Bangkok DangerousSeptember 5, 2008
A hitman who's in Bangkok to pull off a series of jobs violates his personal code when he falls for a local woman and bonds with his errand boy.
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 5.4/10 (28,771 voted)
Critic's Score: 24/100
Oxide Pang Chun
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Charlie Yeung, Shahkrit Yamnarm
Joe is a professional hit man who picks someone off the street to do his errands, and after he is finished kills that person. His next assignment takes him to Bangkok, and as usual, he finds a street-wise guy named Kong to help him. After Kong has a close call and learns who Joe is, Kong asks him to train him and he does. Joe also meets a local girl who is deaf and spends time with her. However, Joe has a hard time keeping his other life from her. It also appears that the person who hired Joe, breaks his rule of complete anonymity and tries to find him.
Writers: Jason Richman, Oxide Pang Chun
(as Charlie Young)
Man in Arena
Joe Sakol Palvanichkul
Tuk Tuk Driver
(as Sakol Palvanichkul)
It's all in the execution.
Release Date: 5 September 2008
Filming Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $7,783,266
(7 September 2008)
(12 October 2008)
Did You Know?
The watch worn by Nicolas Cage's character, and in fact also endorsed by the actor, is a Ventura V-Tec Sigma W25-R1.
Joe shoots two men while his girlfriend isn't looking at him. Blood splatters all over his girlfriends back. The next shot of her back has hardly any blood at all.
I was taught four rules…
One: Don't ask questions. There is no such thing as right and wrong.
Two: Don't take an interest in people outside of work. There is no such thing as trust.
Three: Erase every trace. Come anonymous and leave nothing behind.
Four: Know when to get out. Just thinking about it means it's time. Before you lose your edge, before you become a target.
Lame, boring and obvious
I don't care how interesting the scenery is if you know the entire
story arc in the first 45 seconds – and you haven't even watched the
trailer. Nic Cage looks like a corpse and his acting isn't much better.
The relationship that the film puts forward is as believable as a love
affair between a squirrel and a stuffed alligator. Plus of course the
story has Cage break every rule he says is important – but never offer
a plausible motivation. Maybe the original was really something, but
this version is dead on arrival and should be saved for the second DVD
in a video night, when you want everyone to leave your house and let
you get some sleep.