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22 November 2007 (Thailand) See more »
Fear is a state of mind
A young man is forced by the mafia to steal a bank's client data in exchange for his brother's life and discovers he and his brother have been set up. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Michael B. ... Pairote (as Mike B.)

Dean Alexandrou ... Mai
Vanchart Chunsri
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rapeepan Buthong
Supakson Chaimongkol
Mark Charnick ... Son
Michael Charnick ... Son
Sahatchai 'Stop' Chumrum (as Sahatchai Chumrum)
Michelle Ann Dunphy ... Hmeaw (voice: English version)

Selina Lo
Afdlin Shauki

Cristina Valenzuela ... LIta (voice: English version)

Directed by
Thanapon Maliwan 
Afdlin Shauki 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nut Nualpang 

Produced by
Thanapon Maliwan .... producer
Chokchai Ptchpunna .... producer
Original Music by
Jon Brooks  (as Jonathan Brooks)
Cinematography by
Arnon Chunprasert 
Makeup Department
Eds Arippin .... makeup artist
Special Effects by
Eds Arippin .... special effects makeup
Other crew
Nut Nualpang .... acting coach

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92 min
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Dolby SR (Dolby 5.1)
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How NOT to launch a career as a martial arts star., 25 February 2014
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

After a gang of organised criminals kidnap his brother, ex-con Bee (Mike B.) is left no choice but to follow their demands and break into a bank to steal its customers' credit card details—a course of action that leads to all kinds of danger…

Having proved his action credentials in Tony Jaa's excellent Muay Thai movie Ong Bak, stuntman Mike B. gets the opportunity to show the world that he can be more than just a fall guy—and completely blows it!

As the unlikely hero of action comedy Brave, Mike B. once again performs an impressive array of death-defying stunts and martial arts moves, but fails to deliver the charisma and screen presence that is also key to becoming a true martial arts movie superstar. Although his character is clearly intended to be a lovable rogue, he actually comes off as a thoroughly charmless smart-arse throughout; it's a performance that is unlikely to win many fans.

Mike's bid for stardom is further hampered by lousy direction (loads of wobbly camera-work and rapid-fire editing which frustratingly obscures a lot of the stunt work), some painfully unfunny comedy, and an equally irritating turn from fat Malaysian comedian Afdlin Shauki as Bee's useless brother.

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