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Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

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A hitman who's in Bangkok to pull off a series of jobs violates his personal code when he falls for a local woman and bonds with his errand boy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe
... Kong
... Fon (as Charlie Young)
Panward Hemmanee ... Aom
Nirattisai Kaljareuk ... Surat (as Nirattisai Kaljaruek)
Dom Hetrakul ... Aran
Tuck Napaskorn ... Kong's Brother
Steve Baldocchi ... Michigan
Chris Heebink ... USC
... Chicago
Peter Shadrin ... Anton
Arthajid Puengvicha ... Official
Duangjai Srisawang ... Man in Arena
Veerasak Boonchard ... Winai
Joe Sakol Palvanichkul ... Tuk Tuk Driver (as Sakol Palvanichkul)
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Storyline

Joe is a professional hit man who picks someone off the street to do his errands, and after he is finished kills that person. His next assignment takes him to Bangkok, and as usual, he finds a street-wise guy named Kong to help him. After Kong has a close call and learns who Joe is, Kong asks him to train him and he does. Joe also meets a local girl who is deaf and spends time with her. However, Joe has a hard time keeping his other life from her. It also appears that the person who hired Joe, breaks his rule of complete anonymity and tries to find him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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There's only one way out. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Time to Kill  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,783,266, 7 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,279,680, 17 October 2008
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Trivia

The martial art that Nicolas Cage teaches to Shahkrit Yamnarm is Wing Chun. See more »

Goofs

When Joe is sighting the Thai politician through his rifle scope, the reticle changes from a varmint reticle with two horizontal crosshairs and a ladder sight for elevation and windage in the bottom of the picture, to a standard Duplex crosshair with windage and elevation marker lines. See more »

Quotes

Joe: [giving Kong a phone] Keep that with you at all times.
Kong: I already have a good phone.
Joe: Now you have two. You answer whenever it rings. If I call and you don't answer, you don't get paid. Time is very important. If I tell you to be somewhere and you are a minute late, you don't get paid. Understand?
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Featured in CollegeHumor Originals: The Nicolas Cage Awards (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

March S
Written by Master Kanat Srirong
Performed by Surasakmontre School Marching Band
By special release from Master Kanat Srirong (Thailand)
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I was taught four rules...
15 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Pang Brothers remake their 2000 Asian film for the American audience with mixed results. Starring Nic Cage, film follows Cage's hit-man to Bangkok where he is to complete a number of hits. He tells us via narration that he has a set of rules that he follows so as to survive in the "business". He then promptly breaks his own codes and his life comes under threat.

That's pretty much it as regards plotting. The Pang's bring much visual style to the picture, and show themselves to be adept at action sequences, but it all feels so familiar. Action movies are rarely going to bring new stuff to the table, they often, as is the case here, are kinetic popcorn pictures missing some emotional depth to marry up with the carnage. Thus this is not a film to be sought out by any action junkies looking for something new to add to their collections. As it happens Cage is fine and broody, managing to blend hard ass machismo with vulnerable traits. He, and the filmic style make it above average, even if ultimately it's instantly forgettable afterwards. 6/10


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