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SORAPONG CHATREE

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A few actors remain very famous in Thailand. They are Mitr Chaibancha, Sombat Methanee and of course Sorapong Chatree, who remains one of the most popular movie actor (พระเอกยอดนิยม) in Thailand.

Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree was born in 1949. He has been ordained as a novice around 8 years from 11 to 19 years old.

Sorapong Chatree played minor roles in years 1968-1969.

Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong played minor roles (ตัวประกอบ) in around ten movies such as "รอยพราน" (1969), "ต้อยติ่ง" (1969), "เนรมิต" (1969), "สอยดาวสาวเดือน" (1969), "7 สิงห์คืนถิ่น" (1970), "ฟ้าคะนอง" (1970), "ดาวพระเสาร์", "กระทั่ง", "สุรพงศ์ โปร่งมณี".

So Sorapong Chatree had opportunity to meet Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. Such job as minor role was paid around 30~40 Baht a day in years 1968-1969.

Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree is often called "พระเอกผู้ยิ่งใหญ่ในวงการ" or "พระเอก ตลอดกาล" (Forever main actor).
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
His career took a dramatic shift when he met director ChatriChalerm Yukol or ท่านมุ้ย.

For a first encounter with Than Mui (ChatriChalerm Yukol or ท่านมุ้ย), he asked him to jump in the water and to rescue a young girl played by Tukata Jindanuch. Then while sleeping in a Buddhist temple, Than Mui asked him to stay in his home.

Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
His first role as main actor was in 1971 in movie Out of the Darkness - "มันมากับความมืด".

Nowadays actor Sorapong Chatree still plays in Thai TV series. A good way to meet him is during the opening ceremony of a new TV serie.

Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree often despicts himself as a stupid guy (คนโง่) who suceeded because he always listened and acted the way directors asked him to do. Sorapong Chatree is well known for his good temperament and disposition (อัธยาศัย).
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree is known as a hard worker (นิสัยการทำงาน) and as somebody always on time at work.
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
Thai directors understood well his character (เล่นเป็นคน , ไม่ได้เล่นเป็นพระเอก).
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
Famous for playing roles linked to rural world such as movies "Taxi Driver (Citizen I)", "Sister-In-Law", "The Elephant Keeper", "The Old Scar", "Pheuan and Phaeng".

Nowadays old veteran actors are not used enough in Thailand as local audience always want young people. There is no possibility to be a Thai Gerard Depardieu!

Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree has played in around 560 movies. Around 460 movies can still be found under DVD or VCD format.
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
In 1990 Sorapong Chatree even released a music album. It was released in January 1990 and produced by RS Promotion Company. It was a hit and the first single was "Jai Mai Dai Serm Yai Lek". In 1990s Sorapong Chatree released about three studio albums.
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
In decade 1980s Sorapong Chatree had a Model agency including Thongchai McIntyre, Ekapan Banleurit, Bin Banleurit and so on...
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree got five Thai cinema gold statuette awards (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง). He is the most Thai cinema awarded actor in Thailand.
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
His five Thai cinema gold statuette awards (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง) were got in Thai movies ชีวิตบัดซบ (1975), สัตว์มนุษย์ (1976), มือปืน (1983), มือปืน 2 สาละวิน (1993), เสียดาย 2 (1996).
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree is surnamed as พี่เอก. He has played in around 560 movies and not including Thai TV series.
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree was named a National Artist of Thailand in year 2009.
Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
Between 1977 and 1990, Sorapong Chatre starred on average in more than 30 movies every year.

During decade 1980s, the hiring fee for a main actor was around 200 000 baht, 100 000 baht for the main actress. Small role for extra was paid from 100 to 500 baht a day.

Sorapong Chatree
Sorapong Chatree
In the 1980s and early 1990s, the international rights to many of films featuring Sorapong were obtained by the Hong Kong production companies IFD and Filmark. Around two dozens of movies starred by Sorapong Chatree were bought and re-edited adding new scenes and retitled.

Sorapong Chatree has also built a Buddhist temple around Khorat. Another way to meet him is during important Buddhist festivals or every Saturday as he will give Buddhist speech there.

Wat Sorapong
Wat Sorapong
Wat Luang Phor Toh or called Wat Sorapong is located in Nakhon Ratchasima province. It was started by Sorapong Chatree himself and with the help of many devotees.

The Buddhist temple is still in construction in year 2012. Its area is 50 rai. It was started in year 2001. Cost is already 150M baht. Since 10 years, Sorapong Chatree doesn't accept any engagement on Friday evening as day starts early at 5pm in the temple. Compared to other temples often in bad disrepair after a few years, Sorapong inspects everything on every saturday and Sunday. It is important to have a clean, beautiful, nice temple so that people come again. There is even a โรงทาน. Only one permanent monk is there. A 8 meters Luang Phor statue is displayed. Money donation is used for poor children and hospital.

Wat Sorapong
Wat Sorapong
If cinema fans want to see Sorapong in real, then it is mandatory to go on weekend to Wat Luang Phor Toh, Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) - วัดหลวงพ่อพ่อโต พรหมรังสี.
Wat Sorapong
Wat Sorapong
In recent movies, veteran actor Sorapong Chatree often plays monk role.
Wat Sorapong
Wat Sorapong
Sorapong Chatree played roles of struggling poor people or country migrants lucking it out in Bangkok.

Sorapong Chatree (1949) - สรพงษ์ ชาตรี

Sorapong Chatree - สรพงษ์ ชาตรี
Sorapong Chatree
MC Chatrichalerm Yukol launched the career of Thailand's leading actor Sorapong Chatree. Sorapong came from a working-class background. He played roles of struggling poor people or country migrants lucking it out in Bangkok. His characters were not idealised human beings. He won praise due to his powerhouse performances in the 1970s and 1980s, especially in the films by MC Chatrichalerm Yukol. In Cherd Songsri's films he found roles of country folk that were very close to his life. Sorapong represented something the audiences identified with in those days. He has played in more than 560 movies. He was named a National Artist of Thailand in year 2009. He's a devout Buddhist and has been raising funds to build a Buddhist temple for many years. His first lead role was in "Out of the Darkness" (มันมากับความมืด) in 1972. Between 1977 and 1990, Sorapong Chatre starred on average in more than 30 movies every year

This Sorapong Chatree movie page contains 177 records.


อาปัติ
อาปัติ

Year: 2015

Thai title: อาปัติ
English title: Arbat

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Charlie Trairattana,Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

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Thai movie อาปัติ was released in year 2015. It lasts 1h20mn. The movie อาบัติ was censored and finally renamed as อาปัติ after removing some controversial scenes. Thai movie "Arbat" (อาบัติ) was first banned in 2015. Thai Censorship Board objected to the movie not being respectful to Thai Buddhism (novice drinking alcohol, novices fighting, novice showing disrespect to the Buddha image, novice touching the face of a girl). Finally after cutting three minutes, the movie was unbanned and released under new name "Arpatti" (อาปัติ). The movie still shows young monks smoking and playing with their smartphone but those are typical scenes that can be seen nowadays in Buddhist temples. The movie director mentions it was a way to attract attention on issues happening in nowadays Thai Buddhism. Novice (เณร) San (Charlie Trairattana) just enters monkhood. San is back from prison after 2 years and his father still does not forgive him. In this Buddhist temple, they provide food and prayers for hungry ghosts (เปรต). Not everybody can see hungry ghost (One way to to see a ghost is to bend over, stick the head between legs and look behind). San still tries to contact his girlfriend through Line but she doesn't answer. Sorapong Chatree is playing a crazy guy. San meets a young teen girl called Fai. San has visions of ghosts in his room. San is upset as his girlfriend doesn't answer. She finally tells him that she wishes to break (เลิก). Upset San drinks alcohol and is discovered by other monks. He wishes to disrobe (สึก). Issues are happening with the crazy guy, who mentions a ghost is around San's cloister (กุฏิ) and is also stealing alms offering (บิณฑบาต) food. But as the abbot takes too long time to let him go, he wishes to remove the robe by himself (อย่าถอดผ้าเหลือง). He has often discussion with another Luang Phi, who had a sad childhood. His mother Pin hanged herself in the cloister, where San is now staying. Pin used to live in front of Fai's house. Pin used to love a monk but this love was impossible (บาป). Per local superstition, she should reincarnate in a hungry ghost. San decides to flee with Fai. The crazy guy was a Buddhist abbot and had an affair with Pin (อาบัติ - offence). As she hanged herself, the abbot buried her. He also killed Luang Phi, Pin's first son, to silence him. Following the crime, he becomes crazy being tormented by Pin's ghost. San needs to choose if he wants to be a holy man (นักบุญ) or a sinner (นักบาป). Luang Phi body is finally discovered and cremated properly. His half-brother is the now current abbot. San decides to stay in the monkhood.

ม้ง สงครามวีรบุรุษ
ม้ง สงครามวีรบุรุษ

Year: 2012

Thai title: ม้ง สงครามวีรบุรุษ
English title: Hmong, blood for freedom

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Suchao Pongwilai,Rith Luecha,Bin Banleurit
Main actress:

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Thai movie ม้ง สงครามวีรบุรุษ (Hmong, blood for freedom) was released in year 2012. It is based on real facts in years 1962-1965. Mountain people (แมว / ชาวโมง) are harassed by ruffians (เจ้าหน้าที่). Their leader is Kamnan Saeng (Rith Luecha). Militaries (Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Suchao Pongwilai) are worried by Communist influence. Thai soldiers attack a village believing there are communists inside (ใครเป็นชาวบ้านใครเป็นcommunist). For many soldiers, those mountain people have no value except for Sorapong. Bin Banleurit as soldier is shot by the mountain leader, who is also shot. Sorapong takes responsibility of the mountain leader's son. The mountain leader is only injured and joined the communist resistance (สหาย). His young daughter also joins him. Bin's helicopter is shot down. 15 years have passed. Keng (mountain leader’s son) and Aya (Bin’s daughter) are now adults. Ken asks Sorapong to perform his duty as Thai soldier in the mountains area. Sorapong is reluctant as he could face former former relatives. Which side would Keng choose (ทรยศแผ่นดินไทย)? Finally he lets him go. Aya and her students friends are captured while trying to find the remaining of her father's helicopter in the forest. While dispatched by helicopter on zone, Keng is captured. His real father remembers the pendant he gave him 15 years ago. Keng helps Aya to find the helicopter of his father and to perform proper Buddhist ceremony with the body remains. Keng's brother, who is a policeman, extracts him from the tribal village. Keng is back in Thai army. A government amnesty is given to all who joined the guerilla war. Hardcore communist members hesitate to surrender. Keng is looking for his father and sister. Other guerilla members don't trust Keng, who is a Thai soldier. Finally Thai soldiers attack the village. Keng's sister is killed and the father is injured. The guerilla is defeated. While raising the Thai flag, one Hmong tribe member shots Thai soldiers causing the Thai flag to fall. Keng prevents the Thai flag to hit the soil but gets deadly injured. He makes his father promises to stop fighting. This nationalist trend movie with many Thai stars from 1970s recalls movies from this era with stress on Monarchy and sacrifice to protect Thai Nation.

คนโขน
คนโขน

Year: 2011

Thai title: คนโขน
English title: Kon Khon

Rating: 5/5
Director: Saranyu Wongkrachang

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Penpak Sirikul

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Three kids, two boys and a girl, are close friends and have a dream. The girl, Raem, wants to be a theater actress (นางเอกลิเก), the second one wants to be painter, the third one, Chat, wants to have a high position. Children are now grown-up teens. The two boys love Raem. Chat is an orphan. Chat is working in Master (ครู) Yot's masked-dance Khon troupe. Khon (โขน) is a Thai classic masked play enacting scenes from the Ramakian (รามเกียรติ์). Lamphai is master Yot's mistress. She wishes to become a famous dancer (นางรำ). Chat has a fierce enemy, Khom, since childhood following a Thai boxing match which degenerated. Teachers Yot and Sek have strong dislike. During a 7 days festival (งานเปิดละคร), taking advantage that the actor playing the monkey Hanuman is injured, Chat replaces him and defies Khom playing the evil Thotsakan. Their animosity appears on the stage. Lamphai likes Chat a lot but Chat refuses Lamphai's advances so causing her ire. He is punished by Yot for playing Khon without being authorized. Lamphai promises him revenge as she felt humiliated. Yot's team will have a representation at Wat Ang Thong. But Sek proposes also to do a representation there so Yot's team is relegated to a smaller temple Ang Kaew with much less space. Lamphai will play Sida. Chat will be Hanuman. In Ramakian traditional epic, Sida is Phra Ram’s wife, Hanuman is the monkey general and the evil character is Thotsakan. It is nice to see old traditional Likay advertisement with huge painted billboards. Sek has a huge truck to do advertisement but Yot has only a small boat. Sek defies Yot and recommends Yot to cancel his representation to avoid tarnishing his troupe name by playing in a small temple. Khom promises a fight to Chat and threatens Raem if Chat refuses to come. Before the representation, Chat is beaten severely by Khom and his ruffians. His injuries prevent him to perform correctly and the representation is a disaster. Yot's name is tarnished and the teacher decides to stop Khon. It is time for “pay respect to teacher” ceremony (ไหว้ครูใหญ่) to take place. Yot respected his teacher many years ago but Sek didn't. Their destiny was different while Sek was having big name, big stage on city side and Yot was staying in the shade in countryside. Lamphai teases and provokes Chat. Teacher Yot finds Chat and Lamphai sleeping together so he is chasing Chat away and having a heart attack. He is now paralyzed. Chat and Raem declare their love causing their third friend’s despair. This causes the three friends to split apart. Chat is back following Narin’s request. Chat has always been considered as his son by Yot so the short adventure with Lamphai was seen as a betrayal. Khom betrays his master Sek the same way Sek betrayed his own master 40 years ago. But Khom is punished immediately. A fire occurs in master Yot's house. Lamphai decides to die with him. Chat cannot save them due to the fierce fire. He becomes crazy. It was his karma despite him. All protagonists pay their past actions due to Karmic retribution. This movie reminds of other cultural Thai movies such as “The overture” and “Nora” with a great focus on dying traditional arts. Movie "Kon Khon" (คนโขน) was Thailand's submission to 2012 Academy Awards. It was a controversial choice because of lack of critical acclaim and box-office success. Critics complain about its one-dimensional characters, heavy-handed melodrama and an unfocused plot. The movie was a flop earning just around 8 millions baht. This movie was directed by Saranyu Wongkrachang, famous Thai actor, director and also PAD leader! In year 2011 he wrote a message on Facebook to make an emotional request for viewers to watch his movie "Kon Khon". "Kon Khon" movie sponsors were Thai Life Insurance and the Government Housing Bank. The Cultural Ministry arranged for special screenings to around 20 schools.

ซามูไร อโยธยา
ซามูไร อโยธยา

Year: 2010

Thai title: ซามูไร อโยธยา
English title: Yamada The Samurai Of Ayothaya

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Vinai Kraibutr,Bin Banleurit
Main actress: Kanokkorn Jaichuen

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Yamada is a Japanese samurai living in Thailand during Ayutthaya period. This movie praises the diplomatic relationships between Thailand and Japan. Some Japanese and Thai soldiers assure the protection of King Naresuan. Yamada, following a feast in Ayutthaya former Japanese village (หมู่บ้านของชาวญี่ปุ่น), is betrayed and attacked by some Japanese ninjas led by traitor Kaito. He was about to be killed when Siamese warriors rescue him. Japanese sword skills are not enough versus Thai boxing skills! Injured, Yamada is cured in Phitsanulok. Traditional medicine, done by the local abbot (Sorapong Chatree), helps him to recover fast. Kaito sends his ninjas to find him as Yamada knows his betrayal. Local Thai people call Yamada as “white face” (หน้าขาว) or "I jipun" (ญี่ปุ่น)! The local abbot is very active to protect Ayutthaya and teaches to Thai soldiers the art (ศิลปะ) of Thai boxing (มวยไทย) with the support of strong warrior Aikham. Champa is the young lady taking care of Yamada during his recovery. Old Thai traditions are nicely shown such as eat betel, big protective tattoos on the body, charming scenes with boats and rivers (คลอง), representation of old traditions and old games. Yamada is very thankful for the cure received. So he wishes to help Ayutthaya kingdom to pay his debt back. A love story also starts with Champa. The Japanese ninjas finally find him but fail to kill him. The villagers now understand Yamada must have an important secret. Yamada wishes to learn Thai boxing but it is an art dedicated to Thai people only. He wish to become the abbot disciple (ลูกศิษย์) and convinces him by proving he is now an Ayutthaya citizen in his heart also. The training starts and despite difficulties, he is finally accepted by other Thai boxing fighters and wins their friendship. Nation love is not only for born citizen but for everybody who has it in his heart. He offers his samurai sword to Aikham (พี่น้อกัน). Following a sacred tattoo session, Yamada has now Ayutthaya blood in his veins. He is accepted inside the King’s private guards. 200 Burmese soldiers enter the Thai Kingdom. The King sends ten of his best fighters including Yamada to neutralize them. They succeed. Thematic regarding “Love the King, love the nation” is highlighted. Nationalism is often seen in Thai movies with historical theme. Yamada has to leave the Thai village and to go back to Japan but in fact he wishes to get revenge over Kaito. Yamada has to fight against 100 warriors to reach Kaito but hopefully Aikham helps him. Kaito uses a gun to shoot Yamada but Aikham is the one injured and dies. Yamada takes revenge over Kaito and stays in Thailand. It is based on the real historical character Yamada Nagamasa, who was a Japanese adventurer who gained considerable influence in Thailand at the beginning of the 17th century and became the governor of the Nakhon Si Thammarat province in southern Thailand. This movie uses many strong CGI effects to show the bloody fights. Buakaw Por Pramuk (บัวขาว ป. ประมุข), real Thai kickboxer, starred as a Thai soldier. The movie was also shown in Japan.

โคตรสู้ โคตรโส
โคตรสู้ โคตรโส

Year: 2010

Thai title: โคตรสู้ โคตรโส
English title: Bangkok Knockout

Rating: 3/5
Director: Panna Rittikrai

Main actor: Panna Rittikrai,Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Supaksorn Chaimongkol,Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon

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Mr Sneed, a despising foreigner, and Dr Dachanon, head of arts performing department, are organizing a fight contest. Pod is the leader of one team called “Fighting Club” (Ao, Ed, Pom, Lerm, Ko, James). Two teams fight for a ring. The winning team will go to Hollywood. Pod's team celebrates their victory. But due to strong alcohol flooding during the celebration party, they have arguments with the waiters. They wake up with no phones, no cars, no motorized vehicles. They have been drugged. Some ruggedised cars try to smash them. Meanwhile Joy is kidnapped. Joy is Ram's daughter (Sorapong Chatree). Two men loves Joy, i.e. Pod and Pom. Kidnappers are masked and wear ninja clothes. They are led by Parina (Panna Rittikrai), an old art martial expert. In fact it is a wargame organised by Dr Dachanon to test the team and verify if they are really true friends. Mr Sneed is getting international gamblers to bet big money on the best fighters to win. It is game up to death. The action takes place in a disaffected factory. Ao and Ed win against three opponents. James and Pom move to the wrong side due to money matters. Strong group fights take place and finally the “Fighting Club” team wins. A final fight against master Parina happens. Pod's mum is held captured to influence him negatively. Anyway they defeat the master as he needs some respiratory medicine. A final epic fight happens on moving trucks. Gamblers are also punished. Panna Rittikrai trained actor Tony Jaa so fights are always intense and real. Some acrobatic jumps on motorbikes or high jumps from buildings are really impressive. The movie scenario is simple but Panna Rittikrai’s fans want to see true fights only. This movie is similar to video game concept.

ปืนใหญ่จอมสลัด
ปืนใหญ่จอมสลัด

Year: 2008

Thai title: ปืนใหญ่จอมสลัด
English title: Queens of Langkasuka

Rating: 3/5
Director: Nonzee Nimitbut

Main actor: Ananda Everingham,Jesdaporn Pholdee,Sorapong Chatree,Vinai Kraibutr
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

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Langkasuka is a small kingdom in South of thailand during Ayuthaya period. A Queen is managing the city as the King of Langkasuka was assassinated. The Queen is under threat as several assassination tentatives are performed. She wants her daughter to marry the Prince of Pahang to get more protection for Langkasuka city. Her daughter is not willing to marry the Prince of Pahang but finally accepts. Langkasuka is under threat and the Queen is looking for big cannons to protect the city. Pari is a young skilled man that has been trained since his chilhood in order to swim fast under the sea, to able to breathe under the sea and listen to noise under the sea. With local villagers, he has to often confront pirate boats. In their village a Chinese cannon expert is living. One day, all villagers are killed by Black Raven pirates who kidnap the Queen's daughters coming to convince the Chinese expert to make cannons for Langkasuka city. Pari, whose wife has been killed, follows the pirates and help to free the Queen's daughters. Pari and one daughter are separated from the group and then rescued by Master White Ray, who teachs him some black magic and to be able control sea creatures. The master has a white and black personalities. Black Raven pirates succeeds to make cannons and through an alliance with other local kings decide to take over Langkasuka. A Langkasuka soldiers team tries to destroy the cannons but fails. The Master, under his black personality, helps the pirates to retrieve a big cannon under the sea to destroy Langkasuka. Hopefully the intervention of Pari will be decisive during the battle.

องค์บาก 2
องค์บาก 2

Year: 2008

Thai title: องค์บาก 2
English title: Ong Bak 2

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Tony Jaa,Santisuk Promsiri,Saranyu Wongkrachang,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress:

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During Ayuthaya period, a teen, called Thien, following a fight with slaves merchants, is rescued by Cheu Nang. Cheu Nang is the village head of a group of warriors and fighters. Thien is the son of Lord Sihadecho, who has been assassinated by Lord Rachasena. Thien is trained to become a powerful fighter in Thai boxing and weapons handling such as sword, spike, nunchaku, rope, bomb etc... Becoming an adult, he helps to stop the former slaves merchants that held him and to release their slaves. He then succeeds to kill Lord Rachasena in his palace but when going back to Cheu Nang's village, he is attacked by score of fighters and is overcome by them. Lord Rachasena is not dead. During a final fight forced by Lord Rachasena, Thien has to compete against Cheu Nang. Ong bak 2 is not a second Opus of Ong Bak as the previous one was taking place in modern Bangkok. At the end of movie, Thien is captured and Lord Rachasena promised him a long and painful agony. Ong Bak 3 is on the way for 2010! Many incredible action scenes are involving Tony Jaa and real elephants. The 2009 Thai Films Award Best Supporting Actor for "Ong Bak 2" was for actor Sorapong Chatree.

ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช
ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช

Year: 2007

Thai title: ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช
English title: King Naresuan

Rating: 4/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chatchai Plengpanich,Phairoj Jaising,Santisuk Promsiri,Manop Aussawathep,Nopachai Chaiyanam,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Paweena Chareefsakul,Deuan Tem Salitul

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This movie is made in three parts and relates the story of the greatest hero in Thai history, i.e. King Naresuan who was born in 1555. At the age of nine, he had been taken as hostage to Burma for 6 years to ensure Phitsanulok's loyalty to Burmese kingdom. In Pegu, Naresuan is treated as a son of the Burmese king, Bayinnaung, and is afforded all the respect due to a prince. Naresuan is ordained as a novice monk in a Buddhist temple under the supervision of the monk, Khanchong. There he became acquainted with sword fighting and methods of war. As his sister is also held hostage, Naresuan decided it is time for him to return to Siam. He attracted a band of loyal fellows and made his escape back to Phitsanulok.

ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช
ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช

Year: 2007

Thai title: ตำนานสมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช
English title: King Naresuan 2

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chatchai Plengpanich,Nopachai Chaiyanam,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Intira Jaroenpura,Paweena Chareefsakul,Deuan Tem Salitul

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Naresuan was sent back to Pegu to represent his father in paying homage to King Nandabayin, who had succeeded Bayinnaung, who passed away in 1581. Naresuan participated with his troops in a Burmese expedition against a Shan state and succeeded in taking a city after the Burmese crown prince and another prince had failed to do so. Naresuan thereby gained the jealous animosity of the crown prince, who plot various attacks against him. Naresuan proclaimed independence from Burma. When crossing River Satong, Naresuan had his forces under attack. With his army across, Naresuan is given a long rifle by his tutor, the monk Khanchong. Naresuan takes aim at the Burmese General across the mile-wide river and fires, killing the man and causing the Burmese troops to loose their morale and cease to follow. In 2009 King Naresuan 3 and 4 are being filmed with government financial support. The Ministry of Culture prioritises its financial support to films that deal with promoting loyalty to the pillars of nation, religion and monarchy. We are back to old times under Thanin Kraivichian's government (1976-1977), where Thai people were tought to be afraid of communism and that the way to survive was already to protect the nation, the religion and the monarchy.

ชู้
ชู้

Year: 2004

Thai title: ชู้
English title: The sin

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Piya Trakulrard
Main actress:

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Dhep haven't seen his father since 10 years. He is now a traveling photographer on his way home to solve problems with his father. On the way home, he meets a young woman called Riam and falls in love with her. But she is his father's new young wife. Dhep stays at their place and understands that Riam faces same problems as his mother 10 years ago before her suicide. He tries to treat Riam kindly but a forbidden love rears its head and the pair decides to make a go of it. But Dhep's father is a very jealous man...

ตะเคียน
ตะเคียน

Year: 2003

Thai title: ตะเคียน
English title: Takean

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

Kamnan (กำนัน) Witaya has his best friend killed by Mae Takean, a female spirit inhabiting in hopea odorata trees. He has to take care of his friend's young son. After a few years, a dam is under construction and all trees shall fall, including the Mae Takean's tree. The spirit won't let the dam built without any problem...

บิวตี้ฟูล บ๊อกเซอร์
บิวตี้ฟูล บ๊อกเซอร์

Year: 2003

Thai title: บิวตี้ฟูล บ๊อกเซอร์
English title: Beautiful boxer

Rating: 4/5
Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

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It is based on the true story of Parinya Kiatbusaba, a champion kickboxing transvestite. Described as a living paradox – he fought like a man in order to become a woman – his story is a tale of one effeminate boy's determination to do whatever it took to raise the money to turn himself into the woman that he had always felt that he was. When people think about transvestite (กะเทย), they think about clowns, entertainers. This movie digs deep into the heart of someone who is a transvestite character.

สุริโยไท
สุริโยไท

Year: 2001

Thai title: สุริโยไท
English title: Suriyothai

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee,Chatchai Plengpanich,Phongphat Wachirabanjong,Saranyu Wongkrachang
Main actress: Mai Charoeunpura

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It is about a legendary Thai princess who died fighting the Burmese on elephant-back. The film required five years of research and two-and-a-half years of shooting. It has broken almost every record in Thai film history. It is the most expensive at 400 million baht, the most star-studded, with a cast of 2,000 extras and more than 50 elephants and 70 horses. It has the longest shooting time and the longest screening time, i.e. three hours and five minutes. In 2003, an updated five hours version was released. In 2003, the film was also released in the United States with a shorter running time. This version was edited by Francis Ford Coppola, an old classmate of ChatriChalerm Yukol. Reigning monarch Queen Sirikit instigated this movie, financed most of it, arranged for palaces and historic sites to be opened to a film crew for the first time. The Culture Ministry registers 25 Thai classic films each year at the National Film Heritage Registry. This movie is part of the 25 films heritage list announced on 04 October 2015, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

สตางค์
สตางค์

Year: 2000

Thai title: สตางค์
English title: Satang

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Jesdaporn Pholdee,Sahat Piempongsan,Chatchai Plengpanich,Santisuk Promsiri,Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat

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During World War II, some bad Thai soldiers stole cash money but they have to hide it. After the war, some Thai people, living in a slum but coming from different social backgrounds, learn about this and decide to take their chance and look for the money. During their quest, some people become jealous and greedy. Bad Thai soldiers are also still seeking for the money...

18 ฝนคนอันตราย
18 ฝนคนอันตราย

Year: 1997

Thai title: 18 ฝนคนอันตราย
English title: Bullet Teen

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Suchao Pongwilai,Pongsak Pongsuwan
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

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Dong (โด่ง) is released from prison. His friend Tor (ต่อ), his brother Ta (ต๊ะ) and his girlfriend Ploy are waiting for him. Ta is mute. They work in a family garage repairing cars. Ta and Dong try to become good teens now. They also try to have happy love stories but fights often happen with local gangsters. Dong loves Ploy, sister of Kong, a local gangster leader. One day Ta’s girlfriend Ying is gang raped in front of him by four men from Kong's gang and Ta cannot help. Revenge is inevitable. They storm Kong's gambling den. Following gun fight, one of the ruffians is shot dead. It turns badly (ทางที่ไม่ต้องการ). They kidnap Kong's girlfriend as protection ( ตัวประการ) and also grab a bag containing money and amphetamine drugs (ยาบ้า). Police is involved through inspector Sarawat (สารวัตร), who is wearing amazing colorful “Luk thung” clothes. The father is disappointed by his sons (ลูกชั่ว). The teens are misunderstood but they cannot turn back anymore. Kong is chasing them for the bag not for his girlfriend. Veteran actor Sorapong Chatree is playing the bad corrupted cop. He seldom plays bad guys. Veteran actor Suchao Pongwilai is playing the honest cop Vilai. It is ironic that he plays the rightful policeman this time as normally he always plays the corrupted official role. Things get out of control. Kong and the inspector try to catch them. Following a gun fight, a policeman is shot by the corrupted inspector and the teens get accused again. There is no rightful law in this modern society. There is a 2 millions baht reward to catch them. Ta is injured. Even Ying is endangered in the hospital. They help her on time and bring Ploy as nurse to take care of Ta. Ta leaves a love message for his father (ผมรักพ่อ). Surrounded by the police, they have to jump from a Bangkok bridge. Vilai starts to notice the close relationship between Kong and Sarawat. They take shelter in the Christian church in Thonburi. Kong attacks the parents’ house. The father is injured and Ta dies. Only Dong and Tor are left but Ploy prevents them to rush for revenge (ใช้่อารมณ์). Forced by Kong, Ploy refuses to leave for Hong Kong. Relations get sour between the police officer and Kong. The police officer kidnaps Kong's young brother to get a ransom. During the exchange, Dong and Ta irrupts causing a mess and gun fights between all. The movie then features 15 last minutes of intense action and bloody scenes. It ends tragically for all protagonists. The movie song is sing by Seua Thanapol (เสือ ธนพล). Due to 1997 Asian financial crisis, the movie didn’t perform as good as it should have at Thai box office (25M baht).

เสือดำ
เสือดำ

Year: 1996

Thai title: เสือดำ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress:

Thai movie เสือดำ was released in year 1996. It lasts only 1h17mn. Maybe some parts are censored. Mafia leader Wanchai is arrested by police. Chief investigator Sorapong Chatree is leading the interrogation. Wanchai refuses to talk until his daughter Chantra is back. Tongchai (Chat Mongkolchai) is an old associate of Wanchai. He is responsible of Wanchai's fall in order to take his place (หากหลัง). Chantra wishes to have her father released (ประการพ่อ) but Sorapong refuses the money offered to him. Chantra is upset and wishes to get rid of both Sorapong and Tongchai. Tongchai's ruffians try to kill Chantra. Sorapong tries to disrupt Tongchai's business. Gangster war is happening between Tongchai and Chantra. Chantra hires a hitman (มือปืน), who is a woman. She tries to kill Tongchai but only finds his girlfriend. Chantra, fed up by Tongchai's behaviour, decided to manage the case directly. The police is surrounding Tongchai and his ruffians while they are negotiating with overseas traffickers. Tongchai succeeds to flee but is shot by Chantra wishing to clean her family honor. Sorapong Chatree is still a key selling point on the movie poster but during the movie, all actions scenes are played by a new generation of actors.

ล่องจุ๊น ขอหมอนใบนั้นที่เธอฝันยามหนุน
ล่องจุ๊น ขอหมอนใบนั้นที่เธอฝันยามหนุน

Year: 1996

Thai title: ล่องจุ๊น ขอหมอนใบนั้นที่เธอฝันยามหนุน
English title: Long June

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Suchao Pongwilai,Sahat Piempongsan
Main actress:

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Thai movie Long June - ล่องจุ๊น ขอหมอนใบนั้นที่เธอฝันยามหนุน was released in year 1996. Teens June and Nok are close friends. They are living in Nakhon Pathom. June's father is played by Sorapong Chatree. The father is separated from the mother many years ago. June is helping to transport goods every Sunday. He meets his father, who doesn't recognize him. On the same day, his mother announced him she is going to live with uncle Tor (Suchao Pongwilai). June is disappointed. Later on uncle Tor is finally a bad guy beating his mother. Following altercation, June stabs him and has to flee to Bangkok with Nok. Many years ago, the father splits with the mother as he wanted to have a minor wife but she refused. June is arrested by police in Bangkok and they found his father's business card. His father bails him (ประการตัว). Nok escapes the police. June has two young brothers. The youngest one has no interest in June and keeps asking for gifts from the father. The head of school (Sahat Piempongsan) warns June about fighting in the school. Sorapong is a strong father, who doesn't trust June and had never any interest into him. June is fed up of this world where only adults (เป็นผู้ใหญ่) decide and are always right (ผู้ใหญ่ประเทศนี้มันไม่เคยผิดแล้ว). The teacher told him not to use bad mood (อารมณ์) to make decision. June accepts to recognise his mistakes when he makes error (ยอมรับผิด). Nok is now a drug leader. Romance with the daughter of school headmaster happens. June's brother buys drugs from Nok. The father is disappointed (ลูกไม่รักดี) to see his youngest son expelled from school due to drug usage. The father gets injured due to car accident and entrusts June to finish an important work but June needs to quit school. He feels to be the one to be sacrificed. He has issues with the workers. Finally he succeeds to make it on time and gets appreciation from his father. He also helps his younger brother beaten by drugs dealers led by Nok. Friendship happens a last time between June and Nok as Nok helps him. The family is now reunited and Sorapong is proud of June.

เสียดาย 2
เสียดาย 2

Year: 1996

Thai title: เสียดาย 2
English title: Sia Dai 2

Rating: 3/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

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This second release deals about Aids. This movie shows the Thai society rejection and fear towards HIV people. The film has a informative goal as it shows a rich family confronted to Aids due to contaminated blood transfusion. It demonstrates that Aids is not limited to drug users and sex workers. It emphasizes the family love towards sick people. Sia Dai 1 (about urban teenagers and drug abuse) earned more than 50 million baht, while Sia Dai 2 (about Aids and discrimination) brought in less than 10 million baht.

โพธิ์หัก
โพธิ์หัก

Year: 1995

Thai title: โพธิ์หัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress:

Thai movie โพธิ์หัก was released in year 1995. The movie lasts 1h26mn. Pliaw (Sorapong Chatree) is a poor farmer married to Bua. They have a young boy. Bua is the daughter of Pho Kamnan, who has always rejected this wedding. Pho Kamnan finally finds back Pliaw and Bua. Unfortunately Bua, sick of pneumonia, dies and Pliaw is accused by Pho Kamnan of having neglected his wife. Pliaw and his son flee. They find a shelter in Phujai Ming's house (Somsak Chaisongkram). Pho Kamnan knows that Ming hides Pliaw but two friends of Pliaw chase the ruffians away. Sri Prai is the daughter of Phujai. She likes Pliaw. Pho Kamnan hires fighters to storm Ming's house. Despite resistance, Ming and Pliaw's friends are outnumbered and defeated. Pliaw decides to fight back (จะลุย) as he has no choice (พีไม่มีทางเลือก). Pliaw and his friends storm Pho Kamnan's house but he succeeds to escape. As often in Isan movie, some additional funny words or jokes are added in the soundtrack background. Crossed romance and jealousy happen with Pliaw’s best friend, who loves secretly Sri Prai. Pho Kamnan decides to get rid of Pliaw (ปิดบัญชี) and kidnaps Sri Prai to be used as a bait. The movie ends up with fightings involving Pliaw, his friends and Ming’s family versus Pho Kamnan and his ruffians. Ruffians are all killed. Pliaw can now enjoy a new freedom. This is a small movie (หนังฟอร์มเล็กๆ) from Isan area with Sorapong Chatree still being a main actor. Sorapong was the main actor of many Thai movies during 3 decades! This movie is certainly one of the last movies where Sorapong still has the main role.

บุญชู 8
บุญชู 8

Year: 1995

Thai title: บุญชู 8
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Santisuk Promsiri,Sorapong Chatree,Kiet Kijcharouen
Main actress: Jintara Sookkapat,Jarunee Sooksawad

Boonchu and Mo are now married and Mo is pregrant. Boonchu helps to recover the village temple Buddha statue that has been stolen.

เพชรพันล้าน
เพชรพันล้าน

Year: 1994

Thai title: เพชรพันล้าน
English title: The Diamond

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Dam Datsakorn,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress:

Thai movie เพชรพันล้าน / The Diamond was released in year 1994. It lasts 1h20mn. In the opening sequence, Sorapong Chatree name is translated as Robert Cha Tree! Ruffians leaders are having a meeting (Phi Pat - Dam Datsakorn with no moustache, Chat Mongkolchai, Pracha) about sharing the profit of a 1000 diamonds traffic. The plan fails as the diamonds are stolen (เพชรพันล้านถูกปล้น). Each leader suspects the other groups. Chat tells Phi Pat that Pracha is involved. Meanwhile, Chit (Sorapong Chatree) gives a letter to Pracha’s younger sister as he is not at home. Pracha is kidnapped. The sister suspects Chit. Chit promised to his mother to be a good guy as taxi driver and quits Pat's team. Phi Pat kidnaps his mother to force him to work for him. The sister visits Chit but she gets molested as he is drunk. He promises to take responsability of everything. Meanwhile Phi Pat’s business is failing again as some diamonds are stolen again. Phi Pat suspects Chat this time as Pracha is out of action. Meanwhile the sister storms Phi Pat’s house to release her brother Pracha but it fails. Phi Pat gets proof that Chat is a traitor so he storms his house but Chat succeeds to flee. Both Pat and Chat wish to get rid of each other. Phi Pat uses Chit to transport and exchange diamonds. Chat brings the mess and steals the diamonds thanks to a traitor (หักหลัง). The sister finally frees her brother Pracha. Pat asks Chit to get back the diamonds and to kill the traitor in order to get his mother released. Pracha and his sister succeed to release the mother and all together get rid of Pat and Chat. During decade 1990s Sorapong Chatree was still the main actor of some action movies targeted for countryside. Being 45 years old already, most of action scenes are played by other actors.

เสียดาย
เสียดาย

Year: 1994

Thai title: เสียดาย
English title: Sia Dai 1

Rating: 4/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Sinaporn Philailak

The movie title means "What a pity!". It shows the useless life of teenagers, who are addicted. Most of them come from problematic families. They start sniffing glue, then switch to heroin. Some girls are even selling their body to get money to buy drugs. Some die due to overdose. Whith their parents' help and not rejection, they can hope to go back to a standard life. This movie got 10 distinctions at Thai awards. Sia Dai 1 (about urban teenagers and drug abuse) earned more than 50 million baht, while Sia Dai 2 (about Aids and discrimination) brought in less than 10 million baht.

