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Bangkok Dangerous (2000)

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The story is of a deaf-mute hitman and his partner who are based in Bangkok. He is friends with his partner's girlfriend who is a stripper at a local club. They go about their assassination... See full summary »

Directors:

Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang (as Oxide Pang)

Writers:

Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang (as Oxide Pang)
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Pawarith Monkolpisit Pawarith Monkolpisit ... Kong (as Pawalit Mongkolpisit)
Premsinee Ratanasopha Premsinee Ratanasopha ... Fon
Patharawarin Timkul Patharawarin Timkul ... Aom
Pisek Intrakanchit Pisek Intrakanchit ... Jo
Korkiate Limpapat Korkiate Limpapat
Piya Boonnak Piya Boonnak
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The story is of a deaf-mute hitman and his partner who are based in Bangkok. He is friends with his partner's girlfriend who is a stripper at a local club. They go about their assassination business as usual as the boss climbs the underworld ladder and forms new alliances. Flashbacks explain how he got to this point in his life. He forms a relationship with a young woman from the pharmacy who is caring and innocent. The hunts continue as treachery begins. A big name hit makes him realize that good people are hurt by his actions. The first rule of assassination closes in on him as he strikes revenge. Written by Scott, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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The 2008 Bangkok Dangerous crime action thriller film starring Nicolas Cage is also written and directed by the Pang Brothers. See more »

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References A Better Tomorrow (1986) See more »

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Mediocre, with occasional flashes of brilliance.
1 September 2004 | by miztachrisSee all my reviews

Bangkok Dangerous is the story of a lonely mute who becomes a hit-man, partly to avenge himself upon the world that has alienated him. Only when he finds happiness does he realize the full horror of his life.

The film boasts some great performances, particularly by Pawalit Mongkolpisit as Kong, the main protagonist. His face is beautiful yet impassive, and his large eyes convey all the strangled emotions of a person unable to communicate with those around him.

There are many excellent moments to savour in this film, but the contrived way in which Kong's partner is forced out of retirement is ridiculous. However, despite the generic plot - which at times has a square-peg-round-hole forced feel to it - and the thoroughly predictable narrative progression, the film is actually pretty rewarding. It has a tender humanism at the centre, which gives the film real depth, and there are many moments worth savouring.

Score 7/10 (6 is too low, but 7's maybe a little too high)


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Country:

Thailand

Language:

Thai

Release Date:

24 November 2000 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Muerte en Bangkok See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,429
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Film Bangkok, Pang Bros. See more »
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Dolby Digital EX | Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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