 31, 2021.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-06-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)