สองฝั่งโขง
สองฝั่งโขง

Year: 1992

Thai title: สองฝั่งโขง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Likit Eakmongkol,Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Krai Kanchit,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Metta Roongrat

Border police led by Sarawat Sorapong Chatree is intercepting smugglers from Laos. Nawin (Likit Eakmongkol), navy officer (ผู้การ), is patrolling on a boat at the border between Laos and Thailand. Sorapong and Nawin often have to work together. Veteran actor Manop Aussawathep is head of navy soldiers. Beautiful landscapes are shown over the Mekong river being the border between Thailand and Laos. 7 molam songs are featured. Pim, molam singer in Laos, is kidnapped by ruffians. In fact Pho Im, head of ruffians (Krai Kanchit), gives to Pim's mother (Metta Roongrat) and Pim a deadline of two days for a wedding. Pol, who secretly loves Pim, helps her to flee in order to go to Thailand. Pim's father is a molam singer on Thai side (ฝั่งไทย). Choomporn Theppitak welcomes his daughter from Laotian side. Relief characters are people having similar face as famous actors Songthong. One of the other daughters Phan understands that Nawin has now more interest into Pim so she lets her new sister having happiness as she suffered a lot in Laos before. Action takes place in Amphoe Bong Chiem, most eastern part of Thailand. Pol follows up in Thailand and discovers that Nawin is also having interest in Pim. Pho Im decides to get back Pim from Thailand. Pol is disappointed and now works forcedly for Pho Im. He fails to bring back Pim to Laos as Nawin prevents him to do so. Another kidnapping tentative happens. Pol is captured by Nawin but finally stays at Choomporn’s house as he was forced by Pho Im to try to kidnap Pim. Romance starts between Pol and Pim’s Thai sister. Ruffians storm directly Choomporn’s house to abduct Pim. Shootings are exchanged. Ruffians are finally neutralized. Pim’s mother finally stay with Choomporn Theppitak as both Thai and Laos Mekhong river banks are inseparable. Movie สองฝั่งโขง is considered as a “small movie” (หนังฟอร์มเล็ก) dedicated for provinces audience.

มือปืน 2
มือปืน 2

Year: 1991

Thai title: มือปืน 2
English title: Salween (Gunman II)

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chatchai Plengpanich
Main actress: Paweena Chareefsakul

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After WorldWar 2, Burma got its independance from England but the Karen minority problem was left unsolved. So an independance war between Karen and Burmese started. This movie takes place around Salween river, which the border between Thailand and Burma. Aound this area, there is no law, only guns decide. Different protagonists take part: a policeman acting like a outlaw and wishing to revenge his wife killed a few years ago, a young policeman coming from Bangkok with no experience in such difficult area, a Thai deceitful merchant playing Karen against Burmese in order to have access to rich forests full of teak logs, a Burmese general wishing to destroy the Karen stronghold around Salween river, a Karen captain wishing to defend his stronghold and giving in a wrong alliance with the Thai deceitful merchant. The war between Karen and Burmese is still going on and many people call it the forgotten genocide against the Karen people in Burma.

โหดเนื้อหิน
โหดเนื้อหิน

Year: 1990

Thai title: โหดเนื้อหิน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

Thai movie โหดเนื้อหิน was released in year 1990 and lasts 1h29mn. Two groups of ruffians meet in order to exchange drugs and money. Suddenly a young lady called Duangdeuan (Duangdeuan Jithaisong) shots all of them with a M16 rifle. Sophit, restaurant waitress, hears that a group of four guys will deliver heroin soon so she informs subdistrict headman Cheut (Kanchit Kwanpracha). Duangdeuan helps a young girl being kidnapped by ruffians so Duangdeuan seems to be kindhearted. Police, including Duang (Chat Mongkolchai) as policeman, and subdistrict headman Cheut prepare a plan to catch the drug dealers. Thanks to information given by Sophit, ruffians are killed and drug is seized. Mafia leader (พ่อเลี้ยง) Boonseum (Rith Luecha), father of Rith Luecha, is very upset with subdistrict headman Cheut (มึงกับกุเห็นกันดีแน่ๆ). Duangdeuan (นายหญิง) promises to take care of subdistrict headman Cheut herself (หน้าที่ของลูก) and kills him in a sudden attack. The younger brother of Cheut, Chat (Sorapong Chatree), comes back and plans to revenge his elder brother. Ruffians try to get rid of him but they fail. Boonseum wishes to use hitman Khao Yai (Somsak Chaisongkram). Khao Yai and his men attack Chat and he is left for dead. Hopefully village leader Duang helps him and his daughter Phakamat cures his injuries. They prepare a plan (สักวันต้องรับกรรมแน่). Sophit helps to hide Chat but then gets killed by Khao Yai for being a traitress. Chat kills Khao Yai and his men by himself. Fed up that others always fail, Duangdeuan decides to take care of Chat by herself. Going to Duang's house, she only finds Phakamat, who is then hurt and kidnapped. Chat has to help her while Duang is getting help from the police. Chat is an undercover policeman. The policemen and Chat storm the ruffians’ house while they are selling weapons to the country traitors. Heavy shootings happen as Duangdeuan has got a machine gun. Almost everybody die. Both Chat and Duangdeuan blow up each other with grenades.

ภูตอเวจี
ภูตอเวจี

Year: 1990

Thai title: ภูตอเวจี
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

In a previous life, a powerful Thai lord has many slaves. Acting brutally, he took advantage of slave women. One of them finally commited suicide and her ghost killed the Thai Lord. One hundred years later, the Thai lord reincarnation is back and is trying to seduce his previous slave woman.

เพชรผ่าปืน
เพชรผ่าปืน

Year: 1990

Thai title: เพชรผ่าปืน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chaiyan Sorakrai
Main actress: Sinaporn Philailak

Phet (เพชร), former hitman (มือปืน), receives an offer of 100 000 baht to kill one man. He shall shot Kamrung (คำรน), rich (รวย) man with a high position (ระดับ). It is the last time he wants to be involved in such killing. With his brother Porn (พล), they take care of their old father. There is a land title issue so Phet needs money. Phet shots successfully Kamrung. He sees Sophi, Kamrung's mistress, and falls for her. Kamrung's daughter Yuwadee (ยุวดี) wishes to know the truth about her father’s death. The heritage needs to be shared between Sophi and the daughter. Porn, who is a journalist, helps her to investigate on the truth but a mysterious hitman tries to kill Yuwadee. Porn is able to help and save Yuwadee. It looks like Sophi would be the main beneficiary regarding Kamrung's death. Phet visits Sophi at nighttime. Heritage decision gives the house and land to Yuwadee but Sophi can stay until Yuwadee is married. The money and jewels have disappeared from the safe. The lawyer is corrupted by Sophi. Some ruffians put pressure on the newspaper editor to push Porn to stop investigating. Sia is the leader of the ruffians linked to Sophi. Sia hires Phet to kill his brother. Phet cannot do that and finally only the editor is shot in order to scare away Porn. Porn now knows his brother is involved. Sia sends ruffians to kill Phet as he cannot be trusted anymore but they fail. Sia's ruffians now try to kill Porn to stop the investigation. While rescuing his father, Porn is ambushed (วันนี้ตายแน่) but rescued by Phet. Sophi suggests to kidnap Yuwadee to catch the two brothers. Sophi plays men vs men (lawyer, Phet, Sia) using her charms. Porn needs Phet, the hitman, to testimony as a witness in order to accuse Sia. Yuwadee kidnapping fails thanks to Porn. The two brothers finally fight when they meet. Bad people pay for their sins as Sophi is shot by Sia and Sia is shot by Phet. There is a final duel between the two brothers and their father. Phet refuses to surrender to the police (ทำผิดต้องรับผิดชอบ) and prefers to die. Sorapong Chatree seldom plays the bad guy so it is interesting to watch this small low cost budget movie with a “Brother vs Brother” scenario, i.e. the good guy vs the bad guy even if Phet is only a bad guy forced by life circumstances (น้องมือปืน).

บ้าทะลุดิน
บ้าทะลุดิน

Year: 1989

Thai title: บ้าทะลุดิน
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

Four men bloodily rob a bank and kill all guards and employees. They have long hairs. They are part of a mafia gang. Ayu, a former ranger, is arrested when buying medicine for his sick mother as he has also long hairs. He is accused without proofs and beaten by the Police to get his confession. He flees from the prison with another inmate. They are chased by the police in the jungle. Two mafia groups also affront each other in the jungle. One group is lead by a young lady. She is injured but rescued by Ayu. Unfortunately Ayu arrives home too late. His mother is already dead. His teammate is in fact a covered policeman who wants to trick the robbers. The mafia group kills Ayu's family members and catches him. The young lady is the daughter of the mafia group's boss that got killed recently. She spared Ayu's life. Ayu is rescued by the policeman but he decides to take revenge over the mafia group. Similar to a a Thai copy of Rambo II, Ayu carries a huge machine gun with ammunitions over the shoulder. A butchery happens with heavy spurts of blood. All policemen are killed. Everybody dies including the mafia leaders and Ayu. Not sure why Sorapong Chatree is playing in this serie B action movie but in 1980s, action movies were still very popular and all actors carried machine guns in those films.

เหยี่ยวพระกาฬ
เหยี่ยวพระกาฬ

Year: 1989

Thai title: เหยี่ยวพระกาฬ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha
Main actress:

Arong is head of local mafia. His team of ruffians is attacked by the police. Arong is injured but succeeds to escape. He finds a shelter in Fa's parents house. Fa is a young lady expert in knife handling. Fa is looking for the village doctor. Other ruffians (ชาวร้าย) are following Fa. They kill Fa's parents and Arong. Fa seeks revenge. She catches one and gets information on the two other guys. She meets a man called Ithit (Sorapong Chatree). He proposes to Fa to unify their efforts. Villager Thong also likes Fa and wishes to protect her. He has the funny role of supporting the leading actor (ตัวตลก). Fa wishes to take revenge without any help. The second killer Kong is neutralized but Ithit helps to stop other ruffians. Ithit doesn't like such persecutors (รังแก) so decides to help Fa. The three ruffians are part of another local mafia group lead by Kam (Rith Luecha). Rith Luecha plays the villain role as usual. Fa tries to catch the third guy. Kam's team tries to neutralize Fa but Ithit helps again. Fa believes police cannot help as her village is in a remote place so it is lawless. Villagers needs to help themselves against the dark bad influence (อิทธิพล). Ithit is in fact a police chief. Ithit finds where Kam is hiding and goes to get more help from rangers. Meanwhile Fa and Thong are captured. Ithit and rangers succeed to free Fa following an usual gun fight. Kam and his ruffians are killed. Many Thai action movies in 1980s decade include influence from Hong Kong movies and are based on revenge scenario. Such B grade movie often ends abruptly. Many B grade action movies in 1980s included Sorapong Chatree as leading actor.

เลือดแค้น เล็ก นกใน
เลือดแค้น เล็ก นกใน

Year: 1989

Thai title: เลือดแค้น เล็ก นกใน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Chaiyan Sorakrai,Krai Kanchit,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Pumpuang Duangchan

LepsoStudio also sells this movie but names it incorrectly as มือปืนสะท้านเมือง or 7 สิงห์แดนนรก. This movie is based on a real story. Life's circumstance changes Lek's existence and forces him to kill 12 men. A few village headmen (ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน) have a meeting to decide who will be the next subdistrict headman (กำนัน). Current subdistrict headman Liem wants to push his own son to be his successor. His son is a local police officer. They use bad influence (อิทธิพล) to control the subdistrict. Village headman Naparn tries to oppose. Naparn has two sons, Lek (Sorapong Chatree) and Porn. One night village headman Naparn and Porn are killed. Subdistrict headman Liem hire a hitman (มือปืนรับจ้าง) to kill also Lek. During the funeral (งานศพ), the police officer asks Lek to follow the law (หน้าที่ของกฎหมาย). Lek decides to do his own justice as it will be too difficult to find proofs against a subdistrict headman backed up by a policeman son. The subdistrict headman Liem and one of his son are killed by Lek, who has to flee. The subdistrict headman Liem's second son is not killed as he is a policeman. Liem's ruffians team asks support to subdistrict headman Sing (Kanchit Kwanpracha). Various intimidation and murders are performed by the ruffians team. Lek's family members or friends are killed one by one. They were innocent. Lek cannot remain neutral (เป็นคนดีไม่ได้). Lek has no choice than to exit from his retreat. He shoots a few ruffians. Then Lek quits the province to find a new job. He gets a job in a sawmill (โรงเลื่อย) in Saraburi. The boss is a lady (Pumpuang Duangchan). As he saves her from a log accident, they become sweethearts (แฟน). The ruffians find his retreat. A first murder tentative fails. Understanding that the ruffians will never let him safe, he decides to get rid of them (ต้องฆ่าให้หมด) to solve this endless situation. Lek prays every evening as life's circumstance forces him to kill ruffians to protect people he loves. Lek refuses to become an official hitman as he will not kill people who didn't hurt him. He attacks directly the ruffians' HQ. Sing and the ruffians are afraid for their lives. They ask help from another subdistrict headman. Lek and his remaining friends decide to raid his house to get rid of them. Police arrives to separate both groups. Believing that Lek is injured, his wife hurries up to go there and convince him to surrender (มอบตัว). After a trial, Lek and his friends are condemned to life imprisonment but are finally released after 12 years in jail. The real Lek was then killed by a hitman in 1993.

เหยียบเสือท้าสิงห์
เหยียบเสือท้าสิงห์

Year: 1989

Thai title: เหยียบเสือท้าสิงห์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Dam Datsakorn,Chaiyan Sorakrai
Main actress:

Thieves (ผู้ร้าย) plan to rob a bank van. Pen (Sorapong Chatree) asks 40% of the gains. During the robbing, Pen is injured and left behind by his colleagues. He is captured by the police but other ruffians come back to shoot all of them to avoid leaving proofs behind. Mot (Chaiyan Sorakrai) is a policeman wishing to solve the bank robbers case. Pen flees from the hospital. Montri (Dam Datsakorn) is the ruffians leader. Pen has fight with his former colleagues and get support from Kum, his old friend. Later on, Kum gets beaten by Montri's ruffians. Kum is ready for revenge over Montri. Pen and Mot are brothers (สายเลือดเดียวกัน) so Mot is dismissed from this case by his superior. Mot wishes to catch his own brother. Pen did such job in order to pay studies for Mot, his younger brother. Pen didn't study high so he had to do such illegal activities to get money to pay for his young brother's education. Ruffians kill Pen's father as he refuses to disclose where his son is hiding. Police head uses a policewoman to make Montri fall. It is a failure and her life is saved thanks to Pen and Mot. Mot quits police. A mysterious informer keeps giving hints to the police woman. It is Mot pushing for this case to be solved. Surat is another ruffians leader behind. Pen protects Mot from behind. Montri is looking for fake money and contacts Surat. Police, ruffians, Mot and Pen all meet during the transaction. During final shootings, Pen sacrifices his life to save Mot. Mot finally understands that his brother was a good guy. This end of decade 1980s action movie is part of movies, where Sorapong Chatree getting older has to share the leading actor role with younger actors such as Chaiyan Sorakrai. Similar to Thai movie เพชรผ่าปืน (1990), Sorapong Chatree plays the bad guy forced by life circumstances and Chaiyan Sorakrai is his younger brother wishing to stop him.

โคตรอำมหิต
โคตรอำมหิต

Year: 1989

Thai title: โคตรอำมหิต
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Somsak Chaisongkram,Rith Luecha,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

Thai movie โคตรอำมหิต was released in year 1989. It lasts 1h30mn. This Thai movie was only released under VHS format many years ago. It reminds of a Thai Rambo version. Phayu (Sorapong Chatree) and his men (ทหารรับจ้าง) are facing Vietnamese soldiers. They defeat them but have only three men left. Vietnamese army is led by Somsak Chaisongkram. Phayu is back to his village and helps a captain aggressed by ruffians. Those ruffians (กลุ่มนักเลง) attack his father's house claiming for a 20 years debt. Phayu is chased, gets injured and falls in the river. He is rescued by a villager and his daughter Surita (Duangdeuan Jithaisong). Villager Praka seems Phaya as a threat towards his love to Surita and is worried about enemy (ศัตรู) looking for Phayu. Somsak asks help from Rith Luecha and Chat Mongkolchai to find Phayu. Meanwhile three men wearing soldier’s clothes do a rampage in a village. One has same face as Phayu! Surita is worried if Phayu goes back to his village. Praka doesn't support Surita's interest in Phayu and tries to kill him by jealousy. Phayu’s parents and younger sister have all been killed by bandits (โจร). Revenge is mandatory for Phayu. The other man with similar face as Phayu is called Phayak and is in fact his elder brother. Praka brings the bandits to Surita's home. He dies while protecting Surita, who gets shot also. Phayak also dies. Phayu’s storms the ruffians’ camp. He places some hidden grenades on the way to his village as he knows ruffians will chase him. It ends in a bloody and deadly fighting.

อินทรีย์แดง ตอน อินทรีย์ผยอง
อินทรีย์แดง ตอน อินทรีย์ผยอง

Year: 1988

Thai title: อินทรีย์แดง ตอน อินทรีย์ผยอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

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Rhanee (Jarunee Sooksawad) comes back from studying overseas. Her father is dead (it is in fact a picture of Mitr Chaibancha wearing Insee Daeng mask!) since many years but she takes over his duties by punishing and killing bad ruffian heads as a justiciary. Police inspector (สารวัตร) Decha (Sorapong Chatree) is responsible to catch Insee Daeng. Insee Daeng wishes to catch the heads inside the ruffians circle including Suphon (น้าใหญ่) (Kanchit Kwanpracha) and Lak Apichat. Suphon already faced Insee Daeng 20 years ago. Insee Daeng is fast and difficult to catch (มันไหวเหมือนพายุ). Decha uses one of the ruffians head as a bait to catch Insee Daeng. Decha doesn't shoot Insee Daeng as he has plan to use him as a way to reduce bad influence (อิทธิพล). Another trial to catch Insee Daeng by Decha fails. Meanwhile Decha tries also to stop organised mafia but without full success. Rhanee is working for Krissana, owner of insurance company and close friend of police inspector Decha. She takes opportunity to dispatch messages to the police through Krissana. Decha puts police woman Mot to protect Krissana against the mafia but he finally gets kidnapped. A 3M baht ransom is requested. Despite ransom payment, Krissana is still not freed and is tied to a railway path. Insee Daeng threatens a ruffian to get Krissana location. Police is warned and Krissana is released following shootings with ruffians. Insee Daeng succeeds to escape once again despite Mot’s opposition. Ruffians receive a new task to explode a bridge over Chao Praya river. Decha succeeds to put a microphone inside Suphon's home so is aware of their plans. Decha succeeds to neutralize part of the ruffians but Insee Daeng is the one stopping the bombs and killing the leaders. The bridge is safe. The movie ends with a nationalist image on Thai flag. This movie อินทรีผยอง (1988) tries to relaunch Insee Daeng serie but it lacks a good film directing. There is high suspicion that part of the movie has been cut by Lepso. Sorapong plays the police inspector with magnum 357 and dark glasses similar to many other 1980s movies he played in.

เพชฌฆาตสีชมพู
เพชฌฆาตสีชมพู

Year: 1988

Thai title: เพชฌฆาตสีชมพู
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Marsha

Nin is a young lady coming from a rich family. At night time, she transforms herself in a mysterious executioner (เพชฌฆาต) to kill some mafia leaders (คนเลว). A rose is left as a signature (ดอกกุหลาบสีชมพู). The policeman Chatri is satisfied that bad ruffians (ผู้ร้าย) are neutralized but he needs to catch the executioner according to the Thai law. Nai Pratum is head of a big mafia ring (วงใหญ่) dealing with weapons trade (อาวุธสงคราม). Nin disrupts his activities. Chatri meets Nin but ignores that she is the mysterious executioner. Chot is Nin's best friend but he wishes to become her husband. Nin refuses as she values more Chatri (ผมจะขอวันนั้น). Nin gives hints to Chatri to stop the ruffians. Nai Pratum recruits two hitmen to kill Chatri. They only succeed to injure him. Nai Pratum takes his order from a mysterious boss (เจ้านาย). Nai Pratum orders to kill another mafia leader and accuse Nin by leaving a rose on the premises. By kidnapping Chatri, Nai Pratum forces Nin to reveal her real identify in order to save Chatri. The mysterious leader is Chot, the unlucky lover. As expected, bad ruffians are defeated. It is a typical 1980s action movie that is only worth due to a few stars acting (Sorapong, Marsha and Manop). Marsha is really a precursor of Thai modern actress Yanin Vismistananda in martial arts fight.

เพชรพยัคฆราช
เพชรพยัคฆราช

Year: 1988

Thai title: เพชรพยัคฆราช
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sorapong Chatree,Krailat Kriengkrai,Krung Srivilai,Tuanton Kammeesri
Main actress: Pumpuang Duangchan,Apiradee Pawaputanon

Chat (Sorapong Chatree) and Thanong (Sombat Methanee) are mafia members (นักเลง) and friends. Thanong is a mafia head (เจ้าพ่อ). There are always internal fights with other mafia leaders. Nancy (Apiradee Pawaputanon) is Chat's girlfriend. Chat and Thanong are dressed like Chicago gangsters and are always smoking cigars. Thanong's younger brother, Rut, is a policeman but he is not fully aware about his brother’s activities. Pen (Pumpuang Duangchan) is a nurse. Thanong likes her a lot (นักรัก). Thanong wishes to change his job but he cannot leave his subordinates (ลูกน้อง). Thanong asks Pen for wedding. A shooting happens during the wedding but none is injured. Chat escapes to Shing, who is now a traitor and wishes to get rid of Thanong to take his position (บ้าอำนาจ). Thanong, through a Typical Rambo 2 scene with big guns, wishes to punish Shing. Thanong is captured by the police following a rampage at Shing’s home and sent to jail. Chat needs to send Nancy away so that he can handle the situation. She is finally killed. Chat wishes to revenge her. There is a famous scene featuring a killing rampage by Chat in a restaurant with guns hidden in each flower pot. Three years have passed. Thanong is released from prison but he doesn't want to return to underworld mafia. Chat was injured to the ankle so he cannot walk properly anymore. Chat is now a car glass washer. Without their boss, Thanong’s men are wrecked (กูรอมึง). Thanong is accused of Rut's sister murder. Rut is upset because his brother is a ruffian (เป็นพี่เป็นโจร) so his management doesn't trust him. Thanong’s men including Chat are disappointing that Thanong wants to be out of mafia business (วางมือจากวงการ) and doesn’t want to give a lesson to Shing. Shing wants Thanong to be back in business as partner but Thanong refuses. Shing’s men beat severely Chat and also threaten Rut to convince Thanong to change his mind. Chat succeeds to get proofs regarding Shing’s illegal activities. Those proofs are given to Rut. Before fleeing, Chat and Thanong wish to face Shing a last time for an ultimate revenge. It is the last movie where Sombat Methanee had the leading role. This Thai movie is based on the Hong Kong movie “A Better Tomorrow” (1986) shot by John Woo. The scenario is very similar. It involves strong action and some comedy. Sorapong Chatree plays same role as Chow Yun-Fat. The movie is entertaining but the realisation is not as good as the one from John Woo. The end of the movie is very weird. It stops abruptly when Thanong is going to face Shing. Thanong is expected to die. There is unfortunately a weird movie abrupt ending.

ลำพูนแดง
ลำพูนแดง

Year: 1988

Thai title: ลำพูนแดง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

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Tongchai (Rith Luecha) is the leader of a ruffians team terrorizing the local district. Villager Tasuk is killed because he was on government side regarding illegal logging concessions instead of being on ruffians’ side. Tasuk and his family are killed except one of his daughter, Asunee. The subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Sit and the village headman (ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน) are also on the ruffians’ side. Sing is Tasuk’s son. He just gets released from prison and visits the Thai Buddhist temple abbot first before going back to his village. The abbot gives him a sacred Buddha amulet (Lamphun Daeng - ลำพูนแดง). But Sing needs to use it wisely. He goes back to his village but nobody dares to tell him the truth about his parents death (ไม่กล้า) as they are afraid of the ruffians. Before Sing had another sacred amulet (Lamphun Dam - ลำพูนดำ) but it was taken away when he was sentenced to jail. The ruffians decide to get rid of him but it fails as bullets cannot hurt him (ยืงไม่เข้า) thanks to the sacred amulet (ของดี). The ruffians visit the abbot to know if a sacred amulet has been given to Sing. Usanee is under the district officer’s (นายอำเภอ) protection. But proofs are missing to accuse the killers. The ruffians want to get rid of Asunee before she can meet her brother. They kidnap her. Police officer (ผู้กอง) and the district officer ask Sing to wait for more proofs but he decides to act first. He steps inside Sit's house and releases Asunee following a deadly fight with Sit. Asunee is shot and seriously injured. Sing now knows the truth about his parents' death. Police is now looking after Sing. They succeed to escape to the Police as the Buddha amulet makes them invisible. His sister dies as she lost too much blood. Sing wishes to seek revenge. Ruffians continue to terrorize the local population. Chiwin, daughter of district officer, and Sing love each other. He visits her for her birthday party and fails to shoot Tongchai. Sing takes revenge over the village headman. Tongchai starts to be worried for his own security. The ruffians capture Chiwin. While trying to release Chiwin, Sing is captured by Sing's ruffians. The police believes Tongchai is involved so enters his camp. Sing, thanks to the sacred amulet, takes profit to flee. Sing steps inside Tongchai's home, releases Chiwin and kills Tongchai. As promised to Chiwin, Sing surrenders to the police. Movie Lamphun Daeng - ลำพูนแดง was shot in 1988. Previous sequel Lamphun Dam - ลำพูนดำ was shot in 1983. This movie features sacred amulets. Most Thai people believe that wearing around the neck a Buddha holy amulet protects them from anything.

คู่แค้นปืนเดือด
คู่แค้นปืนเดือด

Year: 1988

Thai title: คู่แค้นปืนเดือด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

Don (Krung Srivilai) is always looking for troubles with ruffians (นักเลง) and hitmen. Most of the time he is drunk. Pot (Duangdeuan Jithaisong) is now Phayak's girlfriend (แฟน) but Don loved her before. Don is now married to Phaen. Phayak (Sorapong Chatree) (มือปราบที่จับตายทุกคน) is local subdistrict headman. Ruffian So is looking for revenge (คิดบัญชี) against Phayak as this latter put him in jail before. Amnat (Chat Mongkolchai) arrives with 20 ruffians in a restaurant. Phayak tries to stop their rampage. Don helps as the situation was getting tense. Don finds Phaen (อี๊สาวเลว) in bed with a ruffian. Ruffian So kidnaps Pot. It is a trick to kill Phayak but it fails. Ruffians see Don as a weak drunkard. Don also punches ruffians showing them that they shall not insult him too much (แมงดา). Phayak's responsibility now extends to cover territory from So. Amnat's ruffians storm Phayak's home and kill everybody (ครอบครัว) including Pot despite strong opposition. Pot is finally only injured. Phaen was aware but didn't warn Don. Amnat proposes a duel to Phayak but it will be 7 against 3. Don is severely sick due to alcohol but Phaen takes care of him. Amnat prepares a trick again. Don comes to give a hand. Don kills Amnat in a final duel but gets severely injured. He finally recovers. Don and Phaen are back together. Lepso VCD คู่แค้นปืนเดือด (1988) is only 1h16mn long so the movie was certainly cut a lot and so making the movie directing a bit awkward. Sorapong is wearing a north confederation hat.

พายุยางแดง
พายุยางแดง

Year: 1988

Thai title: พายุยางแดง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Chaiyan Sorakrai,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Rith Luecha,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress:

Thai movie พายุยางแดง lasts 1h26mn and was released in year 1988. It is available under VCD format. Captain (ผู้กอง) Phayu (Sorapong Chatree) meets Chiaw (Lak Apichat), a military instructor (ครูฝึก), and Priaw (Chaiyan Sorakrai), who is a pickpocket. Village leader Cheui refuses to sell his house to ruffians. Chiaw is his son but he didn't go back home for years. Palat (Kanchit Kwanpracha), subdistrict headman Chat Mongkolchai, Ai Saen (Rith Luecha), head of local ruffians, are working together. Ai Saen sends his men to teach village leader Cheui a lesson (สังสอน) but they finally kill him and his elder daughter. The younger daughter, being a teacher, promises to revenge. Priaw informs Chiaw that his father was killed. Chiaw steals some military weapons and flees to revenge his father. Informed by his management, Phayu has to bring him back and to silence this story. Chiaw steals (ปล้น) a car containing money belonging to Ai Saen. Palat (Kanchit Kwanpracha) has to get it back. In Thai movies, the mafia boss is often called Sia / เสี่ย. Ai Saen (Rith Luecha) requests help from corrupted police. The subdistrict headman is the one who killed village leader Cheui. Pen asks Priaw to stop gambling. Chiaw, Priaw, Pen and the subdistrict headman's stepdaughter forms a team together. Phayu asks Police head to give them time as he trusts Chiaw. Chiaw decides to get information from the subdistrict headman's girlfriend. This one starts to be very friendly with him (part censored or cut from VCD). The subdistrict headman Chat comes back and Chiaw is captured. He succeeds to flee by kidnapping Palat's daughter. Ai Saen is upset (อย่าประมาท). As Ai Saen orders to shoot the car despite there is Palat's daughter inside, it causes Ai Saen and Palat to become enemies. Chiaw hits Palat to revenge his father but Phayu and the daughter convince him to let Police do its duty. Palat tells them that Ai Saen a is preparing to betray his country. The team storms the ruffians’ den. Pen is used as hostage (ตัวประกัน). The movie ends up with fierce fightings. Palat and Priaw die. Ai Saen is killed. The two actresses are วาสนา วรรณวงศ์ and มาริษา อุดมพร.

ทอง ภาค 3
ทอง ภาค 3

Year: 1988

Thai title: ทอง ภาค 3
English title: The lost idol

Rating: 4/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Erik Estrada,Christoph Klüppel,Likit Eakmongkol,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Krung Srivilai,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

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Thai movie ทอง ภาค 3 / The lost idol (1988) lasts 89 minutes. Chalong Pukdeewichit is same director as previous sequels. A company of American soldiers is lost in Cambodia in 1975. They face Vietcong attack. They find a Brahma statue made of pure gold. The company carries it and their leader Oliver decides to hide it until the war is over. He betrays his own soldiers by shooting them but one, called Kirt (Erik Estrada), succeeds to flee despite being injured. The leader Oliver believes they are all dead. Meanwhile Red Khmer soldiers led by Sorapong Chatree are still chasing the US soldiers. They shoot Oliver and take for granted that he is dead. Kirt derives on a tree trunk and young Thai lady Lamyai helps him. He recovers and decides to stay with Lamyai. Meanwhile Oliver receives a promotion, a US medal and decides to go back to Thailand. He meets Catherine, his girlfriend, who is a US doctor working at the Thai Cambodian border. Colonel (ผู้พัน) Oliver asks Don (Likit Eakmongkol) to build a team in order to get back the statue from Cambodia. Part of this team are Krung Srivilai and Rith Luecha present in previous opus but with different roles. Christopher (Christoph Klüppel) is also part of the team. He was selected by Chalong Pukdeewichit thanks to his impressive bodybuilding. 1M baht is promised for each. Half now and half when the job is completed. Another group is following Oliver also. They threaten Katherine to get information. To force Kirt to join his team, Oliver kidnaps his daughter. Kirt has to accept to lead them through the Thai Cambodian border as it is full of mines. Meanwhile Katherine is going to Cambodian side to help poor people per her previous promise to Sorapong. It reminds the real story of Phanom Rung lintel stolen during Vietnam war and given back to Thailand in year 1988. Sayan Chantaraviboon and Apiradee Pawaputanon are part of the Red Khmer army. Sorapong's men are all killed during an embuscade and Katherine is captured. The Vietnamese soldiers wish to know why Oliver is back. Despite being tortured, Oliver refuses to speak. Kirt tells the Vietnamese about the gold statue (เทวดารูปทองคำ). The Vietnamese leader (นพพล โกมารชุน) plans to bring it back to Vietnam. One Cambodian man warns Sorapong that this statue belongs to Cambodian heritage and that it should stay here. They attack the truck convoy and the mercenaries free themselves. Sorapong asks mercenaries to join his team if they want to spare their life. If they survive, they will get freedom. The Khmer soldiers and the mercenaries attack the Vietnamese camp. Heavy fightings happen as Vietnamese soldiers have tanks. The Vietnamese leader succeeds to flee with the golden statue through an helicopter. Oliver sneaks in also. The statue finally falls in the lake and the helicopter crashes in the mountain. Chalong Pukdeewichit uses same recipe as previous sequels, i.e. famous Thai actors to be able to attract Thai audience and quite famous foreign actors to attract overseas audience.

ฟ้าสั่งข้ามาเกิด
ฟ้าสั่งข้ามาเกิด

Year: 1988

Thai title: ฟ้าสั่งข้ามาเกิด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chat Mongkolchai,Rith Luecha,Pipop Pupinyo,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress:

Thai movie ฟ้าสั่งข้ามาเกิด was released in year 1988. The movie was never released in Thailand but a remaining sequence in Hmong language is lasting 1h07mn. So it is difficult to understand the detailed story. The image has a poor VCD copy quality. Sorapong Chatree is carrying wood on his back in the mountains. Sorapong is a former soldier. Five men dressed as rangers / militants arrive in the mountain village and are talking to the village headman as they are looking for Sorapong. As they cannot get proper information about Sorapong, they harass his wife (ศิรินันท์ โรจนธรรม) and his son. Sorapong arrives and beats the 5 men away. Their leader is Chat Mongkolchai. Among Chat’s team, there are also Rith Luecha and Pipop Pupinyo. This time, Reut brings more men in the village and they hurt the village header to make him talk. Sorapong kills a few men to help the villager header. Sorapong and his family are then chased by ruffians in the mountains. They arrive in another village but are captured by some villagers led by Somsak Chaisongkram. Sorapong has to accept a one to one fighting with spade as shown on the movie poster. He defeats two opponents. Later on, Sorapong storms the ruffians place to get back a statuette requested by Somsak Chaisongkram. Ruffians storm the village but Somsak Chaisongkram helps Sorapong's wife to flee. Per the deal, they let Sorapong and his family go. Sorapong defeats four men wearing black clothes. His wife is injured. Somsak Chaisongkram tries to stop Rith and his men but gets killed. Fleeing again, Sorapong and his family are arrested by other villagers. Luckily the leader is an old friend of Sorapong. Rith and his men storm the village again. Sorapong has to flee one more time. The remaining sequence ends up here. This movie reminds The Mountain Lion (เสือภูเขา) movie released in 1979.

มือปราบภูธร
มือปราบภูธร

Year: 1987

Thai title: มือปราบภูธร
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Apichat Halamjiak
Main actress:

One important political man is responsible of a forest illegal logging. His tough men threaten villagers living close to the forest. Three men, including two former policemen, are helping to get rid of the tough men.

มนุษย์หมาป่า
มนุษย์หมาป่า

Year: 1987

Thai title: มนุษย์หมาป่า
English title: Wolf

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Lak Apichat,Pao Porapak
Main actress:

Thai movie มนุษย์หมาป่า / Wolf was released in year 1987. It lasts around 1h30mn. Two versions were released, one on VHS version and one on VCD format released by Lepso (renamed as จิ้งจอกผีสิง). On VCD version, luring scenes are censored but longer action sequences are present. Sompon (Sorapong Chatree) leads a group in the forest (เดินป่า) looking for treasures. Four years ago he was the only survivor. His life was saved by the daughter of the village leader called Pailin (นีรนุช อติพร). Ghosts (ผี) are guarding a cave with treasures. Pao Porapak is part of Sompon’s team. The group is attacked by robbers (โจรกลุ่มน้อย). Some villagers protect the cave and are under the spell of Mae Mo, a local sorceress. Villager leaders are Phairoj Jaising and his son Lak Apichat. Another group is following Sompon as they are eying for the treasures also. Sompon's group reaches the caves first. The villagers attack the second group but they succeed to escape. During nighttime, ghosts attack Sompon’s group. ผีผู้หญิงกลัวพ่อ ผีผู้ขายกลัวแม่ so Sompon asks the teammates to get naked to chase the ghosts away. In the second group, a rapist tries to abuse a lady so internal fightings occur. Mae Mo discourages Pailin and Sompon's love story. At nighttime, Sompon is transformed as a werewolf (หมาป่า) but the spell is not strong enough. The second group chases the first one from the caves. At nighttime they are attacked by ghosts and the remaining members are killed by villagers through torture. Sompon refuses to flee. A duel happens between Sompon and Lak. As Sompon wins, it shows the triumph of love towards fake magic from sorceress Mae Mo. Other actresses include อภิรัตน์ มณีรัตน์, มัลลิกา สมบัติเจริญ.

นักสู้ปฏิหาริย์
นักสู้ปฏิหาริย์

Year: 1987

Thai title: นักสู้ปฏิหาริย์
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

A famous and bad sorcerer is killed. But his spirit ("VINJAAN" - วิญญาณ) is still living and teachs his son about supernatural powers such as bullet invincibility and teleportation. Ten years after, the son masters all skills. He takes revenge but is not going on the same dark side as his father.

ฆ่าปิดปาก
ฆ่าปิดปาก

Year: 1987

Thai title: ฆ่าปิดปาก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Sahat Piempongsan
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Sarinthip Siriwan

Ithipon (Sahat Piempongsan) and Decha are two mafia leaders fighting for drugs control. They have a deal worth of 4M baht but Ithipon doesn’t go by himself and sends a bait. It was a trick as the bait is killed and Ithipon doesn't get the drug in exchange of the money. Sa (Apiradee Pawaputanon) and Jak (Sorapong Chatree) are loving each other but Jak is coming from a poor background (ธานะไม่เหมือนกัน) so Sa’s mother doesn't like him so much. Mot is a local police inspector always looking for proofs to arrest Ithipon and Decha. Jak's mother is played veteran actress Sarinthip Siriwan. It was one of her last movies. Protection fee (ค่าคลุม) needs to be paid by the mother, small restaurant owner, to the mafia led by Ithipon. As Jak refuses to pay, a fight erupts and one of the thugs is killed with his own knife while trying to stab Jak. Jak takes refuge in Decha's clan. His father is killed as a revenge by Ithipon's ruffians. A rich businessman fed up by Ithipon’s continuous requests asks Decha to get rid of him. Ithipon is shot at his home. Jak and Jon (Lak Apichat) are seen there despite Jak only injured Ithipon. A hitman being there is the one who killed Ithipon. Police inspector Sak is Sa’s promised fiance but she doesn’t love him. Sa's father is kidnapped. Following arguments with Jon and other thugs to release Sa's father, Jak gets injured (เพื่อนทรยศ) but succeeds to help the father. Jon promises to get revenge. Sa’s parents thank Jak for having released the father and wish him good luck. Jon finds Jak and tries to kill him. Following fierce fighting, Jon is finally the one to die. Jak wishes to take revenge over Ithipon. He shoots him and his remaining thugs. But police is now chasing Jak, Afraid he flees but finally surrenders when the police reminds him his duties over his mother and girlfriend Sa. Thai movie ฆ่าปิดปาก released in year 1987 has a length of 1h23mn. The original film is certainly longer but may have been cut by Lepso to fit in VCD format.

