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The debut / 5 Card Productions and Celestial Pictures in association with National Asian American Telecommunications Association, GMA Network Films, Visual Communications ; written by Gene Cajayon & John Manal Castro ; produced by Lisa Onodera ; directed by Gene Cajayon.

Format Video (DVD)
EditionWidescreen version.
Publication InfoCulver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]
Description1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorOnodera, Lisa.
Other author/creatorCajayon, Gene.
Other author/creatorCastro, John Manal.
Other author/creatorBasco, Dante, 1975-
Other author/creatorCruz, Tirso, III.
Other author/creatorGarcia, Eddie, 1921-
Other author/creatorBasco, Darion, 1974-
Other author/creatorBasco, Dion, 1977-
Other author/creatorBasco, Derek, 1970-
Other author/creatorAlajar, Gina.
Other author/creatorBalagtas, Bernadette.
Other author/creatorBisco, Joy, 1975-
Other author/creatorAbed, Hisham.
Other author/creatorKashima, Ken.
Other author/creatorYuponce, Wendell J.
Other author/creator5 Card Productions (Firm)
Other author/creatorCelestial Pictures (Firm)
Other author/creatorNational Asian American Telecommunications Association.
Other author/creatorGMA Network Films.
Other author/creatorVisual Communications/Asian American Studies Central.
Other author/creatorColumbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Contents Special features: Anamorphic widescreen -- Director and writer commentary -- Deleted scenes -- Gag reel -- Featurette: "The little film that could: touring the country" -- Documentary: "The making of The Debut" -- Short film: Original "Debut" short -- Short film: "Diary of a Gangsta Sucka" -- Featurettes: "The Mercado files: The debut music" ; 'The Mercado Files: The art of The Debut" ; "The Mercado files: The Basco brothers" -- TV spots -- Trailers -- Animated menus -- Language: English 2.0 surround -- Subtitles: English, Tagalog, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese -- Weblink.
Abstract Ben is from a Filipino-American family who is soon to graduate from high school. Currently, most of his family is preoccupied with an elaborate coming-out party being thrown for Ben's sister Rose. Ben isn't too thrilled about having to attend, so he invites his best friends Rick and Doug. To their surprise, Rick and Doug find themselves having a great time getting a glimpse of Filipino culture, and Ben meets a pretty girl named Annabelle.
General noteOriginally released as a motion picture in 2001.
General noteSpecial features: commentary by Gene Cajayon and writer John Manal Castro; two in-depth documentaries: "The making of 'The debut'" and "The little film that could: touring the country"; three behind-the-scenes featurettes covering the artists and music of "The debut" including an intimate profile of the Basco Brothers!; original "The debut" short film directed by Gene Cajayon; diary of "A gangsta sucka" short film directed by John Manal Castro; six deleted scenes; blooper reel; three TV spots and the theatrical trailer; a special video dedication to all our Debut volunteers and supporters.
CreditsDirector of photography, Hisham Abed ; editor, Kenn Kashima ; original music score, Wendell Yuponce ; costume designer, Francis E. Ocon ; production designer, Michael Rizzo.
Cast Danté Basco, Tirso Cruz, III, Eddie Garcia, Darion Basco, Dion Basco, Derek Basco, Gina Alajar, Bernadette Balagtas, Joy Bisco.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for language.
Technical detailsDVD.
LanguageEnglish dialogue; optional subtitles in Tagalog, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Chinese; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Awards noteSan Diego Asian Film Festival, 2000: Jury Award - Best Dramatic Narrative Feature (Gene Cajayon).
UPC 043396011359
Publisher number01135 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Stock numberMidwest Tapes

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