Gandarrapiddo!: The Revenger Squad Movie (2017):
Gandarrapiddo!: The Revenger Squad is a Filipino superhero comedy film directed by Joyce Bernal and produced by Charo Santos-Concio, Vic del Rosario Jr., and Malou N. Santos under the banner of ABS-CBN Film Productions and Viva Films.
The film stars Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, and Pia Wurtzbach in the lead roles along with Ejay Falcon, Loisa Andalio, Wacky Kiray, Justin James, and Lassy Marquez in supporting roles.
Gandarrapiddo was initially known to the public under at least two working titles, the first being simply known as The Revengers. In August 2017, it was announced that the name of the film was changed to Gandarah N’ Gwapito: The Revengers.
Principal photography of the film officially began in July 2017. It premiered in Philippine cinemas on December 25, 2017, as one of the eight official entries of the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.
Gandarrapiddo!: The Revenger Squad Movie Information:
|Movie Name||Gandarrapiddo!: The Revenger Squad|
|Release Date||December 25, 2017|
|Running Time||1h 50m|
|Directed by||Joyce Bernal|
|Screenplay by||Danno Kristoper C. Mariquit|
Daisy G. Cayanan
Jonathan James A. Albano
|Story by||Enrico C. Santos|
Juvy G. Galamiton
|Produced by||Charo Santos-Concio|
Malou N. Santos
Vic del Rosario Jr.
|Cinematography by||Mackie Galvez|
|Edited by||Joyce Bernal|
|Music by||Carmina R. Cuya|
|Production Companies||ABS-CBN Film Productions|
|Distributed by||Star Cinema|
|Box Office Collection||₱571 million|
Gandarrapiddo!: The Revenger Squad Movie Trailer:
Gandarrapiddo!: The Revenger Squad Movie Storyline (Plot/Synopsis):
Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad is the story of Gandarra, Rapiddo, and Kweenie, who are all trying to attain and protect what is most precious to them. Family is the only thing that binds them, but as they stick to their separate missions, dark secrets arise and threaten to destroy everything they hold dear. Can they set aside their differences to find the only great power that will make them “super”.
Gandarrapiddo!: The Revenger Squad Movie Cast and Characters:
- Vice Ganda as Emerson “Emy” Mariposque / Gandarra: A low-cost cosmetics salesperson and cleaning rag maker who lives in a decrepit house with his brother, Chino.
- Daniel Padilla as Chino Mariposque / Rappido: The 21-year-old brother of Emy who is characterized as “siga (lit. ’badboy’) with a heart”.
- Pia Wurtzbach as Cassandra Stockings / Cassandra “Cassey” Mariposque / Kweenie: An orphan who became a rising fashion designer and international model who goes by the super-powered alias Kweenie.
- Ejay Falcon as Mino: A supervillain who is trapped within a mirror. He seeks to get Gandarra’s lipstick which would free him from his imprisonment.
- Loisa Andalio as Velle: A close friend and neighbor of Chino Mariposque.
- Justin James Quilantang as Juvee/Enrique Heal: The only boy in the Mariposque household who is known for being mischievous.
- Wacky Kiray as Bul-Dog / Pospora: A member of the Mariposque household who is a street cigarette vendor. As Pospora, he has the ability to control and produce fire like a match stick.
- Lassy Marquez as Bokbok / Flawlessa: A loyal friend of Emy Mariposque who acts as a aunt-figure to Chino.
- MC Calaquian as Luz-Luz / Higopa: A soda reseller who lives with the Mariposques.
- Karla Estrada as Peppa/Barna: The annoying neighbor of the Mariposques who runs a food delivery business.
- RK Bagatsing as Renz / Madman: A supervillain who is the real biological father of Chino and Gandarra´s greatest enemy.
- Carlo Mendoza as Himself
- Michael Flores as Professor Clean
- Alvin Ronquillo
- Warren Tablo
- Zanjoe Marudo as Emy’s love interest
- Kathryn Bernardo as Chino’s love interest
- Marlon Stockinger as Cassey’s love interest
- Julia Barretto as Chino’s rescue
- TNT Boys
Interesting Facts About Gandarrapiddo!: The Revenger Squad Movie:
- Initially titled The Revengers, it was later changed to Gandarah N’ Gwapito: The Revengers.
- In January 2018, Vice Ganda, and Pia Wurtzbach two of the stars of The Revengers Squad, hinted that the film might have a sequel remarking that there is still yet to be explored regarding the characters of film.
- Kris Aquino was offered to make a cameo appearance in the film to portray an antagonistic role. She declined saying that companies managing the brands she endorses may not be amicable to her playing a role of an antagonist.
- The film won People Choice Award in the MMFF 2017.
- First movie of Pia Wurtzbach since winning the Miss Universe 2015. It was also her first starring role after playing in a number of supporting role.