IMDb > Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Bangkok Dangerous
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Bangkok Dangerous (2008) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 24 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Bangkok Dangerous -- This is the first theatrical trailer for Bangkok Dangerous, directed by Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang.

Overview

User Rating:
5.4/10   41,150 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 12% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers (WGA):
Jason Richman (screenplay)
Oxide Pang Chun (1999 film)
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Bangkok Dangerous on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
5 September 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The hitman has become the target See more »
Plot:
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 »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
definitely not as bad as its reputation... and yet still not very good See more (149 total) »

Cast

  (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)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Oxide Pang Chun  (as The Pang Brothers)
Danny Pang  (as The Pang Brothers)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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
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
 
Stunts
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)
Supoi Khaowwong .... Thai stunt coordinator
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
 
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
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality
Runtime:
99 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:Where there's money, there's competition and the guy paying me usually wins.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
This OneSee more »

FAQ

Is this movie a remake of the 1999 "Bangkok Dangerous"?
See more »
9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
definitely not as bad as its reputation... and yet still not very good, 5 June 2010
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Bangkok Dangerous comes to viewers who approach it on DVD with a stigma. Matter of fact, it just kind of came and went when it played in theaters for a few weeks in September of 2008, around that time (i.e. Labor Day weekend) when few movies really do well with audiences or critics. It looks like it will be garbage just from the video cover: a half interested Nicolas Cage in damn-ridiculous hair (basically a Muppet called and wants its body back), and with a premise that sounds just like it is, a remake of an action movie from years back. But going into the movie my expectations were altered within some minutes. The initial thought was 'well, this will just be another hackneyed, predictable action movie in the Asian setting of Bangkok and stuck with what I call 'genericitis, which means a movie suffers from its perpetual sense of the usual... and in ways the movie is that.

It also surprised me with a few things, and it actually made me take the movie seriously as an actual piece of work as opposed to something to deride with teeth gnashed like Ghost Rider. Nicolas Cage is trying for something a little different here. At first, yes, it may look like he's bored, or wooden, or both in the character of "Joe" the hit-man who has his four rules and, naturally, breaks at least a few of them during the run time of the movie in Bangkok (i.e. be anonymous, don't make connections with people you don't know, and know when to quit), but this gives way to something else. He's trying for nuance and observation, of being subtle in a role that should call for it (albeit Joe isn't a terribly interesting person save for his detachment). While he's definitely no Alain Delon when it comes to playing cold killer who may have a couple of portions of humanity in him, I actually did find myself being drawn into the character just based on Cage's projection of this detachment as a means to hide himself away from people. And for good reason, since he's not a "people person" really.

That is until Joe meets 'Kong', who is a guy he hires for work but then takes on as his pupil (as the narration dutifully and unnecessarily tells us, because he sees something in Kong), and then also a romantic interest in a deaf-mute girl who works at a pharmacy. The latter scenes especially were touching because of it becoming a kind of silent movie, perhaps by default, when the two of them were together, and there's a rather sad, painful scene later on in the film between the two that is shockingly good and believable. I even liked the actors who played Kong and the girl, and how their characters unfolded in the story, limited as they might be... and yet, that old bastard cliché and convention kept coming back, more-so into the action scenes and set-pieces; whenever a chase happens in the film (save for one moment involving an arm dismemberment) you can zone out and not miss much. The editing is that kind of fast- kinetic style where you can barely take in a shot before it goes whizzing by. There's also some scenes that are ludicrous that are taken dead-serious, such as when Cage's Joe practically has gills and drowns a man underwater without any trouble.

It's really a matter of the plot just not giving anything much for the characters or actors to do. And yet there is a misconception that becomes apparent; this is much more about the characters than the plot, at least for a while, and when it sticks to that the Pang brothers sense of cinematic style, of the love of dirty Bangkok and elephants, works and is enjoyable. When the story comes back though, particularly in the last twenty minutes when Joe makes a fatal choice, it turns into something else - something frustratingly forgettable. For a short while there is hope, which is nice, until it reverts to what the expectation foretold. It's truly a mixed-bag, but far from the failure that was projected by the reviews and audience reaction... Oh, and of course, try not to look at Cage's hair. The bad jokes would never end. 5.5/10

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (149 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
do politicians in Thailand know who JFK was? jormendi
The Score was great wlloydy92
Top 5 coolest haircuts in a movie Ricky_Roma213
Why all the hate for this movie? richglogan
The Hitman game sverrebohn
100 things we learnt from 'Bangkok Dangerous' spam-1420
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Professional: Golgo 13 The Killer The Dark Knight Machete Rumble in the Bronx
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.