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The Kick -- After one son foils a criminal gang's attempt to steal a priceless Thai artifact, his family comes national heroes and the target of revenge.
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  (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-kyeong 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)
Komkrib 'Krib' Wongwirot .... 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
Location Management
Jirawat Santaratchai .... location manager
Music Department
Putthipat Sangwanphet .... music score producer
Other crew
Warinya Ratipakorn .... production coordinator
Kanokwan Soungthum .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence throughout
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Martial arts and comedy for the entire family..., 9 June 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

When I happened to come across the movie by sheer random luck, I was rather thrilled, as the cover looked appealing and the mixture of action/martial arts and comedy is just great, so I bought this movie right away. It does help a lot that I am a massive fan of Asian cinema to begin with.

"The Kick" is, however, not really standing out in the Asian market of movies, as there are far better movies out there. That being said, don't get me wrong, because I am not saying that "The Kick" is a bad movie, far from it, it is just doesn't stand out in a market of action/comedy movies.

The story is about a Korean family who honor the ancient Korean martial arts of Tae Kwon Do, who live in Thailand. They end up getting mixed up in a web of abductions, crime and gangsters, as they are forced to steal a national Thai treasure if they want to have the youngest family member returned to them after being abducted.

"The Kick" has a good variety of characters. Characters that are well portrayed on the screen and all have very different traits, characteristics and personalities. And thumbs up for this, because they really managed to put together a good group of people to portray these colorful characters. In that aspect, then "The Kick" really does impress.

However, it is the overall storyline that sort of drags the movie down and fails to stand out with a lasting impression. And that is a shame, because there is a lot of nice things to the movie. If you enjoy martial arts, then there is a good display of that in the movie. And personally, I found it to be a really nice treat to find JeeJa Yanin (playing Wawa) in the movie, but also hats off to Kyung-suk Kim (playing Tae Mi) and Tae-joo Na (playing Tae Yang). As much as I don't like dancing, then Tae-joo Na managed some really impressive jumps, spins and fighting in general.

"The Kick" is sort of a martial arts movie for the entire family, as it is not overly violent, but has elements for all ages in the movie. There is action, martial arts and comedy. This could very well be considered a Korean / Thai version of a Jackie Chan movie.

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