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Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

The Untold Story of Asiong SalongaJul. 15, 2011Philippines116 Min.TV-14
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NOTE: Updated with 720p HD copy (originally posted January 31, 2018).

Mobster Asiong Salonga (ER Ejercito) rules the mean streets of Manila with an iron fist—until he is betrayed by a trusted friend. Manila Kingpin is based on the story of the notorious Tondo, Manila, gang leader Nicasio “Asiong” Salonga, whose true-to-life accounts had been portrayed in several movie versions since 1961 (starring Joseph Estrada). It is also the first Filipino major film produced in black-and-white in the 21st century as well as the returning action genre movie. Before the film was shown, Tikoy Aguiluz requested the producers, through his lawyers, that his directorial credits in the film and promotional tools be removed because the final version of the film can no longer be described as his after the producers made a reedit, re-shoot and music mixing without his involvement. He also demanded that he be allowed to make a director’s cut of the film.

Biopic of the notorious late-1940s Manila gangster until his death at 26 in 1951: a legend known to this day who came from Tondo, a town in Manila known during that period as a tough and dangerous place.

Director: Tikoy Aguiluz (uncredited)
Writers: Roy Iglesias (story), Rey Ventura (story)
Stars: Jorge Estregan, Roi Vinzon, Danny Labra, Eddie Tuazon, Yul Servo, Amay Bisaya, Ping Medina, Ketchup Eusebio, Gerald Ejercito, Dennis Padilla, Baron Geisler, Phillip Salvador, Carla Abellana, John Regala, Ronnie Lazaro, Joko Diaz, Archi Adamos, Albert Calayon

Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story
Original title Manila Kingpin
IMDb Rating 7.0 169 votes
TMDb Rating 7



Jorge Estregan isAsiong Salonga
Asiong Salonga
Phillip Salvador isSgt. Doming Salonga
Sgt. Doming Salonga
John Regala isTotoy Golem
Totoy Golem
Baron Geisler isErning Toothpick
Erning Toothpick
Paloma isRosing

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