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Year: 1976

Thai title: แมงดาปีกทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Pumi Patanayut,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Sirikwan Nanthasiri,Orasa Isarangkul

Thai movie แมงดาปีกทอง (pimp with golden heart) was released in year 1976. The movie is lost in Thailand but it was found in Taiwan under the name "Phoenix the Invincible" in VHS format with no English subtitles. "For your eyes only" (1981) song is featured so the Taiwanese version was released 5 years minimum after the Thai version. This version was released by Taiwanese company New Ship Film Enterprise Co Ltd and lasts 1h27mn. 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. Krung Srivilai enters as a robber but he is the son of the victim as he needs money. Krung is living with two close friends, Sayan Chantaraviboon as a photographer and Pumi Patanayut. Krung loses big money to Phairoj Jaising during cards games. Krung meets Aranya Namwong having problems with her car. Aranya, coming from a high end family, is working as secretary for Phairoj. Nirut Sirijanya is her brother. Sirikwan Nanthasiri meets Krung in a bar. Ruffians argue in a pool bar but Kanchit Kwanpracha stops them. Kanchit then spends good time with Sirikwan. Nirut is seen with Sirikwan also. Kanchit joins Phairoj to play cards but business conflict occurs. Krung is going out with Orasa Isarangkul as he keeps acting as a playboy. Krung meets again Aranya. They sympathise. As Phairoj's ruffians fail to get rid of him through fight, they finally shoot him. Nirut, Aranya's brother, doesn't want her to meet Krung again as he only takes profit of women. The father meets Krung but it turns sour. Krung is perturbed. Aranya meets Phairoj to discuss a contract. Fighting in a disco involving Krung and his friends happens again. Krung kisses Aranya, who slaps as he misbehaves. Phairoj shots Sirikwan. Aware the Thai police is storming Phairoj's den. About to be caught, Phairoj takes Aranya as hostage. Krung risks his life to save her and to show he really cares for her. Phairoj is shot.

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