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Bangkok Dangerous -- Joe (Nicolas Cage) is a career assassin who lands in Bangkok to handle some obligations and finds himself unexpectedly training a young protege and falling for a woman who has no knowledge of his true job.
Bangkok Dangerous -- This is the first theatrical trailer for Bangkok Dangerous, directed by Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang.


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Writers (WGA):
Jason Richman (screenplay)
Oxide Pang Chun (1999 film)
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Release Date:
5 September 2008 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Nicolas Cage ... Joe

Shahkrit Yamnarm ... Kong

Charlie Yeung ... Fon (as Charlie Young)
Panward Hemmanee ... Aom
Nirattisai Kaljaruek ... Surat
Dom Hetrakul ... Aran
Tuck Napaskorn ... Kong's Brother
Steve Baldocchi ... Michigan
Chris Heebink ... USC

James With ... Chicago
Peter Shadrin ... Anton
Arthajid Puengvicha ... Official
Duangjai Srisawang ... Man in Arena
Veerasak Boonchard ... Winai
Joe Sakol Palvanichkul ... Tuk Tuk Driver (as Sakol Palvanichkul)
Savaros Sriratum ... News Anchor #1
Thanrada Kao-Im ... Waitress
Aratchporn Satead ... Vendor Lady
Winai Thawattana ... White Target
Pornpat Tipthongkum ... News Anchor #2
Gonthron Bossarakam ... Man in Slum
Thanapon Parnjaroen ... Bell Man
Jeremy Thana ... Gangster #2
Allwarin Apirakyothin ... Aom's Sister
Andrew Pfeffer ... Caucasian Prisoner
Oliver Steel ... European Crying Boy
Kitchanpon Apirakyothin ... Fat Man
Chalita Chaisaeng ... Fat Man's Girl #1
Chatchaya Watcharakitikorn ... Fat Man's Girl #2
Arnunthaya Suksalak ... Fat Man's Girl #3
Thanitar Jirapanid ... Girl with Target #1
Nareerat Jeanmahan ... Girl with Target #2
Suwatjanee Suriyapas ... Last Target's Kid #1 (Girl)
Pariwut Prachayanan ... Last Target's Kid #2 (Boy) (as Pariwut Pratchayanun)
Tuengtanpon Thongnawakun ... Last Target's Wife
Keang Kunsri ... Last Target Man

Chris Lowenstein ... Past Target #1
Oliver Ackermann ... Past Target #2
Russell Wald ... Past Target #3
Laura Herold ... Past Target #4
David L. Michaels ... Past Target #5
Ron Anderson ... Past Target #6 (as Ronald Anderson)
Chollamark Chiengthong ... Surat's Wife
Armondthap Limdusit ... Target Man #1
Jirakit Suwannapap ... Target 1's Driver (as Jirakit Suwannapab)
Chatchai Phuengparyun ... Target Boat Driver #1
Arkrapong Pimpajak ... Target 1's Bodyguard #1
Songsak Sampanpim ... Target 1's Bodyguard #2
Duangrutai Suwannarat ... Thai Garland Girl
Songpohl Dittasom ... Waiter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bruce Blain ... Panicked Reporter (uncredited)
David Firestar ... Cameraman (uncredited)

Directed by
Oxide Pang Chun  (as The Pang Brothers)
Danny Pang  (as The Pang Brothers)
Writing credits
Jason Richman (screenplay)

Oxide Pang Chun (1999 film) &
Danny Pang (1999 film)

