Movies like Askal

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Askal (1997)
Askal (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Story: Tells the story of Askal (John Regala) hardened by life in poverty. All grown up, he uses his skills to stop the spreading of 'Askals' (Asong-Kalye, Street Dog; used as a metaphor for street children) and give them a better future. Stopping the root of all crimes and poverty in the process. A modern-day Robin Hood.
Plot: poverty, police corruption, dog, mafia, gangsters, killer, thief, police, puppy, theft, death of protagonist, baby, doberman, car accident, messenger, gas station, cockfight, robin hood, gun, explosion, shot to death, uzi, gangster

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Bukas Bibitayin Si Itay (1995)
Genre: Drama, Action
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