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ตัดเหลี่ยมเพชร
ตัดเหลี่ยมเพชร

Year: 1975

Thai title: ตัดเหลี่ยมเพชร
English title: Great Friday

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising,Pipop Pupinyo,Robert Mitchum,Kecha Plianvithee
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Mayurachath Muarnprasitivej,Olivia Hussey

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Two CIA agent are slain in Pattaya by a mysterious scarface man. A CIA top management meeting is organised in Washington. A nuclear missile called Alpha has been stolen. Suspects are a communist terrorist group called Fuji and led by a Cambodian General named Keng, the KGB and an influential Thai businessman called Koo. All of them are implicated in this Alpha project. Another American agent called Reddy is flying from Hong Kong to find the missile hidden somewhere in Thailand. Reddy tries to meet Koo’s daughter, Erica. Reddy and Erica had a former romantic relation and still love each other after 4 years of separation. Zee (Krung Srivilai) is like a son for Koo and also his favorite henchman. Zee loves Erica also. He doesn’t trust Reddy and believes he is a undercover CIA agent. Two secret agents of Thailand are also supporting Reddy in his quest. Koo's mistress is played by Pawana Chanajit, the Pearl of Asia. She is in fact working for Fuji group. Koo doesn't want his daughter to see Reddy. An impressive car chasing and shootings takes place during Chiang Mai Songkran festival between Ruddy, Erica and Fuji members. Reddy is captured while entering Koo’s house. Erica helps Reddy to flee as he has been drugged. Reddy finally finds the missile after multiple fighting scenes against Fuji group and against Zee. Zee really loved Erica as he sacrifices his own life to avoid her being shot by Fuji members. This movie is fully packed with actions sequences such as train collision, boat chase, shooting, car chase, helicopter gunned down... The movie includes multiple treacheries and double agents. It is nice to see so many Thai actors in this international Hong Kong / Thai movie. Two international stars Robert Mitchum and Olivia Hussey brought more international exposure to this movie. In 1970s Krung Srivilai always played the good guy but in this international production, he is playing well the bad guy. The English dubbing is quite weird but the movie has really a nice budget. This movie is a Bangkok film production. It is available in Thailand as “ตัดเหลี่ยมเพช” and in Hong Kong on VCD format under the title "H-Bomb".

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