Tom Yum Goong (ต้มยำกุ้ง)
  Directed by: Prachya Pinkaew
Producer:
Prachya Pinkaew, Somsak Techaratanaprasert
Runtime:
110 mins (International version : 94 mins)
Country:
Thailand / Language: Thai, English
Production Companies: Baa-Ram-Ewe / Sahamongkolfilm Co. Ltd.
Release date: 11 August 2005 in Asia & 8 September 2006 in the US
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Kham (Tony Jaa) is a country boy whose life is turned upside down when international mafia figures turn up at his sleepy village to capture his two prize bull elephants and take them to Australia. These are no ordinary elephants. They are majestic, grand creatures due to be offered to His Majesty the King as a token of devotion: they are.... Kham's elephants. He has no choice : he can't allow anyone to take his beloved elephants away, he must travel to Australia, right into the heart of the Mafia-run district to track down the kidnappers and bring his elephants home. Even with the help of Thai policeman Mark and Sydney-Based Thai girl Pla, Kham faces an uphill battle against gana boss Madame Rose and her fearsome sidekicks.

›› Stunt coordinator : Panna Rittikrai
    Stunt performer : Don Ferguson
    Martial Arts choregraphy : Tony Jaa and Panna Rittikrai.

›› "Tom Yum Goong" is the name of a famous hot and sour Thai Shrimp Soup.

›› A Jackie Chan's double appears in the airport scene (this is not Jackie Chan himself but someone who looks a lot like him!) and Tony Jaa's father did a cameo in the Songkran scene!

›› For his second movie, Tony Jaa has worked with the same Ong-Bak team (Prachya Pinkaew, Panna Rittikrai and Petchtai Wongkamlao) and has developed a new style of Muay Thai specially for the film : "Muay Kotchasan" which is based on elephants movements ("throw, stamp on, grap, break").

›› Like in Ong-Bak, all fights in the film were made without wires, stunt doubles or digital effects. Tony Jaa performs all of his own stunts. He fights against Nathan Jones, a champion of K1.

›› Tom Yum Goong is the second largest budget of Thai movie history (US $10 million) / The highlight of this movie is a 4-minutes fight scene with no cut, which took 3-4 days to shoot, and where Tony Jaa fight the villains unceasingly from the first to the fourth floor of Tom Yum Goong restaurant.

›› It is the first time that a Thai Elephant walking on the Harbor Bride is recorded in a film / The central towns of Surin and Bureerum provinces were closed to create a Songkran festival scene with 1000 extras / Tom Yum Goong is the first Thai film that had been bought by the world market even before the camera started shooting.

›› The movie was filmed in Australia (more than 80 %) and Thailand; it was released in Asia on August 11, 2005.

›› The film is spotted #5 at the all-time Thailand box office.

›› A PC Game was released the same day than the film as well as different merchandises related to Tom Yum Goong.

   
Tony Jaa
(Kham)
Petchtai Wongkamlao
(Inspector Mark)
Bongkot Kongmalai
(Pla)
David Ussawanon
(Rick)
Xing Jing
(Madame Rose)
Johnny Nguyen
( Johnny )
Nathan Jones
(TK)
Don Ferguson
(Bodyguard / Stunt performer)
Jon Foo
(Wushu guy)
Lateef Crowder
(Capoeira Fighter)
Dean Alexandrou
(Bodyguard)
Ron Smoorenburg
(Kham's opponent)
Damian de Montemas
(Vincent )
Amonphan Gongtragan (Goong) Sotorn Rungruaeng (Kham father)
Nutdanai Kong
(Kham, 9 years old)

Sambat
(Por Yai, male elephant)

Yoyo and Singha
(Korn, baby elephant)
 

... aka L'Honneur du Dragon Tom Yum Goong (France)
... aka Thai Dragon (Spain)
... aka Ong-Bak 2 (Korea)
... aka Warrior King (UK)
... aka Revenge of the Warrior - Tom Yum Goong (Germany)
... aka The Protector (USA, Canada)

Directed by
Prachya Pinkaew

Writing credits
Kongdej Jaturanrasamee (written by)
Prachya Pinkaew screenplay

Produced by
Kevin McGrath .... line producer: Australia
Prachya Pinkaew .... producer

Production Management
Lachlan Imrie .... production manager: Australia

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Clabburn .... first assistant director: Australia

Sound Department
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York

Stunts
Richard Boué .... stunt coordinator: Australia
Don Ferguson .... stunt performer
Panna Rittikrai .... stunt coordinator
Robert Simper .... safety officer: Australia
Ron Smoorenburg .... stunts
Aaron Toney .... stunts (uncredited)

Other crew
Alistair Ferrier .... location manager: Australia
Nino Tamburri .... assistant camera: Australia

Production Companies
* Sahamongkolfilm Co. Ltd.
* Baa-Ram-Ewe

Distributors

* Golden Network Asia Limited (2005) (worldwide) (all media) (worldwide sales)
* Sahamongkolfilm Co. Ltd. (2005) (Thailand) (theatrical)
* Associated Euromedia (2005) (Turkey) (all media)
* Contender Group (2005) (UK) (all media)
* EDKO Film Ltd. (2005) (Hong Kong) (theatrical)
* GAGA Humax Inc. (2006) (Japan) (all media) (co-distributor)
* Golden Screen (2005) (Malaysia) (theatrical)
* Golden Village Entertainment (2005) (Singapore) (theatrical)
* Golden Village (2005) (Singapore) (theatrical)
* Gulf Film (2005) (United Arab Emirates) (all media)
* Indo Overseas Film (2005) (India) (all media)
* Klock Worx Co. (2006) (Japan) (all media) (co-distributor)
* Media Suits Ltd. (2006) (Japan) (all media) (co-distributor)
* New Action Entertainment Co. Ltd. (2005) (Taiwan) (all media)
* Odeon S.A. (2005) (Greece) (all media)
* RCV Film Distribution (2006) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
* Showbox (2005) (South Korea) (all media)
* Star TV (2006) (Taiwan) (TV)
* The Weinstein Company LLC [Dragon Dynasty] (2006) (USA) (all media)
* Twentieth Century Fox (2005) (Taiwan) (theatrical)

Other Companies

* TF1 co-international sales