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

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There's only one way out. 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  »

Filming Locations:


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 watch worn by Nicolas Cage's character, and in fact also endorsed by the actor, is a Ventura V-Tec Sigma W25-R1. See more »


Joe shoots two men while his girlfriend isn't looking at him. Blood splatters all over his girlfriends back. The next shot of her back has hardly any blood at all. See more »


Joe: I was taught four rules...
Joe: One: Don't ask questions. There is no such thing as right and wrong.
Joe: Two: Don't take an interest in people outside of work. There is no such thing as trust.
Joe: Three: Erase every trace. Come anonymous and leave nothing behind.
Joe: Four: Know when to get out. Just thinking about it means it's time. Before you lose your edge, before you become a target.
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This One
Written by Daniele Danieli, Riccardo Fassetta, Annabella Fusco, Marco Berton
Performed by BUBBLE TOY
Published by Do It Yourself Music Group S.r.l. (Italy)
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Is it predictable ? - YES. But it is also very entertaining.
27 October 2008 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

So what if I can predict what is going to happens, I can do it with most films nowadays - its not about that. Its about making a movie that entertains, and IMHO they have achieved that.

OK, some of the shooting sequences were a bit dodgy and the narration descended into the cliché on occasions but overall I rate this film better then most action films I have seen in recent months.

Cage is solid in his role and so is his side kick. The elephant did a good job too but his role was only in 2 scenes :) So all in all 7 is my vote and it could have been better if not for a few lines of monologue and a couple of silly shootouts across water canisters.

Watch it and make your own mind.

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