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Released on October 17 of 2004 in the USA, "Ong-bak" (also known as "Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior", "Daredevil", "Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior") is a film directed by Prachya Pinkaew, and written by Suphachai Sithiamphan (writer), Panna Rittikrai (story), Prachya Pinkaew (story) and Suphachai Sittiaumponpan (screenplay) , starring Petchtai Wongkamlao, Tony Jaa, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai, Chumphorn Thepphithak and Cheathavuth Watcharakhun.

To fight for the honor of his village, he must unleash the ancient art of Muay Thai: 9 Body Weapons
Directed by:
Prachya Pinkaew
Suphachai Sithiamphan
Panna Rittikrai and Prachya Pinkaew
Suphachai Sittiaumponpan
Sukanya Vongsthapat and Prachya Pinkaew
Executive producer:
Somsak Techaratanaprasert and Luc Besson
Associate producer:
Somsak Jiewsuwan
Line producer:
Sita Vosbein
Assistant line producer:
Darin Vosbein and Warinya Ratipakorn
Assistant producer:
Mehdi Sayah


In Ban Nong Pradu, a rural village in northeastern Thailand, villagers covered in mud climb a tree. Ting, the village's best athlete grabs the flag at the top and descends, deftly avoiding the other climbers. A few days before a local celebration, a group arrive from Bangkok and ask the caretaker to sell a statue to them. They are refused.

Ting is anointed by the local monk. Though extremely skilled in muay Thai, as he demonstrates for Mao ("Uncle Drunk" in Thai), he has vowed he will not use it for [...]



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Who is the director of "Ong-bak"?

Prachya Pinkaew has directed movies such as "Elephant White", released in 2011.


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What was the release date of "Ong-bak"?

"Ong-bak" was first released in Aruba in 2003.

Release date for the United States:
  • Sunday, October 17, 2004
Release date for the United Kingdom:
  • Friday, May 13, 2005

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