by Tikoy Aguiluz
The ultimate fantasy of a gambling lords right-hand man is to hit the jackpot at the casino. Abandoned by his parents at an early age, he is no stranger to the filth and scum of the underworld. As his life is a constant gamble, he lives each day like there is no tomorrow. He encounters a balikbayan girl herself lured by games of chances. As the flame of passion between them is kindled, they would be drawn to a dangerous world way beyond their wildest dreams. In a dirty twist of fate, they run into trouble with the criminal hierarchy and are soon at war with the hired goons of the chief crook who was once a benefactor to an otherwise simple guy who just wants his piece of heaven.
Direction: Tikoy Aguiluz. Screenplay: Rey Ventura, Ianco de la Cruz, Mirana Medina-Bhunjun and Tikoy Aguiluz. Cinematography: Romulo Araojo. Editing: Mirana Medina-Bhunjun. Production Design: Ben Payumo. Music: Jessie Lasaten. Cast: Mark Anthony Fernandez, Joyce Jimenez, Nida Blanca, Bembol Roco, John Arcilla, Susan Africa, RJ Leyran, Onyok Velasco, Cholo Escaņo, Christian Alvear, Sharmaine Santiago, Boy Roque, Bert Martinez, Nicole Noble, Vangie Labalan.
2000 98 minutes color 35mm Viva Entertainment