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Born to Fight (2004)
"Kerd ma lui" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  5 August 2004 (Thailand)
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A group of athletes helping a poor village must stop an evil tyrant and his men from terrorizing the village.

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Piyapong Piew-on ...
Tun
Somrak Khamsing ...
Tug
Amornthep Waewsang ...
Moo
Suebsak Pansueb ...
Jo
Nantaway Wongwanichislip ...
Nye
Kessarin Ektawatkul ...
Nui
Rattaporn Khemtong ...
Chatthapong Pantanaunkul ...
Foong (as Chattaporn Pantana-Angkul)
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Daew is a cop who has nailed the evil gunrunner General Yang, but his partner is killed in the case and Daew becomes depressed. However, his sister asks him to join her and some of her athlete friends to a small village to give food and toys to the villagers. What starts out as a trip to help people turns into a nightmare when Yang's men arrive at the village and take over, demanding the release of Yang or a nuclear missile will hit Bangkok. When villagers are killed left and right, Daew and the athletes must start a revolution against the tyranny before it's too late. Written by Ninja01

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When Daew and his partner chase General Yang's two 18-wheeler trucks, Daew jumps on the truck on the right. The next shot shows Yang looking up when he hears Daew's footsteps. But after Daew's partner takes down the driver of the truck on the left, Yang is revealed to be inside that truck and not in the one Daew is on. See more »

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no stunt is too high a price...
5 May 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Well I'm still quite impressed or just stunned with the lengths these guys will go to for a stunt. I wouldn't be surprised if there really were some casualties at the end of the filming. But anyway, as a newcomer to Thai cinema, I can say that the actual fight sequences are choreographed pretty well, the elaborate death blows thrown in the world of Muay Thai are seen here, along with a little different touch as well. As good as the choreography is, the lack of coherency far out paces it though, which leads me to believe that the story is just somehow weaved in-between these high flying fight scenes. Which I think is further shown with the always surprising use of the slow-motion instant replay (for all of us with broken rewind buttons?), which they use for those really sweet stunts. But hey, since when do judge an action movie by it's coherence, that would take out all the fun out of it. While not a great movie it is still quite entertaining, and if you don't actually speak Thai well you can probably skip the subtitles seeing as the dialogue adds little too the movie, just watch these little thai guys running around jumping off stuff and you'll be alright.

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