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Ong-bak -- 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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Release Date:
23 October 2003 (Singapore) See more »
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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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2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Wow, someone totally missed the point See more (369 total) »

Cast

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Petchtai Wongkamlao ... Humlae / Dirty Balls / George (as Petchtai Wongkamlao)

Tony Jaa ... Ting (as Panom Yeerum)
Pumwaree Yodkamol ... Muay Lek
Suchao Pongwilai ... Komtuan
Chumphorn Thepphithak ... Uncle Mao
Cheathavuth Watcharakhun ... Peng
Wannakit Sirioput ... Don
Rungrawee Barijindakul ... Ngek
Chatthapong Pantanaunkul ... Saming
Nudhapol Asavabhakhin ... Toshiro
Pornpimol Chookanthong ... Mae Waan
Udom Chouncheun ... Ta Meun

Boonsri Yindee ... Yai Hom
Arirat Ratanakaitkosol ... Tang On
Woravit Tanochitsirikul ... Sia Pao
Chalongsak Sirimahasan ... Hia Lao
Sawang Rodnuch ... Noi
Sutin Rodnuch ... Jamnean
Woranard Tantipidok ... Pra Cru
Somjaj Junmoonree ... Bodyguard 1
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
Sukanya Kongkawong ... Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Panna Rittikrai ... Villager (uncredited)

Directed by
Prachya Pinkaew 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Prachya Pinkaew  story
Panna Rittikrai  story
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
Richard Wells (UK version)
 
Cinematography by
Nattawut Kittikhun 
 
Film Editing by
Thanat Sunsin 
Thanapat Taweesuk 
 
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 .... sound 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
Somjaj Junmoonree .... stunt manager
Somjaj Junmoonree .... stunts
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
Bob Buchholz .... english language director
Tony Jaa .... martial arts choreographer (as Panom Yeerum)
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
Panna Rittikrai .... martial arts choreographer
Kristy Ryan .... promotions manager: Australia
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior" - Philippines (English title), USA (trailer 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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the three-wheeled taxi scene, when one of the little taxis flies and crashes into a building, on a wall in the lower left of the screen, under the highway, you can see writing that says: "Hi Luc Besson we are waiting for you".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Humlae:At least let me help you start your motorcycle.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Dragon Reloaded (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Combat ElectriciteSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the International Version and the Original Thai Version?
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351 out of 430 people found the following review useful.
Wow, someone totally missed the point, 8 December 2004
Author: mastercko from Palo Alto, California, USA

Saying that Ong Bak was a bad movie because of the weak story is like saying that the Simpsons is a bad series because of the lack of continuity from show to show.

YOU'RE MISSING THE POINT! The story is only there to loosely tie together the fact that this guy is being a badass. Which he is. There were only a FEW fight scenes? What are you talking about? There were so many fight scenes and chase scenes and the like. Every time you thought you saw the coolest thing ever, he breaks out another move that STILL totally blows you away. The only reason that this movie exists is simply to showcase Phanom Yeerum's skills as a martial artist and an acrobat, which frankly, is enough for me.

*sigh* If you care so much about story, steer clear. If you have any interest whatsoever is the GENRE of martial arts movies (where the quality of the story is usually not the primary concern), watch this movie. You won't be sorry.

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