Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told Movie (2022) Cast, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told

December 25, 2022
2hr 42min
Status: released

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Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told Movie Details:

Country Philippines
Language Filipino
Release dateDecember 25, 2022
Running time2hr 42min
StarringEdu Manzano
Aljur Abrenica
Paolo Gumabao
Directed by Lester Dimaranan
Written byEric Ramos
Produced byFerdinand Topacio
Cinematography by Paolo Emmanuel Magsino
Edited by Paolo Emmanuel Magsino
Benedict Sepagan
Music byRiki Gonzales
Production CompanyBorracho Film Productions
Distributor Viva Films

Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Edu Manzano as Police Gen. Benjamin Magalong
  • Aljur Abrenica as SPO1 Allan Franco
  • Paolo Gumabao as Supt. Raymund Train
  • Allan Paule as Gen. Getulio Napenas
  • Rey Abellana as Col. Pabalinas
  • Gerald Santos as Sgt. Lalan
  • Rez Cortez as Gen. Alan Purisima
  • Juan Rodrigo as Secretary Mar Roxas
  • Jervic Cajarop as President Noynoy Aquino
  • Claudine Barretto as Erica Pabalinas
  • Rey Pj Abellana as PSI Ryan Pabalinas
  • Gerald Santos as SPO1 Christopher Robert Lalan
  • Jojo Alejar as Police Director Catalino Rodriguez
  • Jim Pebanco as SAF Director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño
  • Tom Olivar as Supt Michael John Mangahis
  • Ronnie Liang as PSI Gednat Tabdi
  • Jojo Abellana as PO3 Virgel Villanueva
  • Atty. Ferdie Topacio as Chief Supt John Sosito
  • Kuya Manzano as Foreign Official
  • Bryan Altes as Supt Abraham Albayari
  • Marcus Madrigal as PSI Rix Villareal
  • Rico Barrera as PO3 Jose Manaar
  • Doc Che Lejano as Police Senior Supt. Ronald dela Rosa


The film tells the story of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) officers who died on their mission during the tragic Mamasapano clash of 2015.

Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Worldwide Collection₱5 million

About Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told Movie:

Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told was made by Borracho Film Production under producer-lawyer Ferdinand Topacio.

The film is based on the Mamasapano clash in 2015 which led to the death of 44 members of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Special Action Force. The film was submitted as a script for the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival but was not accepted.

The film was directed by Lester Dimaranan and written by Eric Ramos. Ramos remarked that the script he did for Mamasapano was the hardest since he “can’t invent” and had to do research for the film.

Only the characters of Ritz Azul and Myrtle Sarrosa are fictional and portrayed as reporters from two rival networks. Mamasapano is described as an action, a war film, and a procedural.

The film is based on the board of inquiry report of the PNP and the investigation report on the incident by the Senate.

The film was already in production in 2020 with Law Fajardo as director. Production was not finished on schedule and was supposedly should have been finished by May of that year. It was planned that the scene of the Mamasapano clash be shot during the dry season, but the rainy season came without a certain scene shot.

This led to the replacement of most of the production staff with writer Ramos being a noted holdover of the Fajardo team. Work for Mamasapano continued in January 2022. Fajardo was replaced by Dimaranan.

Mamasapano had a private test screening on August 26, 2022, at the Baguio Country Club in Baguio. It was not yet picture locked and is already 99 percent complete at that time. It was screened for the production team to determine what kind of tweaking the film still needed.

Mamasapano was released on cinemas in the Philippines on December 25, 2022, by Viva Films as part of the eight official entries of the 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival. Had the film not been accepted as an entry for the 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival, it was planned for the film to premiere on November 30, 2022.