Action star Ace Vergel (January 22, 1952 - December 15, 2007) was known as "The Original Bad Boy of Philippine Movies." Vergel was part of a well-known family in show business: He was the son of Alicia Vergel and Cesar Ramirez, while his sister Beverly is an actress-turned-acting-coach.
Vergel began his acting career at the age of seven. He portrayed the role of the human friend of the titular giant bird in the 1959 film Anak ng Bulkan. Following a decade-long hiatus, Vergel ventured into the action genre. He won the URIAN Best Actor award for the 1989 film Anak ng Cabron. In commemoration of the sixty-second anniversary of his birth, shown are newspaper advertisements of two of his movies shown in 1996: Seth Corteza and Huling Sagupaan.
Seth Corteza, a Regal Films presentation, opened in theaters on February 1, 1996. It has the tagline "Tingga ... Bakal ... Pusong Bato" (Bullet ... Steel ... Heart of Stone). This action movie was helmed by Efren C. Piñon. Other cast members include Joanne Quintas, Carlos Padilla, Jorge Estregan, Bernard Bonnin, Luis Gonzalez and Amado Cortez.
Huling Sagupaan, another Regal Films presentation, opened in theaters on August 8, 1996. It has the tagline "The Ultimate Action Triangle." Vergel led the cast along with Aiko Melendez and Monsour Del Rosario. This action movie was co-directed by Philip Ko and Teddy Gomez.