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BKO: Bangkok Knockout -- A group of fight club pals -- whose styles vary from Muay Thai and Capoeira to Kung Fu and Tai Chi -- must fight for their lives when one of their friends is kidnapped.

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Panna Rittikrai (story)
Dojit Hongthong (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 December 2010 (Thailand) See more »
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A group of "fight club" friends, whose styles vary from Muay Thai, Capoeira to Kung Fu and Tai Chi, must join forces and fight for their lives in a daring rescue of a kidnapped friend. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Sorapong Chatree ... Jaram
Kerttisak Udomnak ... Wanchai
Krittiya Lardphanna ... Kuk Yai (as Krittiya Ladpanna)
Supakson Chaimongkol ... Joy
Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon ... Bai-Fern
Chatchapol Kulsiriwuthichai ... Pod (as Chatchapol Kulsiriwoottichai)
Sarawoot Kumsorn ... U-Go
Sumret Muengput ... Ao (as Sumret Muangput)
Puchong Sartnok ... Eddo (as Puchong Sartnork)
Poonyapat Soonkunchanon ... Lerm (as Poonyapat Boonkunchanok)
Gitabak Agohjit ... Git
Tanavit Wongsuwan ... Pom
Wirat Kemkrad ... Jao (as Virat Kemgrad)
Winai Wiangyangkung ... Nat (as Vinai Weangyanggoong)
Deka Partum ... Jame
Kazu Patrick Tang ... Doctor Duschanon
Speedy Arnold ... Mr. Snead
Suthep Sisai ... Black Men
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Panna Rittikrai ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Panna Rittikrai 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dojit Hongthong  screenplay
Panna Rittikrai  story
Jonathon Siminoe  screenplay

Produced by
Tech Akarapol .... producer (as Akarapol Techaratanaprasert)
Prachya Pinkaew .... producer
Panna Rittikrai .... producer
Sukulya Sucharittanarak .... associate producer
Somsak Techaratanaprasert .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Terdsak Janpan (original score)
 
Cinematography by
Pipat Pyakha (director of photography) (as Pipat Payakka)
Nontakorn Taweesook (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Saravuth Nakajad 
Nontakorn Taweesook 
 
Production Design by
Saharat Boonsatit  (as Samarat Bunsatitiya)
Kasi Faengrod 
 
Art Direction by
Pongnarin Jonghawklang 
Rattapong Yenjai 
 
Costume Design by
Jaruwan Pongpipattanakarn 
 
Production Management
Panitta Ruengdeth .... assistant production manager (as Panita Ruengdej)
Sukanya Suantanu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dojit Hongthong .... second assistant director
Kanchanaphan Meesuwan .... first assistant director
Jiradheep Nopamasorachorn .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Chatuchai Boonsin .... assistant prop master
Kobsak Chavalasriskun .... prop master (as Korbsak Chavalasriskun)
Veeraphong Esiusiri .... art team
Panuwat Euasilpasat .... art team
Anugoon Kaenchai .... art team
Nakorn Ladsaowhae .... art team
Ekachai Lapsomboonphon .... prop master
Teerasil Meechukorn .... art team
Surachet Sunthornpoj .... art team
Noppadol Temprim .... art team
Nuttaporn Uaewongaree .... art team
 
Stunts
Dumrong Boonla .... stunts
Piyawat Chaiyabandit .... stunts
Tuentanon Chankiat .... stunts (as Chankiat Tuentanon)
Phaisarn Choorat .... stunts
Somjal Jonmoontee .... stunts (as Somjai Junmoontree)
Chaiyaporn Junmoontree .... stunts
Banphot Kimuanwai .... stunts
Anun Kuaikhangphlu .... stunts (as Anoon Kuaykangpoo)
Chatchapol Kulsiriwuthichai .... assistant action choreographer
Chatchapol Kulsiriwuthichai .... stunts
Suchat Kunwilai .... stunts (as Suchart Khanwilai)
Somchai Moonma .... car stunts
Sumret Muengput .... martial arts choreographer
Suban Phusoi .... stunts (as Suban Puso)
Panna Rittikrai .... action supervisor
Banlu Srisaeng .... stunts (as Bunlu Srisaeng)
Banlu Srisaeng .... stunts
Thana Srisuke .... action choreographer
Thana Srisuke .... stunt coordinator
Thana Srisuke .... stunts
Patcharawat Suksin .... stunts (as Putchawat Suksil)
Patcharawat Suksin .... stunts
Chatree Tinsinchai .... stunts
Taworn Tonapan .... stunts (as Thavorn Tonapan)
Taworn Tonapan .... stunts
Wuttichai Tookaew .... stunts
Tanavit Wongsuwan .... stunts
Komkrit WongWiroi .... stunts (as Komkrib Wongwiroj)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wilaiwak Sakgounsat .... costume staff
 
Transportation Department
Suwan Abbua .... transportation coordinator
Supachet Kaewdum .... transportation coordinator
Wittaya Nernnil .... transportation coordinator
Anek Panmold .... transportation coordinator
Kamon Stitmongkolchai .... transportation coordinator
Pisanu Xdmingam .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Dojit Hongthong .... acting coach
Prapha Mookkatonk .... craft service
Maruchol Ratsamee .... production accountant
Sompeth Robruu .... craft service
Kamon Stitmongkolchai .... caterer
Lanthom Stitmongkolchai .... caterer
Kollatash Wataniyakul .... location manager
 

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Rated R for violence and strong martial arts action and some language
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106 min
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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The action ain't bad, but..., 17 February 2012
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

Another all-action martial arts offering from Panna Rittikrai, the guy who's kept Thai action cinema alive for the past thirty years or so. Unfortunately, KNOCKOUT(they dropped the BANGKOK for the British release) is one of his lesser offerings. For those who complained about the paucity of the storyline in WARRIOR KING, you ain't seen nothing yet: the surrounding storyline in this film is amateurish in the extreme, a kind of riff on THE CONDEMNED which sees a bunch of characters thrown together in an old abandoned warehouse and forced to fight for their lives.

The film it's closest to in terms of scope is Rittikrai's original BORN TO FIGHT, made back in the '80s. All the requisite elements of Thai action cinema are present: masked, ninja-style assassins, goons on motorbikes flying through the air, scenery being broken and destroyed, people thrown from great heights. The fight scenes are enjoyable, although they lack the kind of finesse of the classic Tony Jaa outings: there seems to be no distinct beginning, middle and end to them, the film just depicts an ongoing melee situation and the bad guys are faceless and dull.

The use of multiple characters for the heroes was a bad idea. It worked in the BORN TO FIGHT remake, where each member of the athletics team had their own special skill clearly delineated. Here, though, the use of different styles wasn't clear; I didn't even realise they were being used until I watched the short making-of documentary afterwards. Mostly, the fights just consist of people running up walls, jumping and kicking people in the head. It's fun, but highly derivative.

The cast are pretty rubbish – these are the kinds of guys who make a good stunt team, but who are hopeless as characters we're supposed to get behind and root for. The melodrama scenes are overstated and, even worse, there's an obnoxious comic relief character we're stuck with for a long, long time. While there are a few familiar faces in minor parts, the only actor I really recognised was Rittikrai himself, playing another merciless fighter with a twist – this time, he's got asthma. You can guess the outcome.

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