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The skills of the cast deserve a better film than this See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)
Jae-hyeon Jo ... Moon (as Cho Jae Hyun)
Ji-won Ye ... Yoon

Petchtai Wongkamlao ... Mum (as Phetthai Vongkumlao)
JeeJa Yanin ... Wawa (as Jija Yanin Mitananda)

Tae-joo Na ... Tae Yang (as Taejoo)

Tae-mi ... Tae Mi (as K Kim)
Kwan-hun Lee ... Suck Doo
Yi-roo Kim ... Suck Doo's Female Guard
Thanathep Sucharitchan ... Typhoon
Jamruen Somboon ... Jack
Sumret Muengput ... X (as Sumret Muangput)
Sarawoot Kumsorn ... Tai
Sintushet Babphasuay ... Suk Doo's Guard #1
Nipon Jitkert ... Suck Doo's Guard #2
Narongrit Pomphu ... Suck Doo's Guard #3
Brahim Achabbakhe ... French Taekwondo Champion
Olivia Jackson ... USA Taekwondo Champion
Thana Srisuke ... Security Guard (as Thana Srisuk)
Puanda Vosbein ... Typhoon's Girlfriend
Thitimon Mongkolsawat ... Audition Jury #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bawriboon Chanreuang ... Frank (as Boriboon Chanruang)
Taweewat Wantha ... Police

Directed by
Prachya Pinkaew 
Writing credits
Jong-suk Lee (screenplay)

Prachya Pinkaew (story) &
Jong-suk Lee (story) &
Kiat Sansanandana (story) &
Thanakorn Pongsuwan (story)

Produced by
Nutsha Bootsri .... assistant producer
Sangar Chatchairungruang .... executive producer
Sangar Chatchairungruang .... producer
S.K. Kang .... producer
Won-sook Kang .... co-executive producer
Jung-suk Lee .... co-executive producer
Kang-yeong Shin .... executive producer
Vara Vilaivan .... assistant producer
Sukanya Vongsthapat .... producer
Sita Vosbein .... associate producer
Original Music by
Terdsak Janpan 
Hee-jong Kim 
Hee-sung Yoon 
Cinematography by
Teerawat Rujintham (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Saknakorn Neteharn  (as Saknakorn Nethan)
Min-kyung Shin 
Aekasit Sompech 
Casting by
Jirati Chaiyasang 
Production Design by
Sutham Viravandej 
Art Direction by
Manoch Thongsuk 
Costume Design by
Ekasith Meeprasertsakul  (as Ekasit Meepraseartsagool)
Makeup Department
Cherdsak Chomngam .... hair stylist
Parinya Pantan .... makeup artist
Production Management
Pipob Suetongam .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adrian Bowden .... third assistant director (as Adrian Robert Bowden)
Jong-suk Lee .... associate director
Thammarat Piyarom .... first assistant director
Chai Topiyabut .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Peamsak Asvinikul .... foley artist
Somchai Chansook .... adr recordist
Nakorn Kositpaisain .... sound designer (as Nakorn Kositpaisal)
Thornthum Phlongphlab .... sound recordist
Vanilla Sky .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Pichit Chantraprapawat .... computer graphics supervisor
Saratoon Keawsomsri .... animator
Supaporn Pangsang .... visual effects producer
Nakornchai Panthapoj .... lead compositor
Thossaporn Poonnart .... visual effects supervisor
Somsak Raksasuwan .... animator
Yuttana Suntivong .... on-set supervisor
Eakchai Therdteppitak .... animation supervisor
Sarrath Virasakdi .... visual effects line producer
Chang-bum An .... action choreographer: taekwondo
Sintushet Babphasuay .... safety coordinator (as Sintuched Bubpasuay)
Taweesak Bausihai .... stunts
Punyapat Boonkunchanok .... stunts
Dumrong Boonla .... stunts
Somsong Boonlert .... wire stunts (as Somsong Boonleerd)
Piyawat Chaiyabandit .... stunts (as Piyawat Chaibundid)
Phaisarn Choorat .... stunts (as Paisan Choorat)
Nikorn Chorpsuk .... stunts (as Nikorn Chobsuk)
Anisornpisanuk Chotiya .... wire stunts
Pichaiyuth Jaengjai .... stunts (as Pichaiyut Jangjai)
Warawut Kangun .... stunts (as Warawut Kankun)
Wirat Kemkrad .... stunts
Wirat Khamgat .... stunts
Chaiyong Khomtong .... stunts
Theerada Kittisiriprasert .... stunts
Patiwat Klangsene .... wire stunts (as Patiwat Klangsana)
Watin Komwised .... stunts
Boonma Lamphol .... wire stunts (as Boonma Lumphon)
Somchai Moonma .... wire stunts (as Somchai Munma)
Sumret Muengput .... action choreographer (as Sumret Muangput)
Sumret Muengput .... assistant action director (as Sumret Muangput)
Atipdee Munma .... stunts
Narat Nakthong .... wire stunts (as Narat Naktong)
Manoon Noimanee .... stunts (as Manoon Noymanee)
Ratchaak Payaksa .... wire stunts (as Ratchasak Payaksa)
Somchai Phosawanrat .... wire stunts
Panya Phrueksa .... wire stunts (as Phanya Preuksa)
Yupin Phumatfon .... stunts
Weerapon Poomatfon .... action choreographer (as Weerapon Phumatfon)
Weerapon Poomatfon .... action director (as Weerapon Phumatfon)
Wanchai Puangjumpa .... stunts
Panna Rittikrai .... action supervisor
Pratya Saepaisan .... stunts
Thaweesak Samruai .... stunts (as Taweesak Somroy)
Puchong Sartnok .... stunts
Suwan Satchugorn .... stunts
Alongkorn Seeleab .... stunts
Alongkorn Seeliem .... stunts
Poonyapat Soonkunchanon .... stunts
Khaingkai Srisen .... safety coordinator
Thana Srisuke .... stunts (as Thana Srisuk)
Prasit Suanpaka .... stunts
Bannasorn Suto .... wire stunts (as Bunnasorn Suto)
Tippichai Takkino .... stunts (as Tippichai Tukkhino)
Kittichai Tangam .... wire stunts (as Kitichai Tangam)
Narongsak Thongmee .... wire stunts (as Narongsak Tongmee)
Kitisak Unchit .... stunts (as Kitisak Aunjit)
Winai Wiangyangkung .... stunts
Tanavit Wongsuwan .... stunts (as Thanawit Wongsuwan)
Komkrit WongWiroi .... stunts (as Khomgrip Wongwirot)
Thanadon Yatun .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Rungrat Seenamngeun .... focus puller
Editorial Department
Jung-hwan Lee .... assistant editor
Ritchira Panomrat .... on-set editor
Thida Vongsarote .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Putthipat Sangwanphet .... music score producer
Other crew
Warinya Ratipakorn .... production coordinator
Jirawat Santaratchai .... location manager
Kanokwan Soungthum .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence throughout
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:11 | Hong Kong:IIB | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:12 | UK:12 (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) | USA:PG-13

