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Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  5 September 2008 (USA)
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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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Fon (as Charlie Young)
Panward Hemmanee ...
Aom
Nirattisai Kaljaruek ...
Dom Hetrakul ...
Tuck Napaskorn ...
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Chris Heebink ...
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Peter Shadrin ...
Arthajid Puengvicha ...
Duangjai Srisawang ...
Veerasak Boonchard ...
Joe Sakol Palvanichkul ...
Tuk Tuk Driver (as Sakol Palvanichkul)
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Storyline

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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£307,420 (UK) (5 September 2008)

Gross:

$15,279,680 (USA) (17 October 2008)
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The martial art that Nicolas Cage teaches to Shahkrit Yamnarm is Wing Chun. See more »

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When Joe arrives in Bangkok and he shows the customs agent his fake Canadian passport, his name at the top is Cadillac Vincent with two "L"'s, but at the bottom of the passport it is spelled Cadilac Vincent with just one "L". See more »

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Joe: Where there's money, there's competition and the guy paying me usually wins.
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Written by Bruce Driscoll & Erica Driscoli
Performed by BLONDFIRE
Published by Peermusic III, Ltd. o/b/o itself & Tender Tender Rush Music
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If you understand a bit of Asian philosophy, but in the same time like brain numbing action movies, this is for you
24 November 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

It wasn't bad. Nicholas Cage looked really fat and tired, not his usually fit and tired self, and he played the cold assassin part with ease. But when it went into the 'shy in love assassination teacher that cares about his student and doesn't kill the good guys' part, it kind of felt rushed. I am sure you can see the problem here.

Basically it is a film about a man that rediscovers his soul... then dies from it. Not a fresh thing in Asian movies, but something that the (re)makers of this film bet the Americans will find cool. I, myself, understood the idea, but saw no reason in remaking the Thai movie that had the same idea and add almost nothing to it other than production costs.

Bottom line: sad-good-assassin story, with no twist. If you like stuff like that, watch it. Better than Hell Rider, anyway.


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