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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2005) - Movie Details

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100 min.
Release Date
February 11, 2005 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
August 30, 2005 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
100 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language, some drug use and sexuality

One dark night, a former native of a rural Thai village, has his men steal the head of the town's Ong Bak (Buddha statue) to win favor with ruthless crime boss Khom Tuan. The locals regard the theft as a catastrophe, and seek a champion to retrieve their lost treasure. They find their man in Ting (Tony Jaa), an orphaned youngster raised at the local temple, and schooled by Pra Kru, a kindly monk, in... Full synopsis »

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The kung-fu era in America has all but faded nowadays, since Jet Li failed to really catch on and Jackie Chan has resorted to doing fluff that amounts more to comedy than action. But then there's "Ong-Bak," a movie forced to limited release due to its struggling genre but one that deserves much more recognition than it ever is going to get. Full movie review »
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