เดนมนุษย์
เดนมนุษย์

Year: 1987

Thai title: เดนมนุษย์
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress:

Some ruthless ruffians kill villagers and threaten them as their leader, called Chun, was arrested by the police following a denunciation. Winai, head of forest rangers, is captured by the mafia in order to exchange Chun. Chun's daughter, called Plae, is leading the capture. Nai, a soldier, is living with his wife in a neighbouring village. While he is away, his wife Waew is raped and killed by the ruffians. Nai complains to the police. The local police head proposes to him to share the 200 000 Baht reward to get back Winai. Meanwhile the ruffians succeed to free Chun during a prison transfer. Nai helps Chun and his daughter to escape the police chase. His target is to infiltrate Chun's ruffians team and find who kills his wife. Chun's teammates also wish to get the 200 000 Baht reward. Once Nai arrives in the village, one of the leader, called Chat, refuses to exchange Chun with Winai and kills Chun. Nai is captured and put prisoner in a cage. Chun's daughter, Plae, has arguments with Chat and flees the campement. She frees Nai. Chat wishes to exchange Winai versus the money reward. Chat needs money to build a bigger team of ruffians. Nai takes revenge over the ruffian who killed his wife and succeeds to free Winai, head of forest rangers. Similar to a a Thai copy of Rambo II, Nai carries a huge machine gun with ammunitions over the shoulder. All ruffians are killed. Police arrives late. Nai and Plae defeats Chat and the rogue policeman doesn't get any reward. It is a typical 1980s Thai action movie based on revenge plot, mistreated villagers and corrupted policeman.

ลายพาดกลอน
ลายพาดกลอน

Year: 1987

Thai title: ลายพาดกลอน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress:

San is a soldier. His father and sister, called Samon, are working in a mine concession looking for precious stones. The father finds a big ruby. The head of the concession wants to buy it at a low price but the father refuses. While San is at the Thai border, the head of the concession uses tough men to get the gem. San's father is killed but the gem is not found. The head of the concession takes San's sister as his girlfriend as she believes he is a nice man. Back to the village, San knows that the head of the concession is responsible of his father's death and has arguments with his sister. The concession head uses tough men to get rid of San and he is badly injured. He takes refuge in a Buddhist cave and is rescued by a wandering forest monk. He gives him a sacred Buddha amulet for protection. People with good intention are protected by the Buddha sacret amulet. Thanks to the sacred amulet, bullets cannot hurt San. San finally overcomes the head of the concession and his tough team. This movie is typical of 1980's action movies where the main actor always faces local god father protected by many tough men. He fights without support from the police. Local people enjoyed such kind of movie enhancing family relationship, Buddhist traditions and moralistic story.

ล่าสุดโหด
ล่าสุดโหด

Year: 1987

Thai title: ล่าสุดโหด
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

A man living with his family in the forest is apart from the society. When his wife and daughter are killed by bad tough guys, he seeks revenge.

บินเดี่ยวเหยี่ยวพระกาฬ
บินเดี่ยวเหยี่ยวพระกาฬ

Year: 1987

Thai title: บินเดี่ยวเหยี่ยวพระกาฬ
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Phairoj Jaising,Lak Apichat,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Thida Thidarat

A new police officer (ผู้กอง) Kamtenthong arrives in North of Thailand. A ring leader called Dam has dirty businesses such as helping people to cross Thai border illegally, drugs traffic, smuggling of weapons. Many fights and shootings happen between wealthy men (พ่อเลี้ยง) teams. Dam benefits of it until police starts to involve into his business also to stop the numerous killings. Finally police rushes into Dam's ranch and neutralize the ruffians and hitmen. But the leaders are not here. Dam's secretary, Pen, is the one informing the police. It causes the ruffians’ leaders to believe the other team betrays them as police is always there when weapons trading is happening. Dam is finally also neutralized through a final shooting. Pen was an uncovered policeman. It is a typical Thai action movie from 1980s mixing some Hong Kong style action sequences such as flying jump. It features a few actors from 1970s action movies but they look quite tired except Sorapong Chatree. It is a low budget movie. The soundtrack belongs to other movies such as “Shaft”. There are quite a few nice sequences with Sorapong Chatree but the overall film editing is average. It is in fact a movie made with other movies sequences from Sorapong Chatree so that is why the editing is so poor! The numerous bed sequences seem here only to ensure the movie can last 1h20.

บ้าน
บ้าน

Year: 1987

Thai title: บ้าน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Chat Korbjitti

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong

This sad story relates the story of a man coming from countryside with his family to earn a living in Bangkok. They are living in a slum. He has two kids. He has to work hard on construction side. Their dream is to have their own home (บ้าน). His daughter is selling flowers on a street. His son is helping his mother to prepare the flowers. They have a third child. The family borrows money to build a house. His grandfather is also joining the family in Bangkok. The man becomes a fisherman and has to leave home from long periods. His wife has an affair and gets pregrant. He expelled her from home. His daughter is having an affair with a young man and he also expelled her from home. The fishing boat is caught in Cambodian seas and he is sent in jail for 6 months. His grandfather get hurt on his back and cannot walk properly anymore. His son is sent to youth jail as he robs metal to buy medicine for his grandfather. Feeling useless, the grandfather gets suicide. When he is back from Cambodia, his family is wracked. This movie depicts life in urban slums of Bangkok with all its suffering and hardship. It was the object of much enthousiasm and praise among foreigners in Thailand and Thai intellectuals. Everyone in the story suffers from an unkind fate. The problems of the whole family stem from its leader only.

คนเลี้ยงช้าง
คนเลี้ยงช้าง

Year: 1987

Thai title: คนเลี้ยงช้าง
English title: The Elephant Keeper

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Duangdeuan Jithaisong

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It is about forest exploitation by rich people. Boonsong is an elephant keeper, who is having debts with a local and influent pawner. The pawner is supported by a local corrupted police officer. Kamroon is a ranger fighting against illegal loggers in order to protect the forest. Some gunmen try to get rid of Kamroon but Boonsong helps him. Boosong has to do illegal logging in order to pay back his debt to the pawner. Kamroon wants to help him but is killed by the corrupted policeman, who also wants to suppress Boonsong... This movie puts the stress on forest diminishing size due to overexploitation and illegal logging, elephants lacking work as the forest is getting smaller, corrupted policemen, influential people escaping troubles, illiterate poor people exploited by rich Chinese pawners, companies possessing official logging concessions and cheating by adding illegal logging, the helplessness of the simple people as well as the animals caught up in this struggle. The film failed at box office and lost around 7 millions baht. The long history of debate around the Chinese control over business in Thailand is one of the most deep and daring assertions in this movie. This movie touches deeply controversial issues such as the Thai state failing to protect its people against illegal interests. During the filming in the Northeast of Thailand local gangsters, probably working for illegal logging interest, attacked the film crew and one member was killed. The Culture Ministry registers 25 Thai classic films each year at the National Film Heritage Registry. This movie is part of the 25 films heritage list announced on 04 October 2014, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

พลอยทะเล
พลอยทะเล

Year: 1986

Thai title: พลอยทะเล
English title: The Gem from the Deep

Rating: 5/5
Director: Cherd Songsri

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Witoon Karuna
Main actress: Sinjai Hongthai,Aranya Namwong

Happiness is present on a small island between Kratin (กระถิน), young lady, and Rung (รุ่ง) a young man. They love each other but any wedding decision is linked to their parents. Kratin’s parents reject this love. Rung is a diver collecting seashells and fishes for a living. The movie shows nicely life of island people collecting coconuts thanks to monkeys or collecting eggs from giant turtles. Beautiful landscapes are shot. Kratin is jealous of Sangpao (สำเภา), another young woman that Rung considers as a sister only (น้องสาว). Sorapong Chatree with his short hair cut, killing smile and strong body really shines and plays in a great movie compared to the many average action flicks he played in 1980s. As Kratin's parents cannot accept such love and wedding, shall they flee to the city? While diving, Rung finds a red pure gem (พลอย, น้ำดี). He plans to sell it to cure his mother but makes the mistake to show it to another villager, father of Kratin. This one and his sons, arguing that Rung behaves badly with his daughter, try to kill him to steal the gem. Rung gives the jewel to Kratin and fights back. In front of Kratin's eyes, he is left for dead. He is only injured and succeeds to reach his mother's home where Sangpao rescues him. Kratin is sent to the city. She meets Sieng, the fishery lady boss (นาย), who recruits her as domestic helper. Rung recovers slowly and is still upset that the gem is not anymore with him. Sangpao takes care about Rung. A love story is about to start but it doesn’t bloom as Rung and Sangpao still have Kratin in mind. Kratin really believes Rung is dead so she is sad. Sieng’s brother, Samrien , likes Kratin a lot and starts to seduce her. They become lovers. Kratin shows him the gem. Samrien decides to keep it until their wedding in order to avoid it is stolen by somebody else. One day Sangpao finds Kratin in the city and informs her that Rung is not dead. Samrien refuses to give back the gem, refuses to let Kratin go and promises her that she will become the fishery owner. The movie show the fishery work from a cultural point of view. It is bad fate (เวรกรรม) that Kratin saw Rung dead but not it is too late now as she needs to have gratitude over the boss and her family. Finally Rung discovers the truth about Kratin and Samrien. Sangpao has to intervene to avoid Rung becoming violent. Sangpao and Kratin have arguments as Kratin cannot give the gem back. Rung also asks Kratin as he needs to cure his mother but she tries to manipulate him. Samrien refuses to give it back to Rung as he believes half of it belongs to him. The fisherman that brought Rung and his mother ask for his money but Rung cannot pay him as he hasn't got the gem yet. During a fight the mother is stabbed. A big storm is now happening. Samrien is endangered on a boat. Kratin asks Rung to help Samrien as his boat is stuck. Samrien encourages him not to go but Rung accepts as he is kind hearted so he releases the boat but disappears in the sea. Countryside people have often bigger heart than city people. This gem has caused many people to die. In the morning, the sea sends back Rung’s body. He is still alive and Sangpao had been waiting the whole night for him praying. Sieng wishes to nominate Rung as the new fishing boats leader as her brother is not expert enough. It causes Samrien’s ire and a fight between Samrien and Rung. Rung decides to go back to his island. Sangpao goes back with him. Kratin gives back the gem to Rung. Rung offers it to Sangpao but she refuses to take it so Rung sends it back in deep sea.

วายร้าย 4 คิงส์
วายร้าย 4 คิงส์

Year: 1986

Thai title: วายร้าย 4 คิงส์
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chaiya Suriyun,Lak Apichat
Main actress:

During a jewelry robbery, two women are kidnapped. The three robbers finally release their hostages and flee inside the forest. By using grenades, the robbers succeed to flee the police. A part of the movie was censored in Thailand as it features a daring sequence of the three robbers with three prostitutes. The head of police is Chaiya. Sarawat Sorapong receives duty to catch them. The head of police recommends him to check with a singer called Riem in a bar frequented by HK and SG citizens. Apichat provides support to the robbers, who are coming from HK. Riem is in fact undercover policewoman. Despite bring identified by Riem, the HK thieves succeed to flee and try to catch a plane to Saudi Arabia. They are caught at embarking gate in Don Meuang airport. The head of ruffians sends two Charlie's angels to get back the three HK men. On trial day, Apichat succeeds to release two HK guys through a daring escape. One fails to escape and is caught back by the police. Fai Chai is another local Thai helping them. The boss doesn't left his teammates (ลูกน้อง) in difficulty. As Fai Chai is identified, Thai police storms the house where ruffians are hiding. All are killed. Thai police saves face (ตำรวจไทยไม่ขายหน้า). The movie วายร้าย4คิงส์ lasts 1m31mn.

มือปืนผีสิง
มือปืนผีสิง

Year: 1986

Thai title: มือปืนผีสิง
English title: The Magic Man

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Pao Porapak,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Thida Thidarat,Sinaporn Philailak

Thai movie มือปืนผีสิง was released in year 1986. It lasts 1h25mn. It is a mix of Thai footage and Hong Kong footage done by Filmark production. The movie is in Spanish language. The international title is "Mad Move". The Thai footage lasts one hour. The Thai actors are not even mentioned in the credits. Director is Payoong Payakul. A lot of sexy scenes are still present but might be removed from the Thai VCD. Lepso released it under the name นักรบผีสิง. Actresses also include ธิดา ธีระรัตน์, สินาภรณ์ พิไลลักษณ์ (Sinaporn Philailak – sexy star), สุนารี. Actors also include วีรยุทธ รสโอชา. Below summary is then partial. Sorapong Chatree is a soldier in black uniform. All his colleagues are dead. Sorapong is seen holding a machine gun and shooting enemies. Lak Apichat is visiting a family. Lak offers money the family but the father refuses. Later on, ruffians kill the whole family. Sorapong is back and finds his family dead. In a sawmill, shootings happen with ruffians. Both Sorapong and Lak are involved in the shootings. As Sorapong believes Lak is responsible of his parents' death, they both fight. Sorapong finally understands that Lak is innocent. Pao Porapak and Rith Luecha are parts of the ruffians. Sorapong finally catches the ruffians, who shot his family. Out of strength, Sorapong collapses and wakes up in a monk's cave. He needs to pacify his heart. While being in a brothel, ruffians have fighting with Lak. Sorapong still has atrocious visions about war. The ruffians send a beautiful lady to seduce Sorapong but it fails. Outside of the room, Pao is waiting and Sorapong is captured by the ruffians. At nighttime Sorapong becomes a werewolf and defeats his captors. The leader's girlfriend abuses the confidence of Bonnie (รติรส รินนภา) but the werewolf stops her. The werewolf abuses her as a revenge. Meeting Lak, the werewolf follows him and by paying respect to a Buddha statue, the werewolf becomes Sorapong again. Rith refuses to believe the stories about a werewolf but finally following the proofs, he gathers a big team to fight back. Finally Sorapong’s team acts first. The movie ends up in shootings and two final fights between Lak and Pao, between Sorapong and Rith.

เหนือฟ้ายังมีเซียน
เหนือฟ้ายังมีเซียน

Year: 1986

Thai title: เหนือฟ้ายังมีเซียน
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Nareerat Monsiri

A man comes back in a Hat Yai city district, which is ransacked by a local mafia. He is looking for an old friend. He decides to stay and acts as a local astrologer. But local mafia dislikes him and wishes him to leave through threats. He is collaborating with the police to stop them. This movie also highlights the police's extra judicial killings.

ล่าด่วนนรก
ล่าด่วนนรก

Year: 1986

Thai title: ล่าด่วนนรก
English title: Operation North Tour

Rating: 2/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Prissana Chabaprai

Pen and Tong (Sorapong Chatree) meet each other in a bus going to Chiang Mai. Nobody knows the real reason of Tong arrival to Chiang Mai. He just comes to rest and to see a friend called Den. A few people are killed by a hitman (มือปืน) and acolytes in a pool club. Tong is witness of the murder. He shots one killer. Pen's business is also threatened by local mafia. Chiang Mai area is dominated by two local mafia heads. A lady called Gnam seduces Tong to know the truth regarding his visit to Chiang Mai but to no avail. Gnam is linked to mafia. The two mafia rings fight each other. During a shooting at the Chiang Mai airport by another hitman, a young man called Suchai helps to protect Saichai, daughter of Somchai (Rith Luecha), mafia leader. Suchai gains the trust of Somchai. The two mafia leaders decide to unify their efforts instead of fighting. Gnam is killed during a fight between Tong and a ruffian. Finally Suchai gets information that both mafia team will gather in Don Pui area to sell drug. Gun fights happen between mafia and the police helped by Tong, Den and Suchai. Similar to a a Thai copy of Rambo II, Tong carries a huge machine gun with ammunitions over the shoulder. The movie features fightings shot with a Hong Kong action movie style. As often during such Thai action movies, it is revealed that the main characters were undercover policemen. Many Thai action movies in 1980s decade include influence from Hong Kong movies and American movie Rambo II fighting style.

ลูกสาวพระอาทิตย์
ลูกสาวพระอาทิตย์

Year: 1986

Thai title: ลูกสาวพระอาทิตย์
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pao Porapak,Lak Apichat
Main actress:

A Japanese soldier is stranded in Thailand. His plane crashed. He is rescued by a Thai family. The Japanese gets married with their daughter but she dies when giving birth to a daughter. Twenty years have passed. An armed group arrive in the village. They are looking for the old Japanese gold that is supposed to be hidden inside a cave. Yem (Sorapong Chatree) is protecting the group. Another armed group is already occupying the area. Gun fights occur between the two groups. Following various fights, kidnapings and so on... the Japanese former soldier triggers an explosion inside the cave so that nobody can get the gold. Phra Athit (พระอาทิตย์) means sun but also gold. This movie has nothing to do with the movie "ลูกสาวพระอาทิตย์" shot in 1968. It is a typical grade B action movie from decade 1980s with kung fu fights and gunfight sequences. It includes a little of romance and a lonesome hero who prefers to stay in the forest than going back to modern world. Favorite sentence of such movies is "cha tham arai to pai" (จะทำอะไรต่อไป) - What shall we do next? During the anti-communist years, Sorapong Chatree played soldiers and mercenaries in perhaps 100 action films. Most of these were low-profile, though some were popular as they played to the national sentiment.

สงครามร้อนรัก
สงครามร้อนรัก

Year: 1986

Thai title: สงครามร้อนรัก
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Porjed Kaenpetch,Dam Datsakorn
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin,Moeifa

During Vietnam war some Thai soldiers are facing the Vietcong resistance. It is their last days of their engagement. One of them, Athit, has a Vietnamese girlfriend called Cheut Cheun, but needs to be separated from her. Athit promises to come back. Due to the South Vietnam invasion by North Vietnam, he cannot keep his promise. Many Vietnamese boat people then flee to Hong Kong. Cheut Cheun's father forces his daughter to leave Vietnam in order to secure a better future for her. The smugglers are part of the mafia. Those evil men rape the young girl on the boat. The boat is hijacked by Thai ruffians and the boat people are put in a cage. The young girls are transferred to another boat by the ruffians, who wish to send them to Thailand. Athit and his friend Wat accidentally see Cheut Cheun. She was sent to a bordel. Athit promises to help. Cheut Cheun refuses to obey the mamasan (มาม่าซัง) so faces wrath from her and is tortured (ทรมาน). The mamasan considers the girls (เด็กผู้หญิง) as things and now wishes to send them to singapore due to the deranging noise made by Athit. It is difficult for Athit to free Cheut Cheun due to the mamasan's bad influence (อิทธิพล). He wishes to buy a ticket to send her back to Vietnam. He convinces the police to investigate and helps to gather proofs. He doesn't have enough money to buy her back so he tries to organize an escape but it fails. His friend Wat is killed. The police finally arrests (จับ) the mamasan and her ruffians. This movie highlights the boat people phenomena and the mafia taking profit of it. The main actress is from Philippines. She might had less concern that Thai actresses to play sexy scenes. Soundtrack from Dario Argento's horror movies is used.

ยิงทิ้ง
ยิงทิ้ง

Year: 1986

Thai title: ยิงทิ้ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Chat Mongkolchai,Pipop Pupinyo,Choomporn Theppitak,Pao Porapak,Paen Pleumsachai
Main actress: Sinaporn Philailak

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Thai movie ยิงทิ้ง was released in year 1986 and lasts 1h20mn but parts of the movie are cut. Ruffians shoot a van transporting money (ปล้นเงินเดือน). Lak Apichat is injured. Police arrives and catches ruffians but Wong (Chat Mongkolchai) and Pon (Pipop Pupinyo) succeed to flee. Pon hides the money but is also arrested later so Wong doesn't know where the money was hidden. Wut (Sorapong Chatree) is police inspector. He is married to Na (วชิรา วงษ์วัชร์), who complains he doesn't give enough time to his family (เป็นหน้าที่). Head of police Choomporn Theppitak enquiries if Lak is involved in the robbing or not. Choomporn gives the case to Wut. By enquiring, Wut meets Wong and Pao Porapak but they succeed to escape due to the mistakes of other policemen. Wong and Pao succeed to release Pon. Choomporn asks Wut to get them back but Wut requests an assistant (ผู้ช่วย), i.e. Lak. As Pon is reluctant to give back the money, Wong kidnaps his wife (พิศมัย ภุมมา). Meanwhile Wut and Lak are chasing Pol also. They fail to catch Wong and Pao despite Pol leads them to their house. Wut verifies that Mon (Sinaporn Philailak) doesn't hide Wong anymore. Choomporn starts to lose patience as Wong is still not captured by Wut. By spying Mon, Wut finally gets back the money but Wong succeeds to escape. Wong kidnaps Na in order to force Wut to give back the money. Following fightings and shootings with ruffians, Wut, Lak and Na defeat them. Lak ends up in jail as he still has to pay for his previous bad behavior. A four minutes trailer is also still available. It features sexy scenes cut off from VHS release.

ตามฆ่า
ตามฆ่า

Year: 1986

Thai title: ตามฆ่า
English title: Twinkle Ninja Fantasy

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Krai Kanchit,Boo Wibunnan,Chat Mongkolchai,Pipop Pupinyo,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Sinaporn Philailak

Thai movie ตามฆ่า was released in year 1986 and lasts 1h46mn. The VHS release is very sharp. The movie was also released overseas by Filmark movie production. It is called "Twinkle Ninja Fantasy". It is mixing the Thai movie and Ninja sequences shot in Hong Kong. Vin (Lak Apichat) organises gambling on a mining site. Manager (ผู้จัดการ) Somchai (Krai Kanchit) decides to give him a harsh lesson. Kiet (Sorapong Chatree) interposes as Somchai is going too far. Fighting erupts and You (Sinaporn Philailak) has to stop them. The big boss Thana (Boo Wibunnan) refuses to fire Kiet as he is a good staff. You is Thana's girlfriend but she is also Somchai's mistress. As Kiet has to transport important company goods, Somchai plans to get rid of him. As Kiet's sister has a domestic accident, Kiet cannot go. Vin then leads the convoy, which is attacked by ruffians. Only Vin succeeds to escape as the ruffians believe he falls from a cliff. You pushes to marry with Thana (แม่เลี้ยง) but this latter wishes to inform his son coming back from overseas first. As the convoy is robbed, Somchai accuses Kiet to be the mastermind behind. Pinyo tries to convince Vin to accuse Kiet but as he refuses, he is beaten and left for dead. Thana doesn't trust Somchai so he wishes to replace him by his son. Aware, Somchai hires Chat Mongkolchai to attack the next convoy led by Thana and Kiet. All staff die including Thana. Only Kiet escapes but his sister gets killed as he takes refuge in his home. Somchai now plans to kill Thana's son called Virayut (วีรยุทธ รสโอชา). While exiting the train station, ruffians chase and shoot Virayut. Luckily doctor Wana (ปรางค์ วงศ์วัช)(แสนสวย) passes by and saves his life. Pipop Pupinyo and Pao Porapak storm the doctor's house to find the son. Wana chases them on time before any killing occurs. Virayut wishes to kill Kiet as You brainwashed him that he is the killer. Ruffians try to kill again Virayut but they fail so they kidnap the doctor Wana. Meanwhile Virayut follows Lak to find Kiet. Following fighting, Virayut understands that Kiet is innocent. Understanding that Somchai doesn't love her, You tries to release Wana but it is too late and she gets killed. Kiet gets revenge over Chat Mongkolchai by putting a grenade in his mouth. Knowing that Somchai is planning to flee overseas by boat, Thai police, Kiet, Vin, Virayut storm the pier to release Wana. The boat succeeds to escape but Kiet and Virayut are on board. Through a final fight, Somchai is killed. As often in Thai movies, it is discovered that Virayut is a Bangkok police officer. Before going to Bangkok, he promotes Kiet as new manager and Vin as intendant. This Thai includes many stereotypes from 1980s Thai action movies.

โอวตี่
โอวตี่

Year: 1986

Thai title: โอวตี่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chatchai Plengpanich,Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

Owati is a tough guy sent to prison because he hit two guys flirting with the girl he loves. He is living in Yaowarat, Bangkok Chinatown district. When he was a child, his father was killed in front of him. He is now out of prison. He has a hot temper or ใจร้อน. He is violent due to his difficult childhood. The policeman who caught him earlier is now an inspector (สารวัตร). He is helping Owati to find a job. He is also causing trouble to local mafia. They try to get rid of him without success. During a trip of the inspector abroad, Owati is involved in a fight during a Chinese temple festival. By mistake, he shot the son of a local godfather. To protect his mother against revenge, he has to shot this godfather. Owati is now employed by another godfather as a hitman. He has now a lot of money but his mother doesn't want dirty money or a new house. She wants a son that respects law. She wants to be pround of her son. She rejects him. The new godfather uses another hitman to kill the inspector but he is only injured. Bashed by his mother again, Owati kills the hitman and flees to South of Thailand. He has to come back to Bangkok as his boss tries to have him killed. He helped his girlfriend kidnaped by the godfather tough guys. Finally as his girlfriend is pregnant, he surrenders to the police and promises to be a good father when he will exit from prison. A second opus with different actors was released 4 years later.

ปางรัก
ปางรัก

Year: 1985

Thai title: ปางรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon

The father of a young lady is killed during a car accident by a rich young man. The young lady becomes a staff in his company to get her revenge. In fact two brothers are leading the company and she confuses them. She refuses the love of one of the brother assuming he is responsible of her father's death. Will love be the strongest?

กัลปังห่า
กัลปังห่า

Year: 1985

Thai title: กัลปังห่า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A young wealthy Thai lady is coming back to Thailand after having spent a few years abroad. She quarrels with one of her father's employee, a fisherman. Despite their social differences and thanks to his kindness, she finally appreciates the fisherman's world. But her parents want to marry her to another man. Her mother fires the fisherman. Will the young lady ever find happiness?

หยุดโลกเพื่อเธอ
หยุดโลกเพื่อเธอ

Year: 1985

Thai title: หยุดโลกเพื่อเธอ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chatchai Plengpanich,Prompong Nopparith,Sor Asanajinda,Settha Sirachaya,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress:

During World War II in Thailand, three men love the same woman, one is a Japanese officer whose former wife looks like same the Thai lady, one is a dumb Thai man, the last one is a Thai man collabotating with Japanese soldiers but in fact being an insurgent helping British intelligence.

ปล้นลอยฟ้า
ปล้นลอยฟ้า

Year: 1985

Thai title: ปล้นลอยฟ้า
English title: Eye of the condor

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Thep Po-ngam,Krung Srivilai
Main actress:

Many guests including Indian merchant Imadoo (Krung Srivilai) are invited to a diamond show to see the famous Diamond Rasamee. Komkrit (Sorapong Chatree), young playboy, is also present. Following a mess during the show, the power supply is cut and Komkrit succeeds to steal the big diamond. The diamond owner dies due to heart crisis. His son promises to take revenge. Komkrit flees thanks to a delta-plane. Komkrit is always accompanied by a dwarf. Komkrit has been hired by ruffian Araki to steal the diamond. Araki is dishonest and tries to get rid of Komkrit. Following a fight, the diamond falls from the window. Two skilled policemen, Den, coming back from America, and Ms Pisawat are responsible to catch Komkrit (โจรปล้นเพชร). Den is a blunderer. Komkrit and his dwarf assistant are looking for the diamond into a slum they believe it falls in. They are aggressively welcomed by a bunch of other dwarfs. Their younger sister (น้องสาว) is Pheung. A romance starts between Pheung and Komkrit. Araki is also looking for Komkrit. The diamond is finally found on the roof of Pheung's house. Following fights and chase with ruffians and police, the diamond is lost in an ice factory. Den forces Komkrit to help the police if he wants to escape prison. The diamond is found in soft drink ice bag. One of the dwarf swallows it. Araki’s team and also Imadoo’s team fight each other to get the dwarf. Imadoo claims this jewel is a sacred item for his Indian religion. Komkrit finally gets back the diamond following a fight with Araki's ruffian in the air on parachute. Meanwhile Pheung and the dwarfs are taken as hostages (ตัวประกัน) and have to be exchanged against the diamond to save their life. The police and Komkrit storm Araki's secret base at nighttime. It is also storing a huge stock of weapons. Final part of the movie is a typical James Bond sequence with an impressive number of jet- skis invading the island. Traitors to Thailand are punished. Diamond is finally given back to India. As usual with director Chalong Pukdeewichit, his movies include a mix of action, comedy, a few foreign actors and a spice of sexy actress. The movie ปล้นลอยฟ้า is known overseas under the name "Eye of the condor".

ไกรทอง 2
ไกรทอง 2

Year: 1985

Thai title: ไกรทอง 2
English title: Kraithong 2

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sompote Sangduenchai,Neramit

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Lor Tok,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Aranya Namwong,Supansa Nuengpirom,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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This time Kraithong faces a man, who has also the power to change himself into a fearful crocodile.

นักเลงสิบล้อ
นักเลงสิบล้อ

Year: 1985

Thai title: นักเลงสิบล้อ
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director: Choomporn Theppitak

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Nard Poowanai,Lak Apichat,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Wiyada Umarin

Krabut (Sorapong Chatree) is a truck driver truck (สิบล้อ) coming back for his father funeral. A bomb exploses at the funeral. The host (เจ้าภาพ) dies. A lady called Pimchai is suspected. Krabut goes to a nightclub to meet Pim. She tries to drug him. Krabut discovers that she is linked to local kingpin Siasom. Krabut wishes to take revenge as his father's death is a murder. A few truck gangs are in rivality in the district. A local police inspector (สารวัตร) wants to clean the district from ruffians but it is not an easy task. Krabut meets Orasa, a young lady directing a truck company and transporting durian fruits. It is typical 1980s action movie with kung fu fights, gunfights, Luk Thung (ลูกทุ่ง) countryside music about trucks. Trucks (สิบล้อ) in Thailand are ornamented with many drawings and colors. Siasom is the local mafia head. He uses trucks to go to the border and sell weapons. Krabut seduces his mistress Naisa to get information. Police stops the trucks going to border. The mafia tries to corrupt them. Orasa is also managing a outdoor gold extraction company in competition with Siasom's associates. Challenged and overwhelmed by the ruffians (คุณจะไม่มีโอกาสเห็นขาอ่อนฉัน), she gets help from Krabut. Krabut and the police inspector find that Siasom's organisation hides drugs in logs and is also trafficking Vietnamese people. Ruffians are stopped following usual gunfights. Many great famous Thai actors are present in this movie but the directing is too weak.

เพชรลำพระเพลิง
เพชรลำพระเพลิง

Year: 1985

Thai title: เพชรลำพระเพลิง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Nareerat Monsiri

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Some Thai Soldiers are fighting at the border against some communist invaders. Phet (เพชร) and Chat (ชาติ) are two key members of this unit. They deserve a rest. Phet brings Chat back to his village. Meanwhile the village headman (ผู้ใหญ่) is killed by a professional killer (มือปืน). Khun Thana, a local influent man, is responsible of his death. Mae Ploy, a child called Haeng, Phet and Chat are witnesses of the murder. Thana wishes to suppress all witnesses. As the future of the country (ชาติ) is endangered if children don't go to school, Phet and Chat decide to protect Haeng and the school. Luckily for the two soldiers, the two teachers, Porn (ครูศิริพร) and Plang (ครูปราง), are also beautiful ladies. Phet captures one of the killer in the city. Thana tries to use his influence to release the killer. Phet meets Lady Kanya (กันยา), a local company owner, having issues with local mafia. Jealousy starts between Kanya and Porn regarding Phet. Following a gun fighting in the school, a student is killed. A car chasing happens in the city and finally the child killers are punished. Phet is captured but succeeds to escape. Phet is played by Sorapong Chatree with a beard. A barber scene is inspired from Sergio Leone western spaghetti movies. Kanya (ขายชาติ) proposes to Phet to steal army weapons but he refused and is held prisoner. As Phet has disappeared, Chat and the two teachers look for him. Chat helps to release Phet. Two former solder friends (ทรยศชาติ) are now working for Thana. They complain that Thai government didn't support them properly. Finally following Phet's touching words, they change side and sacrifice themselves for the nation (เป็นคนไทย). The two former soldiers sacrifice their life to destroy the ruffians’ explosive stock. It is a typical action movie from 1980s with nationalist aspect and highlighting children education importance for the future of the country. It is only a 68 minutes movie so part of the movie might have been cut.

หกสี่เอี่ยว พยัคฆ์เหนือเมฆ
หกสี่เอี่ยว พยัคฆ์เหนือเมฆ

Year: 1985

Thai title: หกสี่เอี่ยว พยัคฆ์เหนือเมฆ
English title: Top Secret

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress:

Thai movie หกสี่เอี่ยว พยัคฆ์เหนือเมฆ was released in year 1985. Payoong Payakul is movie director. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 47 minutes is left to be seen. Lak Apichat is playing a police inspector (สารวัตร) role. Veteran actor รณ ฤทธิชัย is playing a ruffian role. Sithao Petcharoen is playing a comic role as useless policeman. In Thai the countryside, goods exchange shall happen between Sing and a group of soldiers led by Reuang (Sorapong Chatree). They arrive by parachute. Sing plays double role and kill the soldiers including Reuang. A bit later, Sing and his ruffians are also killed by mysterious men wearing black clothes. So nobody knows where the goods (สินค้า) end up. Reuang survives and agrees to look for the culprits. Reuang is arrested by the police. Ruffians learning that he is not dead wish to capture him to identify where their goods are hidden. They succeed to release him but Reuang admits he has no clues where the goods are. Later on, Apichat and a policewoman catch Reuang to know where the goods are hidden but to no avail. Reuang is seen by all as the key entry point (กุญแจดอกสำคัญ). Those goods are important at Thai national level. Reuang accepts to collaborate with the police. The left sequence ends up here. Movie หกสี่เอี่ยว พยัคฆ์เหนือเมฆ was also used in IFD movie Top Secret.

สามล้อ ซี.๕
สามล้อ ซี.๕

Year: 1985

Thai title: สามล้อ ซี.๕
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Nareerat Monsiri

Lek has been educated in a Thai Buddhist temple. His mother, fed up by the drunkard behavior of her husband, has become a Buddhist nun. Lek is now a teacher. He saves one of his student from drowning. His mother Namphrao thanks him and has interest with Lek but nothing happens between them. Namphrao has to go abroad but continues to send letters to Lek. Finally Lek got married to Lamai, the daughter of a rickshaw driver. His teacher salary is not enough so Lek has to work at night time as a rickshaw driver. He receives praises from the Thai administration for his dedication over children. He even become the rickshaw's president association. Namphrao is back and it causes jealousy from Lamai. Wishing to open a new business, Namphrao withdrews money from the bank but her money is stolen by robbers. Lek helps to retrieve the money but his family is kidnapped by the robbers. Robbers are killed by the Police and Namphrao leaves Thailand to let Lek and Lamai to have happiness.

จับตาย
จับตาย

Year: 1985

Thai title: จับตาย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

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Some prisoners (นักโทษ) are used by Rangers police to cut trees in the forest. Porn (Sorapong Chatree) is a quiet prisoner (ครับนาย). Some of the rangers are good men but some are bad guys eager to shoot prisoners when they flee or force them to overwork. Porn is well appreciated by the Rangers police leader as he is always helpful and calm. Krasit, one of the Rangers police, doesn't like Porn as he is too soft. Kasit is spreading rumours of homosexuality (กะเทย) about the two men. Porn is said to have a beautiful girlfriend called Wan in the neighbouring village so Kasit wants to know more. Porn lies to his mother and his girlfriend about his prisoner status. He claims he is still a worker (พนักงาน). Krasit succeeds to steal Porn's girlfriend by telling the truth to Wan's mother. The Rangers police leader is nice and believes in prisoners' redemption so he is giving a lot of autonomy to Porn in the forest. Porn cannot stand Wan's decision (ไม่ทำใจ) and wishes to try to convince her a last time. In one year he shall be released. He is not a criminal (ผู้ร้าย) but Wan's mother forces her daughter to meet Krasit as she is not happy that Porn is a prisoner. Porn was coming from Mae Hong Son and was mistakenly trapped in a brawl. Krasit and Porn fight each other and Porn has no choice than fleeing. Wan cannot follow up. The Rangers police starts to chase Porn in the jungle. Porn has an arm injury as Krasit shots him and then he falls from a cliff. Kasit wants to catch him and kill him (จับตาย). Porn gets refuge with Wan and they flee together. The Rangers police leader cannot help anymore despite Wan's request. Mlabri people (known locally as Phi Tong Luang - ผีตองเหลือง - or "spirits of the yellow leaves") help Wan to go deep inside the forest. The Rangers police follows Wan to know where Porn is hidden. Deadly fights happen in the forest between the Mlabri people and the bad policemen. Krasit dies. Porn finally disguises his death by putting his clothes on a dead body disfigured due to disease.

อิสรภาพของ ทองพูน โคกโพ
อิสรภาพของ ทองพูน โคกโพ

Year: 1985

Thai title: อิสรภาพของ ทองพูน โคกโพ
English title: Freedom of Citizen (Citizen II)

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Suchao Pongwilai,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress:

It is the second opus of the movie Citizen. As the Citizen I movie's main actor has died, Sorapong Chatree was used instead. It is about Thongpoon Khokpoh, a convict going out of prison, and looking for his son. His son refuses to meet him as he was left over many years. His father was in prison and his mother lives abroad with a foreigner. Thongpoon wishes to get reunited with his son. The movie deals about the lack of freedom about ex prisoners, i.e. difficulty of reinsertion, difficulty to find a job, bad image - an old convict will always be a bad man. He sympathizes with a young girl, who is a pickpocket. People don't trust Thongpoon as he is former convict but he is also not trusting the young girl when she brings back money, thinking she has stolen it. A pickpocket will always be a thief. Thongpoon is a nice guy, never wishing to break rules, never lying or doing something against law. So people call him stupid or buffalo! Thongpoon has difficulty to find a job as he is too honest and always says he is a former convict. Once you're in jail, you're always in jail, in this society. Once you get out of jail, you are still branded by the evidence. He is still an outsider. Through a misunderstanding, he is also confronted to bad policemen (Suchao Pongwilai) who don't believe Thongpoon can seek redemption but the head of police trusts Thongpoon. When a car bumps him, he refuses to sue the car driver and blames his own careless mistake. Finally the car driver seeing his kindness recruits him in his restaurant for tourists. Unfortunately one of his former inmates abducts his son and threatens Thongpoon to hurt his son if Thongpoon doesn't kill his boss, who has an issue with local mafia. Thongpoon's choice is difficult and is put in analogy with an ongoing Ramayakian dance (Rama facing demons) in the restaurant. Finally Thongpoon simulates his boss' murder in order to be reunited with his son and has to work hand in hand with the policeman, who formerly looked down on him, to stop the gangsters. The policeman acknowledges his misjudment on Thongpoon. Thongpoon, his son and the young girl are leaving to Udon Thani. This film highlights conflicts between poor people (Thongpoon, the pickpocket girl), the government officials (policemen) and wealthy influential businessmen.

