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During the 50's, a Filipino lounge act the Sunspots came to Vegas in search of success and the American Dream. Then the Beatlemania started and they instantly became dated.

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Credited cast:
Ed Grell Ed Grell ... Self ("The Sun Spots")
Sandra Kerr Sandra Kerr ... Self
George La Torre George La Torre ... Self ("The Sun Spots")
Roger La Torre Roger La Torre ... Self ("The Sun Spots")
Jun 'Julio' Obinque Jun 'Julio' Obinque ... Self ("The Sun Spots")
Gerry Valero Gerry Valero ... Self ("The Sun Spots")
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During the 50's, a Filipino lounge act the Sunspots came to Vegas in search of success and the American Dream. Then the Beatlemania started and they instantly became dated.

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10 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Refreshing
2 May 2005 | by lspriggs85See all my reviews

Just saw SPOTLIGHTING. Really enjoyed it. I was afraid when I heard the synopsis the piece would just be making fun of the idea of "middle aged Asian American Lounge Lizards". But the filmmakers did a great job of just letting the subjects be, with all the layers. Even though the tone may appear light, there is so much more underneath it. They are, after all, immigrants from the Phillipines. Exposed to Rock 'n Roll mainly through the US military presence there. Their journey to the US was in the 50's, where the "American Dream" was much different than now. Assimilation was obviously a huge part of their psyche. All this wrapped up in their dream/ profession - performers.


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