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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

Ong-bak (original title)
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When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

Director:

Prachya Pinkaew

Writers:

Panna Rittikrai (story), Prachya Pinkaew (story) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Jaa ... Ting
Petchtai Wongkamlao ... Humlae / George (as Mum Jokemok)
Pumwaree Yodkamol Pumwaree Yodkamol ... Muay Lek
Suchao Pongwilai Suchao Pongwilai ... Komtuan (as Suchoa Pongvilai)
Chatthapong Phantana-Angkul Chatthapong Phantana-Angkul ... Saming (as Chatthapong Pantanaunkul)
Wannakit Sirioput Wannakit Sirioput ... Don (as Wannakit Siriput)
Cheathavuth Watcharakhun Cheathavuth Watcharakhun ... Peng (as Chetwut Wacharakun)
Rungrawee Barijindakul Rungrawee Barijindakul ... Ngek (as Rungrawee Borrijindakul)
Pornpimol Chookanthong Pornpimol Chookanthong ... Mae Waan
Chumphorn Thepphithak Chumphorn Thepphithak ... Uncle Mao (as Chumporn Teppitak)
Sukanya Kongkawong Sukanya Kongkawong ... Waitress
Boonsri Yindee ... Yai Hom (as Bunsri Yindee)
Woranard Tantipidok Woranard Tantipidok ... Pra Cru
Sawang Rodnuch Sawang Rodnuch ... Noi
Sutin Rodnuch Sutin Rodnuch ... Jamnean
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Storyline

Booting lives in a small and peaceful village. One day a sacred Buddha statuette called Ong Bak is stolen from the village by an immoral businessman. It soon becomes the task of a voluntary young man, Boonting (Phanom Yeeram), to track down the thief in Bangkok and reclaim the religious treasure. Along the way, Boonting uses his astonishing athleticism and traditional Muay Thai skills to combat his adversaries. Written by astroboy2k

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Taglines:

A new breed of martial arts hero is born See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language, some drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tony Jaa trained extensively in the ancient form of Muay Boran (the predecessor to Muay Thai) for four years in preparation for this film. See more »

Goofs

When Ting throws main loan shark at cans, Humlae is behind him and he himself changed position. See more »

Quotes

Big Bear, a Fighter: Come on! Fuck Muay Thai!
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Alternate Versions

The UK Cinema version and Premier Asia DVD version feature a brand new orchestral soundtrack composed especially for the UK release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in D.E.B.S. (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

New Dope
Performed by Street Fabulous
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The House of Flying Knees!
19 March 2005 | by aPONNAMPSee all my reviews

The single greatest action movie ever made! I can't guarantee that no one was hurt during the filming of this movie though. What this movie lacks in plot, it makes up in flying knees! Tony Jaa definitely knows how to throw them 'bows. If you're looking for pure action with "no strings attached" then this is the movie to watch. It's funny even if you're watching it with subtitles. The supporting cast is quite amusing to watch and listen. They keep it interesting. The action begins right from the start and doesn't let up until the end. It's the fastest 105 minutes of movie you'll ever see. I can only hope for a sequel or at least other movies with Tony Jaa. Ong-Bak is worth watching several times - I know I will!


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Details

Country:

Thailand | France | Hong Kong

Language:

Thai | English

Release Date:

11 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daredevil See more »

Filming Locations:

Rat Burana, Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,334,869, 13 February 2005

Gross USA:

$4,563,167

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,235,426
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | (director's cut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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