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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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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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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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Did You Know?


Nicolas Cage had committed to several pictures after the completion of his work on this film. To accommodate his limited schedule, some sets were recreated and built in different locations so no shooting time would be wasted. See more »


Joe twice declares that he lives by the rules, leave no traces. Yet throughout the movie, he handles his guns and ammo with bare hands - leaving fingerprints and DNA all over them. See more »


Joe: Where there's money, there's competition and the guy paying me usually wins.
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Referenced in American Dad!: Hurricane! (2011) See more »


Written by Rick Garcia and William V. Malpede
Performed by THE JACK DARBY feat. R.G.Tilthouse
Published by Brush Jacket Music and William V Music
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User Reviews

I enjoyed it
8 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've read many of the reviews here about this movie and I must disagree with most of them.

While the original was definitely grittier and more native, due in part to the lower budget I'd guess, this production was more polished and even a bit "Hollywood like". Cage's acting was exactly what I expected and the location filming lent a very accurate air of realism.

There is a story being told here so the movie does move between intense action and quieter moments.

If you dislike remakes of films in general then I suppose this may not appeal to you. But if you are a fan of Nicholas Cage, or have ever visited Thailand for that matter, then I can wholeheartedly recommend this film to you.

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