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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Cole ... Billy Moore
Vithaya Pansringarm ... Officer Preecha
Panya Yimmumphai ... Keng
Pornchanok Mabklang Pornchanok Mabklang ... Fame
Billy Moore Billy Moore ... Billy Moore's Father
Sonephet Inthisome Sonephet Inthisome ... Tiffany
Nicolas Shake ... Doctor
Rex Basbas Rex Basbas ... Lady Boy
Pongrapee Rodmanee Pongrapee Rodmanee ... Trustee
Russel Galupo Russel Galupo ... Lady Boy
Nichakran Nabumrung Nichakran Nabumrung ... Gogo Girl
Siriwej Jaroenchom Siriwej Jaroenchom ... Police Officer
Sura Sirmalai Sura Sirmalai ... Chanachol
Sakda Niamhom Sakda Niamhom ... Saiyok
Paradorn Areepak Paradorn Areepak ... Boy
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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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Fight Your Way Out 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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Kuwait, the film had been banned twice for excessive brutality. Eventually the distributors pledged with the authorities that if they got one single complaint from the audience, they would eventually pull it from cinemas risking a total loss on P&A spend. The film became a solid indie hit in the country. 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 »

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Sous Marin
Performed by Scott Morgan as Loscil
Composed by Scott Morgan
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You haven't seen such a movie...
8 September 2018 | by jon-22643See all my reviews

It's not a typical movie... it's a slow, realistic, painful movie, about what happens inside a Thai prison, which is basically hell, Don't expect to see an action movie, it is not, and do expect to see some horrible and disturbing sites. It's important to anyone to see this movie, as it also has educational value. The Thai boxing is just a minor part of the movie, and a tool to show how far a man is willing to go, how much suffer, to get a redemption, and fight his inside demons. Amazing camera work, and the acting of all actors especially the Thai prisoners (most participant are not actors at all) is fabulous. It looks so real you almost forget it's a movie and not a real life documentary. The leading actor in this movie is a brave guy to take such a hard role, which required a lot of practice and preparations. I highly recommend you watch it, some scenes in this movie you will never forget.


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