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Dingdong Dantes to Star in Int’l Film ‘Dance of the Steelbars’

Dingdong Dantes is currently shooting an international film titled “Dance of the Steel Bars.”

“Dance of the Steel Bars” is a captivating story inspired by the world-famous Dancing Inmates of the Cebu Penitentiary. Dingdong’s co-star in the international movie is Irish actor Patrick Bergin, who played Julia Roberts’ menacing husband in “Sleeping With The Enemy.” It’s produced by Stuart Cameron and Stu Higton under Portfolio Films International in partnership with Marnie Manicad Productions.

Also starring in the movie are Ricky Davao , Maila Damian, Mon Confiado, Kathleen Hermosa, Thou Reyes, Gabe Mercado, and Joey Paras.

Here is the synopsis of the movie according to IMDB:

A story inspired by actual events in a Filipino prison, the struggles that inmates experience and their quest to feel human again. This riveting feature film about redemption follows Frank Parish (Patrick Bergin), a retired US fireman and philanthropist who finds himself wrongly accused of murder and jailed in the Philippines. Stuck in prison, Frank was beginning to lose faith in everything he believed in until he becomes friends with Mando (Dingdong Dantes), a convicted murderer who denies his passion for dancing just to prove his masculinity and Allona (Joey Paras), a transsexual who tries to contribute to prison reforms by teaching his fellow inmates dance exercises. They get involved in a tricky struggle between the positive changes initiated by the new warden (Ricky Davao) and the corrupt system that weighs down the inmates’ chance to become better individuals. Frank finds himself caught in an intricate web of lies and must choose between concealing what he knows to keep himself out of danger or to help his fellow inmates by revealing the truth. Will he remain on the sidelines as an observer, or will he dance the dance of the steel bars?

Images are from the film’s official website www.danceofthesteelbars.com

41 Comments on Dingdong Dantes to Star in Int’l Film ‘Dance of the Steelbars’

  1. YUCK!!!!!!! parng ngaun lng kaya nana lo ang mga PAIt na KAPAmilyucks nayn sa NYF……

    ewwwwww..

    yuck ….talaga..!!!!!!!

  2. :)kakaumay talaga!

  3. baker king // May 19, 2011 at 11:53 pm //

    ang dami na namang inngit…pati amaya, tinitira,…abangan nyo na lang ang amaya para malaman nyo kung gaano ito kaganda…

  4. Anonymous // May 19, 2011 at 7:50 pm //

    Amaya s not original kc 22o ngat my touch ng filipino culture pro hinaluan nmn ng JUMONG touch ang s2ry!

  5. rachelle // May 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm //

    MANONOOD NA LANG KAYO!
    HINDI YUNG PINAGAAWAYAN NYO PA KUNG ANO MAS MAGANDA! SUS!
    PURO KAYO NETWORK WAR! KAKASAWA! MAGKAKAPERA BA KAYO DYAN?
    MAGHANAP BUHAY NGA KAYO! NG MAY PAKINABANG NAMAN KAYO SA MGA MAGULANG NYO!

  6. ang presyo ng movie ticket ngayon at noon ay hindi magkapareho!

  7. Anonymous // May 19, 2011 at 6:21 am //

    Anong international na ang karamihan sa bida mga pipitsugin hahahaha…hype

  8. dahh…isang hype lng ito…pa international2x pero hindi namant talaga…inggit lang sila sa abs kasi marami-marami na ang international movie..^_^…

  9. ows?!? pang best actor nman kaya yan katulad ni echo? // May 18, 2011 at 9:17 pm //

    well,pinoy ka pa rin afterall so, goodluck!

  10. Nanguna ang ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs sa mga pambato ng Pilipinas sa prestihiyosong New York Festivals (NYF) International TV and Film Awards 2011 matapos itong manalo ng dalawang medalya para sa documentary program nitong “Storyline” kasabay ang walo pang finalist certificates para sa iba nitong mga programa.

    Nakuha ng “Storyline,” na mapapanod tuwing Miyerkules sa ABS-CBN at tuwing Huwebes sa ANC, ang Silver World Medal sa Biography/Profiles category at Bronze World Medal naman para sa Community Portraits category. Ginawaran din ito ng finalist certificate sa Social Issues/Current Events category.

