Genre: MARTIAL ARTS / ACTION / CRIME
Release Dates: FEBRUARY 11 2005 (US)
Taglines: The Thai Warrior
In ONG BAK, Boonting (PHANOM YEERUM) lives in a small and peaceful village on the coast of Thailand. One day a sacred Buddha statue called ONG BAK is stolen from the village by an evil businessman who sells it for profit. It soon becomes the task of Boonting to track the thief down and reclaim the religious treasure. Along the way, Boonting uses his astonishing athleticism and traditional Muay Thai skills to combat his adversaries.
Crew: Prachya Pinkaew (Director); Prachya Pinkaew, Panna Rittikrai (Writers); Prachya Pinkaew, Sukanya Vongsthapat (Producers); Somsak Techaratanaprasert, Luc Besson (Executive Producers); Nattawut Kittikhun (Cinematography)
Phanom Yeerum as Boonting, Petchtai Wongkamlao as Humlae, Pumwaree Yodkamol as Muaylek, Suchao Pongwilai as Komtuan, Wannakit Sirioput as Don, Chatthapong Pantanaunkul as Saming, Erik Markus Schuetz as Pearl Harbour, David Ismalone, as Mad Dog, Nick Kara as Big Bear, Chatewut Watcharakhun as Prostitute, Nudhapol Asavabhakhin as Yoshiro, Don Ferguson as Ngay’s Body Guard, Rungrawee Barijindakul as Fighter
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Film Fetish trivia:
Tony Jaa (Phanom Yeerum), the star of Ong Bak, is set to become the next big import action star in the U.S.