Uwais plays a young man who washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury whose past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed back to health by a young doctor. Violence ensues. Sweet, sweet violence.
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.
A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.
In Jakarta, Indonesia, Lieutenant Wahyu organizes the invasion of an apartment building that is the safe house of the powerful and cruel drug lord Tama and his gang. The SWAT team breaks in the building but one lookout sees and warns the gangsters and the police force is trapped on the seventh floor. They learn that Lt. Wahyu has not informed his superiors about the operation. Now the police officers have to fight with limited ammunition against the armed and dangerous gangsters.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The main character's name "Rama" appears to be taken from Rama Sukana. According to Sumatran folklore, Rama Sukana is a woman who is credited to have been the first person to teach Pencak Silat in a structured way. See more »
During the execution scene, when the all the rounds in the revolver are supposed to be spent it is placed on the shoulder of the final victim. At this point it's possible to see into two of the chambers, where the tips of unspent ammunition are visible. See more »
OK. So there's not that much of a storyline to this movie. It's pretty much just 90 minutes of non-stop action, however....
The characters are sufficiently developed with a couple of twists in the story to keep it interesting....
But let's keep it real -- you're watching this movie because it's a simple, straight-forward, feast of totally immense and very well-made ACTION that's so good that you just don't want this movie to end. I could hardly believe I'd just been sitting in a cinema for 2 hours when this movie ended.
'The Raid' is by far one of, if not THE best action movies I have ever seen and is a definite MUST for anyone's movie collection!
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