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Mak, a street urchin in Bangkok, dreams of being a tough gangster. He earns some money as a drugs runner... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The weakest of the three Pang brothers movies I've seen to date. 'One Take Only' pales in comparison with some of the amazing movies coming out of Asia in recent years like 'Sympathy For Mr Vengeance', 'Batt See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)
Pawarith Monkolpisit ... Bank
Wanatchada Siwapornchai ... Som
Chalermporn Paprach ... Porn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saithip Boonyasomphop ... Mobile Phone Girl
Thahet Drimpiun ... Gun Deliverer
Yopakarn Hgarmsomchart ... Mafia
Suraphun Kampharat ... Gun Seller
Tok Payathai ... Mafia
Parakorn Thanundorn ... Mafia
Chairat Thuttitanont ... Gangster
Warittha Unto ... Florist Girl

Directed by
Oxide Pang Chun 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Oxide Pang Chun 

Produced by
Kittikorn Liasirikun .... producer (as Leo Kittikorn)
Brian L. Marcar .... executive producer
Oxide Pang Chun .... producer
Danny Pang .... producer
Udom Piboonlapudom .... producer
Original Music by
Orange Music 
Cinematography by
Krisorn Buramasing 
Decha Srimantra 
Film Editing by
Oxide Pang Chun 
Art Direction by
Visarut Piyamulawat 
Costume Design by
Saithip Boonyasomphop 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Songsak Mongkolthong .... assistant director
Sound Department
Vachira Wongsarod .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Decha Srimantra .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Panutat Wisetwong .... assistant editor

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Also Known As:
"One Take Only" - Hong Kong (English title)
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90 min | Thailand:88 min

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Bank:Flaming fag? Let me tell you guys a joke.
Dao:Yeah...go ahead
Bank:A fag with piles walks into a Doctor's office. The Doctor asks him to wash his ass and then bend over. The Doctor pokes his finger into the guy's ass to find out what's wrong. The fag speaks with happy voice: "Take off your ring or I'll get hurt." The Doctor smiles and says: "It's close to my watch." Ha ha ha...the watch...isn't it funny?
Girl:I didn't get it.
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References Ginger Snaps (2000)See more »


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6 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The weakest of the three Pang brothers movies I've seen to date. 'One Take Only' pales in comparison with some of the amazing movies coming out of Asia in recent years like 'Sympathy For Mr Vengeance', 'Batt, 8 March 2004
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

I never watch movies wanting to be disappointed, so despite not thinking very highly of the Pang brothers 'Bangkok Dangerous' and 'The Eye', I was hoping that 'One Take Only' would impress. Unfortunately it doesn't. Unlike the other two movies this time Oxide Pang Chun directs solo and his brother Danny only co-produces but I don't think that's got anything much to do with the lack of substance in the finished film. I'm no expert on Thai culture but I believe the movie had a lot of trouble with the local censors. As the movie has virtually no sex and the violence isn't that extreme I assume that "cutting edge" film in Thailand means something quite different that other Asian countries. It may be unfair to judge this movie by the standards of Japanese and Korean cinema, but when you've got amazing movies like 'Ichi The Killer', 'Sympathy For Mr Vengeance', and 'Battle Royale' around 'One Take Only' pales in comparison (And I won't even mention the astonishing 'Visitor Q'!!). Pawalit Mongkolpisit who played the deaf hitman in 'Bangkok Dangerous' stars as a small time drug runner who falls in love with a girl (Wanatchada Siwapornchai) who he discovers is a prostitute. A successful drug deal enables the two of them to get the taste of the good life, and all looks well, but then an even bigger score comes up and it proves to be too tempting to resist... I think we've all seen enough movies with similar scenarios to guess what might happen next. The two leads are cool enough and adequate actors but the script is so underwritten (even more so than 'Bangkok Dangerous') so there's very little to keep the viewer involved. I thought Mongkolpisist gave a better performance in 'Bangkok Dangerous', but then again his character in that movie was a bit more complex and sympathetic. I'd like to see this actor in a more substantial role, in say a Takashi Miike movie to see what he's really capable of. Having seen the brilliant Korean crime thriller 'Sympathy For Mr Vengeance' recently and having it fresh in my mind (it also incidentally like 'Bangkok Dangerous' features a deaf mute protagonist) I couldn't help but wish 'One Take Only' was much more ambitious and original. As it is, it's the weakest of the three Pang brothers movies I've seen to date, and I can't recommend it.

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