สวัสดีคุณนาย
สวัสดีคุณนาย

Year: 1984

Thai title: สวัสดีคุณนาย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Wiyada Umarin

A HiSo family (วงผู้ดี) has a special domestic helper (คนใช้พิเศษ) called Kaew. She can break glass with her strong pitched voice. The daughter has her fiancee (คู่หมั้นชาย), Duangtawan, studying in England. He needs to come back (ธุระสำคัญ) to Bangkok following his father's request. There was a wedding promise between the parents. But Duangtawan wants to check his future wife's mindset first so he disguises himself as the family's car driver (คนขับรถ). His own driver, Phat Thai, becomes the Mom Chao (หม่อมเจ้า) and visits the HiSo family. Kaew (นางตัวดี) simulates herself as the Madam (คุณนาย) as her boss is out for holidays. Finally Duangtawan and Kaew start to be very close as Duangtawan appreciates her simplicity and frankness despite simulating being a Madam. The movie shows Thai society equality through food, i.e. rich / poor people can also sit on the floor, eat papaya salad (ส้มตำ) and sticky rice (ข้าวเหนียว). The Madam is asking for an engagement diner. As Duangtawan's father confirms, she comes back earlier than expected. Quiproquo happens again as Madam's daughter tries to seduce the car driver as she believes he is the real Duangtawan. She brings him to a short time motel (ข่มขืนเขา). Finally Duangtawan tells to Kaew the truth about his real identity but she flees ashamed of her own condition. Through a final quiproquo, the truth is revealed to all. It is finally discovered that Kaew is also the granddaughter of rich family. It a nice small movie but it lacks the craziness and dances that can be found in Bollywood movies.

น้ำผึ้งป่า
น้ำผึ้งป่า

Year: 1984

Thai title: น้ำผึ้งป่า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lor Tok
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Piathip Kumwong

Two sisters, Chom and Prakai Kaew bear children at the same time. Chom's husband is a bad guy (โจร). Following serious arguments with Chom, he comes to take his child back but Chom gives him Prakai Kaew's child. 17 years passed. Pheung (Jarunee Sooksawad) is a young smart lady living in a village. Her best friend is Phet, a fat cheerful teenager. As they have debts with the local Chinese merchant, they set up a King Kong show at the local temple fair to earn money in order to pay back the debts. It turns to a disaster. Wit, her father, is a reseller of stolen jewelry. Police catches Wit's colleagues. Pheung escapes nearly the police (หนีตำรวจ). A policeman, called Sing, only gets her necklace. Pheung's father is violent and drinks alcohol. He doesn't really love his daughter (ไม่รักลูก). Sing shows the necklace to a local notable who recognize the necklace as her missing granddaughter's necklace. As Prakai Kaew died already, Chom has taken care of Prakai Kaew's daughter, who is in fact Chom's real daughter as Chom exchanged the two girls during the kidnapping. Her daughter is called Lai. The grandfather invites Nam Pheung to stay with her real family. Pheung reaches her new home (บ้านหรือวัง). She is renamed as Nam Pheung. Chom is not happy and refuses to recognize her as her daughter. Her friend Phet can join Nam Pheung. There are typical gags when countryside (บ้านนอก) people enter high society (ผู้ดีสังคม). Policeman Sing is Lai's boyfriend. Chom uses ruffians to hurt Nam Pheung but it fails as she knows how to fight. Sing is very interested in Nam Pheung (สนใจเด็กคนนี่). Meanwhile Wit is in trouble with his former colleagues. Wit and Chom were lovers ten years ago. Lai is Chom and Wit's daughter. Chom wants to push Lai to be the wife of a Thai prince. She invents a pretext (ถูกของ) due to black magic for not having recognized Nam Pheung. Nam Pheung is in fact Prakai kaew's daughter. Chom prepares an evil plan again. Nam Pheung is kidnaped by Wit's ruffians. Sing, the prince rescue her. Chom is punished. It is a typical 1980s romance movie following Lakorn style with the leading actress (นางเอก) as Nam Pheung, the leading actor (พระเอก) as Sing, the bad girl (นางอิจฉา) as Lai and Chom, the funny supporting comedian (ตัวตลก) as Phet. Those romance movies were edulcorated with no kiss between the main stars.

เขี้ยวฉลาม
เขี้ยวฉลาม

Year: 1984

Thai title: เขี้ยวฉลาม
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat,Pipop Pupinyo,Tuanton Kammeesri,Kowit Wattanakul
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Wiyada Umarin

A policeman's wife and son are killed during a gun fight. The policeman enquires and discovers that a mysterious organization, which is going to betray Thailand, is responsible of their deaths.

สิงห์รถบรรทุก 2
สิงห์รถบรรทุก 2

Year: 1984

Thai title: สิงห์รถบรรทุก 2
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Pissamai Wilaisak

First movie episode สิงห์รถบรรทุก was shot in 1977. Siarat (Sorapong Chatree) is the owner of a truck company and is recently married. Phayap is the head of local mafia. His team is responsible of killing the owner of a truck company but they manage to accuse Siarat. Malin (Suriwan Suriyong), daughter of the assassinated truck owner, wishes to take revenge over Siarat but her mother (Pissamai Wilaisak) tries to prevent her as there is no proof yet. Malin believes wrongly Phayap's sayings. Two hitmen shot and kill Sairat's wife, Saisanee. Siarat wishes to take revenge over this murder. Meanwhile Siarat's former friends from the first movie episode, Chan, Kaewkarawet and Rawan, come back. Phayap tries to buy land from poor farmers but Chan (Manop Aussawathep) helps to chase the ruffians. Siarat doesn't know yet who killed his wife, Phayap group or Malin group. Phayap calls for other ruffians' help from Sisaket. Malin has great fighting skills. Suriwan Suriyong was often used as leading actress for action movies. She shows to Siarat that women can do same as men. Malin and Siarat are now friends as Phayap is identified as the treacherous man. Phayap sells weapons illegally to drug dealers. Phayap kills Siarat's friend Master (อาจารย์) himself. Siarat and Malin bring dozen of trucks to attack Phayap's team but the fields are mined. Gunfire happen between both groups until Phayap is neutralized through bloody sequences. It is a typical action movie from 1980s based on revenge script, kung fu fights, gunfire fights and issues resolved without the direct intervention from the police (it is only known at the movie end that Sairat's friends were under cover policemen), katoei (กะเทย) used as supporting comic roles. The movie image is very damaged for a 1980s movie. This hommage to trucks world was certainly very successful in countryside where movies were projected from the backs of trucks on to sheets hung between trees at fairgrounds.

เหล็กเพชร
เหล็กเพชร

Year: 1984

Thai title: เหล็กเพชร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Suchao Pongwilai,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Metta Roongrat,Thitima Sangkapitak

Thai action movie เหล็กเพชร was released in year 1984. The movie is lost in Thailand but a two minutes trailer remains to be seen. The movie producer is Sor Asanajinda. Main actor is Sorapong Chatree. Suriwan Suriyong is the main actress and Manop Aussawathep is playing her father. Other actors are Metta Roongrat, Lak Apichat, Sayan Chantaraviboon, Suchao Pongwilai, Thitima Sangkapitak… The trailer shows some fighting over a moving truck transporting tree trunks. In year 1967 Sor directed the same movie เหล็กเพชร in 16mm format. Sopha Sataporn was then the main actress. The 1967 version is still available.

นักรบประจัญบาน
นักรบประจัญบาน

Year: 1984

Thai title: นักรบประจัญบาน
English title: Cobra Thunderbolt

Rating: 4/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Chaiyan Sorakrai,Dam Datsakorn,Somsak Chaisongkram,Pinyo Parnnui
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak

Thai movie นักรบประจัญบาน was released in year 1984 and lasts 1h47mn. Toranong Srichua is the movie director. The Thai VCD has a good image quality but is 4:3 format. A Japanese VHS version is in 16:9 format but only lasts 1h29mn. It is a Sahamongkol production. A group of heavily armed Thai terrorists (including Dam Datsakorn, Somsak Chaisongkram, Pinyo Parnnui) are trained in Thailand. The Thai army commander asks to neutralize them asap. Tet (Krung Srivilai), previous military officer and now disabled, is sitting on a wheelchair and is pushed by his wife (Pissamai Wilaisak). He is providing advices to Thai army commander. Det (Sorapong Chatree) is Tet’s previous best fighter (นักรบ). Tet was his superior (ภูพาน) in year 1971. Both Tet and Det were the only survivors following heavy fightings at the Thai border. Tet lost use of his legs. The Daily News Press director sends his best journalist Ann (ศิริพร เอี่ยมสุนทร) to enquiry on a factory building illegally war weapons. The factory owner is Somsak Chaisongkram. The journalist receives threatening to stop her investigation on the factory. Meanwhile Tet demonstrates to Thai army commander his latest armored vehicle (รถวิเศษ). His own daughter (ระพีพรรณ กรสกุล) is the driver. Somsak is also very interested but Tet refuses to sell to him. Somsak sold weapons to communists causing Tet’s former military unit to be decimated. Ruffians storm Tet's house and kidnap his wife. Police inspector (Chaiyan Sorakrai) wishes to help but Tet prefers to handle by himself as those kidnappers are not standard ruffians. Det, learning the news from a newspaper, decides to flee while doing community work in order to help his former boss. Ann helps him to find Tet. During tentative exchange with Somsak, Tet's wife is killed through a remote bomb hidden on her body. It is war. Tet provides proofs to Ann that Somsak sold weapons illegally to Cambodia, Lao and Vietnam. Tet is kidnapped. A bomb is put in Daily news’ office by a renegade police officer but Police inspector Chaiyan stops it on time. Police locates the terrorist camp and tries to destroy it. Det uses the armored vehicle. Tet's daughter joins him with an individual flying machine. As policemen get difficulties, they wipe the terrorist opposition and release Tet. For this movie, Krung Srivilai made his head bald and was sitting in a wheelchair during whole movie. Toranong Srichua used his movie as a reference to show what risks could happen in Thailand in the future. Some happened (domestic terrorists, police officer betraying country, remote bombs on people…).

ตะวันยิ้มแฉ่ง
ตะวันยิ้มแฉ่ง

Year: 1984

Thai title: ตะวันยิ้มแฉ่ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol

In Nan province, animist forest people (คนป่า) are discovered. They are called "Phi Tong Leuang" (ผีตองเหลือง) or Mlabri ethnic group. They do not possess anything and share everything within the group. They are exploited by Bangkokian people to cut trees in forest. They stop to cut trees because deities (ผีฟ้า) are angry. A professor sends a group of students including a young lady called Doktawan to study and to catch a "Phi Tong Leuang" in the forest. In Ta Wa Dung village, people from Chinese origins are living. They are far from civilization and are friend of the Mlabri ethnic group. Cheng is a young man living in Ta Wa Dung village. The students mistakes Cheng as a Mlabri ethnic group member and catches him. Cheng is same as French Asterix and his magic potion. Cheng gets high strength when getting exposed to sun. As he wishes to visit Bangkok, he lets himself captured. There, he is exposed like an animal in a cage. Doktawan educates him to modern world (radio, music, dance). A romance happens between Cheng and Doktawan. The illegal logging company sends ruffians to get rid of Cheng so he has to flee. Police catches him and sends him to hospital for crazy people as he is walking half naked. Meanwhile Cheng's parents are worried and decide to go to Bangkok to search for him. They arrive in Bangkok with elephants and horses to look for him! Finally Cheng is reunited with his family but it is discovered that he is not a Mlabri so he needs to help Doktawan to find real Mlabri ethnic group members. Meanwhile the illegal logging company wants to kill all Mlabri people to be able to exploit the forest. Gun fight happens in famous Earth Pillars site at Sao Din. Police arrives on time to rescue the students and Mlabri. This is a typical Thai comedy from the 1980s decade with a "katoey" (กะเทย) in the funny and silly role, gags from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "The Gods Must Be Crazy" (1981). There is very bad taste as the illegal logging company ruffians often carry a nazi flag to emphasize their badness. In 2009 the operator of a waxworks museum in Pattaya has been forced to cover up a giant billboard of Adolf Hitler giving a Nazi salute after complaints. This movie includes first introduction of hidden advertisement with beer brand name promotion.

บ้านสีดอกรัก
บ้านสีดอกรัก

Year: 1984

Thai title: บ้านสีดอกรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Thongchai McIntyre,Suchao Pongwilai,Krung Srivilai
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Jarunee Sooksawad,Pornpan Ketmamatsu

A young lady Apple is supposed to get married. On her wedding day, another lady comes to get back her husband (หลอกเรา). Apple is disappointed again. Apple is part of a group of three ladies, who are close friends and always help each other. One is Pen (Naowarat Yooktanun), one is sexy Nook (Pornpan Ketmamatsu) and the last one is Apple (Jarunee Sooksawad). They decide to focus on money first instead of love as all men are liars anyway. They find a job in the same company. At night time, they play an escort role in a gambling casino (บ่อน) in order to try finding rich men but the police raids the place. Apple gets refuge in Chatri's car as she mistakes it as a taxi in order to escape to the police. Apple tries her luck again in her search for a rich man (เศรษฐี) in a sport club. They meet Krit (Thongchai McIntyre), who invites them to Chiang Mai in his countryside house. Apple asks Chatri (Sorapong Chatree) to drive them to Chiang Mai. As his car is broken, they just dropped him to go for hitchhiking. Chatri also is also rescued by Krit. He knows the game played by the three girls and have strong sarcasms over them. While wandering in the forest, they have arguments with illegal loggers. They are kidnaped but succeeded to flee except Nook. Krit saves Nook. They finally go back to Bangkok as they run out of money. Pen put the furnitures in a pawn shop (โรงจำนำ) to get money. Krit orders the furnitures to be replaced. Apple is fed up with rich people so she leaves her friends. The movie ends happily with the three ladies getting married. This movie is a typical romantic comedy from 1980s led by local superstars Sorapong Chatre and Jarunee Sooksawad. It also shows modern women vision and status in 1980s Thai society.

นิจ
นิจ

Year: 1983

Thai title: นิจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Joomjim Khemlek,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Lalana Sulawan,Sarinthip Siriwan,Marasri Bangchang

Two young people are married following their parents agreement but the man doesn't love his wife and still continue to visit his mistress. Despite all her attemps, the young lady cannot succeed to get love from her husband and left. His husband finally understands that her mistress has an awful mind and try to get her wife's love back. Is it too late?

แม่หัวลำโพง
แม่หัวลำโพง

Year: 1983

Thai title: แม่หัวลำโพง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lor Tok,Nard Poowanai
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Wiyada Umarin,Mayura Thanabutr

Aissa is a girl coming from a poor family in a slum. She acts and fights like a boy. Her best friend is a boy called Tom. while still being young children, they are separated as Tom's parents are moving away but they promise each other to be united again. Once becoming an adult, Aissa has to face mafia people in the slum where she is living. Matter turn worse when her sister is kidnapped by the mafia. She then tries to fight them in her own way. Tom, now being a policeman, also fights against the local mafia. They help each other ignoring their real identity.

เพื่อน-แพง
เพื่อน-แพง

Year: 1983

Thai title: เพื่อน-แพง
English title: PUEN-PAENG

Rating: 5/5
Director: Cherd Songsri

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Piya Trakulrard
Main actress:

During childhood, young boy Lor (ลอ) is educated in a house where the father has two daughters already, i.e. Pheuan and Phaeng. Lor is always helping and supporting the youngest girl Phaeng (กวนตั้งแต่เป็นเด็ก). Phaeng (แพง) is always crying when Lok and Pheuan (เพื่อน) start playing games without her. Lor considers her as a younger sister. All the three friends are now adults. The movie features a nice representation of Thailand countryside life, i.e. rice harvest as a community with songs to encourage themselves and to make the work more fun, catch fishes in traditional way with a ingenious fish net, get lotus from pond, traditional way of doing rice fields with buffalo cart. Phaeng always tries to ruin Lor's courtship with Pheuan. Both start to be upset with Phaeng. Ien, another villager, tries to seduce Phaeng during the temple fair (หนังใหญ่). Lor is a perfect bachelor as he does not drink, does not play cards and is working hard. He is fianced with Pheuan and his wedding shall happen soon. Ieng asks Phaeng for wedding through his father but Phaeng refuses categorically as she doesn't love him. Finally Lor finally smiles regarding Phaeng's stubbornness. Jealousy starts between the two women especially as Lor is fiance with Pheuan. Phaeng tries to conquer Lor back by doing dishes he likes. He eats all the sticky rice not because it is delicious but because she made efforts to do it. Lok is surprised to know through Pheuan that Phaeng also loves him as he always considered her as a younger sister (น้อง). Lor promises in front of Buddha amulet to love Pheuan. If he fails the promise, he shall die! Lor cannot talk to Phaeng anymore following promise to Pheuan. Phaeng disappears and Lor misses her. Lor falls severely sick as he catches malaria. The doctor's assistant, Boontim, is a former love of Pheuan. The doctor's assistant offers gifts to Pheuan. Her heart starts to tangle. The assistant makes Pheuan discover the modern life (cosmetics, tennis, dance, car). Boontim asks Pheuan in marriage. Phaeng challenges Pheuan regarding her love towards Lor. Pheuan and Boontim represent the urban Thailand. Phaeng and Lor represent the rural Thailand. Boonpheng is a liar and a butterfly. Pheuan goes back to Lor (ปลาตัวเล็ก) and get all credits when Lok recovers from malaria. It makes Phaeng sad. Lor discovers a letter where Phaeng's friend writes the whole story about Pheuan's bad behavior behind Lor's back. Lor knows Phaeng's real value. They finally spent a night together despite Lor being married to Pheuan. Phaeng is now pregnant and refuses to say who is the father despite being severely beaten by her father. Lor decides to flee with her. Pheuan is aware of this and intentionally forgets to tell Phaeng that a ladder level is broken. During early morning Phaeng falls and finally dies due to internal bleeding while trying to find Lor. Disgusted by Pheuan's behavior, Lok finally chooses to go back with Phaeng, the only woman who loved him more than her own life, and drowns himself. The movie got many awards in 1983 (best actress, best director...). Cherd Songsri is famous for such Thai period films showing the power of love. This movie highlights feelings such as love, belief, promise, faithfulness. Cherd Songsri previously also directed the movie "The Scar" (แผลเก่า). The Culture Ministry registers 25 Thai classic films each year at the National Film Heritage Registry. This movie is part of the 25 films heritage list announced on 04 October 2015, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

นางสิงห์แก้มแดง
นางสิงห์แก้มแดง

Year: 1983

Thai title: นางสิงห์แก้มแดง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Lak Apichat,Piya Trakulrard
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit

Witaya (Sorapong Chatree) is responsible of the security inside Pa's company. Pa has two daughters, Plaew and Fai. They rob their father's money from a safe and donate (บริจาค) 500 000 baht to a blind pupil school. The two sisters give the money under the father's name (กุศล)! While robbing money, they do wear mask with red cheeks (แก้มแดง). They sign their crime with a name card displaying a lioness logo (นางสิงห์). The father is rich and selfish. He never gives any money to charitable organizations but is very generous with his minor wife (เมียน้อย), Toi. Thep, Toi's brother, is part of the company administration council. Plae is also accepted in the company council. The two sisters steal clothes and personal effects from Vitaya to offer them to a poor school (คนยากคนจร). Another time they steal his BMW car. The two sisters continue to harass him but understand that he is a good man. Meanwhile Thep needs more money as he is gambling a lot. Toi has another boyfriend. As Toi cannot always ask money to Pa, Thep decides to steal money from the company safe and uses the lioness logo to accuse them. As the money is not given to a charitable organization, police and Witaya are puzzled regarding the robbers. The two sisters, as the mysterious lionesses, also make a statement about their innocence. A new exhibition showing old artifacts is organized. Thep and Witaya are responsible of the security. Honor of the company (เสียชื่อ) is engaged so a new robbery cannot happen. Thanks to video surveillance, Thep knows who is hiding behind the lionesses' masks and plans to accuse them about the old artifacts successful robbery. Plaew and her sister are aware of the plan thanks to a hidden microphone. They succeed to get back the artifacts but Thep knows and threatens to announce their real identity to the press. He asks for salacious favor to Plaew, who calls his wife Wilai to join them in order to be safe. Thep wants to marry Plaew and becomes the son-in-law (ลูกเขย). Wilai heards his plans and shares the information with Plaew. Thep is finally caught by the police while trying to rob things (ปล้นสินค้า). Hopefully the video tape has been replaced by Wilai (ทำดีได้ดีทำชั่วได้ชั่ว) so Thep cannot prove his accusations over Plaew and his sister. Pa dumps his minor wife. Witaya knows the lionesses' real identity but keeps the secret as love emerges with Plaew.

เห่าดง
เห่าดง

Year: 1983

Thai title: เห่าดง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Pipop Pupinyo,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Kowit Wattanakul,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Aranya Namwong,Piathip Kumwong,Mayura Thanabutr

Pleng (เพลิง) and Kam have arguments. Kam complains Pleng is not sincere. Pleng has to choose between being a ruffian (นักเลง, การพนัน) versus being an honest military officer (ยุติธรรม). They break up. The military head, Prachom, promises to help Pleng but this latter refuses due to his strong character (กระดูกแข็ง). Pleng has arguments with a debtor, who insults his mother. He stabs him, flees and quits army. Finally Pleng becomes a ruffian (เสียคน). Pleng is accepted in ruffian team by leader Prayak. Prayak and Chinta (จินดา) have a child called Bayan. Bayan is in fact a child being kidnapped. Prayak and Chinta need to flee the police and go overseas. Pleng promises to take care of Bayan. Many years have passed. Bayan has now grown up and is renamed Prao (พราว). She has learnt fighting skills (การต่อสู้). While doing shopping, a young policeman called Wut (วุฒิ) contacts Prao as Prissana but it is a mistake. But in fact Prao and Prissana are twins (ลูกแฝด)! They were separated 15 years ago following a robbery by Prayak in Prachom’s home. Hao Dong is a mysterious judiciary punishing ruffians and warning police in advance (ผู้หวังดี). Behind it is Pleng, who always felt guilty to have quit the army. During last affair, Pleng gets shot and killed while helping Wut. Prao replaces Pleng as judiciary. She revenges Pleng by putting a bomb in ruffian leader's car. Wut pretends to be Niwat, insurance representative, in order to investigate close to the daughter, Saisree (ไซซี), regarding her father death. Wut suspects Prao to be Hao Dong but proofs are not enough (ตำรวจมีหัวใจเหมือนกัน!). Chita and Phayak come back from overseas to support Prao. Prao still wants to catch the real leader of the mysterious society (วงการ). Saisree is now the head of Chinese style secret society. Saisree asks Wut to lie to Prao and makes her come thanks to a trick. He refuses. Due to Saisree's love towards Wut, the ruffians shot each other. Wut succeeds to escape but Prissana is kidnapped and shall be exchanged with Prao. Wut, the police and Prao storm the ruffians headquarters. Prao is reunited with her parents. A double wedding Prissana / Chao and Prao / Wut can happen. As usual on Thai television programs, bad things are blurred such as smoking a cigarette, alcohol bottle or putting a gun on temple. A first version of movie “เห่าดง” was released in 1958 with leading actress Amara Asavananda. The 1983 version is leading actress Suriwan Suriyong’s first movie. The movie song is "♪จะไปดูหนังไทย บ๊ะ ต้องเห่าดง ดาวดัง สรพงษ์ ผิวคล้ำ นำแสดง สุรีย์วัล สุริยง มาประชันขันแข่ง อรัญญา ก็มา ร่วมกันในเห่าดง♪".

มรกตดำ
มรกตดำ

Year: 1983

Thai title: มรกตดำ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Chaiya Suriyun,Rith Luecha,Krung Srivilai,Kecha Plianvithee,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Nipaporn Nongnuch,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Linda Khatancharoen

Fighting is happening in a village. All villagers are killed by mercenaries led by Rith (Rith Luecha). Fighters, riding horses and wearing black clothes, led by Maneerak (Jarunee Sooksawad) are chasing them away. Maneerak has a mixed of Ninja and cowboy skills. Two groups are fighting for this area control as it contains precious gems. One group includes Maekin (Krung Srivilai), Kecha (Kecha Plianvithee), Maneewong (Nipaporn Nongnuch) and Maneerak. The opposite group includes Rith, Lak (Lak Apichat) and Runfa (Linda Khatancharoen). Maneerak, Maneewong and Runfa are three sisters. Their father died before. Rith's ruffians are looking over workers digging for gems. Yutta (Sorapong Chatree) finds a big black emerald (มรกตดำ) and flees away but is chased by the guards. The black stone (ก้อนหิน) is a sacred item. It helps to get rid of the guards and a blind monk appears to Yutta to encourage him to take good care of the stone. A mysterious man called Chaiya (Chaiya Suriyun) keeps surveying the two groups. Yutta is involved despite him in the fightings between the two groups as he helped Maneewong and then sold some gems. Yutta loves Runfa but she cannot be trusted as she steals the black stone while he is sleeping. This time, Yutta helps Maneerak, younger sister of Maneewong. The black stone belongs to Tibet and Runfa tries to sell it. Maneerak is able to get the black stone as Rufa's domestic helper stole it. Maneewong wishes to get the full heritage of her father. Maneerak visits her mum (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng) in a Buddhist retreat on a hill. Yutta follows her but Maneewong and her lover Maekin are just behind. Duel happens between Yutta and Maekin. Everybody is now looking for the black stone. Maekin kills Rith during the fighting between the two groups. Yutta gets rid of Lak. Finally both Yutta and Maekin are discovered to be undercover police officers (ผู้กอง). Chaiya(Chaiya Suriyun) is an undercover military officer. Chaiya and the mother make everybody realize greed. Understanding is back in the family and Yutta will bring back the black stone to Tibet with Maneerak. This 1h37mn movie is part of Thai Tom Yam western style. The Thai movie poster mentioned that nine Thai stars, having received Thai cinema awards before, are featured in this movie.

สาวภูเขา
สาวภูเขา

Year: 1983

Thai title: สาวภูเขา
English title: Elephant Wife

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin

The Thai movie สาวภูเขา / 象妻 - "Elephant Wife" is in Mandarin language and lasts 1h28mn. Such HK movies normally last around 1h30mn (TV format) but the Thai version was often more than 2 hours. This movie is lost in Thailand but as it was a Thai HK co production, it could still be found in Hong Kong under VCD format. A baby girl is abandoned a house. Sukon Koewliam raises the little girl and names her Amena. The little girl is very close to an elephant called Sida. A few years later, they have issues with a local shaman, who burns their house at nighttime. Sukon Koewliam dies in the fire. Years have passed. The little girl is now a beautiful young lady. She meets Sorapong Chatree, who is injured. Love emerges between Sorapong and Amena. Sorapong has to go back to his hill tribe village. There he rejects his wedding with Wiyada Umarin causing the village chief's ire. Sorapong succeeds to flee and meets Amena again. The local shaman and his daughter chase him. They cannot capture him but catches Amena. The shaman’s daughter forces Amena to eat special poisonous worms. Amena becomes crazy and her skin is cracked. It is identified that Amena is probably the lost daughter of the village chief. As she is now crazy, the shaman and his daughter wish to execute Amena. Sorapong brings elephants in the village including Sida to release Amena. The chief leader whips himself Amena ignoring she is his daughter. Sorapong protects her and tells the leader that Amena is his lost daughter. Amina is cured but Wiyada tries to poison her again. She is finally the one to ingurgitate the poisonous worms! The bad shaman is stamped by elephants. Sorapong and Amena can now have happiness together.

คาดเชือก
คาดเชือก

Year: 1983

Thai title: คาดเชือก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Bandit Ritthakol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Pipop Pupinyo,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Mayura Thanabutr

After many years spent in jail, a man is coming back to his home town but he is not welcomed. His mother has become addicted to opium. Now being officer, he decides to expel the local drug kingpin from the town. But the local mafia strikes back and tries to get rid of him. Will he succeed? It is the first movie directed by Bandit Ritthakol.

อีสาวบ้านไร่
อีสาวบ้านไร่

Year: 1983

Thai title: อีสาวบ้านไร่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Lak Apichat,Sahat Piempongsan,Rith Luecha,Pipop Pupinyo,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Nipaporn Nongnuch

Thai movie อีสาวบ้านไร่ was released in year 1983. Main actor is Sorapong Chatree and main actress is Piyamas Monayakol. The movie is lost in Thailand but a trailer of three minutes is still available. Other actors include Manop Aussawathep, Lak Apichat, Sahat Piempongsan, Rith Luecha, Nipaporn Nongnuch, Pipop Pupinyo, Chat Mongkolchai. The three minutes trailer show various sequences such as Piyamas Monayakol being a fearful young lady able to use guns and fight also, brawls involving Sorapong Chatree. It looks like Piyamas Monayakol is back to her hometown after studying in Bangkok and have then issues with some local ruffians (Rith, Chat, Pipop, Manop). Thanks to Sorapong and Lak, she fights back against ruffians. A love story is also happening between Sorapong and Piyamas. A first version of movie อีสาวบ้านไร่ with Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong was released in year 1970. The 1970 version features songs but the 1983 is a pure action movie with no songs.

แผ่นดินเหล็ก
แผ่นดินเหล็ก

Year: 1983

Thai title: แผ่นดินเหล็ก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Thitima Sangkapitak,Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Wiyada Umarin

Thai movie แผ่นดินเหล็ก was released in year 1983. It was also released under another name เสียงเพลงนักเลงโหด and using another movie poster. This movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 46mn is left to be seen. Kamnan is starting to prepare his birthday when ruffians come to ask for his land. Hopefully his son (Sorapong Chatree) chases them away. His friend Daeng, injured, is cured by Doctor Oon (Thitima Sangkapitak). Sorapong meets the daughter of a petrol station owner (Nanthida Kaewbuasai). Maen (Lak Apichat) makes Daeng enter as luk thung singer in Rith's nightclub. Decha (Manop Aussawathep) wishes to hire the new singer. Arguments happen between ruffians. A few luk thung songs are featured in the nightclub. Decha is looking for a hitman (มือปืน) to get rid of his enemies (ศัตรู). Sorapong being around accepts the job. Nanthida has issues with ruffians asking cover fee (ค่าคุ้มครอง) as she is going to visit her land. Hopefully Maen and his friends help her. During one evening, Sorapong shoots Rith in his nightclub but misses him. The two remaining movie reels end up here. This movie was not famous and is a kind of action / song movie (หนังเพลง).

ลำพูนดำ
ลำพูนดำ

Year: 1983

Thai title: ลำพูนดำ
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Kowit Wattanakul,Suchao Pongwilai,Pipop Pupinyo,Paen Pleumsachai,Krai Kanchit,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Thitima Sangkapitak,Piathip Kumwong,Ampha Pusit

Thai movie ลำพูนดำ was released in year 1983. The movie is lost in Thailand but it was found in Taiwan under the name "Desconocida" in VHS format. This version was released by Taiwanese company New Ship Film Enterprise Co Ltd and lasts 1h26mn. The movie is in Mandarin language so below summary is partially inaccurate. The original movie has been cut to fit in standard TV format so making the story cutting to be awkward. A copy seems to be available in Thai Film Archives also. This movie features many famous actors / actresses during decade 1970s~1980s. Sorapong Chatree is arrested by four fake policemen led by Paen Pleumsachai. They bring him to a remote area to execute him but bullets don't enter as he is protected by a sacred amulet. Nard Poowanai, as real policeman, is also trying to catch him. The village leader and Krai Kanchit are concerned that Sorapong succeeded to escape. Two ladies (Thitima Sangkapitak and Piathip Kumwong) are visiting the village leader. Thitima is the village leader's mistress and Piathip is seduced by Krai. Thai police is still looking after Sorapong. Sorapong kills three ruffians. Ruffians kidnap a young lady. Kowit Wattanakul meets Ampha Pusit. Pipop Pupinyo is looking for troubles with Kowit but gets beaten. Krai is then jealous that Kowit is close to Ampha Pusit. Suchao Pongwilai is hired by the village leader to get rid of Sorapong. A pact is agreed between Sorapong, Kowit and Rith Luecha. Meanwhile Suchao kills a mother and a daughter as they refused to disclose where Sorapong is hidden. Thitima is having an affair with Suchao. But Thitima claims to the village leader that she has been raped by him so that Suchao cannot harm Sorapong anymore. Malee (Apiradee Pawaputanon) is the daughter of the village leader. Thitima loves secretly Sorapong. The movie ends up tragically. Sorapong wishes to get revenge on the village leader but police surrounds him. Thitima protects Sorapong one more time by shooting the village leader but this latter shoots her before dying. Sorapong listens to Malee and surrenders peacefully to the police. A sequel released in year 1988 was called ลำพูนแดง.

เสือภูพาน
เสือภูพาน

Year: 1983

Thai title: เสือภูพาน
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Somsak Chaisongkram,Boo Wibunnan,Pipop Pupinyo,Chat Mongkolchai,Krai Kanchit,Pao Porapak
Main actress: Nareerat Monsiri

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Thai movie เสือภูพาน was released in year 1983. The movie "เสือภูพาน", released under VCD by Lepso ltd, lasts only 56 minutes so for sure the original movie was cut a lot so making the whole story a bit difficult to understand. The movie เสือภูพาน was already released by Happy Time ltd so this version might be longer. Another online version lasts 1h07mn. It was also released under as an international title as "Spy Inferno" (1h26mn). It is a mix of Thai footage and Hong Kong footage done by Filmark production. The movie is in Spanish language. The Thai footage lasts more than one hour. The picture quality of "Spy inferno" is much better than the Thai VCD release. Some scenes are present only in the Filmark version and some only in the Thai VCD version. The Thai actors are not even mentioned in the credits. Soldiers led by Phupan (Krung Srivilai) are attacked by traitors. As their leader is injured, they have to retreat. This group of traitors is led by a big chief (Boo Wibunnan). The big chief leader wears Vietnamese clothes with a communist red star. They are traitors to the Thai nation. His ruffians' team includes Somsak Chaisongkram, Chat Mongkolchai, Krai Kanchit, Pao Porapak, ชูชัย ชัชดา and Pipop Pupinyo. They terrorize and ransack the local population. Kamnan (กำนัน) Lit is taking orders from a female boss (หัวหน้า) called Melan (Nareerat Monsiri). Only two men, Seu (Sorapong Chatree) and Phupan, are organizing resistance against them. Seu’s parents and younger sister were killed by the ruffians. The international version shows the village attack by the ruffians. Subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Yeun refuses to sell his land to the ruffians. Lit tries to intimidate Yeun. Seu helps a singer aggressed by Somsak Chaisongkram (เล่นผัวเมียกัน). Seu is kidnapped by the ruffians but refuses to divulge information on Phupan. The doctor Bua helps Seu to flee. A chase is engaged to catch them back. Kamnan Lit kidnaps Yeun to force Yeun’s daughter (ไปรมา รัชตะ) to be his wife. Her friend Promod helps to release Kamnan Lit. There is a secret informer (หูตา), called Number 13, inside the ruffians’ team. The traitors move to another secret place but Bua leads the Thai army there. Melan is finally uncovered as the hidden informer inside the ruffians. The Thai army, helped by Seu, storm the ruffians’ headquarters but faces strong opposition. Seu appears in hill tribes clothes. All ruffians are killed. Bua dies in the fightings. Thai movie เสือภูพาน reminds of movies such as ชุมแพ 2 (1984) or เสือภูเขา (1979) where a hill tribe character has strong fighting skills.

เสือภูพาน
เสือภูพาน

Year: 1983

Thai title: เสือภูพาน
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Pipop Pupinyo,Kecha Plianvithee,Lak Apichat,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Supansa Nuengpirom

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Thai movie เสือภูพาน was already released in year 1983 with another poster. This version was targeted for Thai provinces. Some investment was done with a new poster. Actors and movie director are updated (หนังรวมมิตรย้อมแมว). Similar to practices done by Lepso company, poster is changed and movie is maybe changed. It could be real movie เสือภูพาน or another one... It is a bit similar to Thai movie แผ่นดินเหล็ก, which was released again later under the name เสียงเพลงนักเลงโหด.

ดวงนักเลง
ดวงนักเลง

Year: 1983

Thai title: ดวงนักเลง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Winit Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya,Pisarn Akraseranee,Settha Sirachaya,Sahat Piempongsan
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin,Naowarat Yooktanun,Piathip Kumwong

A mysterious man arrives on a rainy night in a remote city and enters in the hotel bar. The hotel is half owned by young lady called Chonko (Wiyada Umarin). A crazy guy (Settha Sirachaya), always drunk (ขี้เมา), asks him to avoid troubles as bad ruffians are the real leaders here. The mysterious man is called Mek Suriya (Sorapong Chatree) and plays the judiciary guy against the ruffians terrorizing the drunkard (รับรองความปลอดภัย). Alcohol and cigarette are blurred on this movie digitalized from True Cable TV. Bamrong (Nirut Sirijanya) is playing cards against ruffians but lost accusing the ruffians to cheat. Mek ensures that the fight against Bamrong and a ruffian is fair. Mek and Bamrong win back the other half of the hotel from Dang, one of the ruffian working for godfather (เจ้าพ่อ) Sagnop. Serinya (Naowarat Yooktanun) arrives in the hotel and asks help for her brother Seri (Pisarn Akraseranee) who has just been beaten by ruffians. Serinya has come to teach Sagnop's children. Serinya and Seri meet Sagnop’s wife (Piathip Kumwong), Sumalee. Sagnop (Sahat Piempongsan) is a strong godfather and doesn’t hesitate to punish those who try to cheat him (เก็บใช้ในเมืองผี). Sagnop sends 5 hitmen to clear the issue with Mek. Mek always pays respect (ไหว้) to his Buddhist amulet after hitting some ruffians. Ruffians terrorized the city until Mek dares resisting them. One of the ruffians hitman defies Mek for an outdoor gun duel. It is a trick as other ruffians are hidden in the bush. The hitman is finally defeated and a strong message is sent to their big boss. Mek and Bamrong are too strong to be ordinary ruffians as they are well trained. Other ruffians storm the hotel bar but get defeated again by Mek (ผมไม่เคยตาย / อยากลองดู). Serinya and Seri are undercover policemen. They love each other (คู่รัก). Bamrong and Mek decide to go to Don Luang, Sagnop’s ranch, to be become his associates (ลูกน้อง). Sagnop is fond of Serinya and orders to kidnap her. Serinya has to marry with Sagnop but Sagnop is already married to Sumalee. Sumalee rescues Seri and bursts into tears follow up her many years of dispair with Sagnop. In the morning, Sumalee announced to Sagnop her decision to quit him, to go to Bangkok with her children and Seri. Sumalee is finally shot by Sagnop’s ruffians as Sagnop cannot accept this. Sagnop orders to kill Seri. Mek and Bamrong, warned by Serinya, go to help him. Bamrong is Sumalee's young brother. One of Bamrong’s nephew (หลาน) dies in a shoot out. Revenge is in the air... A final shoot out involving ruffians and army happens during Sagnop and Serinya’s wedding. Entertaining Molam dances are featured during the wedding. Sagnop and his ruffians are defeated. Mek Suriya, the mysterious judiciary, leaves (พี่ลาก่อน). The highlight of the movie is the first movie involving two big stars, i.e. Sorapong Chatree and Pisarn Akraseranee. Movie Duang Nak Leng (ดวงนักเลง) is not available on VCD or DVD in Thailand. Some digital versions from TV are available around such as a 1h29mn from Channel 9 (cut version) and a True Move Cable TV version of 1h54mn. It feels like a Tom Yam Thai western movie.

