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Ong-bak (2003)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  11 February 2005 (USA)
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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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Director: Gareth Evans
Stars: Tony Jaa
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Cast

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Humlae / Dirty Balls / George (as Petchtai Wongkamlao)
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Ting (as Panom Yeerum)
Pumwaree Yodkamol ...
Suchao Pongwilai ...
Chumphorn Thepphithak ...
Cheathavuth Watcharakhun ...
Wannakit Sirioput ...
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Rungrawee Barijindakul ...
Chatthapong Pantanaunkul ...
Nudhapol Asavabhakhin ...
Pornpimol Chookanthong ...
Udom Chouncheun ...
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Arirat Ratanakaitkosol ...
Woravit Tanochitsirikul ...
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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 a immoral businessman who sells it for exorbitant profits. It soon becomes the task of a young man, Boonting (Phanom Yeeram), to track the thief down to Bangkok voluntarily 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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buddha | combat | head | muay thai | statue | See All (90) »

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

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

£214,580 (UK) (20 May 2005)
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The style of Muay Boran Tony uses is, according to his handwrap, is Muay Korat. Boxers of the Korat style wrap their tightrope up until their elbow. See more »

Goofs

Inside the cave where Ting is fighting the thug who is armed with a large two-person saw, the thug is attempting to push the saw into Ting's throat and Ting is holding the saw at bay with his forearms. In another shot, Ting is using his right forearm and left palm to keep the saw at bay. In the very next shot, Ting is using both forearms again. See more »

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Big Bear, a Fighter: Come on! Fuck Muay Thai!
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Spoofed in Dragon Reloaded (2005) See more »

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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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