    Nakatamo rin ng certificate mula sa award giving body ang iba pang finalists mula sa news and current affairs division ng Kapamilya Network tulad ng “Bloodbath in Manila,” ang pagbabalita ng TV Patrol sa Manila bus siege; at docudrama ni Ces Drilon na “I Survived.”

    Ang “Storyline,” na nasa ikalawang taon na, ay ang pinakaunang current affairs show sa bansa na walang host at pawang salaysay at video ng mga kinakapanayam lamang ang ginagamit para maihatid ang kuwento. Ito ay likha ng filmmaker na si Paolo Villaluna at manunulat na si Patricia Evangelista.

    Samantala, ginawaran din ng New York Festivals ng certificates ang dekalibreng drama na “Dahil May Isang Ikaw” tampok sina Jericho Rosales at Kristine Hermosa, at ang pinag-usapang fashion-serye na “Magkaribal” na pinangungunahan naman nina Gretchen Barretto at Bea Alonzo bilang mga finalist sa baging Telenovela category.

    Ang promotional spot na pinamagatang “Altar” na likha ng ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management para sa fire prevention month ay pinangalanan ding finalist para sa Copywriting: Promotion Spot category.

    ABS-CBN ang pinakanamaygpag sa mga kalahok mula sa Pilipinas sa ginanap na New York Festivals dahil walo sa mga pambato nito ay pasok bilang finalists kung saan dalawa pa ay nag-uwi ng medalya. Ang New York Festivals® World’s Best Television & Films™ ay kumikilala sa pinakamahuhusay sa buong mundo sa mga news, sports, documentary, information at entertainment program pati na rin sa music videos, infomercials, promotion spots, openings at IDs.

  11. ‘Storyline,’ Wagi ng Dalawang Medalya sa New York Festivals

  12. @ no.30 - talangkang kapams // May 18, 2011 at 5:56 pm //

    di masama ang magbigay ng criticism kung may K ang nagbibigay at may K mag criticize..pro kung bitter ka lang at nagiging talangka sa ibang umaasenso…keep the *%CK UP na lang pwede?..tumahimik kau jan..

  13. kaw na da best ka! best researcher ka na te!

  14. Anonymous // May 18, 2011 at 3:43 pm //

    For those who said earlier n flop ang In the Name of Love, laking sampal s inyo yan,,buwahh,,mamatay kau s inggit,,what can you cay AGB?,,hahahha,

  15. Anonymous // May 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm //

    hat Gross is only for 90 Screens,,not included yet ung provincial areas,, so it means more than 50M ang estimated gross ng In the Name of Love,,Congrats Angel and s lahat ng Cast and of course STAR CINEMA!!!

  16. Philmor // May 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm //

    kala ko gawa ng Universal Studios

  17. Anonymous // May 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm //

    PEACE BE W/U….

  18. TFC-KUWAIT // May 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm //

    GO TWEEN HEARTS!

  19. Kapamilyeah // May 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm //

    mag flop man international ang level tlga ng mga kapuso..means ibang bnsa ang nkakakita ng gling nila nde mga bisayang viewers ng ebak cbn..haha


    di hamak naman na mas nauna si Echo… Subject: I Love You!

  20. Anonymous // May 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm //

    Philippines Box Office
    May 11–15, 2011

    (US $1 = 43.08 Philippines Peso)

