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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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Too many kids, too little fighting, 9 October 2012
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

I love Thai martial arts films, but the last couple I've seen have been disappointing purely through the choice of main actors. BANGKOK KNOCKOUT featured a cast of interchangeable teenage characters who were more irritating than inspiring, and this latest effort has a cast of kids (including BORN TO FIGHT's Sasisa Jindamanee) in place of adult stars! As a result, much of the story that plays out is slightly cheesy, child-oriented and trivial, but I guess it helped cut down on production costs. You don't have to pay kids as much as adults, right?

The DVD case bills this as an out-and-out action flick, with the aforementioned pint-sized heroes tackling terrorists at a besieged hospital. Well, yes, but that entire set-piece doesn't occur until the last half hour of the movie. Until that point, we get a very slight tale involving a martial arts school and a kid with a dodgy ticker. The melodrama is overwrought and despite a few funny scenes, it's mostly forgettable.

Then things shift to the hospital, realism goes out of the window, and the story takes a back seat to make way for a series of frenetic fight scenes featuring kids kicking and kneeing adults in the face. The bad guy duties are handled by WARRIOR KING's Johnny Nguyen, a Vietnamese fighter who kicked ass in the Tony Jaa film. Sadly, he doesn't get anything to do here, other than stand around while kids knee him in the face. The fight scenes are great, featuring the same kind of breakneck choreography and ultra-cool slow-motion shots as in the best Thai martial arts movies, and it's just a shame there weren't more of them taking place throughout the movie. That way, it might have approached greatness rather than mediocrity.

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