Live Show

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Live Show
Directed by Jose Javier Reyes
Produced by Available Light Production
Regal Films
Written by Jose Javier Reyes
Starring Paolo Rivero
Ana Capri
Klaudia Koronel
Music by Jesse Lucas
Cinematography Eduardo Jacinto
Editing by Vito Cajili

Production Design by = Jake de Asis

Distributed by Regal Films
Release date(s) 2000
Running time 105 minutes
Language Filipino
IMDb profile

Live Show has an original Filipino title called, "Toro." The film was written and directed by Jose Javier Reyes which talks about the struggles of the lives of poverty-stricken individuals who were forced to enter the margins of flesh trade just to be able to survive. It shows how these individuals wander the dark sidewalks of Manila, the cheap hotels and the makeshift establishments to hawk their bodies and eventually lose their dignities and hopes by doing live shows for a living.



The Philippine's censor board banned this movie after it had its public screening due to pressures from the Catholic Church.

The banning of this internationally billed film on 21 March 2001 upon direct orders of the President, and the subsequent resignation of a nationally renowned cultural scholar Dr. Nicanor Tiongson as Chairman of the Movies and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), created a divided uproar among those who favored the showing of the film and those who see it as sheer pornography.


  • Paolo Rivero as Rolly
  • Ana Capri as Rosita
  • Klaudia Koronel as Gigi
  • Hazel Espinosa as Sandra
  • Daria Ramirez as Elma
  • Marcus Madrigal as Jojo
  • Simon Ibarra as Vio
  • Nikka Valencia as Liza
  • Oliver Hartmann as Jake
  • Martin Gonzalo as Danny
  • Harlene Bautista as Sidra
  • Khryss Adalia as Lalaine
  • Mon Confiado as Frankie
  • Alison VII as Bagets 1 (as Allyson VII)
  • Ogie Diaz as Kadyot
  • Rolando T. Inocencio as Ikeng
  • Jiego Malvar as Ato
  • Hope Matriano as Pacing
  • Lui Manansala as Mrs. Perez
  • Bianca Zialcita as Noemi
  • Jake de Asis as Gay Customer 2
  • Victoria Garcia
  • Gigi Locsin as Cedes
  • Roel Lonzanida as Perry
  • Bong Dela Torre as Gay Customer 1
  • Ferdinand Solfero as Rolly - age 17
  • Robert Mark Bonzon as Miguel
  • Adah Matriano as Rowena
  • Jermaine Cayabyab as Liza - age 15
  • Sascha Hartmann as Jake - age 7
  • Luz Imperial as Doris
  • Miles Canapi as Vicky (as Mailes Kanapi)
  • Perry Escaño as Bagets 2 (as Perry Escano)
  • Jhim Tarrosa as Bagets 3 (as Jim Tarosa)
  • Ruby Solmerano as Viring
  • Jonathan Paguio as Jordan Lim
  • George Lim as Koreano
  • Wamachill Guangco as Myrna
  • Avigale De Asis as Nurse
  • Miguel Castro as Doctor
  • Aleth de la Cruz as Tiya Nene (as Alet Dela Cruz)
  • Perry Dizon as Ernest
  • Terry Baylosis as Socialite at party
  • Trini De Leon as Socialite at party
  • Sam Prudente as Socialite at party
  • Lene Ramirez as Socialite at party
  • Ron Regis as Socialite at party
  • Obbie Suguitan as Socialite at party




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