Villa Quintana

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Villa Quintana
Villaquintanatitlescreen.jpg
Genre
Developed by R.J. Nuevas
Directed by Gil Tejada, Jr.
Starring
Theme music composer Vehnee Saturno
Opening theme "Villa Quintana" by Rockstar 2
Ending theme
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s)
Production
Executive producer(s) Veronique del Rosario-Corpuz
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Viva Television
Release
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release November 7, 1994 (1994-11-07) – January 24, 1997 (1997-01-24)
Chronology
Related shows Villa Quintana (2013)

Villa Quintana is a Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. Produced by Viva Television, it stars Donna Cruz and Keempee de Leon as the lead characters. The drama series is derived from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The drama depicts the tragic love story of a young couple from different social classes.

Cast and characters

Lead cast
Supporting cast
  • Tony Mabesa as Don Manolo Quintana
  • Joel Torre as Robert Quintana
  • Chanda Romero as Lumeng Samonte
  • Pen Medina as Felix Samonte
  • Isabel Rivas as Stella Quintana
  • Isabel Granada as Rochelle Quintana
  • Lander Vera Perez as Jason Quintana
  • Jessa Zaragoza as Patrice
  • Richard De Dios as Paking
  • Timmy Cruz as Elena Malvar
  • Mia Gutierrez as Amparing
  • Philip Lazaro as Danica
  • Fame delos Santos as Leny
  • Carmen Enriquez as Doña Guada
  • Archie Adamos as Gaston
  • Mel Kimura as Ditas
  • Onemig Bondoc as Alfon
  • Naty Santiago as Manang Syon

Overview

It is considered as the network and the Philippine television's first primetime soap opera since Anna Liza. The series once pitted against ABS-CBN's evening news program, TV Patrol. After several weeks of airing, Villa Quintana was finally surpassed TV Patrol in the ratings and due to continuous success of the series and RPN's broadcast of the hit Mexican telenovela, Marimar, ABS-CBN forced to move its top-rating afternoon drama, Mara Clara to primetime. The series aired from November 7, 1994[1][2] until January 24, 1997. On January 27, Villa Quintana was occupied by the Mexican telenovela Pobre niña rica (produced by Televisa) until March 14 then it moved to morning slot to make way for Ikaw Na Sana (top-billed by Bobby Andrews and Angelu de Leon) premiering March 17 after almost two months.

Due to success, Viva Films had plans to bring Villa Quintana into the big screen but was later cancelled. However, Cruz and de Leon later top-billed several movies together after the series.

A 2013 remake version starring Janine Gutierrez and Elmo Magalona was aired from November 4, 2013 to June 6, 2014.

Accolades

1996 Star Awards for Television

References

  1. ^ "Elmo and Janine: will they fight for love had they been real-life Isagani and Lynette?". GMANetwork.com. October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Villa Quintana: The Original vs. The Remake". GMANetwork.com. November 5, 2013. 

External links

  • Villa Quintana on IMDb
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