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The skills of the cast deserve a better film than this, 17 November 2013
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

A family of South Korean martial artists are on their way to a tournament when they inadvertently get involved in a plot to steal an ancient knife that is priceless but, if I had to put a price on it, I'd say it was worth about US$33million. Anyway, hailed as heroes for their intervention, the family find themselves the target of the gang when they come looking for revenge.

Having been really impressed by Jija Yanin Mitananda in Chocolate I had sought out other films with her in it – and the trailer for this one looked very good indeed. The reason for this is of course but it is full of clips of great physical feats and thankfully it is representative of the film in that it does have plenty of action and much of it very impressive. The skills of the main cast members is impressive and there are a few very well choreographed sequences. Problem is that the film itself is pretty poor and, while some of the action compensates for this, it really isn't what they deserve. The plot is weak and makes almost no sense. The delivery of the comedy is poor and the use of music is roundly terrible – particularly a fight sequence where a character "dances" his way through the villains. There are lots of things like this and it hurts the film – and I felt it even more when the really cool move or sequence came along to remind me what it was capable of.

In terms of performances it is hard for me to judge because I watched a dubbed version. As with Chocolate I did love Yanin – she is stunning but physically her abilities are amazing, she really needs a film that can support her. Wongkamlao was pretty funny here – previous films I have not always liked him but here he worked as comic relief. Korean Lee is a decent villain if you ignore that his character's motivations make pretty much no sense but his bodyguards were good. The rest of the family are mixed but I liked the son, daughter and mother characters – the father and cute kid I could have done without.

A weak film then, but one that contains some great physical sequences – so good in fact that they really deserve a film that is better than this one.

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