Produced by
Nicolas Cage .... producer
Norman Golightly .... producer
Chris Lowenstein .... line producer: Living Films
Denis O'Sullivan .... executive producer
Andrew Pfeffer .... executive producer
William Sherak .... producer
Jason Shuman .... producer
Matt Summers .... associate producer
Ben Waisbren .... executive producer
Original Music by
Brian Tyler 
Cinematography by
Decha Srimantra 
Film Editing by
Mike Jackson 
Curran Pang 
Casting by
Tarinee 'Aoi' Thaima 
Production Design by
James William Newport 
Art Direction by
Arin 'Aoi' Pinijvararak 
Set Decoration by
Witoon Suanyai 
Costume Design by
Kristin M. Burke 
Surasak Warahitcharoen 
Makeup Department
Apisasa Chinaputtakul .... hair stylist
Watana Garum .... key makeup artist
Ilona Herman .... personal makeup artist: Mr. Cage
Production Management
Oliver Ackermann .... production manager
Daniel Frisch .... production supervisor: Prague (as Daniel S. Frisch)
Vlasta Hynek .... production manager: Prague
Panyawadee Sangchai .... production supervisor (as Panyawadee Navarut Na Ayudhya)
Philip Waley .... unit production manager: Prague
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cub Chin .... first assistant director (as Kong Hon Cub Chien)
Andy Howard .... first assistant director: Prague
Bruce Jones .... second unit director
Piraphan Laoyont .... second assistant director: second unit
Tippawan 'Paew' Mamanee .... second assistant director (as Tippawan Mamanee)
Supat Nirantarai .... third assistant director
Phattana Sansumran .... second second assistant director
Inthira Sawantrat .... first assistant director: action unit
Charlie Sungkawess .... first assistant director
Artit Yuktanan .... third assistant director: second unit
Art Department
David Baxa .... art director: Prague
Nattavut Buranakij .... assistant property master
Sarawut Chincharoen .... assistant set decorator
Sorayuk Mookleemas .... property master
Chainarong Ochukit .... art coordinator
Sripradoo Pipat .... on-set dressing
Prachya Pitapho .... assistant art director
Sarunyoo Tabtimtes .... painter
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Elma Bello .... dialogue editor
Tom Bjelic .... sound effects editor
Paul Clark .... production sound recordist
Paul Clark .... sound mixer
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Allan Fung .... supervising dialogue editor
Allan Fung .... supervising sound editor
Mark Gingras .... sound designer
Mark Gingras .... supervising sound editor
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Annop Jaikaew .... boom operator
John Laing .... adr editor
Dale Lennon .... assistant sound effects editor
Jamie Lucas .... sound re-recording assistant
Jason Perreira .... sound re-recording assistant
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
James Robb .... assistant sound editor (as Jimmy Robb)
Clive Turner .... sound effects editor
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Andy Adam .... special effects foreman (as Andrew Adam)
Tom Davies .... special effects coordinator
Songniwat Korpob .... special effects assistant (as Songniwat Klorpob)
Jeerasak Muang-jai .... special effects technician
Khakhanang Phasee .... special effects technician
Rangsun Rangsimaporn .... special effects coordinator
Mud Roman .... special effects assistant (as Mudd Roman)
Suput Saengchaiwan .... special effects technician
Autthawut Santhitharara .... special effects assistant
Surachai Soonthornthadakul .... special effects assistant
Khansit Techawanvevkn .... senior special effects technician (as Khansit Techawanvevkin)
Suyod Teerawatthanaroonrueng .... special effects assistant
Sawang Yodnen .... senior special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Dave Isaac Santos Abuel .... visual effects artist: Reality Check Studios (as Dave Abuel)
Hoon Bae .... visual effects artist: Reality Check Studios
Bob Engelsiepen .... visual effects artist: View Studio
Dana Marin Fisher .... visual effects coordinator
Jon Greenhalgh .... digital compositor: Michael Kaelin & Associates, Inc.
John Grower .... digital effects supervisor: Cinesoup
John Grower .... visual effects supervisor
Chris Hopkins .... compositor: Michael Kaelin & Assoc. Inc.
Brian Howald .... digital effects artist: Michael Kaelin & Associates, Inc.
Jason Howey .... visual effects artist: Reality Check Studios
Matt Jacobs .... visual effects artist
Bruce Jones .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Kaelin .... compositing supervisor: Michael Kaelin & Associates, Inc.
Aaron Kaminar .... digital effects supervisor: Reality Check Studios
Aaron Kaminar .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Lloyd .... visual effects art director: View Studio
Chris MacKenzie .... digital opticals
Jeffrey Osborne .... technical assistant: Michael Kaelin & Associates
Gregory Piotrowsi .... technical assistant: Michael Kaelin & Associates
Ari Rubenstein .... lead compositor: Curv Studios
Ekarat Sarathana .... visual effects assistant
Alison Savitch .... visual effects producer: Reality Check Studios
Jonathan Sims .... compositor: Michael Kaelin& Associates (as Jonathan Sims Jr.)
Prapanch Swamy .... matchmove artist
Cameron Thomas .... compositor
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colourist
