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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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Fight for your life 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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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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B15-A
Performed by Scott Morgan as Loscil
Composed by Scott Morgan
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Brutal is the word, But a excellent film
20 July 2018 | by jaymeejay-69092See all my reviews

Been waiting for this for ages, didn't disappoint, savage film some disturbing bits, i've lived in Thailand so know Thai prisons are harsh especial if you have no money like Billy, would say it's a little bit slow, but still one wicked prison film, Joe Cole was defo the man for the part, quite a lot of Thai spoken, luckily i understand some of it, but if you you like prison films this is a must, it is up there,


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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:

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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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