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The Iron Ladies (2000)

Satree lek (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 4 March 2000 (Thailand)
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A triumph over adversity. Based on the true story of the 1996 Thailand National Champion Volleyball Team.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jesdaporn Pholdee ...
Chai
Sahaphap Tor ...
Mon
Ekachai Buranapanit ...
Wit
Giorgio Maiocchi ...
Nong
Chaichan Nimpulsawasdi ...
Jung
Kokkorn Benjathikoon ...
Pia
Shiriohana Hongsopon ...
Coach
Phomsit Sitthijamroenkhun ...
April
Sutthipong Sitthijamroenkhun ...
May
Anucha Chatkaew ...
June
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The Iron Ladies tells the true story of a Thai male volleyball team that competes in the national championships in 1996 with a team consisting mostly of gays, transvestites and transsexuals. Mon, who becomes the team leader, was a very talented player who constantly failed to be selected for various teams because he was gay. Jung, Mon's best friend, also experienced the same treatment but was always more optimistic about things. Their chance comes when Coach Bee is selected to put together a winning team, and she announces that the team will be open for all to tryout. But when the coach selects both Jung and Mon to be on the team, some of the more macho players resign in protest. In order to form a team, the coach asks Mon to find a few of his friends to join the team. They select Nong, a gay sergeant in the army; Pia, the transsexual star of a cabaret show; and Wit, whose parents don't know that their only son is gay. Written by Strand Releasing <strand@strandreleasing.com>

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Sometimes Even Sportsmen Want To Be Ladies... See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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4 March 2000 (Thailand)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$6,747 (USA) (7 September 2001)

Gross:

$110,825 (USA) (15 February 2002)
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Based on the true story of the 1996 Thailand National Champion Volleyball team, which was made up of gay male team members, transvestite team members, and one transsexual (male to female) team member. See more »

Quotes

Nong: Remember, girls, as soon as there's a break, bring me my foundation!
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Connections

Followed by Iron Ladies 2 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Pratooteepidtai
Lyrics by Mr. Siritana Hongsopon
Composer/Arranger Mr. Karanai Kijpramote, Mr. Romwong Srichalyan
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good laughs, very original , and almost real!
12 January 2002 | by (city of the D) – See all my reviews

I've heard about this movie for quite sometimes before actually manage to see it. It has been given very good reviews from the Media. In this movie, each character is interesting and been given their own special attention, starting from the important character like Mon & Chai, to the less important roles like April, May & June. It pretty much revolves around a bunch of drag queen playing volleyball , entering competition,sportsman ship, team work, relationship between transsexuals and real men, sexual discrimination. You will enjoy this movie from the start till the end, although sometimes in some scenes, the director didnt really make it clear why on earth that particular scenes is needed for. The actors and actresses made a good job as drag queen and gay people considering the fact that all of them (except one) claimed to be straight and most of them are in 'straight relationship', and also, you'll get to learn and see the wonders or Thailand, and also the way they made a movie about volleyball in thailand, considering that Volleyball is not a popular sports in Thailand, yet, this movie still manage to emerged as the 2nd highest grossing movie ever, in Thailand, behind the movie NangNak. Recommended to everyone, you wont regret it.


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