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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IMDB: Rock Baby, Rock (1979)
IMDB: Oscar Miranda
IMDB: Junior
IMDB: Rolly Quizon
IMDB: Lea Navarro
Rock, Baby! Rock! (1979)
VST & Co. From Wikipedia
Nostalgia Manila Exclusive Interview with Roger Rigor
Tito, Vic & Joey (Movie Ads Circa 1979-85)
“Step No, Step Yes” “Tayo’y Magsayawan” Film Footage

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Filmography: Good Morning, Sunshine (1980)

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Basic Information: Direction: Ishmael Bernal; Story: Rolando Tinio; Screenplay: Rolando Tinio, Ishmael Bernal; Cast: Vilma Santos, Junior, Lloyd Samartino, Sheryl Cruz, Debraliz, Anita Linda, Liza Lorena; Production Co.: Lea Production; Release Date: February 1, 1980

Plot Description: No Available Data

Film Achievement: The single from the movie, “Yakap” was a hit single of film’s actor, Latin singer, Junior.  The song has been covered by several local singers the more recent was by Charice.

Film Review: “…Junior – Now 66 years old (can you believe that?), he was Vilma Santos’ leading man in Good Morning Sunshine in 1980. Born Antonio Morales Barretto, he was born in Manila, but moved to Spain with his family when he was 15. He was already a popular singer in Spain when he tried Pinoy showbiz. After doing a series of local movies (another one of his films was Disco Madhouse with Lorna Tolentino and Rio Locsin) and record albums (Yakap is still memorable to me), he went back to Spain (his wife and kids were all living there) where he continued singing. Eventually, he managed the showbiz career of his wife, Rocio Durcal, but she died of cancer in 2006…” – Butch Francisco (READ MORE)

“…Ate Vi thus became the chief opponent of Nora Aunor as the movie queen of the 1970s. Her edge is that she also became the queen of hit disco movies filled with singing and dancing, like “Swing It, Baby,” “Disco Fever,” “Rock Baby Rock,” “Let’s Do the Salsa,” and the movie she did with Latin idol Junior, “Good Morning Sunshine…” – Mario Bautista (READ MORE)

“…I credit Ronnie Henares for discovering me,” said Geleen. “He saw me in a fashion show in Hyatt in 1978. John Gaddi, my first dancing partner, and I were modeling na pa-sayaw-sayaw. I guess natuwa sa akin si Ronnie so he got me into Penthouse 7 hosted by Archie Lacson…I was Vilma’s choreographer for her movies (Disco Fever, Good Morning Sunshine, etc.) and at the same time I was also choreographing for Nora on her show Superstar. When Vilma had her own TV show, she got me as choreographer but I stayed with her for only one month. The network bosses told me that I shouldn’t be handling two superstars at the same time. Nora was on Channel 9 and Vilma was on Channel 13. Because of loyalty, I chose to stay with Nora kasi mas nauna naman ako sa kanya. I was with her for four years na at that time. But first, I talked to Vilma who is a ninang of my son Miggy. I left Vilma with a heavy heart…” – Ricardo F. Lo (READ MORE)

“…Every aspect of a Bernal film may not always be successfully realized, but his weakness is outshine by his strengths. In every film, he seems to be ready to try something new, whether it be a theme, conflict, character or scene. He is also out of the few major local directors to have covered the broadest range of film genres and theme with varying levels of success, from the historical drama, like the Bonifacio episode in the unreleased multi-million peso omnibus Lahing Pilipino (1976), to the disco musical Good Morning Sunshine (1980) and the personal, experimental films Nunal sa Tubig and Himala…” – Mario A. Hernando (READ MORE)