Ride of The Valkyries

This helicopter attack scene from Apocalypse Now made Baler famous for a bit more than 15 minutes. The place now looks like this. More info about Charlie’s Point here.

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Joseph T. Gonzales, aka Kidlat is the creator of Batangbaler, the website and online community of all the scattered BalereƱos and Aurorans on Earth. He is based in Baler.

5 thoughts on “Ride of The Valkyries”

  1. Apocalypse Now is one of the best and bloodiest war movie of all time. This is one event where the term “dehins paso”, name called for brgy. buhangin residents (who post as extras in the movie) became popular.
    Tsismis lang po ito, hindi ko alam kung gaano katotoo. I was only about five years old at that time and we live in sitio Castillo when this scene was shoot.

  2. akaw maliit pa ku ng gawin yan, pero nun mapanuud ku sa betamax, talagang ang ganda pala …yun tatay ku nga ay my alaala pang picture kasama niya un mga gumanap, pati mga extrang mga tiga ritu…talagang pinalaminate pa niya..driver ta siya nun isa sa mga amerikano, basta tanda ku “larry” name nun…

  3. Hey, einal (or lanie?), i think your father drove for no other than Larry Fishburne, or Lawrence Fishburne. He was only a teenager when he was cast in the film. Maybe the picture you were saying could prove it. Email me at batangbaler at gmail dot com for more details. I’m gathering stuff for an apocalypse now docu or something.

  4. cge, abut ku na lang kaya sayu, pahiram ku pag nakita ko ikaw, kilala naman kita ay…nanghihinayang nga ko, panu un pagkakalaminate nbibitak na…kuha nila un sa laguna, lahat ng casts nadun….

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