West Side Avenue

West Side Avenue (2001)

A Filipino soul, lost and found on West Side Avenue.

  • Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
  • Release Date: 2001-04-05
  • User Rating: 8/10 from 11 ratings
  • Runtime: 5h 1min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Hinabing Pangarap Productions
  • Production Country: Philippines
  • Director: Lav Diaz
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From 11 Ratings


A Filipino teenager is shot to death on the sidewalk of New Jersey, USA. An investigation starts into his death. His family members and friends are interviewed. Along the way, we find out not only more about him but about the community of Filipinos in America in general, including the destructive effect of the drug "shabu" on its youth. The detective who handles the case also has his own personal demons to settle with his violent past.

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  • Yul Servo

    as Hanzel Harana
  • Gloria Diaz

    as Lolita Fordham
  • Joel Torre

    as Juan Mijares
  • Priscilla Almeda

    as Dolores
  • Angel Aquino

    as Elvira Pareño
  • Arthur Acuña

    as Bartolo
  • Raul Arellano

    as Dindo
  • Ruben Tizon

    as Abdon
  • Jomar Roldan

    as Frederick
  • Michelle Salvador

    as Dahlia
  • Ged Merino

    as Adan
  • Joseph Pe

    as Tong
  • Malik Walton

    as Falcon
  • Arianne Recto

    as Dr. Santos
  • Eric Celerio

    as Filmmaker
  • Liza Deocampo

    as Ilongga
  • Preston Barnes

    as Gordon Fordham
Directing Lav Diaz Director
Writing Lav Diaz Screenplay
Camera Miguel V. Fabie III Director of Photography
Sound Joey Ayala Original Music Composer
Editing Ronald Allan Dale Editor
Production Joey Gosiengfiao Producer
Production Antonio S. Veloria Executive Producer
Art Cesar Hernando Production Design
Sound Rudy Gonzales Sound Recordist
Sound Alex Tomboc Sound Engineer
Camera Ruben Lee Additional Photography
Camera Antonio Ponti Additional Photography