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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

Ong-bak (original title)
When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

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Humlae / George (as Mum Jokemok)
Pumwaree Yodkamol ...
Suchao Pongwilai ...
Komtuan (as Suchoa Pongvilai)
Chatthapong Pantanaunkul ...
Wannakit Sirioput ...
Don (as Wannakit Siriput)
Cheathavuth Watcharakhun ...
Peng (as Chetwut Wacharakun)
Rungrawee Barijindakul ...
Ngek (as Rungrawee Borrijindakul)
Pornpimol Chookanthong ...
Chumphorn Thepphithak ...
Uncle Mao (as Chumporn Teppitak)
Sukanya Kongkawong ...
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Yai Hom (as Bunsri Yindee)
Woranard Tantipidok ...
Pra Cru
Sawang Rodnuch ...
Noi
Sutin Rodnuch ...
Jamnean
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Storyline

Booting lives in a small and peaceful village. One day a sacred Buddha statuette called Ong Bak is stolen from the village by an immoral businessman. It soon becomes the task of a voluntary young man, Boonting (Phanom Yeeram), to track down the thief in Bangkok and reclaim the religious treasure. Along the way, Boonting uses his astonishing athleticism and traditional Muay Thai skills to combat his adversaries. Written by astroboy2k

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No computer graphics. No stunt doubles. No wires. See more »

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Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language, some drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »

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11 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$270,496 (Hong Kong) (27 February 2004)

Gross:

$4,560,061 (USA) (22 April 2005)
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Ajarn Yodthong (a great master of Muay Thai) makes an uncredited guest spot role in this movie. He is the man selling cigarettes. This can be seen when Ting fights in "The Pub" for the second time. See more »

Goofs

In the tracking shot of Ting being chased, just after he leaps over the children, the sound recordist can be seen holding his microphone and moving with the gang members on the right side of the frame. See more »

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Big Bear, a Fighter: Come on! Fuck Muay Thai!
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I can't wait to watch it on the big screen.
4 December 2004 | by (Phoenix, Arizona) – See all my reviews

My girlfriend bought this movie for me as a gift and it turned out to be one of the greatest gifts I was ever given. I saw clips of it on the internet that just blew my mind, but the actual movie is amazing. Tony Jaa is going to be greater than Jackie Chan and Jet Li. I hope some American studio gets him in a high budget movie that allows him to show a larger audience how amazing he is. So many martial artists or action stars resort to camera tricks, wires or stuntmen for their films. Tony is the stunt man. He spent so many years doing stunts for other stars and it shows when he does his. It reminds me of the way Bruce Lee movies were made. I have seen Jackie Chan movies and even though he does many of his stunts, he still resorts to wires. In Bruce Lee films it was just pure badassness. No wires, just a show of talent and that is what Tony Jaa brings...no wires, no tricks, just whoopass.... I know this comment just went on and on, but there is a minimum so I just kept typing.


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