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Director:
Writers:
Panna Rittikrai (story) &
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Release Date:
11 February 2005 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
To fight for the honor of his village, he must unleash the ancient art of Muay Thai: 9 Body Weapons See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Awesome See more (372 total) »

Cast

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Tony Jaa ... Ting

Petchtai Wongkamlao ... Humlae / George (as Mum Jokemok)
Pumwaree Yodkamol ... Muay Lek
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 ... Waitress

Boonsri Yindee ... Yai Hom (as Bunsri Yindee)
Woranard Tantipidok ... Pra Cru
Sawang Rodnuch ... Noi
Sutin Rodnuch ... Jamnean
Udom Chouncheun ... Ta-Meun
Arirat Ratanakaitkosol ... Tang-On
Woravit Tanochitsirikul ... Sia Pao (as Woravit Tangchitsirikul)
Chalongsak Sirimahasan ... Hia Lao
Nudhapol Asavabhakhin ... Toshiro
Somjal Jonmoontee ... Bodyguard 1 (as Somjai Gunmoontree)
Somchai Moonma ... Bodyguard 2
Taworn Tonapan ... Bodyguard 3
Dan Chupong ... Bodyguard 4 (as Chupong Changprung)
Chaiporn Gunmoontree ... Bodyguard 5

Don Ferguson ... Bodyguard 6
David Ismalone ... Mad Dog
Erik Markus Schuetz ... Pearl Harbour (as Hans Eric)
Paul Gaius ... Lee
Nick Kara ... Big Bear
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Buchholz ... Humlae (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Panna Rittikrai ... Villager (uncredited)

Directed by
Prachya Pinkaew 
 
Writing credits
Panna Rittikrai  story &
Prachya Pinkaew  story and
Suphachai Sittiaumponpan  screenplay

Produced by
Tech Akarapol .... producer (as Akarapol Techaratanaprasert)
Somsak Jiewsuwan .... associate producer
Prachya Pinkaew .... producer
Warinya Ratipakorn .... assistant line producer
Mehdi Sayah .... assistant producer
Somsak Techaratanaprasert .... executive producer
Sukanya Vongsthapat .... producer
Darin Vosbein .... assistant line producer
Sita Vosbein .... line producer
Luc Besson .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Romaric Laurence (composer)
Richard Wells (UK version)
 
Cinematography by
Nattawut Kittikhun 
 
Film Editing by
Thanat Sunsin 
Thanapat Taweesuk 
Nonthakorn Thaweesuk 
 
Production Design by
Arkadech Keawkotr  (as Arkadech Kaewkotara)
 
Art Direction by
Arkadech Keawkotr  (as Arkadech Kaewkotara)
 
Costume Design by
Worathon Kritsanaklin 
 
Makeup Department
Panya Phaopeng .... hair stylist
Wansong Sitthiprom .... assistant makeup artist
Yudthana Sonthi .... makeup artist
Kamol Soponkulpan .... assistant makeup artist
Prachya Timmukda .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jaded Aueychimplee .... assistant production manager
Wararit Polcharoen .... production manager
Sukanya Suantanu .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sakchai Amattayakul .... third assistant director
Chinoret Kumwandee .... first assistant director
Kanchanaphan Meesuwan .... fourth assistant director
Saratswadee Wongsomphet .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Wansong Sitthiprom .... assistant art director
Kamol Soponkhunpun .... assistant art director
Prachya Timmukda .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Sunij Asavinikul .... sound mixer
Sunij Asavinikul .... sound
Thanapong Boonyachai .... sound editor
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Somchai Chansook .... adr recordist
Capucine Courau .... assistant sound editor
Loïc Gourbe .... sound recordist
Ariya Naslongkla .... sound effects editor
Ariya Naslongkla .... sound mixer
Angart Srirat .... adr recordist
Vincent Tulli .... re-recording mixer
 
Stunts
Michael B. .... stunts (as Piroj Boongerd)
Choawalit Choanoy .... stunts
Dan Chupong .... stunts
Don Ferguson .... stunts
Chaiporn Gunmoontree .... stunts
David Ismalone .... stunts
Somjal Jonmoontee .... stunt manager (as Somjaj Junmoonree)
Somjal Jonmoontee .... stunts (as Somjaj Junmoonree)
Kanaung .... stunts (as Kanaung Keniah)
Seng Kawee .... stunt coordinator
Rided Lardpanna .... stunts
Erik Markus Schuetz .... stunts: Martial Arts, Motorbikes, Choreography
Somchai Moonma .... stunts
Suban Phusoi .... stunt safety
Suban Phusoi .... stunts
Weerapon Poomatfon .... stunts
Panna Rittikrai .... stunt coordinator
Banlu Srisaeng .... stunt trainer
Panna Rittikrai .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thanaporn Arkamanon .... still photographer
 
Music Department
Jérôme Lateur .... music supervisor
Vincent Lebegue .... music legal coordinator
Elise Luguern .... music production supervisor
Mehdi Sayah .... assistant music supervisor
Alison Wright .... music supervisor (UK version)
 
Other crew
Tony Jaa .... martial arts choreographer (as Panom Yeerum)
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
Panna Rittikrai .... martial arts choreographer
Kristy Ryan .... promotions manager: Australia
Bob Buchholz .... english language director (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ong-bak" - Thailand (original title)
"Daredevil" - USA (informal literal English title)
"Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior" - Singapore (English title)
"Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior" - International (English title) (festival title)
"Thai Fist" - Hong Kong (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language, some drug use and sexuality
Runtime:
Canada:105 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Hong Kong:108 min | USA:105 min | 104 min (director's cut) | Spain:100 min (DVD edition)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Production of the film was halted for a month when Tony Jaa injured his ankle.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the tuk-tuk chase scene, Humlae's tuk-tuk reaches the end of the incomplete highway and the chasing vehicles fall over the edge. There are several shots as they fall and Humlae's tuk-tuk alternates between having one wheel off (low shot) and being fully on the highway (high shot). It is only after the initial chasing tuk-tuks have fallen off that his vehicle actually gets pushed halfway off.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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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What are the differences between the International Version and the Original Thai Version?
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63 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
Awesome, 5 November 2004
Author: AwesomeWolf from Australia

Version: Edko's Hong Kong VCD release

In only their first movie, director Prachya Pinkaew and lead actor Tony Jaa have created a very impressive, awesome action movie in "Ong Bak". Jaa plays Ting, a muay thai fighter from a small village in Thailand. The villagers revere Ong Bak, a statue of Buddha kept in the village's temple, and believe it guarantees the safety of the village. Don, a former villager turned criminal, removes the head from the statue and takes it to Bangkok, to curry favour from the crime lord Khom Tuan. Ting follows Don to Bangkok and fights for the return of Ong Bak.

Story wise, its a pretty standard action movie - it touches briefly on serious social issues in Thailand, but only very briefly. Action wise, its a pretty awesome action movie. Tony Jaa is pretty good showing off his muay thai skills on screen as he fights a range opponents. Most of the one-on-one fights are well choreographed and quite intense. As for stunts: some of them would make even old-school Jackie Chan green with envy. Jaa and Pinkaew have hit the nail right on the head when it comes to action movies, and in only their first go!

9/10 - Hopefully I can catch it on the big screen some time.

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