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Thursday, April 17, 2008

'A Dangerous Life': The Downfall of Ferdinand E. Marcos

I remember the Australian production TV mini-series called 'A DANGEROUS LIFE', it is about the rise of Cory Aquino and the downfall of Ferdinan E. Marcos in 1986 and the EDSA revolution. The TV series starred GARY BUSEY (star of 'The Buddy Holly Story', and Mel Gibson's nemesis in 'Lethal Weapon) , Ruben Rustia as President Marcos, Laurice Guillen as Cory Aquino with a prosthetic nose, comedienne Tessie Tomas as Imelda Marcos.

I remember the TV series was shown in ABS-CBN for 12 hours straight in December of 1988.

Here's an excerpt of the TV mini-series from YouTube.

Ferdinand Marcos And Imelda Marcos Downfall Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATkjVfGpkQM

Ferdinand Marcos And Imelda Marcos Downfall Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgsxgcrZ9Uk

If you are familiar with the Mel Gibson film 'The Year of Living Dangerously' released in 1982 then you'll see similarities with 'A Dangerous Life'.

Here's some trivia (from my memories and stock knowledge)
'The Year of Living Dangerously' is about the overthrow of Indonesia's Suharto.

'A Dangerous Life' is about the overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos

'The Year of Living Dangerously' starred Mel Gibson played an Australian journalist which reported the overthrow of Suharto.

'A Dangerousl Life' starred Gary Busey played an American journalist which reported the overthrow of Marcos

Mel Gibson and Gary Busey were nemesis in the first 'Lethal Weapon' movie.

'A Dangerous Life' and 'The Year of Living Dangerously' has the same title mixed up !

'A Dangerous Life' , its setting took place in the Philippines but the TV series was shot partly in the Philipppines and Sri Lanka.

'The Year of Living Dangerously', its setting took place in INDONESIA but the movie was shot in the PHILIPPINES.

'Year of Living Dangerously' has Pilipino stars....Bembol Roco, Kuh Ledesma as Indonesians

'A Dangerous Life' consists of Pilipino stars Ruben Rustia, Laurice Guillen, Joonie Gamboa, Tessie Tomas, Rez Cortez, Johnny Delgado...all as Pinoys!

'Year of Living Dangerously' , Mel Gibson in the movie had an affair with Sigourney Weaver

'A Dangerous Life', Gary Busey in the movie had an affair with DINA BONIEVIE !

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