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Bay Rong -- Trinh, a mercenary, must complete a series of organized crime jobs for her boss in order to win the release of her kidnapped daughter. She hires several mercenaries to help, including Quan, who she becomes attracted to.

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9 December 2009 (Vietnam) See more »
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Trinh, a mercenary, must complete a series of organized crime jobs for her boss in order to win the release of her kidnapped daughter... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(24 articles)
Clash (Bay Rong)
 (From JustPressPlay. 10 August 2011, 2:20 AM, PDT)

New On DVD: Clash (Aka Bay Rong)
 (From Beyond Hollywood. 8 August 2011, 9:00 AM, PDT)

Two Clips From the Vietnamese Actioner Clash
 (From Beyond Hollywood. 28 July 2011, 8:01 AM, PDT)

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Passes the time, but average at best See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Johnny Nguyen ... Quan (as Johnny Tri Nguyen)

Thanh Van Ngo ... Trinh (as Ngo Thanh Van)
Hoang Phuc Nguyen ... Hac Long
Lam Minh Thang ... Cang
Hieu Hien ... Phong
Truong The Vinh ... Tuan
Nguyen Hau ... A.Thoong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alain Bruxelles ... Frenchman #1
François de la Torre ... Frenchman #5
Jérôme ... Frenchman #7
Dave Victor MacMillan ... Drunk (Ballroom Scene) (as David Victor MacMillan)
Thomas Michel Meyer ... Frenchman #6
David Minetti ... Frenchman #2
Rémi Recher ... Frenchman #3
Yann Williot ... Frenchman #4
Rich Long Nguyen ... Hac Long's Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Thanh Son Le  (as Le Thanh Son)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thanh Son Le  (as Le Thanh Son)
Johnny Nguyen  (as Johnny Tri Nguyen)

Produced by
Ryan Hoang Hubris .... executive producer
Jenni Trang Le .... co-producer
Thanh Van Ngo .... producer
Johnny Nguyen .... producer (as Johnny Tri Nguyen)
Rich Long Nguyen .... executive producer
Thanh Truc 'Tawny' Nguyen .... executive producer
Jimmy Pham .... producer
Alex Vo .... executive producer
Carson Vo .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Wong 
 
Cinematography by
Dominic Pereira 
 
Film Editing by
Ham Tran 
 
Casting by
Nguyen Thy 
 
Production Design by
Quy Tung La 
 
Costume Design by
Tran Trung Linh 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jenni Trang Le .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tran Trung Linh .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound effects editor
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
 
Stunts
Johnny Nguyen .... action director (as Johnny Tri Nguyen)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thuy Huynh .... digital imaging technician: red camera
Tran Trung Linh .... stills photographer
Tonaci Tran .... camera operator
Tonaci Tran .... steadicam operator
 
Music Department
Nicole Garcia .... orchestra contractor
Ryan Rowles .... orchestrator
Vincent A. Villanueva .... music clearance
 

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Also Known As:
"Clash" - International (English title) (festival title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and martial arts action, brief sexuality and language
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90 min
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Passes the time, but average at best, 31 March 2014
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

I picked out CLASH from the shelves on the strength of it being a Vietnamese martial arts thriller – and knowing the calibre of recent Thai fare in the same genre, I was hoping it would be up to the challenge. Sadly, it turns out to be a bit of a lacklustre effort, one that's hampered by a low budget and a lack of creativity and freedom in delivering the action.

As soon as the central team are holed up in a dilapidated, run-down old country house as their base of operations, I knew this would be a shot-on-the-cheap kind of movie. And so it turns out to be. Strangely, the plot seems to be virtually copied from the Frankenheimer movie RONIN, right down to the hotel stakeout, the double cross, and the reveal of one character's background at the end. Needless to say, it doesn't hold a candle to that movie.

Instead, this is the kind of predictable and slightly cheesy fare that appears to have been done on the cheap. The script is poor and the performances are nothing to write home about, which leaves us with the martial arts to contend with. I can report that the fights are pretty well staged, if not reaching the same level of greatness that we saw in ONG BAK, for example. Johnny Nguyen is a great fighter, but the camera doesn't love him like it loves him in WARRIOR KING and it's all just a little bit by rote. The same goes for Ngo Thanh Van – she's arresting, but only on a B-movie level.

The result is a film that's average at best, and which feels a little bit stale and past it's sell by date. Nevertheless, I plan to check out a few more Vietnamese movies to see what they're capable of delivering.

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