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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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Joe
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Fon (as Charlie Young)
Panward Hemmanee ...
Aom
Nirattisai Kaljaruek ...
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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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The hitman has become the target See more »

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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 picture was shooting during the 19th September Coup d'etat. Nonetheless, filming only stopped for six hours. The Armoury department claim they fired the only shots in the coup. See more »

Goofs

During the scene that Joe kills Surat's gang members which was sent to kill him. When Joe goes down from the stairs, he asks the injured gangster about where is Kong. He said in Thai "Yoo Nai Kong". However, in Thai grammar, subject should place before verb. So, he should say "Kong yoo nai" instead. See more »

Quotes

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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Boom
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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It is not incredibly bad as the critics or the public would like you to think.
4 March 2009 | by (Canada) – 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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