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Muay Thai Giant (2008)

Somtum (original title)
An action movie about a 7-foot-tall docile man who learns Muy Thai and then uses his new skills to help solve a case of stolen diamonds.


Nontakorn Taweesuk (as Nonthakor Thaweesuk)


Nontakorn Taweesuk (as Nonthakorn Thaweesuk)




Credited cast:
Dan Chupong ... Lieutenant Pong
Kessarin Ektawatkul Kessarin Ektawatkul ... Papaya Vendor
Jason Fenton Jason Fenton ... Barney Emerald (voice)
Philip Hersh ... Sports Announcer (voice)
Thomas Howard Thomas Howard ... (as Tom Howard)
Sasisa Jindamanee Sasisa Jindamanee ... Dokya
Ubon Jindamanee Ubon Jindamanee ... Boxing Referee
Nathan Jones ... Barney Emerald
Padondat Kamalasaikol Padondat Kamalasaikol ... Temple Boy
Patipan Kamalasikol Patipan Kamalasikol ... Temple Boy
Nuttaka Kanrattarach Nuttaka Kanrattarach ... Bar Girl
Napassakorn Kettasangkha Napassakorn Kettasangkha ... Bar Girl
Suwat Klingkesorn Suwat Klingkesorn ... Announcer
Sompong Kraitheerangkul Sompong Kraitheerangkul ... Venerable Mong
Damian Mavis ... Private jet pilot


Gentle giant Barney Emerald is drugged and robbed while on holiday in Pattaya. He befriends two Thai sisters, one who can speak English, another who is a muay-thai kick-boxing champion, and stays with them until he can recover his passport. After eating some spicy "somtum" at their mother's restaurant, he accidentally demolishes the place. He vows to find a way to earn the money to rebuild the restaurant. Written by Family Video

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Action | Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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A good movie
12 September 2011 | by sane1216See all my reviews

It was a great movie in regards to the martial arts and basic plot line, but some of the situations in the movie were a bit senseless. Some of the antics of the younger sister are slightly annoying. While I'm a long time martial arts action film fan and I understand they don't all come with the greatest plots or character developments. I would have liked to seem some redemption in the youngest sister during a particular portion of the film where it was obviously a great place for her character development.

Regardless of that, this is a fun movie to watch. The fight scenes are pretty light hearted as well as the storyline. Everything is choreographed well. Sasisa Jindamanee does a great job as the tougher and a bit more sensitive sister. While I didn't particularly care for Nawarat Techarathanaprasert's character, she did a good job in her role. Nathan Jones does a good job as a clumsy gentle giant. Overall, everyone handles their roles well and it makes for an entertaining film.

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Release Date:

29 May 2008 (Thailand) See more »

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