Filmography: Rock, Baby, Rock (1979)

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Basic Information: Directed, story, screenplay: Oscar Miranda; Cast: Vilma Santos, Junior, Rolly Quizon, Leah Navarro, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Lorli Villanueva, Geleen Eugenio, Val Sotto, V.S.T. & Company; Executive producer: Joe Batac; Choreographer: Geleen Eugenio

Plot Description: No Available Data

Film Achievement: “According to reliable reports from varios sources – the public relation men, the bookers, and the producers themselves – the top box office hits of the year are, so far, the first five: 1. RVQ’s “Dancing Master” directed by Jett Espiritu statting Dolphy and Nida Blance; 2. D’Wonder Films’ “Kuwatog” directed by Baby Navoa, starring Nino Muhlach; FPJ’s “Mahal, Saan Ka Nanggaling Kagabi?” directed Pablo Vergara, starring Fernando Poe Jr. and Susan Roces; Lea’s “Rock, Baby Rock!” directed by Oscar Miranda, starring Vilma Santos and Junior; 5. Regal’s “Disgrasyada” directed by Elwood Perez, starring Rio Locsin and Rolly Quizon….” – TV Times Magazine, December 30 – Jan 5 1980

Film Review:  Roger Rigor of VST and Co, when asked who is your friends from the entertainment industry: “Marami kaming barkada sa showbiz…and with respect to the recording industry, kakaunti lang noon ang mga personalities on a contract. So, we practically knew everyone, as the industry was still at its early stages. The guys would be the “studio rats”, having sessions in stretches that would start in the morning and end in the wee hours of the next morning……For us Little Baguio boys, I could only refer to Vilma Santos then as our first legit “barkada” in the film industry, dahil nga sa una naming sine was with her. She was “kalog” and really very smart. I am not surprised that as a mayor, she is able to pull it together. Of course, si Pip was already a friend of the guys kasi nga ka-basketbol na namin siya even before the VST days. And there were many others who were mga batikan sa larangan ng pelikula that we met along the course of time.” – Nostalgia Manila (READ MORE)

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Filmography: Swing it, Baby (1979)

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Basic Information: Directed: Al Quinn; Story, screenplay: Oscar Miranda; Cast: Romeo Vasquez, Vilma Santos, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Amy Austria, V.S.T. & Company, Mike Monserrat, Sandy Garcia, Geleen Eugenio, Bing Davao, Walter Navarro, Nena Perez Rubio, Lirio Vital, Coritha, Ritchie D’Horsie, Val Sotto, Ernie Zarate; Executive producer: Emilia Blas; Original Music: Vicor Music Corporation; Cinematography: Joe Batac; Film Editing: Nonoy Santillan; Production Design: Orlando Tolentino; Art Direction: Francisco Faustino; Sound: Luis Reyes, Ramon Reyes; Theme Songs: “I-swing mo ako” performed by Sharon Cuneta

Plot Description: Love is like dancing. No matter how many times you have been out of tuned, you will always go back to hitting the right one. Learning it may not be easy at first but if you find the right partner for you, then you can sway together… forever. Let’s dance along with Marilen (Vilma Santos) and Ben (Romeo Vasquez) as they discover more about love and friendship. – TV Star Cinema (READ MORE)

Film Achievement: No Available Data

Film Review: “Sometime in the mid 70s, matinee idol Romeo Vasquez returned to the movie scene after a long absence, his movie career in limbo after his failed marriage with popular actress Amalia Fuentes. His teamup with Vilma Santos somehow rekindled and revived his career. Their first movie together, Nag-aapoy na Damdamin in 1976 turned out to be a big hit. Despite their age gap, reel and real life sweetheart, Romeo, 34 and Vilma, 23, soon became the hottest love team, doing one hit movies after another…” – Video 48 (READ MORE)

“…Romeo Vasquez is an oddity in Vilma’s life. Hindi akalain ng lahat na ang isang notorious playboy and balikbayan actor would capture the heart of the then elusive Ate Vi. Nagkaroon sila ng affair which lasted for more than a year. Kilala si Bobby sa pagiging bohemyo kaya naman walang kakilala si Ate Vi na bumoto sa aktor. Ate Vi was love struck at talagang na head-over heels in love. Nagsimula ang kanilang affair sa set ng kanilang pelikulang “Nag-aapoy na Damdamin”. True to this title, nagliyab silang dalawa at tunay ngang nag-apoy ang kanilang damdamin. May plano pa nga sila ni Bobby na magpakasal sa Europe. Talagang Ate Vi was ready to give up her life as an actress and would settle with the actor abroad. And with herb relationship with Bobby, nag-surface ang bagong Vilma Santos.  Ate Vi realized that she cann’t sacrifice everything for love. Nagising siya sa katotohanan at nagkamali kung kaya nagdesisyon siyang kumalas sa bohemyong aktor…” – Willie Fernandez (READ MORE)

“…But it was with handsome actor Romeo Vasquez that Vilma Santos had her most controversial relationship. Romeo was the former husband of Philippine movie queen Amalia Fuentes. He and Vilma first paired in the movie Nag-aapoy na Damdamin (1976). It was also during this year that they became a couple. They made several movies together, all of which did well at the box-office. Vi and Bobby (Romeo’s nickname) became the most-talked about reel and real love team at the time. The relationship was always on the pages of showbiz magazines and tabloid entertainment section pages because of the intrigues and the personalities who got involved with them…” – Rommel R. Llanes (READ MORE)

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Filmography: Doctor, Doctor, We Are Sick (1985)

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Basic Information: Directed, story, screenplay: Mike Relon Makiling; Cast: Vilma Santos, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Rowell Santiago, Jobelle Salvador, Francis Magalona; Executive producer: Vic del Rosario Jr.; Original Music: Tito Sotto; Cinematography: Benjamin L. Lobo; Film Editing: Ike Jarlego Jr.; Production Design: Arthur Santamaria

Plot Description: Rose (Vilma Santos) and her three cousins (Tito, Vic, & Joey) are Hospital Attendants who find themselves in various comic situations, together with their Supervisor (Paquito Diaz) and resident Physician Dr. Roland (Rowell Santiago), until they get entangled in a terrible fix. Bitoy (Ricky Rivero) survives a gun shot after witnessing a murder that involves a very influential person. Bogart (Jimmy Santos) is commissioned to kill Bitoy and poses as a patient in the hospital to finish the job. – Pelikula.net (READ MORE)

In a rare comic appearance, Vilma Santos plays the role of Rose, a hospital attendant hopelessly in love with Roland (Rowell Santiago), a resident doctor who gets the support of her wacky cousins Lucky, KC and Ian (Tito, Vic & Joey) in this comedy from writer-director Mike Relon Makiling. With Paquito Diaz, Jobelle Salvador and Francis Magalona lending support. Doctor, Doctor, We Are Sick was produced by Viva Films. – Jojo DeVera

Film Achievement: No Available Data

Film Review: “…Expect the unexpected when dramatic actress Vilma Santos tried her hand at comedy and joined the wacky trio of Tito Vic & Joey in this hilarious hospital romp. The foursome played bumbling orderlies whose work method was enough to send patients out of the hospital or to undeserved calamity although they were in truth caring and kind-hearted and were only trying to do good…” – Mav Shack (READ MORE)