The Debut

  • 2002
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A labor of love for Filipino-American filmmakers Gene Cajayon and John Manal Castro, this comedy-drama pivots on the classic disparity between the values and aspirations of immigrant parents and their American-raised children. High-school senior Ben Mercado (Dante Basco) has a scholarship to UCLA, but wants to attend Cal Arts and pursue a career in animation....read more

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  • Released: 2002
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A labor of love for Filipino-American filmmakers Gene Cajayon and John Manal Castro, this comedy-drama pivots on the classic disparity between the values and aspirations of immigrant parents and their American-raised children. High-school senior Ben Mercad… (more)

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