The Debut

The Debut


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Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Basco) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The eighteenth birthday party of Ben's sister, Rose, sets off a comedic and touching series of events and family struggles that will in turn determine young Ben's future. This fresh independent production from Gene Cajayon presents a lighthearted and warm coming-of-age tale filtered through the eyes of an American subculture rarely seen on film.

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Drama, Comedy


1h 28min

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Dante Basco
Ben Mercado
Ernie Zarate
Tito Lenny
Gina Alajar
Gina Mercado
Derek Basco
Edwin Mercado
Joy Bisco
Annabelle Manalo
Tirso Cruz III
Roland Mercado
Eddie Garcia
Lolo Carlos