แหกนรกเวียดนาม
แหกนรกเวียดนาม

Year: 1983

Thai title: แหกนรกเวียดนาม
English title: Refugee

Rating: 3/5
Director: Toranong Srichua

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Lak Apichat,Krailat Kriengkrai,Kowit Wattanakul,Somsak Chaisongkram,Chaiyan Sorakrai
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong

In South Vietnam, protests happen to ask for US GI departure. The movie takes place in 1975 when America was leaving Vietnam. During Vietnam war, Thailand sent soldiers to South Vietnam to support USA as a partner. Last Thai soldiers (including veteran actor Lak Apichat) are about to leave also but their leader called Cobra (Sorapong Chatree) need them to perform a last task. Cobra and his team get support from Susan, a south Vietnamese soldier. They need to extract Nai Pol from the airport. Nai Pol is an important prisoner (นักโทษสำคัญ). Thanks to Vietnamese uniforms (สหาย), they succeed to infiltrate the base and release the prisoner. Salambo (Suriwan Suriyong), daughter of Nai Pol, joins them. A boat is waiting to evacuate them from Vietnam but Vietnamese soldiers will not let them go so easily. Arrived at the beach, thousands of boat people try also to flee. Susan refuses to leave and dies there. Some boats with Vietnamese soldiers are following them. In the sea, they find 3 stranded people, a banker, a prostitute and a mercenary. To avoid being captured, they have to stop by an island and dynamite their boat to destroy the military boat chasing them. But they have no way to quit the island. Another Vietnamese boat with their tough leader (Manop Aussawathep) arrives on the island to chase the Thai soldiers. Traps are placed in the jungle. Communist soldiers are displayed as heartless, i.e. killing helpless villagers (Krailat Kriengkrai). Dissensions appear as the banker, the mercenary and the prostitute want to go their own way. Tension and stress happen in the humid jungle causing some Thai soldiers to become crazy and less aware of dangers. Vietnamese soldiers defeated America but Thai soldiers are not willing to die one by one. Pol has hidden some microfilms in his leg. It contains the list of Vietnamese sympathizers in Thailand. So it is very important to avoid Bangkok becoming another Saigon. It also contains proofs that USA considered sending a nuclear bomb on Hanoi. The movie ends with various harsh fightings between Thai soldiers and Vietnamese soldiers. Only a limited number of Thai soldiers leave the island alive. Movie แหกนรกเวียดนาม / Refugee is directed by Toranong Srichua, a Thai veteran director well known for his action movies. This movie had a 12M baht budget.

เลขาคนใหม่
เลขาคนใหม่

Year: 1983

Thai title: เลขาคนใหม่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A business man is looking for a secretary. He finally finds one, who is going to upset his life!

นส.เย็นฤดี
นส.เย็นฤดี

Year: 1983

Thai title: นส.เย็นฤดี
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Toon Hiransap
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Metta Roongrat,Thitima Sangkapitak

A 70 years old man discovers he has a hidden daughter. Of course his daughter in law doesn't want to share the heritage with this girl and tries many stratagems...

สงครามปาก
สงครามปาก

Year: 1983

Thai title: สงครามปาก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lor Tok,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Wiyada Umarin,Pornpan Ketmamatsu

Atawut is working in governement as speaker. He is married to Pim and they have a young son. He has also a mistress called Nat. He claims buying hot fresh food to his wife when coming back late but the driver just heats it up on the car engine! His wife, Pim, starts to be aware. A lawyer, who loves Nat, is waiting that Nat is fed up flirting with a married man. Atawut is coming from Isan area, Northeast of Thailand. He wants to participate to local elections in the "People" party (พรรคประชาชน). He wears blue-cotton farmer clothes (มอฮ่อม) during his meetings. Pim, his wife, comes from a high society family but he is coming from a poor Isan family. He wins because his wife gives away money so that he can get popular. She couldn't allow her family name to be tarnished in case of defeat. Atawut cannot bear it, gets drunk and goes with Nat. But he is lying to his mistress also. He is a womaniser up to the point local newspapers publish a picture of him and a local cinema star. Meanwhile Pim's younger sister, Pamela, comes back from America. Fed up by Nat and Pim, Atawut takes a break and goes to Chiang Mai. There he meets Pamela visiting Chiang Mai also. Nat announces it to Pim and its circle (สังคมผู้ดี). She is insulted as a pandering lady (นางบำรุง). Pim looses face and decides to divorce. Atawut asks her to think twice in order to protect his representative title invoking that having mistress is common issue in Thailand. But this is not acceptable for women! As he sees his wife eating with another man (in fact for business purpose), Atawut loses temper. He uses a gun and injures Pim. The trial starts. The man who loves Nat is Atawut's lawyer. Atawut misses his family. He stays humble and simple. He finds an old Isan friend selling Thai coffee (โอเลี้ยง). His friend is not unfaithful. Atawut is rich but not happy. His friend is poor but happy. Atawut will loose child and everything due to his bad behavior. Parents of both sides try to corrupt the judge by offering gifts but despite living in small house, he refuses. Trial is over and the child shall stay in custody with the mother. Finally both side misses each other so much and for the good sake of the young son go back together for an happy ending. This movie raises many 1980s society issues, i.e. men able to cheat wives as a common society issue, corruption in elections, corruption in justice, divorce in high society, men vs women behavior.

ไอ้ ป.4 (ไม่มีเส้น)
ไอ้ ป.4 (ไม่มีเส้น)

Year: 1983

Thai title: ไอ้ ป.4 (ไม่มีเส้น)
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Kowit Wattanakul,Panna Rittikrai,Note Chernyim,Manop Aussawathep,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Suriwan Suriyong,Metta Roongrat,Sarinthip Siriwan,Thitima Sangkapitak

Leu (Sorapong Chatree) is a poor Tuk Tuk (สามล้อ) driver and has difficulties to find money to pay his son Tawan school fees. The headmaster (Sarinthip Siriwan) has limited understanding. One day fightings erupt with ruffians asking for protection fee to a Tuk Tuk driver. Leu and his friends (Panna Rittikrai, Note Chernyim) help. Leu hits violently Pipop Pupinyo. Yot (Manop Aussawathep) is head of ruffians. Kowit is a policeman but he cannot help that much. Wan (Thitima Sangkapitak) is owning a street restaurant, where Tuk Tuk drivers always eat. Tuk Tuk needs to pay a parking fee despite it is a public road. Leu is aggressed again while driving his Tuk Tuk so he is late at school to pick up his son. Teacher Panit (Suriwan Suriyong) sends his son back home. The teacher Panit complains on Leu not taking care enough of his son. Fighting erupts with ruffians looking for troubles with the teacher Panit but she has good fighting skills also. Panit is in fact the daughter of Yot. Ruffians fight again with the Tuk Tuk drivers as they refuse to pay extortion fee. They all end up in police station. Thanks to bad influence (อิทธิพล) of gangster Sia Boon Mak, ruffians are released first. The owner of Tuk Tuk cars pay finally for the release fee as the drivers are just renting the cars so they have no money. Leu is very late picking up his son so he meets the teacher again at his home. Sia Boon Mak (นักเลงใหญ่) forces Yot to work with him as he threatens his daughter. Brakes are damaged on Leu's Tuk Tuk as a warning. Tawan's mother, former teacher, died many years ago in a bus accident. Both Leu and Yot ended their studies at ป.4 level. Panit would like her father Yot to stop his dirty ways to do business (วิธีการสกปรก) by exploiting other poor people. Yot argues he had no choice as the society doesn’t give a lot of opportunity to succeed for people ending their studies at low level (ป.4). Following his daughter pressure and wishing to change his life, he agrees to stop. Meanwhile Sia Boon Mak’s ruffians cause Leu's Tuk Tuk to have an accident and his son dies. Leu promises to revenge and refuses to see Panit anymore. Panit proves him that her father is not involved in his son’s death. Yot is now on Leu's side. Leu fails to kill Sia Boon Mak but injures him. As revenge Yot is shot and killed. Wan is kidnapped and killed by Sia Boon Mak. It is too much and Leu assisted by Panit and an army of Tuk Tuk drivers storm Sia Boon Mak’s den. Police led by Kowit finally arrives. Leu doesn't perform self justice and lets police to arrest Sia Boon Mak. Justice will be performed but Leu has to lose his son for this justice to happen… Movie director is มนู วรรณายก. This movie was released in VHS format but never in VCD or DVD formats.

มือปืน
มือปืน

Year: 1983

Thai title: มือปืน
English title: Gunman I

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Chalita Puttamapun

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It is about the story of Sommai, a barber, who is acting as a gunman ("MEU PEUN" - มือปืน) in order to get money to cure his sick boy. He is an veteran soldier who has fought in Laos but was left behind by his superior Tanu after saving his life. Now his previous superior is a policeman involved in gunman investigations. Tanu has a reputation for killing criminals. Applying gratitude ("KATANJOO" - กตัญญู) towards his previous mate, the investigation is going slowly until a younger policeman gets involved... This film highlights conflicts between poor people (the gunman and his family), the government officials (policemen and soldiers) and wealthy influential businessmen. This movie has received 5 Thai awards. The opening scene in Gunman I, when the camera moved along and made viewers feel as though they were riding on a motorcycle with the lead character, has remained famous.

ผู้แทนนอกสภา
ผู้แทนนอกสภา

Year: 1983

Thai title: ผู้แทนนอกสภา
English title: The MP outside the Parliament

Rating: 5/5
Director: Surasee Phatham

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Doo Dook Kradon
Main actress:

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After successful studies in Bangkok, Boonchai (บุญชัย) represents his party for member of Parliament election in rural Northeast of Thailand. Many other candicates register to the election to become member of Parliament. There are candicates of important parties with impressive list of diploma they got abroad but can they understand the poor people problems? There is a candidate backed up by the government, who is spending a lot of money to have huge billboards and is offering free gifts with his voting number. There is a funny candidate that wishes to clean the political dirt with a broom and bring light to democracy with a lantern. Boonchai has left Isan many years to study in Bangkok and has gone through the 1976 revolution. He got voting number 8. He announced to his girlfriend, who is a teacher lady, that he is trying to become member of Parliament to help the local people but she is worried as politics is a difficult and dangerous matter in Thailand. Some candidates give money for people to buy alcohol, some others give free medicine to buy the hearts and votes of local people but they don't bother to discuss with them and listen to their problems. They just promise more gifts to come. The money they spend to buy vote, they will get it back when they are elected. Boonchai is visiting villagers also on his small motorbike but he has no gifts to offer. He is not coming only for one day to change farmers life by bringing gifts but with ideas for the next four years to change their life. One taxi driver, seduced by his program, offers Boonchai to drive him anywhere he wishes. The government candidate doesn't care to visit the people as the "stupid buffalo" farmers can be bought with money. Meanwhile other candidates compete on gifs and on the biggest speakers to make their voice louder. They look like more fruit sellers! Boonchai is a local child of the region so he knows the farmers problems. He eats same food as farmers, works with farmers and propose them solution to improve their daily life and revenue increase by shifting various cultures all over the year. Villagers like his project up to the point that he starts to be a real political threat to the candidate backed up by the government. This latter decides to use bad tactics, i.e. villagers are threatened that they will not receive subsidies any more if anybody in a village votes for him, Boonchai is also accused to be a communist. Finally he is beaten by 4 tough men but it makes him more popular as many villagers support him. He is comforted to fight against adversity. The evil candidate tries to use drunkards to disturb his political meetings but they are expelled by his supporters. The evil candidate plans an outdoor cinema projection in order to disturb Boonchai's meeting hoping that people would prefer entertainment to serious politics. But it fails also. The evil candidate decides to send a team to kill Boonchai at night time when he is back from late political meetings. He succeeds to escape to assassination and villagers protect him. People voice is growing against bad politicians. Villagers provide him a gun to defend him-self. The evil candidate decides to use a hitman to get rid of Boonchai. Boonchai dies but he still wins the election as local people vote massively for him. Good men disappear and corrupted men remain... This movie gives a real image of Thai politics thirty years ago. But did nowadays Thai politics really improve? Former PM and politician MR Kukrit Pramoj appeared in this movie. Mr Kukrit showed up briefly at the beginning of the film, playing a party leader who gives a talk to the candidates. Not long after that, a new law prohibited political parties from attracting votes by playing in films.

หนูเป็นสาวแล้ว
หนูเป็นสาวแล้ว

Year: 1982

Thai title: หนูเป็นสาวแล้ว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
Main actress: Monrudee Yamaphai,Thitima Sangkapitak,Metta Roongrat,Linda Khatancharoen

Kathon is a girl coming from a poor family in a slum. She is doing small jobs to support her aging grandparents. A supermarket owner, Pakasit, catches her stealing food cans. Following her explanations, he has mercy on her. He then understands her good heart and character. He declares his love for her. But his mother looks down people coming from slum believing that they are only interested in her son's money. Hopefully his friends are coming to help Pakasit...

แววมยุรา
แววมยุรา

Year: 1982

Thai title: แววมยุรา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A rich man, Sayongphu, is fed up with modern Thai women. They are more interested in his money than his heart. He decides to play a poor man in order to seduce a lady called Waew. His new name is Chak. Waew often quits job as her bosses always try to take advantage of her and seduce her lavishly. The last one was San, a half Chinese half Thai man. A company recruits Waew at 3000 baht a week. She just needs to stop looking for a new job and there is no need to come to office. The boss of the company is a mysterious rich owner, i.e. Sayongphu. She is offered a car to use. She decides to find him to know why he is behaving this way. Failing to find him, she collides Chak's old car. She goes to his home and discover his world. For her also goodness (ความดี) is more important than money. She goes to Pattaya with friends and Chak. San complains to Waew's mother but she cannot help him as she cannot control her daughter's heart (เลี้ยงตัวได้ เลี้ยงหัวใจไม่ได้). Waew starts to appreciate Chak very much but still try to know who is Sayongphu. When Chak asks to marry Waew, she first refuses as she is worried to be a financial burden for poor Chak. It leads Chak to believe that Waew is also only interested by money. Once misunderstanding is clarified, Waew and Chak marry and Chak admits he is Sayongphu. This movie is a typical good mood romance movie from early 1980s with superstars Sorapong Chatree and Jarunee Sooksawad.

สี่คิงส์
สี่คิงส์

Year: 1982

Thai title: สี่คิงส์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Porjed Kaenpetch,Sahat Piempongsan,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Songthong
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Wiyada Umarin

The police is looking after a gang called "the four Kings" that extorts money from businessmen. The police is contacting a former repentant to get information but this one refuses to get involved in order to protect his family. Unfortunately, the "four Kings" gang, believing that the former repentant is helping the police, decides to kill him. They retaliate over his wife and daughter, who are killed. The former repentant then decides to fight "the four Kings" gang until death. A first version of this movie was released in year 1959. It featured Chaiya Suriyun and Amara Asavananda as main actors.

เสียงเพลงนักเลงโหด
เสียงเพลงนักเลงโหด

Year: 1982

Thai title: เสียงเพลงนักเลงโหด
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Wiyada Umarin

Two groups of bad tough guys confront each other to dominate the local underworld. One former hitman is involved between them as he tried to free one young woman kidnapped as her family refuses to pay business protection free to the local mafia. Six songs are featured during the story.

ดาวพระเสาร์
ดาวพระเสาร์

Year: 1982

Thai title: ดาวพระเสาร์
English title: The Big Deal

Rating: 4/5
Director: Dam Datsakorn

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Toon Hiransap,Pipop Pupinyo,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Kecha Plianvithee
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Thitima Sangkapitak,Wiyada Umarin,Duangjai Hathaikarn

ดาวพระเสาร์ (The Big Deal) movie is gathering three main stars from 1980s decade, i.e. Sorapong Chatree, Toon Hiransap and Jarunee Sooksawad. This movie is mixing action and romance. An impressive bunch of 1970s-1980s famous Thai actors are participating. Dam Datsakorn, more known for his ruffian leader role, is also the director. Dao Prasao (Sorapong Chatree) is similar to a lonesome cowboy but he has a strong kick (ตีนแรง) whenever somebody is looking for troubles. Taen (Toon Hiransap) wishes to befriend with Dao Prasao. Taen is chased by Sing Manorom's ruffians but gets help from Dao Prasao. Taen gives him a bag with 100 000 baht as a reward. Taeng, Taen's fiancee, is promised to ruffian Sing Manorom so Taen has no wish to live anymore. The 100 000 baht were supposed to be used while fleeing with Taeng. Diaw Dai (Wiyada Umarin), prostitute with sincere heart, helps them to hide from the ruffians. Tuang (Rith Luecha) is her evil pimp and wishes to take revenge following Diaw Dai betrayal. Dao Prasao promises to help Taen. Taeng (Jarunee Sooksawad) is the daughter of sub- district headman (kamnan) called Yot. Dao Prasao arrives as a mysterious wedding gift giver in order to enter more easily in Yot’s house. Causing a fire during the wedding eve, Dao Prasao takes profit of the mess to flee with Taeng. He is injured while helping her. Despite a plot from Tuang, all succeed to escape the ruffians. Diaw Dai has some feelings for Dao Prasao. Some feelings start also between Taeng and Dao Prasao. His real name is Kata. He left his home as his fiancee married his father while he was studying abroad. Meanwhile while visiting Taen's home, Taeng discovers he has already a fiancee! In fact his father wants to force him to marry a high society lady called Kaew (Thitima Sangkapitak). Feeling sad, Taeng is finally captured again by the ruffians. Aware of this, Dao Prasao with close friend Dang's support raid the ruffians nightclub. Jarunee excels in Thai boxing skill-set and they succeed to escape. Taeng is disappointed by Taen as he doesn't dare to oppose his father to protect their love (อยู่ในอำนาจบารมีของพ่อ). He is not as courageous as Dao Prasao. Taen feels hurt by Taeng’s words. Chumporn, head of ruffians, is leading a prostitution ring. They capture many ladies including Taeng, Kaew, Diaw Dai to sell them to an international buyer. Tuang kills Diaw Dai as a revenge. Dao Prasao and Taen successfully release the ladies through fierce fights on moving trucks and through motorized acrobatics. Taen wishes to show he has courage also. Kaew is killed during the battle. Taen and Taeng are reunited. Dao Prasao leaves them and continues his life as a lonesome cowboy. Dao Prasao has accomplishes his mission as Taen and Taeng can be happy together now. An earlier version with Sombat Methanee was shot in 1970.

จ้าวนรก
จ้าวนรก

Year: 1982

Thai title: จ้าวนรก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lor Tok,Toon Hiransap,Kecha Plianvithee,Dam Datsakorn,Rith Luecha,Porjed Kaenpetch,Lak Apichat,Kowit Wattanakul,Pao Porapak,Paen Pleumsachai
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Wiyada Umarin,Thitima Sangkapitak,Reuthairat Amatawanit

Khongra (Sorapong Chatree) is relative (หลาน) of Am Su Ra Krai (Toon Hiransap). Khongra is coming to Phailom district to visit Am. Am's team, such as Wo (Lak Apichat), needs to carry guns as the area is full of ruffians (นักเลงบ้านนอก) such as Thaem (Porjed Kaenpetch). Mr Putr is accused to have stolen (ปล้นรถไถ) Am's tractor. Local ruffians forbid farmers to cultivate the fields but as Khongra dares to bring a tractor, he has no choice but to shoot them. Later on, he helps a young lady Chairon harassed by three ruffians. Chairon is living alone as her parents died already. Thaem is defeated by Khongra on one to one fight. Friendship starts between Thaem and Khongra. Godfather (เจ้าพ่อ) Bamjong (Kecha Plianvithee) wishes to recruit Khongra as he likes his style. Khongra discovers that the tractor was stolen by Mr Putr despite his disclaimer. Romance starts between Khongra and Chairon. All the illegal activities are handled by a local few godfathers including lady Sa (Aranya Namwong), Bamjong, Dam (Dam Datsakorn) and Reut (Rith Luecha). Chairon has been kidnapped and Khongra is ordered to leave the area within 24 hours. Meanwhile Khongra (เสียตัว) is also kidnapped by mysterious Amazons (Sopha played by Wiyada Umarin and Thitima Sangkapitak) but succeeds to escape. Gnoh (Kowit Wattanakul) is a policeman coming to arrest drug traffickers believed to be linked to local ruffians. Am, Khongra storm Putr's home to know where Chairon is. Before dying, Putr just says she is located at Beung Mai. While going to Beung Mai, they meet Sopha again. It is a trick to split Am, Wo and Khongra. In a fierce shooting, Wo is killed. Sa is suspected to have kidnapped Am. Khongra and Thaem are captured and imprisoned with Am. Chairon provides a hidden message but her behavior is noticed by the guard (ทรยศ). Chairon and Sopha are sentenced to death by Sa. Hopefully Khongra, who succeeds to escape, helps them on time. A festival for farmers is happening in Phailom district. Khongra is aware of the ruffians’ plan to intimidate farmers in order to finally possess the whole land in the area. Explosions happen during the festivities. Following various shootings and car chasing, all ruffians are killed or captured by Khongra, Am and police led by Gnoh. This Thai movie จ้าวนรก, directed by Payoong Payakul, is a typical 1980s action movie involving many key leading actors from decades 1970s-1980s.

พ่อดอกรัก
พ่อดอกรัก

Year: 1982

Thai title: พ่อดอกรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Thitima Sangkapitak

Coming from a wealthy family and fed up by his mother still looking for a mate for him, a young man decides to flee his parents' home. He is living with an uncle on a boat on the Chayo Praya and is selling goods. During his adventure, he meets a rich young woman whom father is alcoholic, a young woman whom father is a local godfather, a young poor woman. Who will he choose? This movie contains many nice "LOOK TOUNG" (ลูกทุ่ง) songs.

มาดามยี่หุบ
มาดามยี่หุบ

Year: 1982

Thai title: มาดามยี่หุบ
English title: Madam Yeehoob

Rating: 3/5
Director: Kumtorn Tubkunlai

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Pissamai Wilaisak,Wiyada Umarin

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Following a promise done by his father 20 years ago, Ekarat has to marry Yee hoop, a young lady educated in old style. Ekala's mother doesn't want his son to marry a bumpy country side girl. Yee Hoop's parents leave her in Ekarat's parents home so she can get used to urban life. She gets introduced to the family. Only Ekarat's younger brother, who is a katoey, is supporting her to learn things about modern life. She does many hilarious mistakes. Is she really a bumpy girl or is she simulating? Ekarat is first puzzled then seduced by Yee Hoop. Finally following his mother disapproval, he marries her in country side. When Yee Hoop goes back to Ekarat's mother home, she is subject to bad tricks, bad jokes from the mother relatives. One girl who always wanted to marry Ekarat for his money, even engages a hitman to get rid of Yee Hoop. Everything is finally settled but Yee Hoop flees to England believing that Ekarat is involved. She arrives at the time of Lady Di wedding with Prince Charles. Real images of the wedding are used. Finally Ekarat and Yee Hop get reunified. A second opus was done 12 years later and a Thai TV serie based on the movie was shot in 2004.

ยอดเยาวมาลย์
ยอดเยาวมาลย์

Year: 1982

Thai title: ยอดเยาวมาลย์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Nirut Sirijanya,Songthong
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

Yot is a young lady that has fled her home because her father wants to force her for an arranged wedding. Not a love wedding but only planned in order that the assets of two rich families are not dispersed. She is now in Pattaya, hanging around and doing small jobs. She is wearing boy clothes and acts like a boy to avoid any problems. She meets a young man Tee Wa, who is renting watersport equipments on Pattaya beach. He recruits Yot to take care about his house. Yot can ride horses very well. As Tee Wa's friend has been injured by local mafia, Yot has to replace him as a jockey in a horse racing. She wins but her parents succeeds to find her path. They ask Tee Wa's help. Tee Wa convinces Yot to go back home and her parents agree to let her choose her mate. It will be Tee Wa...

นี่หรือมนุษย์
นี่หรือมนุษย์

Year: 1982

Thai title: นี่หรือมนุษย์
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Porjed Kaenpetch,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Wiyada Umarin,Apaporn Kornthip

Boonleuang is a lady coming from a poor family. She married Cheut coming from a rich noble family (ผู้ดี). Cheut's mother never accepted that her son marries such lady. Boonleuang and Cheut have one son called Sak. Cheut's mother succeeds to convince Boonleuang through moral pressure to let her educate her son in order that he can have a bright future. Following problems with police, one Boonleuang's neighbour entrusts her to take care of her new born daughter, Saichai, and flee with his son, Chai. He is finally caught by the Police. Cheut and Boonleuang also separate later on. Twenty years passed. Saichai meets Sak, a young lawyer, coming from a rich family. Boonleuang warns her daughter not to continue to meet Sak as rich people can become noble (ผู้ดี) thanks to money but can never become good people (คนดี). Sia is another older man interested Saichai but he has financial conflict with Sak. He tries to have him killed by using professional killer. Chai has become a professional killer and also loves Saichai. He tries to force her to become his wife but fails. When trying to kill Sak, he injures Saichai. The former neighbour exits from prison after 20 years and announces to his son, Chai, that Saichai is in fact his sister. This latter ashamed by his former behavior and knowing that Sia has placed a bomb under Sak's car sacrifices his life for his sister to have happiness with Sak. Boonleuang finally learns that Sak is her son. Knowing that Sia wants to kill Sak, she tries to stop him. He refuses. Sia is killed and Boonleuang recognizes she is the murderer. She has to go to trial. Sak is the defense lawyer but Cheut, Sak's father, is the defendant layer to protect Boonleuang. The son against the father. Saichai asks for pity for his mother but Sak refuses to mix love and professional duty. Sak is very harsh against her mother during the trial. The former neighbour acknowledges that Boonleuang only injured Sia but that he is the one that killed him. Sak acknowledges his defeat. Once Sak realizes that Boonleuang is his mother, it is too late, she has died due to deep sorrows.

สายเลือดเดียวกัน
สายเลือดเดียวกัน

Year: 1982

Thai title: สายเลือดเดียวกัน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Somsak Chaisongkram,Kraison Saenganan
Main actress: Thitima Sangkapitak,Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Suphanee Jitthieng

Yoo (Thitima Sangkapitak) and Kasem (Sorapong Chatree) love each other. Yoo's father doesn't want her daughter to meet Kasem anymore as he is coming from poor background (บ้านนอก / จน). Kasem needs to fight back (ต่อสู้) but Yoo's father refuses to see his kindness and even hits him, so Yoo flees with Kasem. They live in countryside as farmers. Ten years have passed. They have now three children, Yupa, Decha and a baby girl. Yoo keeps crying having pity on her children as they are poor. Yoo wishes to go back to Bangkok but Kasem refuses as unwilling to be despised by the father again. Yoo is tired of this life. As Yoo is sick, Kasem goes to a neighbouring town to buy medicine. When he is back, Yoo has died already. The children are also tired of this hardship and would like their father to bring them to their grandparents. One day some ruffians claim rent fee for the last ten years. As Kasem refuses, he is beaten and left for dead. The house is burnt down. The children have no choice but to go to Bangkok. They finally go by train and are lucky to have another traveller paying their tickets as he has pity of them. Decha always think of eating sweets. Arrived in Bangkok, Decha is separated from Yupa. Yupa is hit by a car. Her eye vision is altered. Meanwhile Decha is recruited in a pickpocket gang (ล้วงกระเป๋า) led by veteran actor Pipop Pupinyo. The couple who hit Yupa with their car is considering adopting the children as they don't have their own kids but the woman has a concern on Yupa as she is already old enough to understand. Knowing this, Yupa prefers to leave in order to secure her small sister's future. Finally the family has another child called Thanee but keeps the secret about the other child named Wilai. Children are now grown up. Decha is deeply involved in robbing, pickpocket activities and even heroin traffic. Yupa (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) is begging as she is almost blind. Decha tries to seduce Wilai, an university student coming from a well-off family, whose wallet has been stolen by his team. Thanee, jealous about Decha, reveals to Wilai the robber background of Decha. Decha complains that no chance is given to him like his father (อยากเป็นคนดี). Thanee (ลูกอิจฉา) also reveals to Wilai that she is not real daughter but just an adopted street child. Reading a newspaper, Wilai's stepfather finds that Wilai's real grandparents search their grandchildren to give their heritage. Hearing a little girl singing his mother lullaby, Decha is able to find back Yupa. Yupa is not aware from where Decha money is coming from. Finally through a final touching sequence Decha loses a potential love with Wilai but finds back his lost sister. This strong drama movie highlights brother-sister bonds (พี่น้องต้องรักกัน).

หลวงตา 2
หลวงตา 2

Year: 1982

Thai title: หลวงตา 2
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Lor Tok,Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

This second opus shows the importance of Buddhist abbots and village headmen ("KAMNAN" - กำนัน) in Thai society. A turbulent young man has been sent by his father in a temple to receive a good education. He still misbehaves and flees with a young lady. Hopefully the village headman and the abbot are here to ease tension and solve issues. It emphasizes the cooperation of all generations to solve village problems.

ครูดอย
ครูดอย

Year: 1982

Thai title: ครูดอย
English title: Mountain teacher

Rating: 5/5
Director: Surasee Phatham

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Piya Trakulrard,Doo Dook Kradon
Main actress: Wassana Sitthiweth,Nanthida Kaewbuasai

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Thai movie ครูดอย was released in year 1982. It lasts 1h50mn. Four new teachers (including Piya Trakulrard, Doo Dook Kradon and Wassana Sitthiweth) are sent to Loei in a remote village located on a mountain. They are welcomed by indifferent villagers busy doing gambling (การพนัน). Teacher Sompong is already in the village. Sompong (Sorapong Chatree) indulges in alcohol (สุรา) as he feels useless. Only one monk is left in the village. Villagers seem to be very strong here (ไม่ร่วมมือ). Those new teachers teach children and adults. The school is very basic. Teacher Sompong made a pond for villagers to avoid getting water from far away. One part of the village is under influence of a ruffian managing an underground casino and wishing to undercut influence of the village headman and teacher Sompong. Wan (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) is worried about teacher Sompong. New teachers succeed to have villagers working to build new school by flattering the ruffian. They also finish teacher Sompong's task by bringing water in the village through bamboo pipes. The ruffian feels betrayed as the merit goes back to teacher Sompong. Some old people die because of cold. Teachers organise a concert donation (บริจาคคนจน) to get warm clothes for villagers. It is a success and such remote village gets awareness. Their next action is to convince village men to stop gambling. Tempting the luck (การเสี่ยงโชค) is the only hope of poor people. The teachers buy cheated dices to win village men’s money and have it reused to improve the school. Having no more pocket money, the village men keep drinking alcohol. One of the teachers simulates being sick because of the alcohol to convince them to stop drinking. Teachers convince villagers to work together and to prepare rice fields on mountains slopes. Wan is sick during rainy season and there is no more medicine. It is a nightmare to go to the nearest city and roads are stuck in the mud. There is no electricity in the village. Good weather is back. The teachers go to sell their products at the city. When they are back, Wan is dead. It is time for the four young teachers to be allocated to somewhere else. Teacher Sompong stays as he is a mountain teacher (ครูดอย) and villagers need him. Thanks to the teachers, villagers are now able to take care about themselves, take decision and do not rely on external help only. In this movie, director Surasee Phatham uses Isan music as background. His movie shows the dedication of the teachers going in remote areas with cold winter.

สวัสดีไม้เรียว
สวัสดีไม้เรียว

Year: 1982

Thai title: สวัสดีไม้เรียว
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Ampha Pusit,Namgneun Boonnak

A new teacher (ครูใหม่) called Sirin (Jarunee Sooksawad) is recruited. She notices that two students always arrive late. One is a boy called Satit coming from a rich family (ลูกเศรษฐี). One is a girl called Kalaya coming from a slum family (สลัม). The movie highlights the importance to study for teens but also the importance for teachers to keep interest from their students (รักเรียน). This school has a strict director and strict teachers keeping the same program and activities without changes over years. Sirin tries to change this mindset. In Thai schools students show respect to their teachers in the mornign and evening (ไหว้ครู) and get hit with a stick (ลงโทษ) when they fail to obey to the school rules. Sirin faces opposition from the teacher head when she wishes to punish Satit for his bad behavior. Only the poor child Boonmee gets punished. Sirin wants to have same treatment for all children either rich or poor. A fight happens between Satit and Boonmee. Satit's elder brother, called Narit, comes to complain about the new teacher at the shool. He trusts Satit and doesn't know he is behaving badly. Kalaya has no time to study. Every early morning she has to deliver newspapers. Her father is always drunk and hit his wife. Kalaya is too ashamed to say why she is late everyday. Teachers decide to buy a bicycle for her so she doesn't have to run in the morning (same as movie Walli - วัลลี). Satit keeps stealing things. This time he steals teacher belongings and accuses Boomee. Hopefully Sirin is aware of the stratagem but Narit refuses to believe that his younger brother has problems as he is coming from a rich family. Money doesn't buy happiness... Kalaya didn't come to school since many days as her father sold the bicycle to buy alcohol. She now works in a construction site. Students decide to share the workload regarding newspapers distribution so that she can be on time in school. Following a brawl, Satit is sent to Police station. Teacher Sirin confirm (รับรอง) her students integrity so that they can be released. The school is going to take part in sport competition with other schools. They have big hope in cycling with Kalaya and Thai boxing with Boonmee. Poor children train hard while rich children just enjoy beach. Sirin sees Satit stealing the director's ring. She prevents the robbing but gets injured as Satit pushes her violently. The director doesn't believe Satit could be a robber. Losing trust in her director, Sirin resigns. Students refuse to study until Sirin is back. Finally Satit tells the truth to his brother. This one asks the director to recruit back Sirin. Sirin refuses to acknowledge the director's requests but accepts when students implore her. Competition starts. The school wins in boxing and cycling. Satit becomes a good boy. Despite strange cuts in the editing, this movie is full of good feelings, i.e. school importance, teacher dedication, studies, rich and poor society opposition...

กำแพงหัวใจ
กำแพงหัวใจ

Year: 1981

Thai title: กำแพงหัวใจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Yuranan PamornMontri,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Thitima Sangkapitak,Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat,Chosri Misommon

A theater (โรงละคร) employing veteran actors is closing. One of the main actress, Valla, finds herself out of job. Uncle Pongpat (Sor Asanajinda), one of his fan, asks Walla (วัลลา) for wedding. Valla (Pissamai Wilaisak) has already two young children, i.e. Viraya (วีรยา) (Jarunee Sooksawad) and Chat. Pongpat has also two young children already, i.e. Tor (Sorapong Chatree) and Athon (อาทร). Valla was an actress (เล่นลาคร) so Athon always underestimated Viraya and Chat. They never got along. Children have now grown up. Athon has studied overseas and developed a passion for painting. Back to Thailand, he meets a young lady and loves her immediately. He is not aware that she is Viraya! He keeps chasing her. In fact Athon and Tor love the same woman, Viraya. Ton has its own gallery and insists to make a painting (เขียนภาพ) of Viraya. Tor is not aware who Athon is now painting. Busamalee (บุษมาลี) (Thitima Sangkapitak) is another lady fond of Athon also. Athon now believes Tor and Viraya are already sweethearts (คู่รัก) so he wishes to go back studying abroad as soon as possible. Busamalee is disappointed when realizing Athon doesn't love her. Ton is now aware that Viraya is Valla's daughter. Athon has often craziness crisis. So Athon is violent with Viraya believing she lied to him on purpose. He rapes her in his painting gallery. Busamalee also goes to study abroad. Viraya tries to get suicide. Tor suspects a man behind but Viraya refuses to tell who by refusing to disclose what is deep buried in her heart (กำแพงหัวใจ). To avoid any further suicide tentatives, Tor decides to marry Viraya as soon as possible. Tor discovers Viraya's portrait in Athon's room so now understands the truth. Pongpat has a heart attack when learning this and dies. Athon becomes the new house owner. Viraya delivers a boy but the child dies during the delivery. Tor asks Viraya to forget the past but she cannot. Athon is back from overseas with Busumalee. They are engaged. The painting gets an award so Busumalee knows something has happened between Athon and Viraya. She is upset and spent the night out. She spends the night with Chat, Viraya's brother, who revenges her sister by sleeping with Athon’s fiancee. Viraya and Athon finally meet. Athon tries to abuse Viraya again, claiming he always loved her, but she fights back successfully. She can now really forget Athon and enjoy happiness with Tor. The movie กำแพงหัวใจ is Yuranan PamornMontri’s first movie.

เสือมังกร
เสือมังกร

Year: 1981

Thai title: เสือมังกร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Ampha Pusit

This movie deals about a group of Chinese refugees in North of Thailand area, who are the survivors of the 93rd Division of Chiang Kai Chek's Nationalist Army, the Kuomintang, who fled from China after communist victory and settled in these mountains in 1949. They live close to the borders with Laos and Myanmar in the middle of the poppy-growing area of the Golden Triangle. In return for the Kuomintang's military help, the soldiers and their families were given Thai ID papers that permitted them to live in this area. These ex-soldiers of the Kuomintang had to find ways to survive. They grow poppy and also levy a forfeit on the opium convoys that passed through their territory. In this movie, Thai villagers are fed up with Chinese villagers behavior that grow poppy to make opium. They want them to stop to harm Thai society. A group of Chinese villagers kidnap Lannoi, a young Thai lady. Her brother, Seua, a strong Thai young man, fights and wins to get her back but finally encourages her to stay to better know Chinese customs and marry a Chinese villager. She marries Fong Fong but there is no love. She discovers some Chinese customs (concubines, smoking opium, foot binding, women doing hard chores, cemetery with tombs, Chinese food...). She finally understands that Fong Fong loves her. Knowing that an opium convoy will exit soon from the village, she alerts the Thai villagers. A fight occurs and Chinese villagers have to step back. Lannoi admits she is the one to have warned the Thai people because Chinese people should stop opium commerce that harm society. Arguing happens between pro and con opium people. Finally Lannoi is condemned to death and shall be shot by Fong Fong, who do it dejectedly. Seua comes back to Chinese village for vengeance. Many pro opium fighters are killed and even Fong Fong is killed by one Chinese fighter. Following this disaster, Fong Fong's father promises they will stop growing poppy from now on.

