• Plot Description
• USA: Nov 4, 2000
DVD Release Date
• R1: Sep 9, 2003
The Debut Website
Rated R for language.
1 hour, 34 minutes
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• The Debut
• The Mercado Family Debut (2000)
|Genre: Drama, Comedy, Coming Of Age, School / Campus|
Tagline: One night can change a lifetime.
Plot: Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Mercado) works in a comic book shop to earn money to pay his way into Cal Arts. His father, a postman, is determined that his son--who has won a pre-med scholarship to UCLA--will become a doctor. The eighteenth birthday party of Ben's sister, Rose, sets off a comedic and touching series of events and family struggles that will in turn determine young Ben's future. This fresh independent production from Gene Cajayon presents a lighthearted and warm coming-of-age tale filtered through the eyes of an American subculture rarely seen on film.
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