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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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To fight for the honor of his village, he must unleash the ancient art of Muay Thai: 9 Body Weapons 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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Release Date:

23 October 2003 (Singapore)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£101,634 (UK) (13 May 2005)

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

There is one spot in the film where Ting, Humlae and Muay are eating on a street corner. Before this scene changes, it always freezes for a second, no matter what copy of the film you have or what DVD player you are watching it on. See more »

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Big Bear, a Fighter: Come on! Fuck Muay Thai!
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Referenced in The Ax (2005) See more »

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Written by Tizy Bone, Silky Shai, Reed, D.B. Boo and DJ Dem's
Performed by Tragedie featuring Reed
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No Wire, No Sling, No Special Effects....totally awesome
27 June 2004 | by (Derby) – See all my reviews

This movie is incredible. When head of Ong Bak is stolen, Ting (Tony Ja) swear to bring it back from the thugs. When he enters the city he is forced to use Thai Fist, he learned from old priest to combat Thailand's underworld in arena of illegal underground fighting. The fighting is great, a combination of Muay Thai and Taekwondo kicks this flick is a must for martial art fans. Anyone who is a big fan of Hwang Jang Lee...will be surprised to watch Tony Ja ( Hwang Jang Lee of the 21'st century). WATCH IT and believe me your gonna love it.

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