    TW LW Movie Studio Weekend Gross Change Screens Change / Avg. Gross-to-Date Week
    1 N In the Name of Love Star Cin. $1,098,179 – 90 – $12,202 $1,098,179 1
    2 1 Fast Five UIP $765,482 -29.9% 71 -63 $10,781 $2,178,011 2
    3 N Priest Sony $573,155 – 68 – $8,429 $573,155 1
    4 2 Thor UIP $544,071 -47.3% 107 -48 $5,085 $3,712,346 3
    5 3 Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! Star Cin. $49,277 -75.0% 42 -23 $1,173 $1,790,877 4
    6 6 Scream 4 Pioneer $32,382 -45.9% 18 – $1,799 $110,170 2
    7 N Something Borrowed Pioneer $25,108 – 17 – $1,477 $25,108 1
    8 4 Tumbok n/a $16,895 -89.3% 38 -12 $445 $222,194 2
    9 5 Water for Elephants Fox $7,930 -88.7% 12 -23 $661 $96,937 2
    10 11 Arthur (2011) WB $7,332 +577.0% 8 +3 $917 $207,839 4
    11 13 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Fox $2,150 +702.2% 4 +1 $538 $141,168 4
    12 7 Rio Fox $2,031 -48.8% 1 -3 $2,031 $1,649,059 6
    13 10 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Fox $200 -85.0% 2 -1 $100 $265,879 5
    14 9 Hall Pass WB $152 -89.8% 2 -2 $76 $179,947 6

    < Prev Wk Return to Index

  21. Anonymous // May 18, 2011 at 11:14 am //

    daming bitter

  22. Anonymous // May 18, 2011 at 10:13 am //

    ano ba yan…gaya2x puto maya…tlaga bang ganon ang mga kapupu…yucky

  23. Gma flop! // May 18, 2011 at 9:47 am //

    Wow STARLET na STARLET ang dating ni dingdong sa poster pati na siguro sa acting! Bwahahaha!

  24. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!
    BONGGA!!!!!!!!

  25. IN THE NAME OF LOVE // May 18, 2011 at 9:22 am //

    $1,098,179 in 5 DAYS? magkano ba piso ngayon? ang laki ng kita! kinabog na naman ang fans ni MARIAN..

  26. Anonymous // May 18, 2011 at 9:15 am //

    magagaya rin to kay IZA CALZADO na wala man lang recognition.. hehe sila cguro nag presenta.. mlamang may politics to gaya ng RED CROSS ni marian.. eh recomendation pala nina lily monteverde.. kawawa unlike kay ANGEL na “volunteer”.. at talagang nangangailangan ng tulong ang mga pinoy noon due to ONDOY,, proud na proud pa man din sila at ang mga fans.. EH ngaun?

  27. kapukpok // May 18, 2011 at 8:56 am //

    Si Badingdong na naman. Kahit walang tigil ang paglabas niyan sa TV hindi niya pa rin maabot si Echo. Mga amisiyosa parang mga kapupu lang.

  28. Anonymous // May 18, 2011 at 8:31 am //

    sana ndi dalhin ang pag ka flop xa indie…

  29. hay gaya-gaya kay echo

  30. kapamilya ruled // May 18, 2011 at 8:20 am //

    international film??????
    dingdong acting talent?????

  31. hm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! international???? pwede narin // May 18, 2011 at 8:02 am //

    following the steps of echo? ok na rin… bahala kayo

  32. SARDINAS NOODLES GALING KAY GOZON: WILLIE REVILLAME, EVIL PERSONIFIED // May 18, 2011 at 7:07 am //

    sana kasama ni dingdong sina anderson, abrenica at gutierrez…. pare pareho kasi sila ng style sa pag-arte…. pare parehong mga bano….

  33. _Love Letter_exe. // May 18, 2011 at 4:48 am //

    Oh well sana hindi mag Flop.

  34. Anonymous // May 18, 2011 at 4:43 am //

    Starring lang naman hindi major character yung role nya noh. 😛

    Congratz Echo your the best talaga.

  35. Yehey magpapakita ng Dede si Dingdong. 😀

  36. alabama // May 18, 2011 at 4:08 am //

    mag flop man international ang level tlga ng mga kapuso..means ibang bnsa ang nkakakita ng gling nila nde mga bisayang viewers ng ebak cbn..haha

  37. japanka01 // May 18, 2011 at 2:23 am //

    magfoflop yan pag kasama si laos angel poksin hahaha

  38. AMAYAMPATUAN // May 18, 2011 at 1:37 am //

    another flop in the making…lol

  39. hustler // May 18, 2011 at 1:31 am //

    Subject: I Love You is also an independent film.

  40. ADDENDUM: INTERNATIONAL INDIE FILM

    Thanks.

  41. congrats.. trying to follow echo’s footsteps not bad

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