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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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Revealing mistakes: In the opening of the film, characters can be seen interacting with one another in real-time as the Sun sets. The Sun, however, is visibly setting, dramatically dropping in the span of a few seconds, impossible even at the Equator.See more »


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Great action movie, but with an average storyline..., 12 August 2012
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

I will start out by saying that "Born to Fight" is an action movie in every sense of the word. It is full of adrenaline and martial arts. However, the movie does suffer from a fairly mediocre storyline.

The story in "Born to Fight" is about a drug bust going awry, when Deaw's boss is killed in an explosion. Upset with the situation, Deaw joins his sister and a group of Thailand's top professional athletes to go to a village to do charity work. However, the village falls prey to terrorists demanding the drug lord released, while they plan to blow up Bangkok with a nuclear missile. But Deaw and the athletes do not sit idly by and let this happen.

There is a lot of action sequences in the movie, and they are really nicely executed, plus filmed in great angles as well. Plus there is a lot of martial arts as well. And they even implemented ways to bring in gymnastics, rugby and soccer into the fights, which for most parts worked out nicely enough. Personally, I think the scenes with the soccer and ball-kicking during gunfights was a little bit too much, it just didn't seem all that plausible.

"Born to Fight" had an impressive array of athletes on the cast list, each displaying some impressive stuff from their given fields of expertise. Dan Chupong (playing Deaw) is a great newcomer to the Thai martial arts movies, and I think we will see more great martial arts movies from him in the future. Acting-wise, well not the best of performances in this movie, but it is not the acting you watch these movies for, it is the sheer, brutal action.

However, the storyline in "Born to Fight" was very predictable, you knew immediately how the movie would end. Plus it was something that didn't bring anything particularly new to the genre. Sure there were new stunts and fights, but the plot in general was generic and stereotypical, which was a shame, because it did bring down the movie a bit. And also, for a Thai action movie, then "Born to Fight" didn't fully bring what you'd expect from it. It had a lot of great action, but in other Thai action movies, you just get that one extra length, which was missing from this movie.

The fighting in "Born to Fight" was great. I, personally, really love watching Thai martial arts movies, because they are so raw, brutal and direct. You can see how feet and hands impact with whatever they are striking, and you can see that it is forceful and hard hitting. Lots of contact with knees and elbows to various parts of the body. And in "Born to Fight" you also have a lot of scenes where people bang against various physical objects; wooden fences, poles, etc. and you can see that it is real and there is a lot of speed and force behind those impacts, which makes you either cringe and curl your toes in sympathy pain, or makes you go 'wow, that is just awesome'. And that is one of the great things about Thai martial arts movies; no wires, no silken gloves, just sheer, pure action.

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