6.7/10
208
3 user 14 critic

Slingshot (2007)

Tirador (original title)
From Filipino bad-boy director Brillante Mendoza comes Slingshot, an exhilarating portrayal of teenage thugs and petty thieves, all out to get what they can in the teeming slums of Asia's notorious city of sin, Manila.

Director:

Brillante Mendoza

Writer:

Ralston Jover (story and screenplay) (as Joel Ralston Jover)
10 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jiro Manio ... Odie
Coco Martin ... Caloy
Kristoffer King ... Rex (as Kristofer King)
Nathan Lopez ... Leo
Harold Montano Harold Montano ... Rod
Angela Ruiz Angela Ruiz ... Tess
Benjie Filomeno Benjie Filomeno ... Elmo
Enrico Villa Enrico Villa ... Chairman
Aleera Montalla ... Alona
Jean Andrews Jean Andrews ... Karen
Russel Laxamana Russel Laxamana ... Kumare
Jaclyn Jose ... Zeny
Julio Diaz ... Diego
Simon Ibarra ... Caloy's Father
Mark Dionisio ... Pulis
Learn more

More Like This 

Kinatay (2009)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young man tries to make some money so he can marry his girlfriend. He takes a job for $2,000 and then soon realizes that this job involves killing a woman.

Director: Brillante Mendoza
Stars: Coco Martin, Maria Isabel Lopez, Julio Diaz
Foster Child (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A drama centered on the state of foster care in the Philippines.

Director: Brillante Mendoza
Stars: Cherry Pie Picache, Kier Segundo, Eugene Domingo
The Masseur (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Iliac works in a massage parlor where the gay clients are given more than a shoulder kneading and back rub. When Iliac's father dies he must reconcile his job as a sex worker with the rest of his family.

Director: Brillante Mendoza
Stars: Coco Martin, Jaclyn Jose, Allan Paule
Summer Heat (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story is set in Guagua, Pampanga a decade after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo which ravaged the province with lahar. It follows the lives of Rodolfo "Mang Rudy" Manansala, a woodcarver, ... See full summary »

Director: Brillante Mendoza
Stars: Johnny Delgado, Cherry Pie Picache, Angel Aquino
Service (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A drama that follows the travails of the Pineda family in the Filipino city of Angeles. Bigamy, unwanted pregnancy, possible incest and bothersome skin irritations are all part of their ... See full summary »

Director: Brillante Mendoza
Stars: Gina Pareño, Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz
Captive I (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Follows the hostage crisis of the Dos Palmas kidnappings in the southern Philippines, the life of the hostages whose survivors were freed after an awful year in captivity.

Director: Brillante Mendoza
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Katherine Mulville, Marc Zanetta
Sapi (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

With the rival station Philippine Broadcasting Channel (PBC) eating up the TV audiences' major share, Sarimanok Broadcasting Network (SBN) needs a miracle to stay alive in the competition. ... See full synopsis »

Director: Brillante Mendoza
Stars: Meryll Soriano, Baron Geisler, Dennis Trillo
Lakbayan (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Directors: Lav Diaz, Brillante Mendoza, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Bart Guingona, Hazel Orencio, Joem Bascon
Pantasya (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A digital feature has five episodes that all deal with wild gay fantasies involving men in uniform. It starts with "Biyahe," about a jilted taxi driver and his jealous passenger who find ... See full summary »

Director: Brillante Mendoza
Stars: Arthur Estrella, Rov Roxas, Mark Dionisio
Grandmother I (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two elderly women bear the consequences of a crime involving their respective grandsons. One is the victim, the other is the suspect. Both weak and poor, they laboriously solicit money in ... See full summary »

Director: Brillante Mendoza
Stars: Anita Linda, Rustica Carpio, Tanya Gomez
Ma' Rosa (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Ma' Rosa has four children. She owns a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila where everybody likes her. To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband, Nestor, resell small ... See full summary »

Director: Brillante Mendoza
Stars: Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Baron Geisler
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Set against the backdrop of the Philippines Government's crackdown on illegal drugs, a SWAT-led police force launches an operation to arrest Abel, one of the biggest drug lords in Manila. ... See full summary »

Director: Brillante Mendoza
Stars: Allen Dizon, Elijah Filamor, Angela Cortez

Photos

Edit

Storyline

From Filipino bad-boy director Brillante Mendoza comes Slingshot, an exhilarating portrayal of teenage thugs and petty thieves, all out to get what they can in the teeming slums of Asia's notorious city of sin, Manila.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was shot with hidden cameras to make it the film more realistic. It was shot during the actual Quiapo Feast of San Nazareno. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ben & Sam (2010) See more »

User Reviews

 
Technical Film
26 July 2009 | by croxasSee all my reviews

This film has all the merits of a pseudo-documentary with reality-show touch. All the main actors played their roles as real to the mundane realization of life in a slum area. The story plot, if there is really one in the classic sense of the word is an exposè of contrasts between different levels of corruption using survival as a backdrop.

I came out watching this film wondering if this kind of reality really exists, at least at the level that is being conveyed. I grew up in an upper middle-class part of Quezon City. The stark contrast of existence of the different societal levels leads me to think this movie only bolsters the ever widening disparity. In one scene were the father died, the son seemed stoic and unperturbed by what just ensued. This untroubled feeling is shared by the rest of the neighbors, and death is detached. Survival has become instinctually animal.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

11 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Proca See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed