The Debut (2000) (en)
Slogan: One night can change a lifetime.
- Original title: The Debut
- Evaluation: 5.8 (Votes: 5)
- Genres: Drama
- Release date 2000-05-18 (2000)
- Duration: 88 Min
Filipino-American high school student Ben (Dante Basco) 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.