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‘Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles’

/ 12:10 AM December 21, 2018

Maine Mendoza (left) and Coco Martin in “Jack Em Popoy”

(We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 44th Metro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2019.)

Directed by Mike Tuviera; stars Vic Sotto, Coco Martin, Maine Mendoza

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In this action-comedy flick that merges stars from the noontime variety show “Eat Bulaga!” and the long-running action series “Ang Probinsyano,” Vic, Maine and Coco portray police officers—Jack, Em and Popoy, respectively—who band together and embark on a mission to stop a crime syndicate involved in the medical field.

For Coco, this movie is a dream come true because he has been raring to work with Vic, one of his childhood idols, for the longest time.

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“At first, it was only Bossing I wanted to do a project with, and then they also gave us Maine. This is something that may not happen again,” said the actor, adding that being able to work with people he looks up to still makes him nervous.

“That’s why we wanted to give it our all. We have had several revisions,” Coco related. “I don’t want this merger to be half-baked—I want something that we can be proud of.” —ALLAN POLICARPIO

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