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21 January 2004 (Thailand) See more »
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A hapless bodyguard is fired from his client's son for the death of his clients father. The son is then hunted by assassins who do not want him to inherit his fathers company. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
Panna Rittikrai dies aged 53
 (From ScreenDaily. 21 July 2014, 2:42 AM, PDT)

Thai Martial Arts Choreographer Panna Ritthikrai Dead At 53
 (From Twitch. 20 July 2014, 3:52 AM, PDT)

Tony Jaa Eyes Fast & Furious 7 Role
 (From Comingsoon.net. 23 August 2013)

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Petchtai Wongkamlao ... Wong Kom
Pumwaree Yodkamol ... Pok
Piphat Apiraktanakorn ... Chaichol Petchpantakarn (as Pipat Apiruktanakorn)
Surachai Juntimatorn ... Chot Petchpantakarn
Aranya Namwong ... Rattana Petchpantakarn
Suthep Prayoonpitak ... Choung Petchpantakarn
Wachara Pan-Iom ... Songpol
Yingyong Yodbuangarm ... Artit
Apaporn Nakornsawan ... Mae Jam
Wannakit Sirioput ... Tony
Choosak Iamsook ... Songpol Gangster #1
Samart Payakarun ... Songpol Gangster #2 (as Samart Payak-Arun)
Sayan Meungjarern ... Songpol Gangster #4 (as Sayan Doksadao)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tony Jaa ... Supermarket Fighter (as Panom Yeerum)
Davorin Nikolavcic ... News Reporter

Garrett Brawith ... Additional Voices (uncredited) (voice: English version)

Libby Brien ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Philip Hersh ... Additional Voices (uncredited) (voice: English version)

Directed by
Panna Rittikrai 
Petchtai Wongkamlao 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thanapat Taweesuk  written by
Petchtai Wongkamlao  story
Petchtai Wongkamlao  written by

Produced by
Somsak Techaratanaprasert .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Nattawut Kittikhun 
 
Film Editing by
Thawat Sermsuwittayawong 
 
Stunts
Chowarit Chownoi .... stunts (as Chawalit Chaonoi)
Chaiyaporn Junmoontree .... assistant martial arts choreographer
Chaiyaporn Junmoontree .... stunt coordinator
Kanaung .... stunts (as Khanueng Kenlah)
Banphot Kimuanwai .... assistant martial arts choreographer (as Banpot Kimuenwai)
Suchat Kunwilai .... stunts (as Suchart Khanwilai)
Somchai Moonma .... car stunts
Suban Phusoi .... stunts (as Suban Puso)
Weerapon Poomatfon .... stunts (as Weerapol Poomakphon)
Panna Rittikrai .... martial arts choreographer
Banlu Srisaeng .... car stunts (as Banlu Srisang)
Patcharawat Suksin .... assistant martial arts choreographer (as Patchawach Suksin)
Taworn Tonapan .... stunts (as Thavorn Tonapan)
Satit Vosbein .... stunt manager
 

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Thailand:105 min
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Revealing mistakes: Petchtai Wongkamlao's stunt double is frequently obvious during the warehouse battle.See more »
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References Ong-bak (2003)See more »

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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
I didn't get it, but I am farang..., 1 September 2005
Author: joe-1090 from Thailand

I live in Thailand and try to see Thai movies when I can. Some of them have been excellent--Ong-Bak, Suriyothai, Tropical Malady, Tom Yum Goong, Mor Jeb, Luang Phii Theng, to name a few. The Bodyguard doesn't fall into the excellent category. It falls into "what the hell is going on and why are all the Thai people laughing" category. This movie is supposed to be a comedy. The English subtitles were particularly bad, I speak more than a little Thai and many times I knew the English was not good because I understood the Thai. I didn't laugh once with the rest of the audience--all Thai, I was the only Caucasian (farang). Then there were the 3 or 4 times I did laugh out loud, and I was the only one laughing! This movie is of almost the "slapstick" variety, chock full of "inside" jokes (being on the inside in this case means being Thai or understanding the Thai language better than I do) and silly humor. It stars one of Thailand's most popular comedians, Piphat Apiraktanakorn, more commonly known by his nickname "Mahm" (usually spelled Mom, but he's a guy and not a real mom that I know of...) I think this guy is great and funny. This lends credence to my theory that the English subtitling was just awful. Mahm has a 3 minute cameo in "Luang Phii Theng" that is the funniest part of the movie. Try one of the other Thai films before going to this one. Especially Ong-Bak, probably the best martial arts film I have ever seen--And Tony Jaa is the best martial arts movie fighter I have ever seen (and he does it all without stunt double, wires, or computer effects). If you see one Thai film this year, make it Ong-Bak, not the Bodyguard!

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