Jason Wasserman .... visual effects editor
Vivian Wei .... visual effects artist: Reality Check Studios
Stephen Wilson .... visual effects artist: Reality Check Studios
Casey Yahnke .... paint and rotoscope artist: Michael Kaelin & Associates
Casey Yahnke .... technical assistant: Michael Kaelin & Associates, Inc.
Motassem Younes .... digital opticals
Gregory T. Eismin .... assistant stunt supervisor: Thailand (as Gregory Eismin)
Pichaiyuth Jaengjai .... stunt safety assistant
Mike Justus .... stunt double
Seng Kawee .... Thai stunt coordinator
Seng Kawee .... stunt supervisor: Thailand (as Kawee Sirikhanaerut)
Supoj Khaowwong .... Thai stunt coordinator (as Supoi Khaowwong)
Annuay Lakkasorn .... stunt safety assistant
Samuel Le .... stunt double
David Leitch .... stunt fight coordinator (as Dave Leitch)
Noon Orsatti .... co-stunt coordinator (as Ernest Orsatti)
Niko Rusakov .... stunt performer
Eddie Yansick .... stunt coordinator (as Edward Alan Yansick)
Camera and Electrical Department
Anusorn Anantarat .... gaffer
Patrick Brown .... still photographer
Libor Bruha .... assistant camera: Prague
Shane Daly .... director of photography: Prague
Jarda Hromadka .... gaffer: Prague
Tasakarn 'Joe' Laopakdee .... key grip
Richie Moore .... director of photography: action unit (as Richard Moore)
Roland Neveu .... additional still photographer
Hynek Pantucek .... second assistant camera: Prague
Michael Rich .... assistant camera
Phasin Saranate .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Somsak Srisawat .... Steadicam operator
Somsak Srisawat .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jirka Trousil .... key grip: Prague
Casting Department
Nichapat Chalermchatvichan .... casting assistant
Mattana Suthammasa .... casting coordinator
Thitiya Thongbai .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bhirada 'Ling' Bhirasilpa .... costume coordinator
Lanthom Boonsay .... wardrobe assistant
Thanadda Donkitphai .... assistant to costumer: Mr Cage
Megan Stark Evans .... costume department intern
Olivia Miles .... costumer
Supattra 'Pum' Punyadee .... wardrobe assistant
Hans Georg Struhar .... costumer: Mr. Cage
Editorial Department
Cameron Arguelles .... positive assembler
John Burkhart .... assistant editor
John Michael Burkhart .... assistant editor
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
Nick Iannelli .... digital intermediate supervising editor
Ahmad Ismail .... digital intermediate opticals
Chris MacKenzie .... digital intermediate opticals (as Chris McKenzie)
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutter
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate editor
Matthew Schmidt .... assistant editor
Robert Vertrees .... post-production assistant
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colorist
Jason Wasserman .... first assistant editor: avid
Music Department
Gina Amador .... music supervisor
Chris Bacon .... score arranger (as Chris P. Bacon)
Pakk Hui .... assistant to composer
Paul Intson .... music editor
Lisa Jaime .... music editor: temp music
Andrew Kinney .... orchestrator
Gary Krause .... music editor (as Gary L. Krause)
Stephen Krause .... music recordist
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Keith Power .... technical score consultant
Eric Stonerook .... music preparation
Stuart Michael Thomas .... score arranger
Brian Tyler .... conductor
Brian Tyler .... score arranger
Transportation Department
Pawin Chantanimi .... transportation coordinator
Suviroj 'Tom' Lipiwattana .... transportation co-coordinator
Other crew
Aunchalee Burkhart .... assistant to line producer
Poj Chalermpong .... unit publicist
Nuchanart Chareonsontichai .... travel coordinator
Michael Davison .... assistant: Mr. Cage
Vittaya Deerattrakul .... prosthetic artist
Kathryn Floro .... assistant to producers
Kevin Godkin .... armorer
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel: USA
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative
Michelle Ho .... assistant to directors (as Michelle 'Fei' Ho)
Piyaporn Indageha .... assistant to line producer
Pornpan Jormsak .... production coordinator
Chinput Junkapor .... assistant animal wrangler
Kaprice Kea .... acting coach
Arthit Kimakhom .... assistant: Mr. Sherak
Bure Li .... assistant to directors
Maeve Mannion .... production accountant
Joanne McLennan .... script supervisor
Johnny Mulligan .... assistant production accountant
Songpurn Musikadilok .... animal wrangler (as Songporn Musikadilok)
Araya Nakkate .... location assistant
Josef Novotny .... production assistant
Denis O'Sullivan .... production executive
Serenity Xiao Xiao Pang-Bellman .... assistant to directors
Andrew Perry .... location manager
Eva Pitova .... script supervisor: Prague
Napatcha Pochaiya .... assistant accountant
Prisana Ratanakuakoon .... unit publicist
Brieann Rich .... set medic
Nicholas Rich .... set medic
Navarutt Roongaroon .... script supervisor: second unit
Suwimon Sakaew .... assistant: Mr. Pfeffer
Mic Tomasi .... stand-in: Mr. Cage
Natthawan Uapahurat .... production accountant: Thailand
Jaroslav Vaculik .... location manager: Prague
Dennis Virkler .... creative consultant
J.J. Tucker Wysong .... catering advisor

