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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

Ong-bak (original title)
When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

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Humlae / George (as Mum Jokemok)
Pumwaree Yodkamol ...
Suchao Pongwilai ...
Komtuan (as Suchoa Pongvilai)
Chatthapong Pantanaunkul ...
Wannakit Sirioput ...
Don (as Wannakit Siriput)
Cheathavuth Watcharakhun ...
Peng (as Chetwut Wacharakun)
Rungrawee Barijindakul ...
Ngek (as Rungrawee Borrijindakul)
Pornpimol Chookanthong ...
Chumphorn Thepphithak ...
Uncle Mao (as Chumporn Teppitak)
Sukanya Kongkawong ...
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Yai Hom (as Bunsri Yindee)
Woranard Tantipidok ...
Pra Cru
Sawang Rodnuch ...
Noi
Sutin Rodnuch ...
Jamnean
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Storyline

Booting lives in a small and peaceful village. One day a sacred Buddha statuette called Ong Bak is stolen from the village by an immoral businessman. It soon becomes the task of a voluntary young man, Boonting (Phanom Yeeram), to track down the thief in Bangkok and reclaim the religious treasure. Along the way, Boonting uses his astonishing athleticism and traditional Muay Thai skills to combat his adversaries. Written by astroboy2k

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Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language, some drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »

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11 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$270,496 (Hong Kong) (27 February 2004)

Gross:

$4,560,061 (USA) (24 April 2005)
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Trivia

More than Luc Besson, the crew also seems to like Steven Spielberg. During the alley chase, right after Tony Jaa has performed some break-dance-looking moves on a table, he jumps off and runs away, while the text "Hi Speilberg let do it together" can be read on the wall in the background. See more »

Goofs

During the fight in the cave, just after Ting sees that George is being pulled up by a rope around his neck, two men attack Ting from the front and back. Ting kicks the man to his front in the head, jumping out of the way of the rear attack in the process; however, in the next shot the man behind him is down unconscious despite not having been hit. See more »

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Big Bear, a Fighter: Come on! Fuck Muay Thai!
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Bangkok Running
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Wow, someone totally missed the point
8 December 2004 | by (Palo Alto, California, USA) – See all my reviews

Saying that Ong Bak was a bad movie because of the weak story is like saying that the Simpsons is a bad series because of the lack of continuity from show to show.

YOU'RE MISSING THE POINT! The story is only there to loosely tie together the fact that this guy is being a badass. Which he is. There were only a FEW fight scenes? What are you talking about? There were so many fight scenes and chase scenes and the like. Every time you thought you saw the coolest thing ever, he breaks out another move that STILL totally blows you away. The only reason that this movie exists is simply to showcase Phanom Yeerum's skills as a martial artist and an acrobat, which frankly, is enough for me.

*sigh* If you care so much about story, steer clear. If you have any interest whatsoever is the GENRE of martial arts movies (where the quality of the story is usually not the primary concern), watch this movie. You won't be sorry.


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