พยัคฆ์ร้าย 6 แผ่นดิน
พยัคฆ์ร้าย 6 แผ่นดิน

Year: 1981

Thai title: พยัคฆ์ร้าย 6 แผ่นดิน
English title: Asian King

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sahat Piempongsan,Suchao Pongwilai,Songthong,Rith Luecha,Phairoj Jaising
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Piyamas Monayakol

An international police squad (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea and Philippines) investigates on a crime ring called "Asian King". This movie is also wrongly called "เปิดฟ้าผ่าโลกัณต์" by Lepso Studio. David is accused of international diamond robbery but released as proofs are not enough. He left for Hong Kong. Thai police follows him there to spy his activities. Finally he is found not guilty and joins the team to fight the Asian King gang, which is stealing diamonds. A whole international team is created to fight them. Win (Sorapong Chatree) is one of the Police team leader. Lady Napossa (Naowarat Yooktanun) joins the team as her jeweller father was killed by Asian King gang. Diamonds are stolen again during a top model show despite the police presence. Rumours are heard that Asian King team needs to gather in Pattaya. Asian King team tries all ways to get rid of the special police force but to no avail. Asian King team cache is hidden under a hotel swimming pool. The army comes to help the policemen to neutralize the Asian King tean. Through a final battle, many characters are injured or killed while assaulting the Asian King fortress. Win's self sacrifice inside the fortress succeeds to destroy it. A Thai TV serie or Lakorn (ละคร) based on this story was done in 2003. This movie is part of Thai heritage (มรดก) cinema serie. Despite a classic scenario, the highest value of this movie is to include the finest bunch of Thai actors from beginning of 1980s decade. A remake for TV was done in 2003.

แก้วกาหลง
แก้วกาหลง

Year: 1981

Thai title: แก้วกาหลง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Joomjim Khemlek
Main actress: Apaporn Kornthip,Ampha Pusit

Kaew is a slave at the beginning of 20th century. He has an affair with Kalong, his master's daughter. They love each other and she becomes pregnant. Being aware of the situation, the master beats Kaew every day and Kalong is secretly hidden and kept by the master's servants. One of them, drunk, kills Kalong while she is giving birth. Kalong becomes a ghost and kills those who hinder her. Following the abolition of slavery by Rama V, Kaew quits his master's home and settles in another village where he meets a lady called Sonklin. Love goes beyond death and Kalong searches for Kaew. She finally finds Kaew and stays with him. Kaew ignores that his wife is a ghost. Finally Kalong is recognized as a ghost and wants to kill Sonklin and brings Kaew with her. A buddhist monk has to calm down Kalong so that she accepts her death and wishes to meet Kaew again in their next life. The scenario has many similarities with "MAE NAK" ghost (แม่นาค) story. Same as Mae Nak, there is art of compromise in film ending instead of one party winning. This is part of Thai culture. It is a remake of the movie shot in 1967 with legendary stars Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat.

เจ้าพ่อภูเขียว
เจ้าพ่อภูเขียว

Year: 1981

Thai title: เจ้าพ่อภูเขียว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Kecha Plianvithee,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Duangjai Hathaikarn

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Palan Phuthai is coming back to Chayaphum area after having spent a few years in prison as a former hit man. During the bus trip, he becomes friend with the bus fare collector, who promises to present him his sister called Taew. Back in Chayaphum, things have changed. Following a dispute with a dishonest placement company sending Thai workers abroad, his mother and brother died. He has to take care of a small baby that he confides to the district officer's wife. The district officer knows that Palan has become a good person. Palan has arguments with the dishonest placement company as they take money from poor people and never send them abroad for work. The boss of the placement company is a local godfather called Kamthorn, who is also involved in illegal logging. Palan robs important documents from the placement company and even abducts Kamthorn's daughter, Busaba, to force him to stop his illegal activities. It fails as Palan has to exchange the small baby against Busaba. Taew become Palan's wife. Kamthorn tries to get rid of Palan and the district officer by using a hit man, former friend of Palan. Finally Kamthorn dies and Palan gives his gun back to the district officer as justice has won.

ยางโทน
ยางโทน

Year: 1981

Thai title: ยางโทน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Dam Datsakorn
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Prissana Chabaprai

While Yot (Sorapong Chatree), young man, is away from his home, three ruffians raid his house and kill his parents. They were looking for a red jade (หยกแดง). Yot promises to punish the three robbers. Than (Sombat Methanee) is a farmer who has a family. He refuses to sell his rice to the local village headman (กำนัน) as the offered price is too low. The local village headman uses strong power (อำนาจ) and bad influence (อิทธิพล) to coerce villagers. Yot helps Than to beat the local ruffians. They sympathize. At nighttime ruffians come again but Yot shoots one of them. In the following morning, the local village headman comes with the police to arrest the two men. Following a misunderstanding between thugs, Yot and Than can flee. Yot continues his way to find the murderers of his parents. He finds two of them and learns that a rich man (เศรษฐีใหญ่) from Phrae and Nan provinces has ordered to get the red jade. Meanwhile the local village headman chases Than up to his home and shoots his wife. This is his final crime as Than shoots him also. Arrived in Nan, Yot receives help from the local mafia head Sai Wan as he had arguments with a prostitute in a local hotel. Sai Wan recruits Yot. Meanwhile Than enters Pho Liang Rak's ruffian team. Fights happen between the local mafia teams. Yot identifies that Pho Liang Rak is responsible of his parents' death. Pho Liang Rak and his team are neutralized but then Yot and Than fight over the red jade. They finally realize they are brothers. They decide to sell the red jade to build a Buddhist temple. This movie is a Thai Tom Yum (ต้มยำ) western from decades 1970s-1980s.

ไอ้ค่อม
ไอ้ค่อม

Year: 1981

Thai title: ไอ้ค่อม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Porjed Kaenpetch,Sor Asanajinda,Lak Apichat,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

It has a scenario based on the tale "The beauty and the beast". An deformed man, hated by all, is helping an endangered young woman.

มือปืน กระดูกเหล็ก
มือปืน กระดูกเหล็ก

Year: 1981

Thai title: มือปืน กระดูกเหล็ก
English title: Iron Bone killer

Rating: 3/5
Director: Payoong Payakul

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nard Poowanai,Dam Datsakorn,Porjed Kaenpetch,Lak Apichat,Phairoj Jaising,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Thitima Sangkapitak,Supansa Nuengpirom,Moeifa

Thai movie Iron Bone killer / มือปืน กระดูกเหล็ก was released in year 1981. It is directed by famous action movie director Payoong Payakul. It lasts 1h56mn. While driving back from an underground casino, Kit Meka (Sorapong Chatree) finds a dead man lying on the road with a pod full of money. Kit gets shot and injured by two men but succeeds to flee after shooting them. Another car chases him. He takes refuge at a doctor's home but the ruffians do a rampage there. He finally ends up in a neighbouring house where a young enthusiastic lady welcomes him warmly. He leaves to go to funeral of his friend Phi Kamnan Pan. He meets Seua Tot (Nard Poowanai) and Moeifa there. Kit escapes to ruffians again and is rescued by a young lady called Pim. The ruffians' leader, Pho Luang (Dam Datsakorn), is upset that his men are not able to catch Kit named as มือปืน กระดูกเหล็ก so he has to be involved himself. Pho Luang's girlfriend is called Taorung (Thitima Sangkapitak). Porjed Kaenpetch, playing a policeman, is investigating on the ruffians' activities. Pim is the niece (หลานสาว) of Seua Tot. Lak Apichat is part of Seua Tot's team. Kit helps Tot betrayed by one of his teammates. Meanwhile Pim is disfigured and raped by Pho Luang's ruffians. Seua Tot promises revenge. Tot takes revenge on Pho Luang's mother. They also kidnap Pho Luang's wife Taorung and ask for 500 000 baht (ผู้นรก) ransom. Pho Luang and his men chase after them. They take refuge in a Christian village (หมู่บ้านศาสนา). Kit and Seua Tot's team diverge and split. Seua Tot’s team falls into an embuscade and Seua Tot is left for dead. Fed up to always been chasen, Kit decides to counterattack. Kit shoots Pho Luang's men and through a final fight, both Pho Luang and Kit fall from a cliff but only Kit survives. Ot (Phairoj Jaising) takes over Pho Luang’s illegal business. Some ruffians led by Ot try to kill Kit. Kit ends up facing the policeman Pat (Porjed Kaenpetch). Pat is former lover of Taorung and still loves her. Taorung’s heart is still split but promises forever love to Kit (ดวงเดียว). Meanwhile Kit only sees himself as a staff of Taorung. He meets Farung (Supansa Nuengpirom) and asks her father (Sithao Petcharoen) to teach him Thai boxing. Ot and his men decide to get rid of Kit. Pat chases the ruffians and ends up in a duel with Ot. Kit helps Pat before Ot can shot him. Seua Thot also saves Kit but dies, being shot by Ot. All ruffians being neutralized, Kit ends up with both Taorung and Farung.

ลูกสาวแม่ค้า
ลูกสาวแม่ค้า

Year: 1981

Thai title: ลูกสาวแม่ค้า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

A young feminine seller is in love with a Thai Boxer but her family doesn't want her to marry him. So her family tries to present other bachelors to her. The Thai Boxer becomes famous and is contacted to cheat a boxing match. As he refused, he is seriously injured by the mafia. Will their love story become a reality?.

ค่าน้ำนม
ค่าน้ำนม

Year: 1981

Thai title: ค่าน้ำนม
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Porjed Kaenpetch
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Naowarat Yooktanun,Wiyada Umarin

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It is a remake of the movie ชายผ้าเหลือง shot in 1974. The story is about the love of a mother towards her two sons, Khun Thong and Salika. Khun Thong, in self defense, shots Na khan, who previously killed his father 10 years ago and also injured his mother during a recent raid. The mother's love becomes painful because Khun Thong has become an outlaw. This movie has similar scenario to the version shot in 1974 but it focus more about the mother suffering. Na Khan's son used Khun Thong's name to raid other houses so Khun Thong has no way to quit. Khun Thong is a Thai Robin Wood and gives help to the poorest. Khun Thong is still a good son and keeps the money he robs for his mother and for his younger brother to enter monkhood. Rejected by both his mother and brother who refuse dirty money, Khun Thong decides to work as a peasant and carpenter to earn money from his hard work. But fate is against him. His girlfriend is trapped by Na khan son's gang, raped and killed. Khun Thong is accused again. His mother is disappointed by his behavior, saying it was not worth to educate him for becoming an outlaw and that feeding milk to him (ค่าน้ำนม) was such a waste. He becomes an outlaw again to catch Na Khan's son. He wants his teammates to surrender and become good people. Finally he catches Na Khan's son, who recognizes all the evil he has done over Khun Thong's name. It is too late as her mother doesn't want to talk to Khun Thong anymore. Willing to die, he misbehaves a last time to force his mother to shoot him. Before dying, Khun Thong and his mother confirm their filial love and Khun Thong can grab Salika's yellow robe as his brother has become a monk. It is certainly one of the best role of Sorapong Chatree.

ถ้าเธอยังมีรัก
ถ้าเธอยังมีรัก

Year: 1981

Thai title: ถ้าเธอยังมีรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Tukata Jindanuch

Cheut is a man deceived by love and women. He buys a car to go to South of Thailand with two friends he met by chance. One lady is called Nut, who has been deceived by a man also. Reung is a man who just exits from prison and goes back to the South, hoping his former wife is still loving him. Many funny experiences happen to them during their journey. During the progress of the journey, they start to forget the past and look to the future with hope.

กามนิต วาสิฎฐี
กามนิต วาสิฎฐี

Year: 1981

Thai title: กามนิต วาสิฎฐี
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Manop Aussawathep,Lak Apichat,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Thitima Sangkapitak

It is about the love between the young people, Kamanit and Vasinee. It takes place in India 2000 years ago and features many songs. Coming back to his city, Kamanit is captured by outlaws. While pretending that Kamanit is dead, a fellow man convinces Vasinee's parents to give him her hand. Kamanit, who searched for the Buddha, hoping the Buddha would heal his broken heart. One night he met an old monk and sat talking to him all night because the monk seemed to be able to answer all of his questions. The next morning he bid farewell to the monk and continued in his search for the Buddha, without realizing that the monk he had been talking to all night was the Buddha himself. Even when he was gored to death by a bull, he still didn't realize who he had been speaking to.

รุ้งเพชร
รุ้งเพชร

Year: 1980

Thai title: รุ้งเพชร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Pissamai Wilaisak,Piathip Kumwong,Thitima Sangkapitak,Nantada Ngaokrajang

This movie รุ้งเพชร was shot in 1980. A first version of this story was released in 1961 with Sombat Methanee and Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng. The main actress is Thai singer Nanthida Kaewbuasai, who sings the famous song “มารักกันใหม่” during the movie. Despite being a grown up teen, Rung (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) still likes children games such as riding buffalo, swimming in river, throwing rock with a sling. She is the leader of small group of friends. Her mother hates Bangkok and doesn't want her daughter to study there. But her mother is sick as she has a severe pain in the stomach. She refuses to leave her home. Rung’s father died 10 years ago. The mother finally dies and Rung has to go to Bangkok to a mysterious uncle Phra's home. Her mother always recalled Rung that only uncle Phra helped her when her husband died. Uncle Phra is part of Bangkok rich society (ผู้ดี). Uncle Phra is married to Orapin. Orapin is much younger than uncle Pha and has a lover, who is bankrupted. Orapin is not very happy to see Rung arriving in their home and doesn’t understand why Phra wants to take care about this orphan (เด็กกำพร้า). She suspects than Rung is Phra’s daughter from a minor wife in Ayuthaya. Anong is Orapin’s elder sister. Yai is uncle Phra's son. He behaves like a high society man. Yai has already a fiance. Her name is Nit and she is the second daughter of Anong. They don't get along with Rung. Yai has just finished his studies and needs to be temporary teacher for Rung per his father's request. Rung always speaks frankly (เด็กบ้านนอก). Nit and Yai consider themselves as brother - sister (พี่น้อง) but Anong has other plans in mind and wants to get them married as Yai is very rich. Orapin and Anong are worried about Rung taking a part of the heritage as Uncle Phra is getting older. Rung is doing her studies at UAU. Yai is going abroad. When he is back and while being sick, only Rung takes care about him at nighttime. Yai starts to understand and see Rung’s kindness. Pricha, a family friend, has also interest into Nit and starts to seduce her. It is unveiled by uncle Phra that Rung is an hidden family member and child of a famous Thai aristocrat. Shine the jewel and its beauty is revealed... Yai asks Rung to become his fiancee by offering a ring. Anong and her daughter Nit try a last offensive to get Yai back from Rung but to no avail. Yai offers a necklace to Rung causing Orapin and Anong disappointment and ire. Phra agrees to divorce with Orapin but all his heritage is already transferred to Yai so Orapin will get nothing! Orapin and Anong decide to act. They organize Rung kidnapping. Anong tries to poison Phra's teapot but due to a maid mistake Anong finally drinks her owned poisoned tea and dies. Orapin discovers that her lover was cheating her with Anong’s elder daughter. Through hate, revenge they kill each other and finally police shots Anong’s lover. Yai and Rung can live happily. Nit and Pricha also. In 1980 this movie selling point was “Sorapong meets 6 leading actresses” (สรพงษ์ พบ 6 นางเอก - นันทิดา/นันทนา/พิศมัย/ธิติมา/ปวีณา/เปียทิพย์). This is typical romance movie from beginning of 1980s decade with an impossible love between a poor girl and a rich man. This movie features many famous Thai stars from 1970s-1980s.

สันกำแพง
สันกำแพง

Year: 1980

Thai title: สันกำแพง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Porjed Kaenpetch
Main actress: Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Penpak Sirikul,Thitima Sangkapitak

Two friends, Som living in Chiang Mai and Daeng in Bangkok, are in love with two Chiang Mai girls. Following a dramatic misunderstanding, the two friends set apart as Daeng is wrongly accused of courting Som's girl friend and being responsible of her pregnancy. Disappointed by Daeng's behavior, Som marries Daeng's girlfriend, who is also pregnant. Twenty years later, their children meet in Chiang Mai. Will they be able to have a love story after their parents' failure twenty years ago?

ไกรทอง
ไกรทอง

Year: 1980

Thai title: ไกรทอง
English title: Kraithong

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sompote Sangduenchai

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee
Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Supansa Nuengpirom,Aranya Namwong,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Kraithong is an old Thai tale based on an aggressive, violent and male-dominated world. Kraithong movie is based on Thai traditional folklore story relating a love story between a crocodile and human beings. A spirit living in the river has the possiblity to change himself into a crocodile. He uses his powers to terrify the population by killing inhabitants and kidnaps young girls for his harem. His name is Chalawan (ชาละวัน). One day Chalawan sees the two daughters of a rich local trader and falls in love with them. The two daughters are called Takao Kaew and Takao Thong. He kidnaps Takao Kaew and brings her to his cave under the river. The father is very angry and recruits a crocodile master (หมอจระเข้) called Kraithong. He promises to give his two daughters if Kraithong can stop Chalawan. Kraithong finds the way to Chalawan's underwater cave. A fight happens between Kraithong and Chalawan. Kraithong movie raises the Thai polygamy theme as Chalawan has already crocodiles wives in his underwater cave but still desires human being wives.

กากี
กากี

Year: 1980

Thai title: กากี
English title: Kaki

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Toon Hiransap,Sor Asanajinda,Dam Datsakorn,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Beautiful young woman Kaki (กากี) is created from a magnolia flower by an hermit (ฤาษี) for the old King Prommathat (ท้าวพรหมฑัต). So Kaki becomes the beautiful wife of King Prommathat. One of the King‘s musician, Than (คนธรรพ์) (Sorapong Chatree), loves Kaki and composes songs to ease her heart. King Garuda (พญาครุฑ) comes down from his celestial residence to gamble with the King Prommathat in a dice game. King Garuda sees the beautiful Kaki and loves her immediately. King Garuda and Than love Kaki. Following a battle between Than and King Garuda, Kaki is kidnapped by King Garuda. King Garuda is a supernatural half-bird half-man creature living in a world different from the human beings world. Both the King Prommathat and the musician Than are sad. King Garuda visits again King Prommathat’s palace believing nobody knows he kidnapped Kaki. King Garuda is demystified by the musician Than. Following a poetry wording fight, King Garuda is defeated. The deity needs to send Kaki back to the human world. The King Prommathat is shocked to learn that Than and Kaki love each other. Kaki is sentenced to harsh punishment. Finally Than succeeds to find Kaki and confirms his love to her despite Kaki claims that she is not worth as she had three husbands (หลายผัว, เป็นกะหรี่). It based on a great Thai classical literature written by Jao Praya Praklang Hon. Nowadays in Thai language, the word Kaki (กากี) is still used to mention a woman, who has an adulterous behavior.

นายฮ้อยทมิฬ
นายฮ้อยทมิฬ

Year: 1980

Thai title: นายฮ้อยทมิฬ
English title: Nai Hoi Tamin

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sawin Sawangrat,Lak Apichat
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun

It deals about the adventures of Thai cowboys sending cattle through Isan area to Nakhorn Ratchasima. Outlaws are waiting to steal the buffaloes. The "Nai Hoi" were historical local cattle merchants leading buffalos from Isan to the central regions of Thailand to sell them. This movie has an unique feature, i.e. actors use Isan language to speak. This movie highlights the life of rural people in Isan in historical times. A Thai TV serie based on the movie was shot in 2001.

พ่อจ๋า
พ่อจ๋า

Year: 1980

Thai title: พ่อจ๋า
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Settha Sirachaya,Sor Asanajinda,Witoon Karuna
Main actress: Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Thitima Sangkapitak,Chosri Misommon,Tukata Jindanuch

Yen (Thitima Sangkapitak) flees her family as her father wants to force her to marry a man she doesn't love. She wants to commit suicide. Yen is saved by Pon (Sorapong Chatree), a poor young man living in a slum. They live happily a few months and she gets pregnant. Her father finally finds her. She has to go back with him and leaves Pon. On her wedding day, Pon appears to take back his new born daughter to bring her up. Her name is Yuwadee. During many years, he works very hard to pay for her education and keeps secret his low society level status. Having financial problems following an accident, his daughter Yuwadee has to go back in Yen’s family but she is not happy. He finally succeeds to get Yuwadee back. Now becoming a TV serie star, her career is endangered by rumours about her father. Forced to appear on the stage, Pon insults and dishonors himself to avoid that his daughter career is damaged. Will Yuwadee reject her father? Yuwadee character is played by actress and singer Nanthida Kaewbuasai. A few songs are featured in the movie. Thai cinema often uses young actors and make them look older instead of using real veteran actors. This movie highlights the strong bonds between a father and his child. A first version of this movie was directed by Sor Asanajinda in 1957. Sor Asanajinda is playing Yen’s father in this 1980 version! Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, who played as leading actress in the 1957 version, is also playing in the 1980 version.

หยาดพิรุณ
หยาดพิรุณ

Year: 1980

Thai title: หยาดพิรุณ
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Yodchai Meksuwan,Settha Sirachaya,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak

A Young lady, called Fai, gives her baby to a rich couple as her husband left her. Her husband is a rickshaw driver and both come from low fringe of Thai society. The baby is named Yat Phirun (หยาดพิรุณ) or Nam Fon as nickname. The new father loves her a lot but the mother Taisanee despises her. They have a second daughter called Nam Phet. Eighteen years passed. Takrit (Sorapong Chatree), young man, is frequenting the daughters. The mother Taisanee still believes Nam Fon is same as her real mother and so should have hot sexual temper (มีไฟ) as she is coming from a poor background. Nam Fon sometimes loses consciousness and forgets what she has just done. Takrit visits the parents' home with his friend Kiti. Nam Fon is sometimes crazy due to painful headaches as she didn't get any love from mother Taisanee (ใจร้าย). The father wishes to separate temporarily his wife and Nam Fon. Nam Fon stays at an aunt's house. Her headaches disappear but then come back. The uncle tries to take advantage of Nam Fon at nighttime. She hits him with a vase but doesn't remember. The uncle claims she enticed him but she refuses to accept a fault (รับผิด) that she didn't do. It will be same as lying (โกหก). Nam Fon is having a double personality syndrome. When she has big headaches, she speaks alone with a low society pronunciation (เสียงประหลาด). Her double personality is called Yat Fon (ผู้ดี - ผู้ต่ำ). She invites Kiti to go out willingly. Takrit meets her in a nightclub at the time Tiki was bringing her to a motel. He rescues her. As the uncle acknowledges his bad behavior, the father and Takrit know that Nam Fon has a problem. The father entrusts Takrit to cure Nam Fon as there is no help to expect from mother Taisanee. Takrit sends her to see a psychanalyst, who uses hypnotism to know the truth. Nam Fon has a split personality (วิญญาณหนึ่งดี - วิญญาณหนึ่งร้าย). Takrit thinks to marry Nam Fon so that she can be far from Taisanee, reduces her headaches and have the double personality die. One body two personalities. Nam Fon's father comes back after 18 years. He asks for 20 000 baht. Taisanee wants to send back Nam Fon to her real father (บุญธรรม). It is too much and Yat Fon beats Taisanee. Taisanee gives money to Nam Fon's father so that he can take her away. Yat Fon is back again and takes a knife to threathen Taisanee and her father. The man acknowledges he is a liar and not her real father, who died already. Taisanee loses consciousness and is sent to hospital. Yat Fon dies in order to be able to give happiness to Nam Fon. Taisanee acknowledges her mistakes and a new relationship can start with Nam Fon. This movie features soundrack from Jerry Goldsmith used in American horror movie The Omen. Pissamai Wilaisak plays swimmingly the bad mother role. This movie highlights prejudices over low society people.

ไอ้ย่ามแดง
ไอ้ย่ามแดง

Year: 1980

Thai title: ไอ้ย่ามแดง
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Chao Meekunsut

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Uten Boonyong
Main actress: Supansa Nuengpirom,Duangcheewan Komolsen

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Two young boys, Tom and Palad, are close friends. Following a game, one of the kid is injured. His friend Tom has to steal some medicine. The shop owner dies while trying to catch him. Palad becomes a Buddhist novice so they lose contact. Tom (Sorapong Chatree) is now a grown up adult. His girlfriend Malee is already promised to somebody else, i.e. to the ruffian Ying (Manop Aussawathep), by her father. Tom overturns ruffian Ying's boat and then announces that Malee is already his wife. Wedding is canceled but Ying promises revenge over Tom. Tom and Malee have real happiness and are living as farmers. Malee becomes pregnant (กำลังจะมีลูก). Malee is kidnapped by Ying's ruffians while Tom is working in rice fields. Tom wishes to have his child back (จะเอาลูกของกู). As Ying is good friend with the local district officer (กำนัน), nothing Tom can do. The dictrict officer's daughter called Boonlam (Supansa Nuengpirom) is upset by this. Ying has already a wife (Duangcheewan Komolsen). Malee refuses to eat. Tom starts to believe Malee abandoned him but he needs to get his child back. Tom becomes crazy due to sadness (เสียใจถึงเป็นคนบ้า). Tom with long hair is wandering around and acts like a child. As Malee's father becomes too disturbing, he gets shot by Ying's ruffians. While Ying is away, Ying's first wife stabs Malee as she complains Malee is taking Ying away from her. Being wrongly informed that Malee has delivered the baby, Tom only finds Malee's bloody corpse. He gets accused by Ying's wife regarding Malee murder. He gets the foetus baby from Malee's tummy and flees. Tom takes refuge in a Buddhist temple. Ying asks the district officer to catch Tom as he is a dangerous crazy man. Boonlam complains that her father better arrests those who made Tom become crazy. One of Ying's ruffian, a dwarf, tries to rape Ying's wife but as she resists, he stabs her and accuses Tom. Tom has become crazy and sings lullaby to the dead baby. He takes revenge over the district officer. One day, Boonlam is also agressed by the dwarf and another ruffian. Tom, mistaking her as Malee, saves her. Boonlam explains to him that the baby is already dead. She has pity of him (สงสาร) and washes his dirty bloody clothes. Due to a storm, she spends the night with Tom. Palad (Uten Boonyong), Boonlam's fiance, is an administrative officer. Palad is Tom's former friend during childhood. Boonlam wishes Tom to surrender (มอบตัว). A crime is done again by somebody wearing same clothes as Tom. Tom is accused again but finally Palad get proofs that Ying is behind everything. A tentative to arrest Ying degenerates in shootings. Finally Tom kills Ying but also cuts his own threat, unable to support anymore a life full of deaths (ในชีวิตมีแค่ความตาย). Boonlam has no time to tell him that he was declared not guilty by administration. Ai Yam Daeng (ไอ้ย่ามแดง) is a strong movie directed by Chao Meekunsut. It highlights corruption and dark influence impact on poor people like Tom. A new DVD from Happy Home was released in year 2012 but the sound is a bit unstable in volume. Sorapong delivers again great acting performance.

นายอำเภอคนใหม่
นายอำเภอคนใหม่

Year: 1980

Thai title: นายอำเภอคนใหม่
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sombat Methanee,Sor Asanajinda,Suchao Pongwilai
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Penpak Sirikul,Reuthairat Amatawanit

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In Northern Thailand, a district officer is shot in the back. He was fighting against illegal trees cut. It is the fourth officer killed on duty in five years. A new one (Sombat Methanee) is nominated. The new district officer understands very fast that a latent corruption happens and that local people (ชาวป่า) are expected to give gifts (chickens, daughter given as maid as a compensation of non paid debts...). The new district officer's adjoint is called Palat and is played by Suchao Pongwilai again with brio in the role of rogue officer. Sor Asanajinda plays the role of a brusque villager complaining indirectly regarding rampant corruption. His son Pol (Sorapong Chatree) is also very active. The minister who sent the district officer has problems with his own daughter, Nit (Jarunee Sooksawad), due to misunderstanding with his new wife. She leaves for the same village Daran Thong and becomes the local teacher. Nit has also medicine knowledge and has to face local fear of ghosts and sorcerer (หมอผี). Old people prefer using sorcerer instead of modern pills. Thanks to Nit and with Pol's leadership, the farmers ask for higher prices and debts resettlement to the trader. Local trader tries to corrupt the district officer but fails to do so. The corrupted subdistrict headman (กำนัน) and trader start to be very upset. They try to buy land as they know that a road will be built to the village but Pol asks villagers to refuse to sell. The subdistrict headman daughter Sophit is back from studying abroad. Palat is secretly fond of her. A young lady called Bukham is raped and killed by Palat. Palat accuses Pol with false proofs. Pol flees and discovers that many trees are cut illegally. Nobody speaks due to fear. The new district officer asks Pol to surrender if he is innocent. Pol's father is found hanged as he spoke too much (พูดประชด - พูดมาก) against corrupted officers. The adjoint uses local people to build the road at a cheaper price. Nit brings the villagers to the province officer to ask for full payments and she wins. Meanwhile Palat rapes the subdistrict headman daughter Sophit and strangles her. Pol's brother sees it and warns his brother. Sabin and Nit get attacked. Sabin is captured but Nit can flee. Nit and Pol come to help Sabin and bring Sophit's dead body to the subdistrict headman. This one wishes to kill Palat as revenge but gets shot before. Finally Palat gets smashed by a log in the illegal logging factory and the district officer helps to catch all ruffians. A school and hospital shall be built by the previous corrupting trader. The movie finishes happily, Nit is named school director (ครูใหญ่ใหม่), Pol is named new subdistrict headman (กำนันใหม่). This movie with social and meaningful messages also involves comedy and romance and not only pure drama. A new generation of government officials is here to replace the previous corrupted generation.

รอยไถ
รอยไถ

Year: 1979

Thai title: รอยไถ
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Neramit,Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Somphob Benjatikul,Sompol Kongsuwan
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Wassana Sitthiweth

Thai movie รอยไถ was released in year 1979. The movie lasts 1h48mn. Four versions were directed 1950, 1960, 1979, 1989. Same main actor (Sorapong Chatree) and same main actress (Nantana Ngao Krajang) as “The Scar” (แผลเก่า) - 1976 are playing. Other actors are สุพรรณ บูรณะพิมพ์, Sompol Kongsuwan, จำนง, จิตติน, โกร๋น บางกรวย. Movie directors are Neramit (เนรมิต) and Sor Asanajinda. Talui (Sor Asanajinda), หมอลุย, is a bit crazy but respected as a father by Leu. Leu (Sorapong Chatree) losts his two buffaloes by gambling to Plien. Phan (Wassana Sitthiweth) blames him for this. Leu is brother in law (พี่เคย) of Phan. Leu is married to Pheuan (Nantana Ngao Krajang) and is having one child. Finally Leu defeats the ruffians by fighting as they are unrespectful to Phan. The ruffians (นักเลง) are wishing to take Phan and Pheuan as wives. Oon (Somphob Benjatikul) always wanted to marry Pheuan but he was too late. Bua, the mother, is helping Oon. Bua is upset with Leu as he is poor and lost his mother's heritage by gambling. Oon tries to reignite his love (ย้อนรัก) with Pheuan, who is now considering fleeing from Leu. Pheuan has pity on Leu (ข้าวเปล่าอร่อยดี) and her son so she keeps crying. While Leu is busy repairing the roof, Oon forces her to come as she is still undecided until the last minute. Wedding is happening soon. Oon is worried that Leu will bring a mess and wants to avoid a bloody celebration (ฉลองกับเลือด). Likay is organized. Leu brings his son to Phan and promises to get revenge up to Bangkok as he suffered a lot. Meanwhile Leu hears about the forthcoming wedding. He finally escapes with Pheuan but ruffians are chasing them. He gets injured through a fight versus too many opponents. Talui diverts their attention thanks to firecrackers and helps him to flee. Oon prevents the village headman to use a gun to shoot Leu. The village headman is upset having his men injured so they are looking after Leu. Talui helps Leu same as a father towards a son. Phan takes care of Leu and his son while Leu is sick. Leu understands Phan would have been a better wife than Pheuan. Meanwhile Talui prepares some tricks against the ruffians. The movie ends tragically. Loi, Pheuan and Phan’s brother, and Talui die while protecting Leu’s house. Even their mother die also. Oon, recognizing his mistake, accepts to give back Pheuan but Leu refuses. He realises too late that Talui is his real father. Having nothing left, he finally quits the area with Phan.

วิมานไฟ
วิมานไฟ

Year: 1979

Thai title: วิมานไฟ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naowarat Yooktanun,Pornpan Ketmamatsu

Phumaret is a young man going to a funeral but he is late. His father was a friend of the deceased man. There he meets the three daughters of the deceased man. The eldest daughter Nid provides him a job in the family company, a house to live in and money as salary advance. Phumaret is fond of Noi the second daughter but finally asks Nid for wedding due to her kindness. Disappointed by Noi's refusal, Phumaret also seduces the youngest daughter and marries her secretly one day before his wedding with Nid. The youngest daughter becomes pregnant and a row happens between her, Nid and Phumaret. Nid, being so disappointed and heart broken, stabs her young sister and is confined in a hospital for insane persons. Phumaret decides to become a monk in order to compensate the bad deeds he has done with the three sisters.

ไอ้คลั่งทะเลโหด
ไอ้คลั่งทะเลโหด

Year: 1979

Thai title: ไอ้คลั่งทะเลโหด
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phaophan Phongnathee,Manop Aussawathep,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Adinan Singhiran,Taksin Jampol,Dam Datsakorn,Somsak Chaisongkram,Rith Luecha
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Nantana Ngao Krajang

A woman is about to deliver her baby. The husband brings his wife on a boat but it is caught in a storm. Their village on the island is wiped away by a tsunami. A boy is born on the boat. The boat is then attacked by a group of pirates (Manop Aussawathep, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Adinan Singhiran and Taksin Jampol). The baby life is spared and is named Ai Klang. During his youth, Ai Klang is trained to use all weapons. Salai (Wiyada Umarin) likes Ai Klang since her childhood. Ai Klang (Sorapong Chatree) has a reputation of having extraordinary skills as storm child (ลูกพายุ). He is disliked by some pirates (Dam Datsakorn, Somsak Chaisongkram, Rith Luecha and Phaophan Phongnathee) on the island. During a boat attack, the father is injured and the diviner predicts a bad omen for the village (ดาวบอก). Ai Klang and Sarapat, the other son (ลูกพ่อ), keep arguing over Salai. Their pirate (สลัด) village is located on an island. Normally they never keep survivors to avoid their hidden village to be discovered. Sarapat keeps a young lady called Chom (Duangcheewan Komolsen) for his father. She becomes in fact his mistress. Salai's family members are accused of theft. In fact, their crime is to have seen Sarapat and his mistress Chom together. Through a deadly game, two are shot but the father survives as Ai Klang fails, on purpose, to hit him three times. Ai Klang rescues a young lady Malai (Nantana Ngao Krajang) whose boat is wrecked on the island. It causes Salai's jealousy. While bringing her back to her father, Ai Klang is recognized as pirate and needs to flee. Ai Klang learns from Salai's father that he is not the real son of the pirates’ leader. While the father is away, the bad pirates get rid of Salai's father despite Ai Klang's resistance. Ai Klang is attached to a pole during rising tide but Salai helps him before he gets drowned. Sarapat takes over the island while his father is away. When the father is back, he is captured. While Sarapat and his men celebrate their victory, the island volcano wakes up. Ai Klang and a number of men faithful to the father attack the renegade pirates. Fight is fierce but they win. Salai is killed during the fightings. Ai Klang ends up fighting with his father as he killed his real parents twenty years ago. He is unable to kill him as twenty years together have created strong filial bonds. To acknowledge his mistake, the father announces that they all stop to be pirates! But it is too late as finally a tsunami wipes the island. Just before, the father sent Ai Klang and Malai to take refuge on higher grounds. ไอ้คลั่งทะเลโหด was released in year 1979 and features an impressive list of famous 1970s Thai actors. Star wars movie soundtrack is used. The movie was never released officially in VCD or DVD format but a VHS telezin version can be found around. It is supposed to be one of the few Thai movies shot in 70mm format.

อยู่อย่างเสือ
อยู่อย่างเสือ

Year: 1979

Thai title: อยู่อย่างเสือ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chai Meekunsut

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Settha Sirachaya,Manop Aussawathep,Nard Poowanai
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong,Lalana Sulawan,Duangcheewan Komolsen

An intensive deforestation is taking place in North of Thailand. Seua (Sorapong Chatree), young man, is back to his native city and is looking for a job. He met Duang, a former girlfriend. Priaw, Duang's brother, drives him to a neighbouring city, Mae Sot, where job opportunities are soaring. Seua meets Pop, an old friend, in order to get job recommendations. Seua is married but he comes alone. They have a drink in a bar. Two interesting characters are working in the bar, i.e. lady Toi (แม่เพลิงไฟ) and ladyboy (กะเทย) Aree, who is a musician and singer. Pop is shot while they are having a drink. A Police inspector (สารวัตร) is investigating the murder but no clues can be found regarding the murderer and cause. It seems to be linked to a corruption and bad influence case. Kamsaen, rich and influential man (พ่อเลี้ยง) , has a beautiful daughter called Kamyat. Pop was a family member but he was not well appreciated as he tried to seduce Kamyat. Seua tries to meet Kamsaen but to no avail. Some ruffians sent by Sinkon, Kamsaen’s close assistant, try but fail to drub Seua. Truth has to be hidden and it is a strong message that Seua should stop investigating on Pop’s death. The bar manager is shot also. Seua is seriously beaten at the head as he refuses to stop investigating. While driving, Sinkon is also shot by the hitman. A former policeman, Natheum, passing by, sees the hitman’s face. All witnesses are killed one by one. Illegal forest concessions (ตัดไม้เถื่อน) business is suspected. Threatening letters are now received by Seua. A plan is prepared with the police inspector. They break over the ruffians directly inside the forest. Shootings happen between police and the ruffians. They release Kamsaen and his daughter held prisoners inside a hut. The ruffian leader succeeds to escape and is still unknown. Natheum is Seua's old friend. While having a drink in the bar, he recognizes Aree as the hitman. Kamsaen has been simulating his capture and is in fact the real headmaster. Toi is his mistress. Kamsaen is killed while trying to resist to the police. Seua, carrying a Magnum 357 gun, revenges his friend Pop by shooting Aree. The magnum 357 is certainly influenced by inspector Harry movies with Clint Eastwood. This movie is a typical action movie from decades 1970s-1980s and features the finest Thai actors and actresses.

