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Praybeyt Benjamin

October 26, 2011
1hr 47min
Status: released

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Praybeyt Benjamin Movie Details:

Based onPrivate Benjamin by Howard Zieff
Country Philippines
Language Filipino
Release dateOctober 26, 2011
Running time1hr 47min
StarringVice Ganda
Eddie Garcia
Nikki Valdez
Jimmy Santos
Derek Ramsay
Vandolph Quizon
Directed by Wenn V. Deramas
Screenplay byKeiko A. Aquino
Wenn Deramas
Story byWenn V. Deramas
Produced byCharo Santos-Concio
Malou N. Santos
Vic R. Del Rosario Jr.
Cinematography by Elmer Despa
Edited by Marya Ignacio
Music byVincent de Jesus
Production CompanyABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc.
Viva Films
Distributor Star Cinema
Viva Films

Praybeyt Benjamin Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Main cast
    • Vice Ganda as Private Benjamin “Benjie” Santos VIII
  • Supporting cast
    • Eddie Garcia as Minister Marshal Benjamin “Bino” Santos VI
    • Jimmy Santos as Benjamin “Ben” Santos VII
    • Derek Ramsay as Brandon Estolas
    • Nikki Valdez as Lucresia Alcantara
    • Kean Cipriano as Emerson Ecleo
    • DJ Durano as Dominador “Dondi” Rosales
    • Vandolph Quizon as Buhawi Manay
    • Jojit Lorenzo as Joselito “Jojo / Jose” Makapagtagpo Jr. / Jose Remescal
    • Ricky Rivero† as Big Boy Carnate
    • Mark Joseph Duran as Owl King
  • Recurring cast
    • Carlos Agassi as Paul Marigma
    • Bodie Cruz as George Carang
    • Tutti Caringal as Ringo Daway
    • Malou de Guzman as Lilibeth Santos
    • Dennis Padilla as Bentot Santos
    • Angelie Urquico as Jesamine Santos
    • Abby Bautista as Anjemin Santos
    • Tess Antonio as Lisa Santos
    • Jasper Visaya as Benten Santos
    • Rubi Rubi as Captain Tenille
    • Andrew Wolff as Abu Sayaff
    • Emilio Garcia as Billy Aladdin
    • Romhel Valera as Primitivo
  • Special participation
    • Luis Manzano as Ericson
    • Angelica Panganiban as Voice of Herself / Brandon’s Fiancé
    • Yam Concepcion (cameo)


Benjamin “Benjie” Santos VIII is a gay man who wants to prove his worth to his grandfather, help spare his aging father from military drafting, and save the country from terrorists. He keeps his sexuality from the trainees and superiors and makes friends with the other misfits of the team. They went into rigorous training to change from being weaklings to perfectly capable soldiers. Their hard work pays off and gets acknowledged by their trainers. Another team of trainees stages Benjie to expose his sexuality and immediately gets him kicked out of the team. His misfit friends walk away with him but incidentally arrive at the terrorists’ camp. They go back to give the intel to their superiors, but they are ignored. They take matters into their own hands and come out victorious.

Praybeyt Benjamin Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Worldwide Collection₱332 million (US$6.5 million)

About Praybeyt Benjamin Movie:

The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin (also known as Praybeyt Benjamin) is a Filipino action comedy parody film directed by Wenn V. Deramas. It stars Vice Ganda in the title role, alongside Eddie Garcia, Nikki Valdez, Vandolph Quizon, Derek Ramsay, and Jimmy Santos in their supporting roles.

The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin (Praybeyt Benjamin) is based on the comedy hit Private Benjamin.

Praybeyt Benjamin was filmed in the last half of 2010 and wrapped up in January 2011.

The filmmakers used retro movie cameras and Fujifilm instead of modern movie cameras. It was the last movie to be made in 35mm film. The movie underwent restoration for the Blu-Ray/4K release.

The television trailer for Praybeyt Benjamin premiered during the talk show Gandang Gabi, Vice!, announcing its release on October 12, 2011. However, during the premiere of No Other Woman, the Praybeyt Benjamin trailer indicated a delayed premiere of October 26, 2011.

It was graded “B” by the Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines.

Praybeyt Benjamin is the first Filipino film to break the P300 million mark in the box office. It was the highest-grossing Filipino film in 2011 and was the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time until it was surpassed by Sisterakas in 2012.

In 2012, Box Office Entertainment Awards awarded Vice Ganda the Phenomenal Box Office Star for his role in the film.

Wenn V. Deramas won Most Popular Film Director and Most Popular Screenwriter.

In November 2011, ABS-CBN News reported that a sequel was in the works and would be released as early as 2013. A later announcement made on It’s Showtime revealed that the sequel would air on December 25, 2014. The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin premiered on December 25, 2014, and was an official entry to the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival.