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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe
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Fon (as Charlie Young)
Panward Hemmanee ...
Aom
Nirattisai Kaljareuk ...
Surat (as Nirattisai Kaljaruek)
Dom Hetrakul ...
Aran
Tuck Napaskorn ...
Kong's Brother
Steve Baldocchi ...
Michigan
Chris Heebink ...
USC
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Chicago
Peter Shadrin ...
Anton
Arthajid Puengvicha ...
Official
Duangjai Srisawang ...
Man in Arena
Veerasak Boonchard ...
Winai
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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The hitman has become the target See more »

Genres:

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

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,783,266, 7 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,279,680, 17 October 2008
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The scene following the one where Nicolas Cage leaves the building after he was caught during his last target, shows the crowd running off in panic. The face of one man in that crowd is blurred. See more »

Quotes

Joe: [giving Kong a phone] Keep that with you at all times.
Kong: I already have a good phone.
Joe: Now you have two. You answer whenever it rings. If I call and you don't answer, you don't get paid. Time is very important. If I tell you to be somewhere and you are a minute late, you don't get paid. Understand?
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Soundtracks

March S
Written by Master Kanat Srirong
Performed by Surasakmontre School Marching Band
By special release from Master Kanat Srirong (Thailand)
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It is not incredibly bad as the critics or the public would like you to think.
4 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

A mysterious professional assassin, who called himself Joe (Oscar-Winner:Nicolas Cage) goes to Bangkok to do his last job. His mission is to kill four strangers by killing one at the time. Joe becomes tired of his so-called profession, he teaches a curious young man (Shankrit Yamhnam) to trained as a killer. Meanwhile, Joe falls in love with a lovely young woman (Charlie Yeung), who's deaf-mute. But the people, who hired Joe tries to double-cross him by trying to find his identity and kill him, once Joe's last hit is too risky to handle. Joe takes his skills and decide to use it by the people, who hired him for the work.

Directed by the Pang Brothers (The Messengers) made an lively action-thriller with some good scenes and excellent locations. Cage is fine in this movie but Yamhnam and Yeung have the better moments in the film. Actually the Pang Brothers remade their own film with a bigger budget, American lead actor and changing a few plot points from the original 1999 version. Plenty of film critics hated this remake but isn't as bad as what they say about it.

The DVD Special Edition is from the two-disc set. Disc one has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) transfer and an good Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. The DVD includes two featurettes, an interesting alternative ending and the original theatrical trailer. Disc two is the digital copy of the movie. "Bangkok Dangerous" isn't a great flick but it's fairly fast paced with some stylishly photography action sequences and a few good moments. Fans of the filmmakers work and fans of action movies will enjoy it. (*** 1/2 out of *****).


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