เสือภูเขา
เสือภูเขา

Year: 1979

Thai title: เสือภูเขา
English title: The Mountain Lion

Rating: 4/5
Director: Kom Akadej

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Rith Luecha,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad,Nit Alisa

Lao Thong (Sorapong Chatree) is a Hmong leaving in Northern part of Thailand. He has a wife called Siew Fa and a young boy named Soo Noi. While he is away, his wife Siew Fa has been kidnapped by ruffians, who have been threatening the mountain villagers since years. Lao Thong's nickname is the Mountain Lion (เสือภูเขา) as he can run very fast. Lao Thong goes after the ruffians and find their camp. Their leader is Museudam. Lao Thong and Siew Fa have to kill Chayo, Museudam's brother, in order to escape from the ruffians' camp. They need to flee with their son from the Hmong village as Museudam seeks for revenge. Unfortunately Lao Thong and his family are captured by another ruffians group. Hopefully their leader, Cha Teun, is a former sergeant who knows well Lao Thong. Some ruffians believe they are undercover policemen so Lao Thong has to fight and defeat them to win his freedom. Opium trade has always been a huge traffic in Northern Thailand due to Golden Triangle (Burma, Laos and Thailand). Lao Pho (Lak Apichat) is a Hmong village working with the police border to neutralize local ruffian gangs. Cha Teun's gang is attacked by the Police. Cha Teun believes that Lao Thong is the traitor who warned the police. Then both gangs decide to take revenge over him. They decide to hire another Hmong as only a lion can catch a lion. His wife, Siew Fa, is injured. Na Cha (Jarunee Sooksawad), Lao Pho's sister, helps them. Museudam and Cha Teun try to hire Lao Pho (แมวไม่ฆ่าแมว) but to no avail. So Museudam kills Lao Pho's father and accuses Lao Thong so he suceeds to convince Lao Pho's to chase Lao Thong. Na Cha fights very well but is in fact a girl. Siew Fa finally kills herself to avoid being the one slowing her family down. Lao Thong takes revenge over the ruffians, who disband. The two ruffian groups even kill each other and only Cha Teun succeeds to flee as his own gang is wiped away. A love story starts between Lao Thong and Na Cha. Na Cha succeeds to convince her brother that the culprit is Museudam and not Lao Thong. Museudam kidnaps Lao Thong's son. Lao Thong, Cha Teun, Na Cha and Lao Pho storm the ruffians' campement. Ruffians are defeated but Lao Pho dies while protecting Lao Thong. The Mountain Lion is one of the most famous movies directed by Kom Akadej. It is shot within beautiful Thai northern landscapes. It was one of the few Thai movies dealing about Hmong community. The Mountain Lion - เสือภูเขา (1979) movie remains famous for its Kung Fu scenes. This film was one of the first to mix elaborate stunt work and well choreographed fight scenes.

ไอ้ถึก
ไอ้ถึก

Year: 1979

Thai title: ไอ้ถึก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Kecha Plianvithee,Rith Luecha,Lor Tok,Thep Thienchai
Main actress: Chosri Misommon,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Yuwathida Surasawadee

Movie ไอ้ถึก was released in year 1979 and lasts 1h58mn. It is a funny comedy showing the discovery of Bangkok and its modernism by three bumpkins. Lazy husband Sayan (Sayan Chantaraviboon) is chased from home by his wife (Chosri Misommon). His friends are Yiem (Sorapong Chatree) and Phabai (Thep Thienchai). The three friends are fired from their respective home (อยู่วัดตั้งแต่เกิด, home, mistress). They need to find ways to survive. They decide to go to Bangkok (บ้านนอกเข้ากรุง). Various funny situations happen as they are not used to Bangkok modern way of life. They have arguments in a restaurant with ruffians (นักเลง). The ruffians were hired by two young ladies to release their sister Nong Suda kidnapped by Decha (Kecha Plianvithee) and Rith Luecha. The ladies hire the three friends instead. They succeed to release Suda. During the escape, they also take a case belonging to Decha. Ruffians want to get back the suitcase (กระเปาะขอคืน) as it contains important documents related to their business. The three ladies bring the three friends around Bangkok (Happy Land attraction park, Pattaya). They also discover hotels and massage (นวด). As a fighting erupts in the massage parlour, Khun Prangsee (Duangcheewan Komolsen) brings them to her home. They finally befriend with her husband played by Lor Tok (คุณผู้ชายมาแล้ว). After multiple failed trials, Decha finally gets back his suitcase but also kidnaps again Suda and her sisters. The police believes the three friends are responsible of the kidnapping. A fair (งานฉลอง) organized by Khun Prangsee's husband turns to a disaster as police tries to arrest them. By fleeing, the three friends bring the Police by luck to Decha's house. Ruffians are captured. Ladies are released and the three friends are innocented. They prefer to go back to their village than staying in Bangkok. The three ladies bring them to their village but finally flee as Yiem's house collapse on them, as it is discovered that Sayan is already married, as Phabai offers a weird amulet (ปลัดขลิก)!

บัณฑิตเหลือแดน
บัณฑิตเหลือแดน

Year: 1979

Thai title: บัณฑิตเหลือแดน
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Chai Meekunsut

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Lalana Sulawan,Nipaporn Nongnuch

A farmer couple with two young daughters quit their land to find jobs and a better life in Bangkok. Wan and her younger sister Wannee have now grown up. Their father wants them to study up to university and become บัณฑิต (graduate). Unfortunately he died before during an accident on a construction site. The mother is working in a short time motel and washes bed sheet. As Wan studies are expensive and the mother has a small salary, the mother has no choice but to accept sexual proposals from a customer called Atasit in order to get money for her daughter studies. Meanwhile Wan meets a young man called Narat and a love story starts. Following her mother disease and expensive hospital fees, Wan has also no choice than to sell her body to Atasit to get money. Atasit wants to meet her again but this transaction was only financial and based on necessity (ความจำเป็น). Narat asks to marry Wan. Meanwhile Atasit also seduces the younger sister Wannee for similar financial issues. Wan asks him to stop but he refuses. All the women of the same family have the same fate with Atasit because they are coming from a poor background. The mother tries to help her daughters. The daughters try to help their mother. The movie ends up tragically. Wannee dies due to miscarriage and heavy loss of blood. Wan decides to kill Atasit to have him pay for his sins but her mother kills him first in order to take the judicial blame and avoid ruining all the efforts done by her and her former husband to have Wan become a successful graduate. Finally Atasit was Narat's father... This damned life mixing poor people from the country side and rich Bangkokian people ends up in a wreckage for all.

ไร้เสน่หา
ไร้เสน่หา

Year: 1979

Thai title: ไร้เสน่หา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Chosri Misommon

Long ago, two sisters loved the same man but the elder married him. The younger never accepted this failure and became too emotive. Years after, when a bachelor comes to visit her sister's daughter, she reminds her past and thinks that he comes for her. She starts becoming crazy and tries to spoil their love using even a killer. Will she succeed?

ไผ่แดง
ไผ่แดง

Year: 1979

Thai title: ไผ่แดง
English title: Red bamboo

Rating: 5/5
Director: Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Suchao Pongwilai,Krailat Kriengkrai
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan

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Red bamboo is a novel writen by famous writer M.R. Kukrit Pramoj in 1954. It was reprinted 19 times and translated in 9 languages. It is adapted from "The Little World of Don Camillo". The movie deals about the opposition between the new faith (Communism) and the old faith (Buddhism). It is about the conflicts that arose between traditional Thai village life and the forces of modernization that were transforming the country. It takes place in Isan region, northeastern part of Thailand. It is the hot season. Kwen is a local villager but he is seen as a communist even if he doesn't fully understand the doctrine foundations. He wants to refuse the help from government. Monk and government are working together to give food to poor villagers. Evan Luang Pho Buddha statue is magically giving advice to the abbot, Sompan, as sometimes he has also doubts ansd weaknesses. Kwen, the red communist, helps villagers and challenges the local power regarding debt cycle and the current society behavior. When Kwen was a child, he was friend (สหาย) with Sompan. Kwen believes that religion is hurt by the politics as they are too close. The government uses the Buddhist religion as an ally. Both Sompan, the abbot, and Kwen, the red communist, want to help poor people but not in the same way. The abbot is seen as a traitor (ทรยศ) by the communists. The rain finally comes. Kwen thinks that religion is only helping people when they are hungry in order that later they do donations to the temple. A Chinese moneylender, called Sia, is present in the village. The villagers believe time has arrived and that communist rebellion will happen. They plan to get weapons and arrest the monks. Kwen warns his friend Sompan but he refuses to leave. Finally the rebellion was only a falso rumour. Tom is one of Kwen's partisan. Tom doesn't want to ordain 15 days but finally accepts to ease his aging mother (ไม่นับถือศาสนา). Sompan is first reluctant to accept. Another Kwen's partisan, Thip, causes trouble. Thip’s girlfriend, Kathiem, is three months pregnant. Kathiem would like to follow up traditions but Thip refuses (ไม่ย่อมแต่ง) to follow as traditions are a threat to own liberty (เสรี). Love shall prevail over traditions. Finally the wedding happens. On top of this Tom is not willing to disrobe. So Kwen is angry with Sompan (หลอกชาวบ้าน). A fake monk raises belief into spirits in order to get money from villagers but he is expelled by Sompan. Meanwhile the Chinese moneylender gets some villagers' land and rent it to them! There is still no school in the village. Sompan and Kwen support each other to help financing the school (บริจาค). As the money is not enough, Sompan gives money from the temple to help build the school (โรงเรียนประชาชน). Tom and the subdistrict headman’s daughter like each other so Tom disrobes. Tom's mother has no land anymore as she sold it to get money from the Chinese moneylender. There is an issue to decide on the location of the school. The two villages are separated by a small bridge. A meeting is organized in the Buddhist temple to solve the conflict (โรงเรียนใหม่). The school shall be built on the bridge so it is really in the middle of the two villages. But the soil now belongs to rich moneylender Sia. Sia already agreed with the district Chief Officer to build a dam so arguments raise between Sia and the villagers. The soil transfer is found as illegal as it was not officially stamped. Ruffians come with guns. So the villagers have to flee but Kwen prepares a plan to fight back. Kwen wishes to fight against corrupted officials. Villagers capture Sia and his ruffians during nighttime. Finally a high ranking official recognizes that Sia is a dishonest man and thanks the villagers for their action towards him. The school can now be completed. Collaboration between Kwen and Sompan is finally successful as Kwen accepts to ease down his communist aspirations. In 1990, a Thai TV serie (ละคร) based on the same story was produced This movie has also bee registered as National Heritage per the 2016 list released by the Thai Film Archive.

รักแล้วรอหน่อย
รักแล้วรอหน่อย

Year: 1978

Thai title: รักแล้วรอหน่อย
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Jarunee Sooksawad

A Thai man wants to convince her younger sister to marry a rich man but she doesn't want to marry a man she doesn't love. She is finally fond in love with a young man, who pretends to be a bandit in order to seduce her.

กุญแจรัก
กุญแจรัก

Year: 1978

Thai title: กุญแจรัก
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Somsak Chaisongkram,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Suphanee Jitthieng

Toon's former boyfriend, Bati, dies in a parachute accident. Her parents send her to study in France in order to forget this sad story. Doctor Sompong (Sorapong Chatree) is Toon's childhood friend. Both parents wish Toon (Nantana Ngao Krajang) and Sompong to marry but they don't love each other. Romance happens at Dusit zoo with Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in the background. Sompong tries his best but Toon is not receptive (เอาใจยาก). Toon likes music and dancing. One night a biker mechanic falls in love with Toon by seeing her in a nightclub. She still cannot forget Bati (รักเดียวใจเดียว). Thongchai, friend of Rat, coming back from USA, has same look as Bati so Toon gets confused at first. Sompong decides to learn dancing. Toon likes to play fool with Sompong. One of her friend, Rat, is sponsored by Thanong (Somsak Chaisongkram). Rat acts as a matchmaker (แม่ซื้อ). Thongchai misses the USA for its sex freedom, openness, lack of conservative society but Thai culture is different. So Toon stops seeing Thongchai as she doesn't share his view. Sompong continues his best without forcing Toon. Thongchai keeps harassing Toon. Toon's hot temper causes issues in her own family and she refuses any arranged wedding with Sompong. While going out at nighttime, she falls in a trick set up by Thanong. The biker mechanic tries to help but he gets severely beaten as he is outnumbered. Thanong can then rape Toon. Toon's father (Somkuan Krajangsat) and Sompong are looking for her. She is found unanimated in a small road. Sompong helps Toon to recover and keep high spirit through touching words (เริ่มตอนชีวิตใหม่). Toon accepts to marry Sompong. Thanong is finally arrested for prostitution incitation. The mechanic guy learns about the wedding on the newspapers. His love failure remains a defeat for him amplified by the beatings on the head including sequels. On the wedding day unable to keep his frustration he shots Toon. Toon dies. Toon and Sompong are separated a last time (จากกันเพื่อไม่ต้องจากกันอีก). This movie is a strong romantic drama from decade 1970s highlighting many social issues such as women liberalization, arranged wedding... This movie features a great soundtrack with many famous decade 1970s songs. Actors are wearing great flared (pattes d'éléphants) jeans.

ขุนดอน
ขุนดอน

Year: 1978

Thai title: ขุนดอน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chai Meekunsut

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Manop Aussawathep,Phairoj Jaising,Kanchit Kwanpracha
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Duangcheewan Komolsen,Pawana Chanajit

In Isan area, during a traditional dance (รำวง) party in a village, young man Pui (Sorapong Chatree) and young woman Bulai (Naowarat Yooktanun) are agressed by local ruffian (ผู้ร้าย). Khun Don, local Robin Hood thief, chases the thugs (นักเลง) away. The ruffians' leader is subdistrict headman (กำนัน) Phichit. Two Bangkokian friends come to visit Bulai, i.e. Phanit (Pawana Chanajit) and Thantip (Duangcheewan Komolsen). Phanit mistakes Khun Don with another man called Paradorn that she loved before. Phichit, lewd (ลามก) headman, wants Bulai as his wife. Phichit accuses the two Bangkokian ladies to be linked to Khun Don. Subdistrict headman Phichit is using bad influence (อิทธิพล), strong power (อำนาจ) and money to control the area and performs robbery (ปล้น). His team commits bus burglary under Khun Don name. Pui is accused of roberry and jailed by police officer (ผู้กอง) Thanu (Phairoj Jaising). Mysteriously the district offer orders to free Pui. Bulai joins Khun Don's team to fight subdistrict headman Phichit. Amorous jousts happens between the main characters. Infiltering Phichit's team, Bulai provides information to catch him and his ruffians. Police and army join. Following heavy gun fights, Phichit and his thugs are neutralized (ทำร้ายชาติ). As often during such Thai action movies, it is revealed that three young ladies were undercover policewomen. Pui is a also a policeman and Khun Don is a soldier. Couples are formed and weddings are announced. It is a typical movie 1970s mixing action, romance and songs (Country style Luk Thung - ลูกทุ่ง - and Molam - หมอลำ - music). Eight major actors from 1970s decade are present in this movie.

เดนนรก
เดนนรก

Year: 1978

Thai title: เดนนรก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Dam Datsakorn,Pipop Pupinyo,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit

Thai movie เดนนรก is a Tom Yam Thai western even featuring Ennio Morricone's famous soundtrack. Ruffians including Pipop Pupinyo and their leader Seua Hin (Dam Datsakorn) are terrorizing a remote village. Ruffians are robbing villagers and even kidnapping young girls. The village header is handicapped and seems resigned that resistance is useless towards the ruffians. He has two children, is one daughter and one son called Khaem (Sayan Chantaraviboon). The daughter is abducted by ruffians and killed. Her brother promises to revenge her (สู้ซี่). Sin (Sorapong Chatree) and his brother Phayap (Krung Srivilai) are in prison. Phayap is a former likay actor. Sin is more a Buddhist student style as he always says moralistic sentences (ผู้ดีขี้ขุก). They succeed to escape. They meet Khaem, who is impressed by their skills to beat thugs. He requests their help to get rid of the ruffians threatening his village as police station is too far to get any help. Despite early reluctance, finally they all end up in the village. They just arrive when Sithong (Pawana Chanajit) has just been raped by ruffians. Sin and Phayap, understanding villagers pleas, decide to stay to help them. Phayap likes a lot Dok Kaew, a Thai Italian lady. A group of ten ruffians is chased away from the village by Sin and Phayap. Seua Hin, upset that ten of his men flee in front of two men, kills all of them and decides to handle the village by himself. While they are celebrating, ruffians attack the village. The village header refuses to fight as twenty years ago the father and Seua Hin were part of the same ruffians gang. He is handicapped since the day he tried to help a young lady harassed by Seua Hin. Despite beating fairly Seua Hin, this one shots him treacherously. It makes Phayap very upset as he believes the village leader is a coward. Wishing to revenge his father's honor, Khaem goes to fight the ruffians alone and loses his arm in the fighting. Sithong is kidnapped and Sin tries to release her alone. Being outnumbered, he is badly injured. Phayap comes to rescue but Sin is shot by Seua Hin and dies. Injured by Phayap, Seua Hin finally faces the village leader in a final face to face duel but this time, no second chance is given to him. After Sin's burial, Phayap stays in the village with his Thai italian lady. It reminds a bit of US movie “ The Magnificent Seven”.

เสือเผ่น
เสือเผ่น

Year: 1978

Thai title: เสือเผ่น
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Manop Aussawathep,Phairoj Jaising
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

During World War II a man quits the police to go back in his village. There he becomes an outlaw by robbing local people. He joins force with the Thai police to enter resistance and fight Japanese troops. After the end of the war, he still continues to be an outlaw. This time, the Thai police won't allow it anymore...

เหนือกว่ารัก
เหนือกว่ารัก

Year: 1978

Thai title: เหนือกว่ารัก
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Yodchai Meksuwan
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Aranya Namwong,Nipaporn Nongnuch,Tharika Thidathip

A poor woman has to leave her daughter as she cannot take care about her and is giving her to a wealthy family. When growing, the daughter discovered that she has another real mother. In order not to destroy the wealthy family harmony, the poor woman has to play the role of a bad woman, the role of a prostitute to disappoint her daughter. As it is not enough to break her daughter's love, she is no choice than to become a nun ("MAE CHI" - แม่ชี).

เมืองในหมอก
เมืองในหมอก

Year: 1978

Thai title: เมืองในหมอก
English title: A Town in Fog

Rating: 5/5
Director: Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress:

A young woman, Fong, is taking care of a small misty hotel in the countryside with her mother. It is Thailand rural area with buffalo carts. Fong is handicapped and cannot walk properly. Her mother with the help of a domestic helper drugs and kills the customers to steal their belongings. Fong feels very guilty (เราไม่บาป). The parents had a son, Siaw, also but he left home many years ago following a conflict with his father. As robbers stole their savings, the family needs to continue their sins. The new victim is a medicine salesman. They put poison in his drink, then rob his money, throw the body in a canal and burn his belongings. Fon recalls the day when the robbers attacked the hotel. They were crazy and violent similar to the movie “A Clockwork Orange”. The father was shot and killed. Fon was gang raped and the mother was hurt. Fon is handicapped since that day. They have paid for their sins. But where is the son? Right now Siaw is a successful engineer working in aeronautics. The mother wishes to stop but the daughter is willing to continue as her dream is to see the sea so they need more money. They have arguments but Fong is now used to it (ชินแล้ว). Meanwhile the son, enjoying seaside, wishes to go back home after 20 years to see his family. The son has decided to go back to see his mother but will not tell his real identity first (จะเล่นละครกับแม่). Seven bodies have been found recently around the village. The local marshal has no clue. Fong is always afraid of three local women, who participate in cursing rituals as only evil can kill so many people. A modern couple comes to the hotel. Fong is jealous of the girl. At nighttime the couple is drugged but only the man drank tea. Realizing their mistake, the cruel family needs to kill the young lady but she resists. A tragic chase happens in local Khmer temple ruins. The lady is finally killed by wild dogs. Siaw, the son, and his girlfriend arrive in the small city. As his girlfriend is sick, Siaw finally goes alone to the remote hotel. Having left his home so long ago he doesn't dare saying who he is. Still under the failure of the previous killing, the family doesn't want any other customers but he makes the mistake to show that he has a lot of money. He wants to be friendly (กันเอง) with the family. There is an impressive actor performance from Sorapong Chatree playing the son. At nighttime they give him the deadly tea and throw his body in the local river. Meanwhile the young lady is not dead and reaches the small town. She warns the sheriff. When keeping the dead’s belongings and his ID card, the mother realizes he was Siaw, her son. Saddened, she eats the same drug and throws herself in the river. The sheriff comes to arrest them but it is too late. Muang Nai Mok movie, directed by Permpol Choei-arun, is adapted from Jean Paul Sartre's play. There are reminiscences of Western spaghetti scenes atmosphere.

ไอ้ขุนทอง
ไอ้ขุนทอง

Year: 1978

Thai title: ไอ้ขุนทอง
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director: Charin Nantanakorn

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lak Apichat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Krai Kanchit,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Petchara Chaowarat,Rewadee Pattaphong

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Kun Thong's mother is Mae Kaew (Petchara Chaowarat) but he has no father. Mae Kaew refuses to mention who the father is. Kun Thong's mother is very religious oriented (ทำบุญ). Other children such as Saen (Lak Apichat) scold him about the lack of father. Only young girl Phikun (Piyamas Monayakol) protects him. Years have passed. Phikun is the village headman’s daughter (พ่อกำนัน). Saen is the son of a local rich influential man. Kun Thong (Sorapong Chatree) is a poor farmer. Romance is happening between Phikhun and Kunthong. Phikhun believes in kindness (ทำดีได้ดี). Kunthong helps Phikhun during the sacred cloth ceremony around the village chedi (ผ้าห่มพระธาตุ). Saen is jealous about Kunthong. Petchara recommends her son not to have hope about a wedding with Phikhun as he is poor. One day Kunthong helps a young lady called Than being aggressed by ruffians. As Than has no place to go as being sold by her family, Mae Kaew shelters her in her home. At night, while Kunthong and Than are away, Mae Kaew is aggressed by Saen and his ruffians. She losts her sight. She only remembers her aggressor wears a big specific ring. She doesn't have any enemies except Seua Yoi who killed her husband twenty years ago following cards debts. Kunthong wishes to buy eye medicine to a local doctor but pricing argument degenerates into a fight with the doctor's son, who is killed by accident (Krai Kanchit). Kunthong has to flee. Saen wishes to arrest Kunthong. Meanwhile Kunthong is looking for Seua Yoi to kill him. Nowadays Seua Yoi has become a solitary monk in a cave to expiate his past mistakes. He is not the one who hurts his mother. Kunthong misses his mum but finally becomes a thief (กรรมของเขา) but a Robin Hood like as he is only stealing from dishonest people. One day Kunthong has to kill a son in front of his mother to protect himself. He has hard feelings thinking about his own mum. Than has leper (โรคติดต่อ). Kunthong decides stopping being a thief. He gets smacked by Phikhun as he doesn't care about his mum. The one taking full care is Than despite Mae Kaew is not her mother. An engagement is arranged between Phikhun and Saen (ขันหมาก). Phikhun's father forbids her to visit Mae Kaew anymore. Mae Kaew recovers sight thanks to the eye medicine given by Kunthong (แม่มองเห็นแล้ว). Kunthong is aware of the engagement. On the evening, Phikhun disappears with Kunthong. Farmers including Mae Kaew are then expropriated. Their houses are burnt. Than is left behind due to her decease. Than dies in Kunthong's arms but has time to relate the ring story. Through a suspense final, Kunthong and Phikhun surrender to the village headman but Kunthong gets shot by Saen. Only injured, Kunthong shots back Saen. The village headman's thugs shot deadly Kunthong and Phikhun is caught in the crossfire. They die in each other arms. Both Mae Kaew and the village headman feel the pain of losing their child. This movie is really about love for mothers. It is also a tragedy as in real life Petchara Chaowarat became blind a few months after this movie released in 1978. It was her last movie.

เลือดในดิน
เลือดในดิน

Year: 1978

Thai title: เลือดในดิน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Dam Datsakorn,Adul Dulyarat,Chana Sriubon
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Piathip Kumwong,Yuwathida Surasawadee,Tharika Thidathip

Thai movie เลือดในดิน was released in year 1978. It features Sorapong Chatree as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a three minutes 30 seconds trailer remains to be seen. Other actors are Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Dam Datsakorn, Piathip Kumwong, Adul Dulyarat. Yuwathida Surasawadee, Tharika Thidathip, Chana Sriubon. It is a strong drama movie (เป็นหนังชีวิตเข้มข้น). It looks like a child was separated from his father. Getting adult, Sorapong is reunited with his father (Prachuap). Many fightings do happen on this family drama movie.

กาม
กาม

Year: 1978

Thai title: กาม
English title: Kama

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Manop Aussawathep,Sorapong Chatree,Dam Datsakorn,Nirut Sirijanya,Adul Dulyarat,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong,Monrudee Yamaphai,Wiyada Umarin,Metta Roongrat

Chet (Sorapong Chatree) performs love scene with Manvika (Piathip Kumwong) in front of cameras. Manvika (ดาวโป้) is a sex movies star. Veena (Monrudee Yamaphai), her teen daughter, feels ashamed. Manvika draws a line between public life and private life. She works hard to pay her daughter’s studies. There is a crazy painter called Marut (Manop Aussawathep) living near their home and drawing big vagina, i.e. his vision of a mother, or big penis (พระเจ้า), i.e. his vision of the humanity creation. The art critic doesn't understand him and sees him as a sex maniac only. The artist is seen as obscene (ลามก) by his neighbours. Veena gets interest in this artist and also starts to draw similar vagina during school art lessons. She is studying in a catholic private school. Next week is Veena's birthday. Veena has feelings that her mother doesn't spend enough time with her and more time with other men while playing movies. A journalist called Surasak keeps harassing the mother. As a vengeance as Manvika slapped him, the journalist publishes picture of her daughter Veena presented as a new star (ดาวรุ่งดาวใหม่). Despite not being aware, Veena is threatened to be expelled if it ever happens again as her school can only accept good mindset lady (สุภาพบุรุษสตรี). Society doesn't make a difference between a job and real personality of people. They all believe Manvika can only be an easy woman. The artist is also despised as sexual representations cannot be art according to society prejudices. While going back from restaurant, Veena's friend car hits the artist. Veena helps to bring him back home safely. The journalist is still angry and writes devastating reviews about Manvika. He is also a corrupted guy accepting money to write good reviews. Veena understands the artist motivations and doesn't believe what he is drawing is dirty as it is the origins of our world. People start to gossip, including Surasak the journalist, as Veena visits him every day. Neighbours believe a sex maniac artist and a daughter of porno star can only do bad things together. Veena wishes the artist to draw mountains or sea and he follows her advice. Following Surasak’s pressure, Manvika is downgraded to second role by movie director (Adul Dulyarat). One evening, the artist wishes to draw a nude painting of Veena. Afraid she starts shouting and fighting back. Surasak following them secretly takes pictures to be published on Thairat newspaper’s first page and pretending a rape. The artist is beaten by the mob. Nobody talks anymore to Veena (คนเลว) at her school. Manvika tries to get help from other newspapers but with no avail. Veena is fired from her school. Surasak’s wife (Metta Roongrat) asks him to consider how he would react if his own daughter was tarnished the same way. Nobody comes to Veena’s birthday (รังเกียจหนู). Newspapers can shape belief of people as even Manvika doubts about her own daughter. Only the artist understood her, so she leaves her home to find him in Koh Samet (เข้าใจกันดี). Following Manvika's tearful pleas, Surasak recognizes his mistakes and promises not to write about her and her family anymore. Being recognized on Koh Samet island, police and her mother are coming to get Veena back. Veena doesn't want to go back with her mum and be called as sex star daughter (ลูกสาวดาวโป้) again. Marut, the artist, gets shot by the police. Only the crazy artist was understanding Veena. This movie กาม includes strong critique of newspapers living on scandals (ข่าวเป็นข่าว), strong critique of society preconceived opinions on art and people public life. Many famous Thai actors have a cameo appearance in this movie.

น้องเมีย
น้องเมีย

Year: 1978

Thai title: น้องเมีย
English title: Sister-In-Law

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Thuam Thoranong
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan,Wiyada Umarin,Chosri Misommon

Four members of a family are living on a barge and carrying goods between provinces. Saeng, young man, is married to Plang. They have a young baby. Taptim is the young sister-in-law. Taptim is working hard but her elder sister is lazy. Saeng shouts after Taptim but remains silent with his wife. The barge arrives in Bangkok. Plang is fed up with her life on the boat. She is still young and wants to have fun. She sees herself having no future with Saeng. Taptim believes Plang doesn't love Saeng but married him to go away from her parents. Saeng doesn't believe Taptim. Saeng needs to sell 5000 watermelons. He only gets an offer of 20000 baht only. He refuses to sell. Plang believes she can be a country music (ลูกทุ่ง) singer. Plang meets in a hair-dresser shop a middle age gentle lady, who proposes to help her. Taptim refuses to join Plang as she is afraid to become a prostitute in Bangkok. Plang quits the barge. Saeng is shocked and finally sell the watermelons 12000 baht to have money and look for his wife in Bangkok. The trader knows that Saeng needs money urgently so he gives him a very low price (ขี้โกง). Bangkok is so big. He goes in every singing entertainment places to find her the whole day and night. Hopefully a taxi driver helps him (คนบ้านนอก). Saeng doesn't know how to read. He drinks too much and leaves his 12000 baht in a restaurant. Taptim has to take care of the baby as both parents are out in Bangkok. The taxi driver is a nice and honest guy as most of the taxi drivers come from Isan (อีสาน). Saeng sells his boat for a small amount and buys back a smaller boat. He finally finds Plang when she was ironically singing "chai dio rak dio" (ใจเดียวรักเดียว - one heart one love). Plang is performing in a drinking joint which offers live entertainment. Customers can invite singers to chat with them. Saeng and the taxi driver get beaten by the guards. The old woman introduces an old rich man to Plang. It is a financial transaction. Understanding that the man brings her to a hotel, she flees. Saeng loses his money again. Saeng stops looking for Plang having lost everything. The only money that is left is from Taptim as she forces the trader to give a higher compensation for the watermelons. Finally Saeng regrets not to have married Taptim as she has a better mood and behavior than Plang. Saeng wishes to get Taptim as new wife. It happens... When Plang decides to come back, it is too late to get back Saeng. She comes to get back her child. Nobody wishes to stay in Bangkok. They all go back to countryside. Bangkok is a symbol for poor up-country people, i.e. dream of wealth. Some people dream to get rich there but many of them come back home without money. Some countryside people arrive in Bangkok and get abused by Bangkokian people.

แผลเก่า
แผลเก่า

Year: 1977

Thai title: แผลเก่า
English title: The old scar

Rating: 5/5
Director: Cherd Songsri

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Nantana Ngao Krajang,Sarinthip Siriwan

The movie is built same a theatrical "Likay" (ลิเก) with traditional music. It portrays the Thai culture and way of life though a romance. Peasant Riem loves Kwan but the love is not reprocical. He loves singing Likay. Traditional peasant way of life, watching over buffalo, rice planting, getting fish from rice fields, ceremonies where young men invite girls they like to dance, Songkran ceremony with small pagoda made of sand are gracefully shown. They finally love each other with a promise in front of the local deities tree. But Riem family refuses this love story. Choi, local gangster, injures Kwan with his sword making a scar. This scar is the symbol of their love that nothing can break. Riem's father wants to sell her to the local gangster Choi. Riem's father is local "Kamnan" (กำนัน) but has many debts with Choi as he likes to gamble and drink alcohol. Riem is enslaved with chains. Kwan infliges a scar to Choi also but when he tries to free Riem, it is too late. Her father and Choi have brought her to Bangkok. There she is integrated to a rich Bangkokian family as she has the same face as their deceased daughter. A young man called Somchai is courting her. Riem discovers high society Bangkokian life with balls and European orchestra. The contrast is flagrant with village life and Kwan playing flute on his buffalo. Kwan arrives in Bangkok and searches for Riem. He cannot find her. He chases Choi to know where he sent Riem but during a sword fight, Choi is killed. Three years have passed. Knowing that her mother is sick, Riem goes back to visit her. Kwan has chance to meet Riem but Kwan also understands that she forgot him. He asks again for the support of the local deities. Riem misses her home and Kwan. She finally comes back as her mother is dying. In the past, her mother marries her husband for money in order to be secure but was never happy with him. So she advises her daughter to listen to her heart as love is more important than money. Riem promises to tell Kwan her decision in front of the local deities tree. On the same day, seeing that his father is getting older and older, Kwan promises him to honor his wish to see his son in yellow robes (ชายผ้าเหลือง) as a monk. Learning that Riem is forced to go back to Bangkok, he decides to help her but faces opposition from Riem's family and Somchai. Finally Somchai shot Kwan fatally and he drowns in front the local deities tree. Riem stabs herself and drowns with her beloved Kwan. Kwan's father will never see his son in yellow robes (ชายผ้าเหลือง) as a monk. Historically, Cherd Songsri's movie is a classic tale of star-crossed lovers and was one of the first Thai films to be a success internationally due to the precise representation of rural Thailand. It got Top award at Festival des 3 Continents in Nantes, France in 1981. This movie is part of the first 25 films heritage list announced on October 4 2011, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

คู่ทรหด
คู่ทรหด

Year: 1977

Thai title: คู่ทรหด
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Settha Sirachaya,Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Adul Dulyarat
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Tasawan Saneewong

Ithipon (Sorapong Chatree) is a police inspector (สารวัตร). He doesn't have a car (รถแข่ง) as he refuses any corrupting money from the mafia. Yot (Krung Srivilai) is another policeman, who has a hot temper (รุนแรง) and uses easily guns to stop robbers (ผู้ร้าย). In a single day, he shot four robbers. It makes big headlines in newspapers. Ithipon always follows the law (ความยุติธรรม) and wants to give a good image of the police to Thai citizens. His family is poor. It includes his sister, Am, and his mother. Am is still a student and is addicted (ติต) to marijuana (กัญชา). Ithipon needs to solve many issues linked to the facts that policemen do not always behave well in private life also (club singer pregnant and dropped...). Ithipon sometimes acts like a social assistant. Ithipon’s team deals with heroin dealing case, prostitution cases, rape case, police corruption but also everyday ordinary cases. This movie shows the kind of crimes faced by Thai society in 1970s. Yot, by killing some drug dealers, puts the mess again (มือปราบจับตาย) as no proofs and information can be got from dead bodies. Yot’s behavior is linked to his past when he was ten years old. His mother was murdered by a carpenter who was acquitted due to lack of proofs despite he saw him with his own eyes! So nowadays he has become a harsh policeman. Yot has been suspended (ถูกราชการ) following the drug failure case. Rich people use their power to influence police. A businesswoman wishes to have her son released! Ithipon needs to arrest his own sister Am as she was caught smoking opium (ติตยา) in an illegal den. Ithipon remains inflexible. The law is same for all so he refuses to help his sister and has to perform his duty (นาที). Yot continues to shoot illegally some bad people and wish to clean the Thai society. Ithipon meets Eewa, his former girlfriend. Ithipon is poor so he couldn't marry with Eewa. As Eewa's parents were sick, Eewa had no choice than becoming the mafia leader Kongwan’s mistress. As her parents are both dead, Ithipon proposes to take care of Eewa and hides her. Kongwan's ruffians are looking for Eewa. They storm Ithipon's home, hurt the mother and kidnap him. As Ithipon refuses to speak and to accept dirty money every month, Kongwan drugs him with heroin to make him dependent and to know where is Eewa. Finally Ithipon breaks down and tells them where Eewa is. Being inflexible with law, what did Ithipon gain? His mother is injured, his sister is in hospital and he is also addicted now (ตรงกับกฎหมายไม่ได้อะไร). His family is wrecked and his sister despises him. Eewa is kidnapped by Kongwan again. While being under treatment Ithipon flees from hospital. Being beaten by drug sellers, he is rescued by Pen. She was a prostitute Ithipon helped before to leave this profession. As a way to thank him she takes care about him until he can recover. Redemption is always possible (ยังมีทางแก้). Both his sister and mother have died. Yot continues to do his own justice by cleaning Bangkok from bad guys. Ithipon starts his own revenge by storming and burning Kongwan's heroin warehouse and by shooting ruffians. Kongwan orders to kill Ithipon. He shoots Eewa as she was going to warn Ithipon. Ithipon is injured again. The violence cycle has no end. There is a dirty policeman inside the police station, who always informs Kongwan. Kongwan does the cleaning of informants as a trial against him is ongoing. Yot won't let him go away. While leaving the hospital and going back to his slum house, Ithipon is shot by Kongwan. But this time Kongwan cannot escape his responsibilities and is caught by the police. Ithipon finally wins by following the law (ชนะตามกฎหมาย). This movie includes the 1970s top actors and features a funky "Shaft" 1970s soundtrack. This interesting movie deals about Thai police hardship and difficulty to have a clean police due to low monthly salary and extra judicial killings. It is still an issue nowadays. In 2011 senior police officers own a big illegal casino in the heart of Bangkok. It was was overseen by local police and allowed in only high-stakes gamblers.

ใครจะอยู่ค้ำฟ้า
ใครจะอยู่ค้ำฟ้า

Year: 1977

Thai title: ใครจะอยู่ค้ำฟ้า
English title: The man from hell

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Nirut Sirijanya,Adul Dulyarat,Lor Tok,Pipop Pupinyo,Somsak Chaisongkram
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Aranya Namwong

Krung Srivilai is getting married. Some partygoers people take Krung for a last drink to celebrate. His wife will wait for him. While Krung is having a few drinks, his wife is raped by four men including Pipop Pupinyo (wearing a wig) and Somsak Chaisongkram. He discovered her body recovered by roses. The crime is signed by Red Roses gang. Krung promises to take revenge. He helps his wife’s sister (Naowarat Yooktanun) being attacked by the gang also. Nirut Sirijanya and his brother take profit of gang rivalries to take some suitcases full of money and drugs. The brother has issues when protecting a young lady against ruffians but inspector Sorapong Chatree is helping. Lowu is the Chinese leader of Red Roses gang. Both Nirut and Krung are captured by the gang but succeeded to escape. Khun Ling (Aranya Namwong) or White Rose is arriving from Singapore. Only the White Rose knows the identity of Red Roses gang’s real leader so she is welcomed at the airport by Sorapong before the gang can kidnap her. Meanwhile Krung falls in love with Naowarat. Krung is captured again. He is framed in a murder. Krung kills one of his wife’s assassin but is then facing inspector Sorapong as he cannot break the law either. Red Rose gang leader is played by veteran actor Adul Dulyarat. Naowarat is kidnapped by the gang. The leader recalls Krung far souvenirs when he was a soldier. The gang leader’s wife and daughter were killed by Thai soldiers during shootings. Since that day, he wishes to take revenge over Krung. To get Naowarat released, Krung has to shoot White Rose, who is a danger for the gang. As Krung and White Rose were lover in the past, it is a difficult decision. While Sorapong and White Rose are having a diner, Krung shoots her but it is only a trick. Nirut's brother and his mum are killed by Lowu. Nirut's brother was working as police informer. Nirut wishes to revenge also. Nirut and Sorapong storm the cave where the gang is hiding. They release Krung and Naowarat. Khun Ling shots herself the gang leader. The movie “The man from hell” or ใครจะอยู่ค้ำฟ้า (1978) is currently available through Ocean Shores video tape in English only. It is weird to have Sorapong, Krung with an English dubbing but as least Thai music was kept. The movie has sometimes a weird directing. As the movie is only 1h26mn, it is highly probable that it was cut for an international version as most Thai Movies during 1970s last almost two hours. 5 Top Thai stars are starring in this movie, i.e. Krung Srivilai, Sorapong Chatree, Nirut Sirijanya, Naowarat Yooktanun, Aranya Namwong. Fantastic bell-bottoms are worn by Sorapong Chatree.

