Bituing Walang Ningning (Movie)

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Bituing Walang Ningning (Movie)
Movie Poster
Directed by Emmanuel H. Borlaza
Produced by Vic del Rosario Jr.
Written by Nerissa Cabral
Starring Sharon Cuneta
Cherie Gil
Christopher de Leon
Jay Ilagan
Distributed by Viva Films
Release date(s) 1985
Running time 126 minutes
Language Filipino
Official website

Bituing Walang Ningning is a film adaptation of the komiks version of the same title which was later remaked as a TV series. The film stars Sharon Cuneta and Cherie Gil and was released in 1985. One of Philippine Cinema's most memorable line was quoted from this film. It is directed by Emmanuel H. Borlaza.



Dorina Pineda is a Sampaguita vendor idolizing the most famous singing sensation in the country, Lavinia Arguilles. Lavina with her ego getting big, drives away her fans and even her boyfriend Nico Escobar. He later discovers Dorina as a wonderful singer and eventually falls in love with her. A simple die-hard fan at first, Dorina rose to the ranks and become the biggest singing star in the country, even becoming more famous than her idol Lavinia.

The movie ended with Dorina handing the microphone over to Lavinia to live together with Nico, leaving Lavinia alone on the spotlight, singing the theme song of the film.


Bituing Walang Ningning was originally a komiks by Nerissa G. Cabral and was published fom 1984 to 1985. The choice actress for Lavinia's role was Zsa Zsa Padilla but she turned it down and Cherie Gil played the role instead. During the filming of the movie, Sharon Cuneta was already heavily pregnant with her daughter KC Concepcion.

The movie was released valentines day of 1985 and turned out a blockbuster hit. One of the most unforgettable parts of the film was during Lavinia and Dorina's confrontation and Lavinia's line: "You're nothing but a second rate, trying hard, copy-cat!" made the film an instant classic.

Another spin-off of the original komiks is a TV series which starred Sarah Geronimo as Dorina Pineda and Angelika dela Cruz as Lavinia Arguelles. A few revisions were added to the series including adding Rosa Mia Suarez, Dorina's real mother, and played by Zsa Zsa Padilla. The series was on-air in 2006 on ABS-CBN primetime block.



Actor Character
Sharon Cuneta Dorina Pineda
Christopher De Leon Nico Escobar
Cherie Gil Lavinia Arguelles
Jay Ilagan Zosimo Blanco
Tommy Abuel Larry Calma
Joel Torre Garry Diaz
Chanda Romero Edith
Lorli Villanueva Tiya Sioning
Vicky Suba Libby
Lito Pastrana Tim
Timi Diwa Marmie
Eric Borlaza Butch
Alvin Torres Jing
Ronald Catahan Michelle
Gemmalyn Lingad Luds
Rose De Guzman Becky
Jenny Corpuz Mercy
Augusto Victa Club Manager
Leila Lopez Nurse
Tony Martinez Driver
Robert Miclat Photographer
Eddie De Leon Reporter


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