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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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Billy Moore (based on the memoir by), Jonathan Hirschbein (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Joe Cole ... Billy Moore
Cherry Miko ... Fame (as Pornchanok Mabklang)
Vithaya Pansringarm ... Officer Preecha
Panya Yimmumphai ... Keng
Billy Moore Billy Moore ... Billy Moore's Father
Sonephet Inthisome Sonephet Inthisome ... Tiffany
Nicolas Shake ... Doctor
Rex Basbas Rex Basbas ... Lady Boy
Nichakran Nabumrung Nichakran Nabumrung ... Gogo Girl
Pongrapee Rodmanee Pongrapee Rodmanee ... Trustee
Russel Galupo Russel Galupo ... Lady Boy
Nopparut Archeeva Nopparut Archeeva ... Sombut
Somlock Kamsing Somlock Kamsing ... Trainer
Tanipol Kamjun Tanipol Kamjun ... Lek
Sura Sirmalai Sura Sirmalai ... Chanachol
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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

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 »

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Quotes

Billy Moore: I'm not going to beat up some fucking Muslims! Alright?
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Performed by Scott Morgan as Loscil
Composed by Scott Morgan
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a trip to a hell and not quite back
10 October 2017 | by fai-90469See all my reviews

Really intense prison-/boxing-/survival-drama. Its shocking, uncomfortable and harsh. Fortunately I have never been to a Prison like that but It felt so real. Where did they find all these tattooed thugs? The characters are all believable and the cinematography is original. You can see an impressive "oner" during the first fight in the ring. There is very little dialog and the subtitles for are absent for most of the time. I suspect this is done on purpose to make us feel like the protagonist Billy Moore. The sound design is great! The panting is loud during some of the scenes and the clashing, sweaty bodies in the fights sound just fantastic! The only complaint that I have is that it felt a bit long because it got a little repetitive, especially during the training sessions.


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Official Sites:

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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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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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