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Born to Fight (2004)

Kerd ma lui (original title)
A group of athletes helping a poor village must stop an evil tyrant and his men from terrorizing the village.

Director:

Panna Rittikrai

Writers:

Morakat Kaewthanek (screenplay), Panna Rittikrai (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nappon Gomarachun Nappon Gomarachun ... General Jang Sei Yang
Santisuk Promsiri Santisuk Promsiri ... Lowfei
Dan Chupong ... Deaw
Piyapong Piew-on Piyapong Piew-on ... Tun
Somrak Khamsing Somrak Khamsing ... Tug
Amornthep Waewsang Amornthep Waewsang ... Moo
Suebsak Pansueb Suebsak Pansueb ... Jo
Nantaway Wongwanichislip Nantaway Wongwanichislip ... Nye
Kessarin Ektawatkul Kessarin Ektawatkul ... Nui
Rattaporn Khemtong Rattaporn Khemtong ... Tunta
Chatthapong Phantana-Angkul Chatthapong Phantana-Angkul ... Foong (as Chattaporn Pantana-Angkul)
Sasisa Jindamanee Sasisa Jindamanee ... Baetoey
Payong Mounda Payong Mounda ... Village Head
Swat Hoopsom Swat Hoopsom ... Disabled
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
June Angela ... Nui (voice)
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Storyline

Daew is a cop who has nailed the evil gunrunner General Yang, but his partner is killed in the case and Daew becomes depressed. However, his sister asks him to join her and some of her athlete friends to a small village to give food and toys to the villagers. What starts out as a trip to help people turns into a nightmare when Yang's men arrive at the village and take over, demanding the release of Yang or a nuclear missile will hit Bangkok. When villagers are killed left and right, Daew and the athletes must start a revolution against the tyranny before it's too late. Written by Ninja01

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Thailand

Language:

Thai | English

Release Date:

5 August 2004 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Born to Fight See more »

Filming Locations:

Patpong, Thailand

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$583,521
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Piyapong Piew-on was a striker for the Thailand national football team and played professionally for FC Seoul in the K-League in the 1980s. See more »

Goofs

When Daew and his partner chase General Yang's two 18-wheeler trucks, Daew jumps on the truck on the right. The next shot shows Yang looking up when he hears Daew's footsteps. But after Daew's partner takes down the driver of the truck on the left, Yang is revealed to be inside that truck and not in the one Daew is on. See more »

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The ending credits feature outtakes and practice shots of most of the major stunts displayed on the film. See more »

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Incredible stunt work in a real by-the-numbers action flick
2 November 2017 | by rdoyle29See all my reviews

A rookie cop and his experienced partner capture a notorious drug lord, but the older cop is killed. The cop joins his sister, a competitive Tae Kwon Do fighter, and a group of athletes to a small village to deliver donated items they need. While they are there, armed men working for the same drug lord (there's a coincidence) invade the village and demand the release of their boss or they'll kill everyone in the village. Initially cowed by the extreme violence visited on them by their captors, the villagers are roused to patriotic action by their national anthem and the cop, the athletes and the villagers strike back at their captors. This is not a clever movie. The plot and the characters are all about the level of sophistication you would expect from a cheap straight-to-video action flick. What this has going for it is some incredible stunt work and fight choreography. The opening action sequence has some great stunt work involving trucks, but that's nothing compared to the last half hour of this film which is one continuous action sequence. The fight choreography is particularly engaging since the athletes ... gymnasts, soccer players, even a one-legged soccer player ... all use the tools of their sports to fight the bad guys. Not a great film, but a joy if you can turn your brain off and marvel at the stunt work.


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