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A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

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The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.

Writers:

Billy Moore (based on the memoir by), Jonathan Hirschbein (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Cole ... Billy Moore
Vithaya Pansringarm ... Officer Preecha
Cherry Miko Cherry Miko ... Fame (as Pornchanok Mabklang)
Panya Yimmumphai ... Keng
Billy Moore Billy Moore ... Billy Moore's Father
Nicolas Shake ... Doctor
Sonephet Inthisome Sonephet Inthisome ... Tiffany
Rex Basbas Rex Basbas ... Lady Boy
Russel Galupo Russel Galupo ... Lady Boy
Nopparut Archeeva Nopparut Archeeva ... Sombut
Pongrapee Rodmanee Pongrapee Rodmanee ... Trustee
Vachayan Khamon Vachayan Khamon ... Tiger
Sarawut Sae Han Sarawut Sae Han ... Joke
Nichakran Nabumrung Nichakran Nabumrung ... Gogo Girl
Wisanu Kholekklang Wisanu Kholekklang ... Trustee
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Storyline

Billy Moore, an English boxer, down on his luck, addicted to Ya Ba, and stuck in Thailand, ends up getting arrested and sent to Chiang Mai Prison, where he struggles to survive and eventually ends up fighting in Muay Tai boxing tournaments. Written by Gabe Hernandez

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The fight starts from inside See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including a brutal rape sequence, drug use and language throughout, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The real Billy Moore makes an appearance in the film as his own father, who had died of cancer before filming began. See more »

Goofs

In an early fight, Billy's left ear is injured (outside near top cut open) and after is shown being sown together by Thai inmate: latter shots showing same ear have no sign of such / healing / scar or (probable) likes injury: of note, when the real B. Moore turns up as a visitor (as his own father) at the end, it is clear that his (real Billy) left ear (outside top) is missing. See more »

Quotes

Billy Moore: I'm not going to beat up some fucking Muslims! Alright?
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Soundtracks

B15-A
Performed by Scott Morgan as Loscil
Composed by Scott Morgan
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User Reviews

 
Worth the watch!
22 July 2018 | by grayjulie-70582See all my reviews

This little gem of a movie was quite worth the watch. Gritty, some uncomfortable to watch scenes- but wildly successful with regard to storytelling. The main Character (Joe Cole) is so damn interesting, he draws you into his world and the structure of the movie forces you to see the world from his eyes. There is very little English dialogue and not many subtitles- but you won't even notice - which is impressive. It's a simple story about a guy arrested and incarcerated in a foreign land, fighting to survive, but it delves so much deeper than that. Joe Cole IS the movie and he carries the story.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK | France | China | Cambodia | USA | Germany

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Prayer Before Dawn See more »

Filming Locations:

Nakhon Pathom, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,453, 12 August 2018

Gross USA:

$14,453

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$958,883
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2.35 : 1
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