รุกฆาต
รุกฆาต

Year: 1977

Thai title: รุกฆาต
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Sawin Sawangrat,Sukon Koewliam,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Tasawan Saneewong

Ruffians are waiting along the road. They rob money from a police van. A young man called Thonglop (Krung Srivilai), driving a truck, is passing by and gets involved despite him. Ruffians want to get rid of him as he is a potential witness. Thonglop takes refuge at his grandmother's (ยาย) home. The grandmother is killed by the ruffians as she refuses to disclose where he is hiding. Thonglop promises to revenge her and is actively looking for the ruffians’ leader (ผู้กำกับ). The leader name (หัวหน้าโจร) is Mek. Thonglop meets an old lady friend, Than. Than is Thanoo’s daughter (ลูกสาว). Thonglop helps Than and this father aggressed by two ruffians. Thanoo is a business man. Than and Thonglop collaborate to catch Mek. They found that Mek is often going to Khorat in Northeast of Thailand. Thanks to the unexpected help of a taxi driver (Sorapong Chatree), Mek is captured and he discloses that the real leader is in fact Amasadon (พี่ใหญ่). Thonglop uses the taxi driver called Krongket to track Amasadon. A friendship is developing between Thonglop and Krongket. InThira is Amasadon’s younger sister. Without knowing it, she is doing some money laundering for Amasadon through a company providing jobs to taxi drivers. Krongket follows Inthira and helps her as two ruffians steal her bag. Thonglop wants to use Inthira as a bait (ตัวประการ) to catch Amsadon. Thonglop keeps Inthira as hostage. Than finds Inthira’s bag inside Thonglop’s car. So she starts to wonder which game Thonglop is playing. Fake policemen try to catch Thonglop but they face Krongket who resists. Ruffians wish to catch Than to force an exchange with Inthira. Mek and Amasadon start to be divided. A final confrontation between all protagonists shows that Thanoo was the real mafia boss. Ruffians are caught. Both Inthira and Than are safe. At the end, it is finally disclosed that Krongket is a police inspector (สารวัตร). This 1970s movie includes action and humor. It features two 1970s keys actors, i.e. Krung Srivilai and Sorapong Chatree. โอ้มาดา and รุกฆาต movies both released on the same day in 1977. They were the first movies featuring leading actor Sorapong Chatree and leading actress Naowarat Yooktanun together. During the following years, they played 100 movies together!

ทางเสือผ่าน
ทางเสือผ่าน

Year: 1977

Thai title: ทางเสือผ่าน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Choomporn Theppitak

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Nard Poowanai,Sorapong Chatree,Pipop Pupinyo,Lak Apichat,Dam Datsakorn,Kecha Plianvithee,Chat Mongkolchai,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Naiyana Shewanan

Krieng (เกรียง - Krung Srivilai) and Krai (ไกร - Sorapong Chatree) are brothers. They have a sister called Kaew. The third brother is away. They are part of a poor family and their father is sick. Ruffians are terrorising the local villagers (ปล้อนบ้าน). Krieng and Krai want to report a killing (แจ้งความ) to the village headman but he is out of town. The village headman has two children, Sarapee and her brother Han (หาญ - Dam Datsakorn). Han uses a lot of bad influence (อิทธิพล) and is always accompanied by ruffians. Han is committing extortion under the name of Seua Hin (เสืออินทร์). Sarapee is Krieng's love. Some villagers refuse to sell their land to Boonthong (บุญทอง), a local rich businessman. Boonthong is using Han to push them. He has a beautiful daughter called Angkap (อังกาบ - Piyamas Monayakol). Angkap is Krai's love (นางฟ้ามาแล้ว). Han doesn't appreciate his sister to go out with Krieng so this one is beaten by ruffians. Han also loves Angkap. Han is collaborating with Boonthong. Angkap is promised by her father to Han. The third son, Kan (กาญจน์), played by Nard Poowanai, is back. While Krieng and Krai are working in the fields, Kaew and the father are killed. The three brothers are looking for revenge. The village headman is not aware that his son is smuggling with Boonthong. Ket (เกตุ – Lak Apichat) is one of Han’s ruffians but he has a nice heart and always warns Angkap if something fishy is under preparation. Han is always looking for arguments with Krieng even during a temple fair. Han uses Ket to shoot Krai in the back while performing Thai folk dance (รำวง) as he is jealous of his relation with Angkap. Ket is playing double game as a fake bullet is used to shoot Krai. Ket warns Angkap that Han plans a night attack to get rid of Krai. Warned by Angkap, the three brothers prepare a surprise for Han and his ruffians. The ruffians fall in a trap and only Han and a few guys escape death. Han takes revenge over Ket by raping and killing his wife. Ket recognizes that Han’s missing short button is the one he found near his wife’s dead body. Following fist fights and car motorbike chase between Ket and Han, Han finally succeeds to flee. Han kills Boonthong to get his money and recruits more mercenaries. The three brothers and Ket are ready to fight back but they need to face 50 ruffians having M16 guns. Police lead by Mot is coming to help. Ruffians take Sarapee as hostage. A final face to face between the father and Han, the ruffian son, happens. Following a misunderstanding the village headman shoots his own son. Ket also dies. It is moralist ending. Ket is an unknown hero and law remains stronger than filial bonds. It is a 2h03mn movie. This movie features the new 1970s generation of Thai leading actors, i.e. Krung, Sorapong, Nard (สามพระเอกผู้ยิ่งใหญ่).

เจ้าพ่อ 7 คุก
เจ้าพ่อ 7 คุก

Year: 1977

Thai title: เจ้าพ่อ 7 คุก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sorapong Chatree,Chaiyan Sorakrai,Kecha Plianvithee,Dam Datsakorn,Pipop Pupinyo,Manop Aussawathep,Nirut Sirijanya,Surasit Sattayawong
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Sirikwan Nanthasiri

Thai movie เจ้าพ่อ 7 คุก was released in year 1977. It features two major Thai cinema stars together, i.e. Sombat Methanee and Sorapong Chatree. The remaining sequence lasts 1h22mn. Papum (Sombat Methanee) succeeds to escape from prison four times but he is recaptured by the Thai police each time. Sorapong is a soldier. Chaiyan Sorakrai as another soldier gets killed in the fightings. Sorapong is married and has one kid. While he is fighting at the border, his father is killed and his wife is raped by ruffians led by Jit (Kecha Plianvithee) and including Ming and Pipop Pupinyo stealing the cattles. Sorapong finds Pipop and kills him. Before he learns from Pipop that Ming is now in jail so Sorapong surrenders to police in order to be sent to jail. Sorapong ends up in same jail as Papum, who is still trying to escape (นักโทษวิเศษ). He also befriends with Ming. The three guys now prepare to escape. There is a famous scene, where Sombat as prisoner smashes a rat and eats it raw. The three men succeed to escape through some pipes thanks to a file given by Sorapong to Papum in order to cut his chains. After obtaining information on Jit, Sorapong kills the ruffian Ming following a one to one fight. Papum and Sorapong go to north of Thailand to find Jit. They join a group including พ่อเลี้ยง Chawalit (Manop Aussawathep), Nirut Sirijanya and Malee (Sirikwan Nanthasiri). They go through the mountains by small paths. Papum meets Naowarat Yooktanun. Love emerges. Surasit Sattayawong is the hill tribe village leader (ผู้ใหญ่). Two groups are exercising influence, i.e. Jit and Chawalit, around the mountains. Meiyo, Naowarat’s younger brother, is shot by Jit’s ruffians as he listened to them talking about Papum and Sorapong. Malee has disappeared. The two groups prepare to fight. Nirut releases Malee but they are chased by ruffians. Malee gets shot and dies. Papum and Sorapong escape murder tentative. The two groups confront each other and heavy shootings happen. Final fights between Papum and Dam Datsakorn, between Sorapong and Jit occur. Naowarat helps Papum. Sorapong kills Kecha but gets severly injured and dies. Papum ends up 10 years in prison but Naowarat waits for him. This movie features an impressive list of famous Thai actors and actresses from decade 1970s.

ทรามวัยใจเด็ด
ทรามวัยใจเด็ด

Year: 1977

Thai title: ทรามวัยใจเด็ด
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Lor Tok,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Mayura Thanabutr

Four young women want to become policemen. They face harsh selection inside the police school. One of them is coming from a wealthy family but still wants to be a policeman same as her father. The trainer is aware of this and is helping them though gags during the selection and their first assignments.

ไอ้คุณเฉิ่ม
ไอ้คุณเฉิ่ม

Year: 1977

Thai title: ไอ้คุณเฉิ่ม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Lor Tok,Rith Luecha,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Mayura Thanabutr

Three beggars are friends and helping each other. One is polishing shoes, one is singing, one is simulating being a blind man in order to be able to sell lottery tickets. One of them has opportunity to work for a businessman and starts a romance with the businessman's daughter. Another one is courting another businessman's daughter. A local mafia gang is kidnapping the two businessmen. Police promises to help but the local police head is part of the mafia gang. The three beggards will manage to release the two businessmen.

ชีวิตบัดซบ
ชีวิตบัดซบ

Year: 1977

Thai title: ชีวิตบัดซบ
English title: Damned life

Rating: 5/5
Director: Euthana Mukdasanit,Permpol Choei-arun

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Pinyo Parnnui
Main actress: Piathip Kumwong

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Teacher Tom and his hairdresser wife Reusi are living in a slum. They have a daughter. Tom is very dedicated to his job and study books every evening. His wife is bored and wishes to have a more exciting life. Following a friend invitation to a high society party, she goes alone as Tom believes it is not his world. There she meets a rich man and becomes her lover. She starts to go back home very late and doesn't go to her daughter's school activities. Following arguments between Tom and Reusi, they finally agree to divorce and Reusi announce to him that he is not the real father of their daughter! The slum is also full of robers and drug sellers. By unfortunate incident, Tom contributes to the arrest of one drug seller. This latter wishes to take revenge on Tom. Reusi is finally dumped by her rich lover. Tom and Reusi finally stay together for the good sake of their daughter and start to have hapiness again. One stormy night when Tom is out for working late, 4 drunk men lead by the drug seller enter in Tom's house, rape his wife and kill his daughter. Tom chases them and kills them one by one but his life is wrecked. What a damned life... This movie about slum dwellers earned Bt1 million at the box office. In 1977 this movie was almost a clone of the popular newspapers' front pages as it dealt with drugs, rape, divorce, violence. Virtue is not rewarded. Sorapong Chatree got his first Thai cinema reward thanks to this movie (ตุ๊กตาทองตัวแรกของพระเอกสรพงษ์ ชาตรี).

โอ้มาดา
โอ้มาดา

Year: 1977

Thai title: โอ้มาดา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chana Kraprayoon

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Yodchai Meksuwan,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Pissamai Wilaisak,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej

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It is about a woman, who is tyrannizing her family by imposing her wishes in order to become a lady (คุณหญิง - "KHUN JING"). Fortunately for her family, her dreams are going to fail...

เมืองอลเวง
เมืองอลเวง

Year: 1977

Thai title: เมืองอลเวง
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director: Choomporn Theppitak

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Dam Datsakorn,Lak Apichat,Settha Sirachaya,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol

A young company owner is fed up with life. He is rich and successful but doesn't have real friends. People are only interested in his money. He decides to quit his life and to become a beggar in order to have more freedom. Being a beggar, he meets new friends and become a gardener. Unfortunately a mafia gang is looking for all beggars in the district in order to find him and ask for a ransom. His new friends will help him.

เทวดาเดินดิน
เทวดาเดินดิน

Year: 1976

Thai title: เทวดาเดินดิน
English title: Grounded god

Rating: 4/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin,Namgneun Boonnak

Two young guys are dealing with heroin. The police failed to catch them. The two guys take refuge in a young lady's home, who is the girlfriend of one of them. They are modern Thai hooligans. Sorapong Chatree plays a hooligan in bell-bottom jeans in a film that mirrors the youthful chaos of the year 1976. The movie was shot in 1976 at the time of the violent crackdown on leftist students and protestors that occurred in the grounds of Thammasat university. The three young hooligans are living thanks to small thefs (stealing goods, wallets...). They are in rebellion with the society, i.e. they like damaging public installation, breaking windows, frightening middle class people, eating in restaurant without paying. One of them is keen on drugs also. One of the hooligan is rebelling again the system as when he was soldier, he was told to kill communist villagers but those people were good people worshipping the King of Thailand so he lost faith in Thai official institutions. The Chief of police looking for them was his former military superior. When robbing a house and neutralizing the occupants, they get a gun. While stealing a car, they face a strong owner who fights them. He is shot dead. They become more and more violent. They are caught in a whirlpool. They rob banks and shot policemen. Followed by police, they finally find refuge in the South of Thailand around Yala where they continue their bank robbing. They get too much media coverage. Journalists called them Grounded gods as they can do whatever they want, they always escape and nobody can catch them. They have nothing to loose and know they will die sooner or later. Surrounded by the Police, they hide in the jungle and are captured by a muslim community. The community is fighting against Thai institutions also but have real motives. It is precursory regarding current violent events happening in South of Thailand. The three hooligans finally died under Police bullets. It reminds of Stanley Kubrik's ultra violent "Clockwork Orange" movie and Bonny and Clide story. It is unofficially claimed that Oliver Stone was inspired from "Grounded God" for his controversial "Natural Born Killers" as many parallels are visible.

ไอ้แมงดา
ไอ้แมงดา

Year: 1976

Thai title: ไอ้แมงดา
English title: The Bug Man

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chai Meekunsut

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Pipop Pupinyo,Dam Datsakorn,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Lak Apichat,Chat Mongkolchai
Main actress: Tanyarat Lohanan,Piyamas Monayakol

A Thai man just marries a hill tribe girl called Bokram. His wife is kidnapped by ruffians. He is in fact a man collecting girls for brothels! A mysterious man raid two brothels looking for a lady called Choimai. He is a strong puncher. His name is doctor Chai (Krung Srivilai) and is fiance with Vui, a gym sport woman (นักกีฬาgym). He has lost memory and cannot remember his own fiancee. Hong (Sorapong Chatree) is a well-off son involved with ruffians. Choimai is now prisoner in the prostitution ring leader’s house. His name is Yai (Dam Datsakorn) and he is also smuggling weapons. Choimai is in fact Chai's sister. She escapes (ขายตัวกับผู้ชาย) and takes refuge in Dong's home, another ruffian, who is also a brothel owner. Trap is put in place by Yai to capture Chai at Turkish massage place (อาบอบนวด). An electronic device is put near his brain to force him acting on any orders from Yai. Yai uses Chai to give a punchy lesson to Hong. Brothels are similar to slavery as women are chained together. The mamasan (มาม่าซัง) pretends to help Choimai but it is another trap also. She is only interested by her ring and necklace. Brought by three ruffians in a remote place, Hong luckily drives by and helps her. She is welcomed in Hong's parents home (คนสตรี). Hong decides to change his behavior and stop frequenting ruffians. Inside Yai's group, Chai takes revenge over those who kidnapped Choimai. Dong traps Hong (เพื่อนทรยศ) as he has betrayed them. Hong tries to crash him with an old French Citroën DS car. It fails but Hong is finally captured by Yai. Choimai surrenders to Yai to spare Hong's life. Vui is also kidnapped. Chai only simulated being a robot following Yai’s orders. Chai succeeds to release Vui. They enter inside Yai’s remote camp and gun fights, explosions occur between Yai’s ruffians and Chai’s friends. Ruffians are defeated. The Lepso VCD image is quite damaged and colorless. It is a recording from TV. Anyway this Thai action movie features part of the finest bunch of 1970s Thai actors. In this movie, Krung Srivilai, best Thai actor in 1974, meets Sorapong Chatree, best Thai actor in 1975. This movie was the most popular movie in 1976. In the title แมงดา means pimp.

3นักสู้ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่
3นักสู้ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่

Year: 1976

Thai title: 3นักสู้ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Sukon Koewliam,Pipop Pupinyo,Uten Boonyong,Boo Wibunnan,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Moeifa,Duangjai Hathaikarn,Runglawan Sripatimakul

3นักสู้ผู้ยิ่งใหญ่ movie deals about two ruffians factions competing for leadership. One group is led by wealthy man (พ่อเลี้ยง) Yan. The second group is led by Sia (คนอิทธิพลมาก). Sia is played by actor Boo Wibunnan, who always plays the mafia leader, half Chinese half Thai, speaking a Thai language mixed with Chinese words. Sia’s daughter is Taptim (Pawana Chanajit). She is fair and doesn't hesitate to recognise mistakes done by her father or his team. Both ruffians leader have sexy mistresses (ดาวโป้) played by Moeifa and Runglawan Sripatimakul. Yumei is Yan’s mistress but she has also another lover, i.e. Roj (Phairoj Jaising), Yan’s close associate. Some of Sia’s ruffians take compromising pictures in order to blackmail Roj as they are aware he is having an affair with his boss mistress. Jom (Sorapong Chatree) and his wife Srithong find a job inside Yan’s company. Yan's daughter Songla notices Jom. Sia’s ruffians threaten villagers working as gold prospectors. Jom and Roj have a fight with Sia’s ruffians as they raped one of the village lady. Each ruffians leader is responsible and protecting his territory and people. While Jom is away, Srithong is raped and killed. Jom promises to revenge her. Siep (Uten Boonyong), an undercover policeman, having a strong punch, is entering the area. Sia wishes to recruit him. As Taptim has studied in university, Siep tries to convince her that her father activities are wrong (เดือดร้อน) towards villagers. Jom is captured by some ruffians led by Hin while walking endlessly. He is finally released as he is identified as staff from Yan. Hin accepts Jom in his team and trains him so that he can revenge his wife. Roj And Yumei are expelled by Yan as they are having an affair. Yan has received a comprising picture given by Sia! Roj joins Sia’s team. Siep and Taptim try to reconcile both parties causing Sia's ire. As Siep shoots one of Sia's ruffians trying to rape a villager, he is considered as a traitor (ทรยศ) and imprisoned. Jom joins back Yan as he has finished his training. Moeifa drugs Yumei so that she cannot refuse Sia's advances. Her plan is to take the team control with Roj. Yumei is punished and killed by Roj. Knowing Yumei’s death, Yan requests a one to one duel with Sia. Yan shots Sia but then Roj cowardly shots Yan also. Roj is the new leader. Meanwhile Taptim helped Siep to flee. Jom and Siep fight back in order to defeat Roj and his ruffians. The area now becomes ruffians free. It is a 2h12 movie with some 1970s key actors. Movie picture is quite poor and colorless. It certainly comes from an old TV program recording.

เสาร์ 5
เสาร์ 5

Year: 1976

Thai title: เสาร์ 5
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Sorapong Chatree,Phairoj Jaising,Nirut Sirijanya,Pipop Pupinyo
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Tasawan Saneewong,Piathip Kumwong,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Duangjai Hathaikarn

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5 friends are reunited for a mission in Northeast of Thailand. They were soldiers during Vietnam war. They receive sacred powerful Buddha amulets from a famous Buddhist monk in order to protect them during fighting. They have to swear, holding Thai flag, that they are willing to sacrifice their life for the nation, the religion and the monarchy. Sent on mission, they are facing a bunch of thieves, foreign people having a secret base with powerful rockets to threaten Thailand. Finally with the support of five women soldiers, they defeat the villains. Five major actors and actresses from the 1970s were featuring in this action movie.

สัตว์มนุษย์
สัตว์มนุษย์

Year: 1976

Thai title: สัตว์มนุษย์
English title:

Rating: 5/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Jamroon Nuatjim
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Piathip Kumwong

Chot (Sorapong Chatree) and his sister Choi (Aranya Namwong) are children of poor farmers. Chot loves Soi, who is the subdistrict headman's daughter (กำนัน). They love each other but Chot cannot have any hope as he is too poor (เด็กเรียนควาย). Chot helps his sister Choi as she was going to be raped by three ruffians (สัตว์นรก!) that are protected by the local subdistrict headman. Saeng, son of the subdistrict headman, requests a young lady called Bua as a payment for her mother's debt. Bua takes refuge in Chot's father home. Meanwhile Chot is arrested as he hit earlier the three ruffians. It is unfair and the family has no money to pay the bail (ประกัน). The father needs to ask a local Chinese moneylender for 10 000 baht to pay the bail. There are always issues between Saeng and Chot. Saeng would like to kill Chot. One night, Saeng's ruffians rob the 10 000 baht reimbursement and kidnap Bua. The subdistrict headman and village headman are not helpful to poor people. The village headman prevents Chot and other men to look after the ruffians as Chot shot one of the robbers. Bua is then found dead. Choi is very upset as Bua's death is due to the village headman (ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน) inactivity and his refusal to take responsability (ไม่รับผิดชอบ) as he prefers to help rich people only. As the headman hits her sister, Chot, in full anger, shots him and then needs to flee. Chai is the local Chinese moneylender's son. He is no respect for others. Chai (ลูกเศรษฐี) tries to shoot birds in a Buddhist temple despite the abbot's request to stop. Chot, who took refuge in this temple, prevents him to do so as a temple shall remain a peaceful haven. If we accept human sins, what kind of future will Buddhism have? (ถ้าเรายอมให้มนุษย์ทำบาป ศาสนาจะมีอนาคตอะไร). Pliu, future lawyer, promises to marry Choi. Chot succeeds to get back the 10 000 bath from Saeng (ตอบแทนความชั่ว). The father refuses the money believing his son is now a brigand (โจร). Heavy floods happen. All crops are devasted. The father has no more money to invest in new crops. Be good and there is nothing good happening to them (ความดีไม่เอาแล้ว). The father receives 3000 bath to plant new crops but Choi must accept to be the moneylender's domestic helper (เป็นขี้ข้าดอกเบี้ย). As Chot was injured, he cannot help. Only the Buddhist abbot helps him. Choi is drugged by the moneylender and raped. Then she is forced by Chai. She fell in hell (ตกนรก). She supports this situation as respect to her father (กตัญญูสำหรับพ่อ). Tia, the moneylender, likes Choi very much and decides to take her as minor wife. She accepts in order to remove her father's debt but this one doesn't understand his daughter (sent her to be a maid and not a wife - ส่งให้เป็นแม่บ้านไม่ได้ส่งให้เป็นเมีย) and decides to stop any relationship with her (ไม่มีลูกสาวแล้ว, คนอยู่ละโลก, ผู้หญิงขายตัว). Money has destroyed his world and family. The father has a heart attack and dies. Choi is now pregnant. Most likely the father is Chai and not Tia, the father. Tia's wife puts everybody under his own responsibility. Wishing to do good one time in his life, Tia promises to give a house and one million bath for Chai to marry Choi (ฮี่ควาย). Saeng then threathens to kill Tua if he doesn't handover a bus line. Rich and influent people are sinful (สัตว์มนุษย์) behaving worst than animals. Finally Tia asks Choi to convince Chot to give a lesson to Saeng versus a promise to help Chot against authorities. During the fight Saeng accidentally dies. Chot surrenders (มอบตัว) and is finally forgiven by the tribunal thanks to lawyer Pliu. Choi continues to behave badly with no respect, no care for anybody except himself. He finally has a business conflict with Tia and dies, being shot by Soi. This movie has a deranging question regarding karma. People who do good and follow up Buddhist precepts are the poor losers. The moneylender, the subdistrict headman's family do not follow the law and are the one reaping the profit. Is it worth to be always good people when injustice prevails? Actor Sorapong Chatree got a best Thai actor award for this movie.

ขัง 8
ขัง 8

Year: 1974

Thai title: ขัง 8
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Krung Srivilai,Kom Akadej
Main actress: Piyamas Monayakol,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Marasri Bangchang

Thai movie ขัง 8 was released in year 1974 and is showing realistic life in prison. Thai movie ขัง 8 was released in year 1974 and is showing realistic life in prison. Dao (Piyamas Monayakol) finds her fiance in bed with another woman (แฟนใหม่). As he is going to break the engagement with her, Dao shoots him. Policeman (Kom Akadej) arrests Dao. Her mother (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng) keeps crying. Dao is condemned to prison (ติดคุก) and discovers the harsh life there. Elder prisoner is played by Marasri Bangchang. Prassadee (Krung Srivilai) is the prison supervisor. Oratai has arguments with Dao as she wished Dao to be her husband (เป็นสามี). As they fight, both of them are condemned to isolation quarters. Oratai finally recognizes her mistake under the pressure of Prassadee. Dao faces adversity in prison with its internal harsh rules (ระเบียบ) and lack of freedom. Her lawyer Songkram (Sorapong Chatree) visits her and he succeeds to get her released for a retrial. Dao is reunited with her family again. Outside of prison, she realises who is or is not her real friend. She needs to convince a friend to be her witness (พยาน) for the retrial. Songkram promises to help. The father dies. Songkram confesses that he is helping Dao as he has gratitude towards her father. The father refused a debt reimbursement but asked him to promise to marry Dao. Per gratitude over the father (บุญคุณ), Songkram asks for Dao’s hand. As tomorrow will be the trial decision, Dao asks him to wait. The tribunal condemns Dao to full life imprisonment. She has to do at least 8 years to hope for any pre-release (สั่งกรรมก็รับกรรม). Songkram promises to wait. Songkram continues to visit Dao regularly but is also now Tuk’s boyfriend. Dao learns about his wedding and is of course disappointed. Her surname is นางฟ้าขัง8. When she exits from prison after five years for good behavior, she finds Songkram and her younger sister Tuk have a child. Anyway she is not resentful. It was the first movie of Piyamas Monayakol. A remake was done in year 2002.

เทพธิดาโรงแรม
เทพธิดาโรงแรม

Year: 1974

Thai title: เทพธิดาโรงแรม
English title: The Angel

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Somphob Benjatikul
Main actress: Wiyada Umarin

It is about Malee, a Thai country girl, coming to Bangkok and forced to prostitution. She is the hotel angel as she is very kind to everybody. This movie shows the difficult life of prostitutes, i.e. being beaten by pimps, visiting unofficial abortionist in order to terminate unwanted pregnancy, committing suicide, being forced and humiliated by customers, fearing Police, difficulty to have a stable relationship with a man, getting deadly diseases, being denigrated by Thai society. Three girls are depicted. One girl, Malee, all you have to do is give her one smack and she's willing to be a prostitute. She said it's better than working in the fields. The phrase "มาลีเป็นกะหรี่ที่สวยที่สุด" (Malee is the most beautiful prostitute) remains one of the most famous iconic sentence from this movie. It is said by Malee's pimp (Sorapong Chatree). Another girl, you have to beat her up quite a bit before she's willing to be a prostitute. And the last one, the third girl, no matter what you do she won't be a prostitute. She'll jump down, kill herself, but you can't change her. Malee continues to stick to this life because she can have a place to live, food, money to send to her parents in order to build a house. In a famous movie sequence, Malee opens her blouse many times to show her nudity to customers and then her father in the same gesture opens his new home windows paid by Malee hardship. But Malee understands that she has no future as her youth is rushing away. She is not interested by becoming a pimp and grab younger girls so she decides to study tailoring. Being cheated by her boyfriend but having her diploma, Malee can hope for a brighter life and quit this job. Finally she reclaims her dignity. ChatriChalerm Yukol lived for nine months in a brothel when he was writing "The Angel". During the popular uprising on October 14 1973, ChatriChalerm Yukol was shooting this movie, then took the camera out and filmed the demonstration on Ratchadamnoen Avenue. The footage was inserted in the film and was a big success when the movie was shown. This movie has also been registered as National Heritage per the 2016 list released by the Thai Film Archive.

เขาชื่อกานต์
เขาชื่อกานต์

Year: 1973

Thai title: เขาชื่อกานต์
English title: His name is Karn

Rating: 5/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan

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Dr. Kan gets married with a Bangkokian lady called Areutai. They go to countryside in Phitsanulok where Dr. Kan has been assigned. Areutai knows that her husband is poor but appreciates his maturity despite having the same age. Areutai's mother complains that in province Dr Kan will become rich slowly (รวยช้า). How can poor people find money to pay medicine? There is no way to become rich. On the oppositive in Bangkok, he could be rich in one day. Anyway it will be a lesson of life for Areuai (ชีวิตบ้านนอกมันเป็นอย่างไร). They arrive in Amphoe Babadan through oxcart riding. There is no doctor in the district so local people need to go to provincial centre or to contact a local shaman (หมอผี) or someone unaccredited as a doctor (หมอเถื่อน). There is at least a dispensary (สถานีอนามัย). Areutai is a romantic lady and able to do many things by herself but she doesn't want to be poor her whole life. Before Dr Kan, she met Moon, who is a rich man. He wanted to marry Areutai but was too slow to ask. Dr. Kan faces his first serious case when a man is bitten by a snake. It is too late to cure so the patient dies. Some local people complain on modern doctors (หมอสมัยใหม่) believing that any medicine injected can cure. Dr. Kan decided to come to the remote area to help poor people (คนน่าสงสาร). Dr. Kan and Areutai are having happiness (ชีวิตเป็นสุข) the first months but then Areutai wants to work. She is lonely. They don't have enough money to bear a baby. Dr. Kan is very busy (งานยุ่งมาก). Areutai is fed up. She decides to takes a break and goes to Bangkok. Moon still misses her. In Phitsanulok, it is already the rainy season (น้ำท่วม) so there is more work for Dr. Kan. Areutai is hoping for a letter from her husband to go back. Meanwhile she is out (เที่ยวทุกวัน) every day with Moon. She has a car accident with Moon as he doesn't want to let her go back to Phitsanulok. The district officer doesn't like Dr. Kan as he refused to give some free medicine stock for the district officer relatives' personal usage. Dr. Kan discover that a casino (บ่อน) is running at night time. The district officer is using his influence (อิทธิพล) to protect it (คลุม). Police cannot interfere. A fight happens inside the casino. A relative of the district officer is injured. Dr. Kan cannot help (ช่วยก็ไม่ได้) as the patient needs urgent blood transfer in hospital. He is not a god (ไม่ใช้หมอเทวดา). Some local people think that Dr. Kan refuses to help relatives of the district officer. The relative dies. Learning that Areutai is at hospital, Dr. Kan needs to go back urgently to Bangkok. Dr. Kan is confused. He thinks about opening a cabinet doctor in Bangkok. Moon wishes to talk with Dr. Kan. There are harsh words between the two men. Dr. Kan needs to choose between offering happy life to his wife or helping poor people. Moon tries to have Dr. Kan sent abroad. Dr. Kan goes back to Phitsanulok and faces death intimidations threats from the district officer's relatives (หมอกานต์ในบ่อน่ไม่ยอมลงให้กู - คนเก่งอยู่ไม่ได้). As Areutai's memory is back, he decides to go abroad to gain more money to make his wife happier. He goes back to Phitsanulok a last time to wrap up his activities. His police friend can do nothing against the district officer. He drinks alcohol to forget his uselessness (this was a taboo in Thai movies before). The district officer is under investigation and will likely be condemned to jail. Dr. Kan is witness of the district officer's illegal activities. His relatives belief that Dr. Kan is the one who discloses the whole story to authorities during his trips to Bangkok. Dr. Kan is shot dead by them during a storm. He was a good person (เขาเป็นคนดี). ChatriChalerm Yukol criticized the Thai bureaucracy and presented the problems of rural area. The film was successful at box office and received good reviews. As the district officer was a corrupted character, the movie has difficulty passing the film censorship committee. ChatriChalerm Yukol showed the film to Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn and then the film passed approval. It is likely that if ChatriChalerm Yukol were not the great-grandson of King Chulalongkorn, the film wouldn't have passed the censorship committee as he couldn't have met the Prime Minister. The movie is based on a novel from Suwannee Sukontha written in 1970. The movie "เขาชื่อกานต์n" actually threw away all the main characters of the Thai classical drama (clown, maid of honor...) so it was an unconventional movie compared to the 1960s Thai movies standards. Main actor Sorapong Chatree got a golden statuette (ตุ๊กตาทองดารานำชาย) for his interpretation as Doctor Kan.

มันมากับความมืด
มันมากับความมืด

Year: 1972

Thai title: มันมากับความมืด
English title: Out of the Darkness

Rating: 3/5
Director: ChatriChalerm Yukol

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Kom Akadej
Main actress: Naiyana Shewanan,Chosri Misommon

A mysterious object fall in the sea. Two scientifists from Bangkok come to the South of Thailand looking for the mysterious object. The local villagers worship what they believe to be a god. But a mysterious creature start to kill villagers at night time. The scientifists have to help the villagers to get rid of this mysterious objet. It was the first Thai science-fiction movie but it was not successful at the box office. In his first film, ChatriChalerm Yukol used new actors, whereas other filmmakers used established superstars.

ฟ้าคะนอง
ฟ้าคะนอง

Year: 1970

Thai title: ฟ้าคะนอง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Sorapong Chatree,Sukon Koewliam,Ruj Ronnapop,Surasit Sattayawong
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Pawana Chanajit,Chosri Misommon,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit

ฟ้าคะนอง is a Thai movie released in year 1970 and featuring main actors Chaiya Suriyun, Aranya Namwong and Pawana Chanajit. Thanks to a group of former dubbers performing with 16 mm movies, old reels with small parts of lost films were found in year 2013. Two reels (45 minutes) are left for this movie. The image and sound are quite bad but it is still an unique chance to see this famous movie in same lineage as ปราสาททราย (1969). A reduced version of movie ฟ้าคะนอง was restored and shown on Thai TV. Sorapong and Pawana take a bus to go to Fa Khanong pier. Sorapong Chatree, one of the most famous Thai actors with Mitr Chaibancha, Sombat Methanee, was still an unknown actor at that time playing side roles. Everybody discourages Pawana to go to Fa Khanong island. People are talking about ghosts... It seems many people died before due to pirates. Spirits (วิญญาณ) are said to be around. Chosri Misommon is playing Pawana’s domestic helper (คนรับใช้). Mysterious deaths happened previously on the island. People who take the job of nurse (นางพยาบาล) before Pawana all died... Ruj (Ruj Ronnapop) is playing a crazy disabled man (เล็นตุ๊กตา) always scold by the governess. Khun phujing (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit) is disabled. Her mother needs also to take medicine. Pawana is responsible to take care of them as a nurse. Khun Lek (Aranya) is Khun Phujing’s younger sister. During a storm, Pawana has a vision, i.e. seeing a hirsute man asking for medicine. The following day, Pawana meets Chaiya and believes the hirsute man and him are the same person. On the same day, crazy Ruj harass Chosri and Pawana. The governess scolds and beats again but it turns badly as he cuts the governess head! During this messy situation, Pawana loses conscience and disappears probably kidnapped by Ruj. The island superintendent Durong (Surasit Sattayawong) is hoping to find a secret treasure (สมบัติ). He has a relationship with Khun Phujing. Chaiya and Lek try to flee Fa Khanong island by boat. The superintendent, a few tough men, Chosri and Khun Jing follow them by boat also. Both boats capsize but they can all escape the sharks. Stranded on a small island the superintendent is willing to check the treasure again but also to catch back Chaiya and Lek.

สอยดาวสาวเดือน
สอยดาวสาวเดือน

Year: 1969

Thai title: สอยดาวสาวเดือน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Chana Sriubon,Sorapong Chatree,Jamroon Nuatjim
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Sopha Sataporn,Viphavadi Triyakul

Saming (สมิง) is a local ruffian. He loves a young lady called Srinuan (ศรีนวล) (Petchara Chaowarat). While trying to get back a necklace belonging to his family, Saming is injured so he cannot stay close to Srinuan. Neung (หนึ่ง) (Mitr Chaibancha), a Bangokian young man, comes to visit the village one week for a local yearly dance contest festival. Saming loves Srinuan but Srinuan is more interested in Neung. It is reciprocal. Saming is unhappy with Neung. During the dance contest, competitors try to hurt Srinuan but Neung protects her and gets injured. Srinuan spends the night with Neung. As Srinuan’s father, Kamnan Tong (กำนันธง), is aware, Neung needs to take responsability (ต้องรับผิดชอบ). Neung is coming from a rich family. His father is disappointed by his son's behavior but wants his son to finish his studies first and get approval from the grandmother. Neung needs to leave. Srinuan promises to wait (ค่อยพี่นะ). Behind the curtain, Neung's father promises land and money to Srinuan's father to forget about this union. 18 years have passed. A daughter is born from their brief union. Her name is Soi (สอยดาว), who is now a beautiful teen. Neung's father sends his grand children to check the land he gave to subdistrict headman Tong. It includes Deuan (สาวเดือน ) and Kla (ลูกเมียแต่ง / ลูกเมียหลวง). Saming (โจร เสือ) is now the ruffians leader. Srinuan doesn't want Soi to meet the Bangkokian people as they might have bad intentions. Soi helps Deuan, her half sister, who falls in the river (ด้วยน้ำใจ). She is sad that her real father never visited her. Kla, the brother, has a bad mindset denigrating countryside people and gets smacked by Soi. Neung wishes to know who hit Kla. Neung meets Soi and understands she is her daughter. Neung wishes to know the truth about Soi. The father, subdistrict headman Tong, doesn't wish to let Neung meet Srinuan again but Neung insists. After 18 years passed Srinuan doesn't want to meet him again also (ไม่อยากเป็นเมียที่สอง! ไปขอทานที่อื่น!). Finally Neung recognizes officially Soi as her daughter and she moves to Bangkok to become an upper class lady (เลือดควาย / เลือดผู้ดี). Neung’s wife, Soi Phet, doesn't accept this as it means to share heritage with another family member. Many troubles happen. Kla sends two ruffians to rape Soi. The grandmother falls from stairs while trying to help. Soi is accused and goes back to countryside with her mother. Neung’s wife wishes to get back the land. Following a boat assault, Neung’s wife is shot. Saming is responsible. Following gun fights between Police and ruffians, a final duel happens between Neung and Saming. Neung wins. Kla is injured and is forgiven by his father and Soi. Neung and Srinuan can now live happily together. Interesting to find that Sorapong Chatree, Thailand’s most famous actor, is playing a young stunt during a few minutes at the beginning of the movie.




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