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality
99 min
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The martial art that Nicolas Cage teaches to Shahkrit Yamnarm is Wing Chun.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Joe injects the needle with heroin into the arm of his helper in the beginning of the movie you can see the base of the syringe move, which wouldn't be possible if there was a needle attached to the syringe and in his arm. It's also a rather obviously prosthetic vein he's injecting into - the skin on the helper's arm is wrinkled for a couple of inches ahead of where the needle goes in, and it's also possible to see where the edges of the prosthetic are adhered to the actor's real skin.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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Is this movie a remake of the 1999 "Bangkok Dangerous"?
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38 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Shockingly mundane & ordinary…, 14 September 2008
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

"Bangkok Dangerous" isn't a bad film – or at least not as bad as most of the reviews around here claim – but it is an astonishingly ordinary film that features literally every cliché of "hired assassin" concept you can possibly think of. There's the lonely and super-skilled hit man who intents to pull of one last job before quitting the business for good, he teaches his errand boy to become his successor, finds love and happiness with a girl for the first time and – last but not least – refuses to make the final hit because his target is a noble individual. We know this is the prototypic pitch of every thriller in its type, yet we still pay the full price of a cinema ticket because the film stars Nicolas Cage and we'll probably see a lot of spectacular action and virulent gunfire. "Bangkok Dangerous" is a big-budgeted remake of a Thai thriller released in 1999, which was also directed by the Pang brothers. In the original, the hit man was a deaf-mute but since Nicolas Cage is far too expensive to have him shut up the whole time, they made his love interest a deaf-mute instead. Unfortunately, this takes away the one truly ingenious aspect about the original. What remains is a painfully predictable and bland thriller that can't even be saved by the handful of impressively staged action sequences. Still I wouldn't call "Bangkok Dangerous" a complete waste of time, though, as there are a couple of stylish and worthwhile – albeit less obvious – elements working in its favor. Nic Cage gives a good performance as the unworldly killer and particularly the Pang Bros' depiction of the city of Bangkok is deeply enchanting. Especially at night it looks like a melancholic and depressing place infested with prostitution, petty crimes and perverted tourists. The moody soundtrack emphasizes the atmosphere of melancholy even more. This is definitely not a film that'll increase the tourist business there. Otherwise there's very little to say about "Bangkok Dangerous". If you're a fan of Nicolas Cage and rough action, you won't regret giving this one a look. Just realize you'll have completely forgotten about it the next day.

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