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Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

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A hitman who's in Bangkok to pull off a series of jobs violates his personal code when he falls for a local woman and bonds with his errand boy.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fon (as Charlie Young)
Panward Hemmanee ...
Nirattisai Kaljaruek ...
Dom Hetrakul ...
Tuck Napaskorn ...
Steve Baldocchi ...
Chris Heebink ...
Peter Shadrin ...
Arthajid Puengvicha ...
Duangjai Srisawang ...
Veerasak Boonchard ...
Joe Sakol Palvanichkul ...
Tuk Tuk Driver (as Sakol Palvanichkul)


Joe is a professional hit man who picks someone off the street to do his errands, and after he is finished kills that person. His next assignment takes him to Bangkok, and as usual, he finds a street-wise guy named Kong to help him. After Kong has a close call and learns who Joe is, Kong asks him to train him and he does. Joe also meets a local girl who is deaf and spends time with her. However, Joe has a hard time keeping his other life from her. It also appears that the person who hired Joe, breaks his rule of complete anonymity and tries to find him. Written by

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The hitman has become the target See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Time to Kill  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£307,420 (UK) (5 September 2008)


$15,279,680 (USA) (17 October 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The martial art that Nicolas Cage teaches to Shahkrit Yamnarm is Wing Chun. See more »


When Joe blows Surat's aide by a grenade in the climax scene, we see the body of the man splits in two. Next shot is of the room door exploding due to the grenade blast. Then again we see the man's body splitting in half. The torso flies off over Joe and the limb portion remains in front of him. In the next shot both the torso and limb parts disappear and Joe goes inside the room. See more »


Joe: Where there's money, there's competition and the guy paying me usually wins.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Face/Off (2014) See more »


Pieng Lao Duang Duan
Written by Prince Phra Chao Boromawongther Khommouen Pichalmahintarodom
By special release from Thailand
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User Reviews

Average remake plenty of action , suspense and thrills from Nicolas Cage and Pang brothers
24 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

This story deals with an American hit-man (Nicolas Cage, also producer) in Thailand , he kills his victims with no remorse . The drug addict murderer forms a relationship with a young man (pleasant Shahkrit Yamnarm) , as he teaches his craft to Thai hustler . Meanwhile , the killer falls in love with a deaf-mute (in the first version this handicap is borne by the murderous) pharmacist (enjoyable Charlie Young) and he shares brief moments of happiness .

This detailed study about an assassin and a youth he trains is an exciting movie with a great visual style . It concerns about murders , vengeance , a love story and this one delivers it well . The picture reworks many familiar issues , as a double-crossed hit-man falling in love . The rate of events blending drama and action are enhanced by extended length of the hunting scenes and occasional flashes of brilliance . There takes place a great deal of killing with some creative moments wrought from heavy stylistics and in a John Woo style . It succeeds in building intrigue , tension and nice performances , thanks to the affecting acting of the girl who plays the deaf and mute , she's frankly marvelous . The characters are well portrayed and they are persons for who the viewer has feeling and compassion . Worth it for the terse script and twists ending .

Furthermore , colorful and granulated cinematography by Decha Srimantra , Pang brothers' usual . Atmospheric musical score fitting well to action by Brian Tyler (author of notorious soundtracks from Rambo 4, Constantine , War , among others). The motion picture is professionally directed by Pang brothers (Messengers , Re-cycle , The eye), shooting during Thailand coup d'etat . Directors , Danny and Oxide Chun Pang did a cool but uneven work in making this violent story .

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