The Debut

The Debut Ben is a talented high-school senior who dreams of going to art school. His strict immigrant father wants him to accept a scholarship to medical school. The struggle between his family's Filipino traditions and his own American dreams explodes on the night of his sister's eighteenth birthday party. Pressured by his family to attend his sister's ''debut'' instead of hanging out with his white friends, Ben gets more than he bargained for, including a showdown with a childhood friend-turned-thug, and an introduction to a beautiful woman who might teach him a few things about his real culture -- and about true love.

An impressive debut for writer/director Gene Cajayon, THE DEBUT is a hip, insightful dramatic comedy starring Danté Brasco (Biker Boyz, Hook), Bernadette Balagas, Joy Bisco (TV's ''Port Charles'') and legendary Filipino actor Eddie Garcia.

13 No persons under 13 (Language)
89 minutes


CastDanté basco, Tirso Cruz III, Eddie Garcia, Bernadette Balagtas, Darion Basco, Dion Basco
DirectorGene Cajayon
Formats VHS
SA DistributorSter-Kinekor

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