Running Time: 105 min.
Release Date: February 11, 2005
DVD: August 30, 2005
Cast: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai, Wannakit Sirioput, Chatthapong Pantanaukul, Erik Markus Schuetz
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 an ancient system of Muay Thai: 'Nine Body
Ting travels to the mean streets of Bangkok, where he's forced to compete in illegal street fights, taking on both local and foreign opponents to win the head of Ong Bak from the ruthless crime boss.
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Prachya Pinkaew, Sukanya Vongsthpat
Screenplay: Prachya Pinkaew, Panna Rittikrai
Official Site: www.ongbakmovie.com