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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)
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Suchao Pongwilai ...
Komtuan (as Suchoa Pongvilai)
Chatthapong Pantanaunkul ...
Saming
Wannakit Sirioput ...
Don (as Wannakit Siriput)
Cheathavuth Watcharakhun ...
Peng (as Chetwut Wacharakun)
Rungrawee Barijindakul ...
Ngek (as Rungrawee Borrijindakul)
Pornpimol Chookanthong ...
Mae Waan
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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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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,334,869, 13 February 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,560,061, 24 April 2005
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Trivia

Tony Jaa performs all of his own stunts. See more »

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When Tony Jaa executes one kick to knock out his first tournament fighter, he is clearly in a left fighting stance; yet, without changing his stance, he kicks from a right fighting stance. See more »

Quotes

Muay Lek: I have an exam tomorrow.
Humlae: An exam? You never go to college. Are you screwing the teacher?
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References Serpico (1973) See more »

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This movie is the answer to all your problems
24 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Haven't seen a good movie in a while? Need some excitement in your life? Lost all faith in mankind? This movie is the answer. Just when it seems as though the only movies showing in theatres are forgettable action garbage that are only slightly more exciting than your popcorn, along comes Ong Bak.

As everyone has already said, the martial arts are mindblowing. I'm not even that big of a fan of Kung Fu movies, but this movie blew me away. It takes beating the living hell out of people and turns it into an art. Like I said, everyone agrees the moves are beyond amazing.

The other great thing about this movie is that it's laugh out loud funny. When you're not yelling out "OOOHHH" with the rest of the audience, you'll either be laughing your head off, or stunned into silence.

Oh, and one last thing that's great, is that the movie doesn't waste any time falling into the "lead guy has to have a hot girlfriend by the end" trap....no time is wasted on some stupid romantic sub-plot, it's all just high paced wicked action.

Watch it. You'll still be smiling about it way after the credits have rolled.


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