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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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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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A very solid feature from many points of view 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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A very solid feature from many points of view, 12 October 2012
Author: kluseba from Chicoutimi, Canada

Bay Rong or Clash is more than just a fast paced action movie with solid fighting scenes, rough shooting sequences and a few car and motorcycle chases even though these elements are very present in this worthwhile flick.

The movie also has a story line that seems to be quite thin at first sight but it gets more and more developed as time goes by. One even gets a few twists towards the end that keep the pace of the movie high until the end. With a little bit more than ninety minutes, the movie hits a nearly perfect running time for a flick like this.

The good effects caused by the well elaborated story is also due to some major character development. While some characters seem superficial at first sight, they get more and more important as the story goes on. Especially the main characters played by a charismatic and cool Johnny Tri Nguyen and a tough and powerful woman with a breakable side portrayed by the amazing Thanh Van Ngo really impress and are well chosen for their roles. They also develop a convincing partnership and later on love story that develops logically and without too many stereotypes throughout the movie. Only the villains are less convincing as their side of the story is not very well explained and the movie wastes some potential on here as the main villain is intriguingly portrayed.

The movie is overall very well done and should please to fans of action movies of all kinds and maniacs of Asian cinema in general, too. On the other side, the movie somewhat lacks of impressive moments. There are some well done emotionally charged parts, the action choreography is professional enough to convince and the story also has its highlights but nothing truly stands out or will make you keep this movie in mind for a long time. It's a flick that I would definitely watch again with my friends as it's profound enough to grip your interest but also entertaining enough to be watched during a party without paying that much attention. That's why this movie is just situated between a seven and an eight point rating for me but as it lacks a little bit of identity, I ultimately chose the lower rating.

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