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The Bodyguard (2004)

A hapless bodyguard is fired from his client's son for the death of his clients father. The son is then hunted by assassins who do not want him to inherit his fathers company.
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Credited cast:
Petchtai Wongkamlao ... Wong Kom
Pumwaree Yodkamol ... Pok
Piphat Apiraktanakorn ... Chaichol Petchpantakarn (as Pipat Apiruktanakorn)
Surachai Juntimatorn ... Chot Petchpantakarn
Aranya Namwong ... Rattana Petchpantakarn
Suthep Prayoonpitak ... Choung Petchpantakarn
Wachara Pan-Iom ... Songpol
Yingyong Yodbuangarm ... Artit
Apaporn Nakornsawan ... Mae Jam
Wannakit Sirioput ... Tony
Choosak Iamsook ... Songpol Gangster #1
Samart Payukaroon ... Songpol Gangster #2 (as Samart Payak-Arun)
Sayan Meungjarern ... Songpol Gangster #4 (as Sayan Doksadao)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Supermarket Fighter (as Panom Yeerum)
Davorin Nikolavcic ... News Reporter
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A professional bodyguard who failed to protect his Choti, most successful businessman, is fired by his employer's son. The son inherits his fathers company but is then targeted by assassins who want to gain control of the estate. He is forced to hide out in the slums, where a kind family looks after him and he sparks up a relationship with their tomboy daughter. Meanwhile, the bodyguard is being chased all over by a gang of clumsy hitmen. Written by Otacon23 Edited by JL

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(at around 8 mins) There should not be a gun on the ground because the bodyguard has pushed it with his foot before that scene. See more »

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I didn't get it, but I am farang...
1 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I live in Thailand and try to see Thai movies when I can. Some of them have been excellent--Ong-Bak, Suriyothai, Tropical Malady, Tom Yum Goong, Mor Jeb, Luang Phii Theng, to name a few. The Bodyguard doesn't fall into the excellent category. It falls into "what the hell is going on and why are all the Thai people laughing" category. This movie is supposed to be a comedy. The English subtitles were particularly bad, I speak more than a little Thai and many times I knew the English was not good because I understood the Thai. I didn't laugh once with the rest of the audience--all Thai, I was the only Caucasian (farang). Then there were the 3 or 4 times I did laugh out loud, and I was the only one laughing! This movie is of almost the "slapstick" variety, chock full of "inside" jokes (being on the inside in this case means being Thai or understanding the Thai language better than I do) and silly humor. It stars one of Thailand's most popular comedians, Piphat Apiraktanakorn, more commonly known by his nickname "Mahm" (usually spelled Mom, but he's a guy and not a real mom that I know of...) I think this guy is great and funny. This lends credence to my theory that the English subtitling was just awful. Mahm has a 3 minute cameo in "Luang Phii Theng" that is the funniest part of the movie. Try one of the other Thai films before going to this one. Especially Ong-Bak, probably the best martial arts film I have ever seen--And Tony Jaa is the best martial arts movie fighter I have ever seen (and he does it all without stunt double, wires, or computer effects). If you see one Thai film this year, make it Ong-Bak, not the Bodyguard!


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