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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.

Directors:

Danny Pang (as The Pang Brothers), Oxide Chun Pang (as The Pang Brothers)

Writers:

Jason Richman (screenplay), Oxide Chun Pang | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Czech Republic | Thailand

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

5 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Time to Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The watch worn by Nicolas Cage's character, and in fact also endorsed by the actor, is a Ventura V-Tec Sigma W25-R1. See more »

Goofs

During the final shootout, the gun Joe is using switches between a Glock and a Sig Saur between shots. See more »

Quotes

Joe: [Narrating, prior to performing an assassination in Prague] My job takes me to a lot of places. It's got its down sides: I sleep alone. I eat alone. I'm used to it, though. I'd like to meet someone. But it's tough when you live out of a suitcase. I go where I'm told... do what I'm told. I shouldn't complain. The work is steady. The money's good. But it's not for everyone.
Joe: [Again narrating, after he's completed the "hit"] My name is Joe. This is what I do.
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So Hot
Written by Rick Garcia and William V. Malpede
Performed by THE JACK DARBY feat. Belinda Kazanci
Published by Brush Jacket Music and William V Music
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I was taught four rules...
15 May 2015 | by SpikeopathSee 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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