The cast of Alkitrang Dugo included Roderick Paulate, Jingle, Efren Montes, Zernan Manahan, Angelito, Margie Braza, Rinna Peredo, Michael Sandico, Ricky Sandico, Toto Jr., and Eddie Villamayor. The film was promoted with the tagline, "Kahit na tayo'y malayo sa mga inalkitrang kalye ng Maynila, dito natin mapatutunayang tao pa rin tayo." The movie was filmed in Lipanta, Padre Burgos in the province of Quezon.
The movie's plot revolves around a group of young Filipino athletes who got stranded in a remote island after their plane crashed. The crash claimed the lives of their coach and pilot. Without an adult around to guide them on what to do, the young athletes organized themselves in order to survive. However, a struggle for leadership arose and divided the athletes into two rival groups.
Alkitrang Dugo stayed true to the events in William Golding's novel with a few major differences. One, the movie had boys and girls stranded in the island while in the book there were only boys. And two, the boys in the book elected a leader right after the plane crash. In the movie, the athletes elected leaders several weeks after they got stranded in the island.
The book was once again adapted to the big screen in 1990 by director Harry Hook. The cast featured Balthazar Getty as Ralph, Chris Furrh as Jack, Danuel Pipoly as Piggy, and James Badge Dale as Simon.
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