Do Re Mi (1996 film)

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Do Re Mi is a 1996 Filipino Tagalog language musical comedy film directed by Ike Jarlego, Jr. and released by Neo Films.wikipedia
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Donna Cruz

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It stars Donna Cruz, Regine Velasquez, and Mikee Cojuangco.
In 1996, Cruz starred in DoReMi, while she also released Merry Christmas Donna.

Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski

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It stars Donna Cruz, Regine Velasquez, and Mikee Cojuangco.
That same year, Cojuangco starred in her most successful movie ever, DoReMi, alongside Donna Cruz and Regine Velasquez.

Regine Velasquez

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It stars Donna Cruz, Regine Velasquez, and Mikee Cojuangco.
The musical comedy Do Re Mi—in which she played alongside Donna Cruz and Mikee Cojuangco—was released in the same year.

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Do Re Mi is a 1996 Filipino Tagalog language musical comedy film directed by Ike Jarlego, Jr. and released by Neo Films.

Solfège

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The film's title is a play between the solfège and a portmanteau using the first two letters of Donna Cruz, Regine Velasquez, and Mikee Cojuangco's first names.

Portmanteau

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The film's title is a play between the solfège and a portmanteau using the first two letters of Donna Cruz, Regine Velasquez, and Mikee Cojuangco's first names.

Tomboy

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In an attempt to salvage their group's music career, Reggie Mendoza (Regine Velasquez), a self-confessed lola's girl, and Mikki Tolentino (Mikee Cojuangco), a man-hating tomboy and breadwinner of her family, discover Donnette Legaspi (Donna Cruz), a vainglorious, and spoiled rich girl, to be part of their musical trio, DoReMi.

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In an attempt to salvage their group's music career, Reggie Mendoza (Regine Velasquez), a self-confessed lola's girl, and Mikki Tolentino (Mikee Cojuangco), a man-hating tomboy and breadwinner of her family, discover Donnette Legaspi (Donna Cruz), a vainglorious, and spoiled rich girl, to be part of their musical trio, DoReMi.

Japan

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Despite their drastic differences in both their personalities and principles, their shared love for music allowed them to consider pursuing a music career in Japan, only to figure out in an interrogation at the local airport that a fly-by-night recruitment agency had falsified their documents and faked their passports.

Bar

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While still considering the idea of becoming successful in the music industry, the girls help convert a small local restaurant into a mini bar where they can perform to sustain their daily needs and expenses.

Recording contract

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Their successful stint as vocal performers consistently draw huge crowds, and their popularity in the area attracted several record executives to sign them for a recording contract.

Welfare

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As Reggie pursued a career as a successful solo singer, Donnette channeled her efforts to help orphans and other abused children in social welfare, and Mikki, started her own family, and food business with Toto (Gary Estrada), whom she met and fell in love with in the province.

ABS-CBN

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According to a retrospective by ABS-CBN, the film "was originally titled Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas 2," based loosely on the 1986 film starring Sharon Cuneta, Cherie Gil, and Dina Bonnevie.

Sharon Cuneta

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According to a retrospective by ABS-CBN, the film "was originally titled Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas 2," based loosely on the 1986 film starring Sharon Cuneta, Cherie Gil, and Dina Bonnevie.

Cherie Gil

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According to a retrospective by ABS-CBN, the film "was originally titled Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas 2," based loosely on the 1986 film starring Sharon Cuneta, Cherie Gil, and Dina Bonnevie.

Dina Bonnevie

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According to a retrospective by ABS-CBN, the film "was originally titled Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas 2," based loosely on the 1986 film starring Sharon Cuneta, Cherie Gil, and Dina Bonnevie.

T.G.I.S.

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To promote the movie, Cruz, Velasquez and Cojuangco appeared in an episode of T.G.I.S., reprising their roles in the film.

ABS-CBN (TV network)

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The girls also appeared in all three major networks, ABS-CBN, GMA Network and ABC (now 5) for several interviews in various talk and variety shows.

GMA Network

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The girls also appeared in all three major networks, ABS-CBN, GMA Network and ABC (now 5) for several interviews in various talk and variety shows.

5 (TV channel)

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The girls also appeared in all three major networks, ABS-CBN, GMA Network and ABC (now 5) for several interviews in various talk and variety shows.

Philippines

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The song "I Can", which was the main theme of the movie, also became a number-one hit in the Philippines.

Gary Estrada

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