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5 August 2004 (Thailand) See more »
A group of athletes helping a poor village must stop an evil tyrant and his men from terrorizing the village. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Nappon Gomarachun ... General Jang Sei Yang
Santisuk Promsiri ... Lowfei
Dan Chupong ... Deaw
Piyapong Piew-on ... Tun
Somrak Khamsing ... Tug
Amornthep Waewsang ... Moo
Suebsak Pansueb ... Jo
Nantaway Wongwanichislip ... Nye
Kessarin Ektawatkul ... Nui
Rattaporn Khemtong ... Tunta
Chatthapong Pantanaunkul ... Foong (as Chattaporn Pantana-Angkul)
Sasisa Jindamanee ... Baetoey
Payong Mounda ... Village Head
Swat Hoopsom ... Disabled
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

June Angela ... Nui (voice: English version)

Vanna Bonta ... Mali (voice: English version)
Sahatchai Chumrum ... Lieutenant Thripundomrong Liddomerong

Elyse Dinh ... Tukta / Newscaster (voice: English version)
Alexander Haney ... (voice)

Josiah D. Lee ... Scruff (voice: English version)

Marlene Sharp ... Additional Characters (voice: English version)
Wannakit Sirioput ... Foh

Don Thai Theerathada ... Tub (voice) (as Don Tai)

Eddie Vee ... Deaw (voice: English version)

Directed by
Panna Rittikrai 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Morakat Kaewthanek  screenplay
Panna Rittikrai  story
Thanapat Taweesuk  screenplay

Produced by
Tech Akarapol .... producer (as Akarapol Techaratanaprasert)
Prachya Pinkaew .... producer
Sukanya Vongsthapat .... producer
Sita Vosbein .... associate producer
Original Music by
Traithep Wongpaiboon 
Cinematography by
Surachet Thongmee 
Film Editing by
Thanapat Taweesuk 
Michael B. .... stunts
Seng Kawee .... stunt coordinator
Banlu Srisaeng .... stunt coordinator
Other crew
Marc Handler .... voice director: English version
Panna Rittikrai .... action choreographer
Banlu Srisaeng .... action choreographer

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Also Known As:
"Kerd ma lui" - Thailand (original title)
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96 min
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BBTV Channel 7 anchors Nilawan Thonglai and Apisamai Srirangson appear as themselves.See more »
Continuity: During the truck chase scene, Daew's partner drives his van between General Yang's trucks and shoots on both sides, killing the passenger in the truck on the right and the driver of the truck on the left. After the truck on the right hits its brakes and Daew falls off of it, Daew quickly jumps into the passenger side window of the truck. The dead passenger is nowhere to be seen.See more »


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Yippee Kay Yay Mother..., 23 August 2010
Author: p-stepien from United Kingdom

John McClane has moved to Thailand with a vengeance. He's undergone a skin change operation, learnt a bit of muay thai and chopped off a couple of years. Deaw (aka McClane, also known as Dan Chupong) is a Thai cop creating havoc and catching bad-guys. Such as evil meanie crime-lord General Yang (Nappon Gomarachun). Unfortunately whilst nabbing this scum of the earth his partner and mentor tragically dies in an explosion with Deaw possibly not doing everything possible to save him.

Ridden with guilt he decides to accompany his younger sister to a athlete's training camp in a remote Thai village. Instead of solace and peace the worst thing imaginable happens - the town is taken over by General Yang's thugs, who shoot at any resistance and kill innocents without a blink. Armed with a nuclear missile and absolutely no moral code the band of killers they demand the release of their General or else...

Given the odds this McClane has a bit more common sense than his American version. Intead of going it all alone he incites the ordinary village folk and the athletes to fight, instead of let themselves be slaughtered like animals. And some of these athletes and villagers are more impressive bad-asses than McClane himself (with a one-legged soccer marvel all inclusive). McClane still needs to hone his muay thai skills a bit, as he constantly gets beat up and massacred. Would be very beneficial for him to watch how it should be done by putting on "Ong Bak".

As insinuated fight scenes are unfortunately unconvincing and apart from a couple of kicks, punches and the spectacular falls I didn't really believe in the damage done by most attacks (unlike Ong Bak or the more recent Chocolate). That led to the movie being somewhat unsatisfying.

However the stunts in general are quite spectacular and I really wonder about the budget on this movie. Made 100% pro and on par with the best action films made in the USA. Plus everything is real and no CGI is added on.

Movie purists may also nag about the scant plot, almost total lack of character development, extreme and mostly unfounded immorality of the baddies as well as the rampant pro-Thai propaganda (headlined by a Thai flag waving footballer and a national anthem sing-along). But hey... it's an action movie. And it's not like American action movies don't overdo it on the nationalism (Spiderman anyone?)...

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