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Writers:
Napalee (writer)
Piyaros Thongdee (writer)
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Release Date:
5 March 2009 (Thailand) See more »
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Four children sneak into a terrorist-controlled hospital to steal a heart to transplant for the 5th child who is dying in a different hospital. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Nantawooti Boonrapsap ... Woot (as Nuntawood/Nuntawut Boonrubsub)
Nawarat Techarathanaprasert ... Jib (as Navarat Techaratanaprasert)
Sasisa Jindamanee ... Cat
Paytaai Wongkamlao ... Pong (as Phethai Wongkhamlao)

Johnny Nguyen ... Rebel Leader Pada
Arun Pawilai ... Teacher Lek (as Arun Bhavilai)
Cheathavuth Watcharakhan ... Morpien
Darun Tantiwichitwech ... Woon
Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon ... Tee Lor Girl Buru (as Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul)

Richard William Lord ... Drunken Foreigner
Yano Kasuk ... Japanese Muay Thai Student
Saichia Wongwirot ... Ai Hoad
Ampol Ratwong ... Ai Min
Arkamae Boonsong ... Negotiator
Banphot Kimuanwai ... Janitor (as Banphot Kimuenwai)
Kampa Intasen ... Window Wiper 1
Satian Sabpasorn ... Window Wiper 2
Pravit Sangsatra ... Lift Technician 1
Sornchai Sangsuwan ... Lift Technician 2
Keird Terdtatar ... Patient
Suban Phusoi ... Tee Lor Militant 1 (as Suban Phuso)
Khanueng Kenlar ... Tee Lor Militant 2
Veerasak Boonchard ... Tee Lor Militant 3 (as Verasak Booncherd)
Homlamai Pichaed ... Tee Lor Militant 4
Lerd Varidsanun ... Tee Lor Militant 5
Dong Mornoum ... Tee Lor Militant 6
Penchan Vongsomphet ... Buru's Mother
Saisin Vongkumlog ... Sugar Candy Seller
Bhandit Thongdee ... Rice Truck Driver
Pongsit Pisittakarn ... Bad Boy 1
Titinat Predipanijvipa ... Bad Boy 2
Korrakhod Srisang ... Bad Boy 3
Chalermchai Boonkoonchanok ... Bad Boy 4
Puchong Sahtnorks ... Bad Boy 5
Kriengkrai Srisen ... Bad Boy 6
Victor Sach ... Doctor Victor
Patrick Largent ... The US Ambassador
Panraphee Raphiphan ... News Reporter Ch.7
Suvijak Augkuravanidkul ... The Prime Minister
Visanu Sriharaj ... The Minister
Angela De Groot ... English News Reporter
Ryota Suzuki ... Japanese News Reporter
Marko ... French News Reporter
Kridsanapong Radchata ... Negotiator

Conan Stevens ... Ambassadors Bodyguard
Greg Jorgensen ... US Ambassador's Bodyguard 2
Anthony Hill ... US Ambassador's Bodyguard 3
Pan-Chin Watcharin ... Police Chief 1
Somsak Parwatsrichai ... Police Chief 2
Suphakun Surataveekum ... Police Chief 3
Porrasu Sooksang ... Camera Man TV Chan.7
Satika Bhokasab ... News Reporter on Location TV Chan.7 1
Patcharaporn Jongrotsakul ... News Reporter on Location TV Chan.7 2
Jirode Suwongs ... Heart Centre's Doctor
Pakamart Koonpho ... Heart Centre's Nurse
Pimpassorn Yotakul ... Siam International Hospital's Nurse 1
Lapmanee Rukjgang ... Siam International Hospital's Nurse 2
Nattida Popiemlap ... Siam International Hospital PR 1
Jittima Kaophong ... Siam International Hospital PR 2

Directed by
Krissanapong Rachata 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nonont Kontaweesook  writer
Napalee  writer
Piyaros Thongdee  writer

Produced by
Prachya Pinkaew .... producer
Panna Rittikrai .... producer
Sukanya Vongsthapat .... producer
 
Costume Design by
Petcharad Redchata 
 
Production Management
Jeerapong Kraipol .... assistant production manager
Kamol Philprayoudwatthana .... assistant production manager
Parinthida Puchpol .... assistant production manager
Chollada Wannupathum .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Prateep Chumintong .... third assistant director
Maytapan Iamsirinukoon .... second assistant director
Pornsiri Juejarn .... third assistant director (as Pornsiri Juajarn)
Titirad Parwatsrichai .... second assistant director
Piyanuch Trakoonsatjawat .... third assistant director
Saratswadee Wongsomphet .... first assistant director (as Saratwadee Wongsomphet)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nongyow Atthasiri .... costume staff
Suparat Jasa .... costume staff
Pupapond Kawmak .... costume staff
 
Other crew
Rungrat Ektawatkul .... production accountant
Weerayoot Kaengkan .... location manager
Matanee Ketmanee .... assistant location manager
Parnrui Kritchanchai .... coach action
Warinya Ratipakorn .... production coordinator
Lalida Rittisin .... production coordinator
Nawattamon Sae-Hiw .... production accountant
Korakit T. Sangchang .... assistant location manager (as Korakit T.Sangchang)
Kavinthip Sergiel .... production coordinator
Satika Shokasab .... coach action
Supawadee Suwannakul .... location manager
Damkeng Thitapiyasak .... coach action (as Damkerng Thitapiyasak)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"5 huajai hero" - Thailand (original title)
"Power Kids" - International (English title) (informal alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and brief language
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Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | USA:R (certificate #46103)
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Martial arts movie for the kids..., 21 April 2012
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

When I picked up this movie from Amazon, I was under the impression that it was going to be a movie in the likes of Ong Bak and Warrior King, I had no idea that it was going to be a family-like fighting movie with children. And the DVD cover with Johnny Nguyen on the cover was sort of misleading as he wasn't really the lead actor or main character.

But still, as a family movie, then "Force of Five" actually was rather good. It had a nice story, that was a bit too unreal, but still a nice enough story at heart (no pun intended). And the children in the movie were actually doing a rather amazing display of athletics, martial arts and stunts. And watching these kids in action, there is a very likely possibility that we will see more of them in the future, because they did really great with the action and fighting.

"Force of Five" also had the worst possible acting performance I have ever had the pleasure of watching. Richard William Lord plays a drunken bully in this movie, and wow, oh my God, wow! That was horrible. That performance had me curling my toes in disbelief. But I guess that was sort of the comical relief in the movie. Him, and then the Japanese old guy who came to Thailand to study Muy Thai, though the Japanese actor wasn't bad.

I think that "Force of Five" will go straight to heart (again, no pun intended) with a younger audience - say children or teens - because the movie was lacking some appeal for a mature audience. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the movie, though I think had I been a young kid or a teen, then I would have enjoyed the movie all the better.

If you like Thai martial arts movie, and got 113 minutes to spare, then "Force of Five" is well worth a watch if you have nothing better on your schedule.

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