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Year: 1975

Thai title: ตะบันไฟตะไลเพลิ
English title: Tabun Fai Talai Plerng

Rating: 3/5

Main actor: Phaophan Phongnathee,Kom Akadej,Boo Wibunnan,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Metta Roongrat

A Chinese businessman (ผู้จัดการ) (Boo Wibunnan) needs to give protection fee to the mafia. Ratee (Pissamai Wilaisak) is secretary (เลขา) of doctor Kiet, owner of the club. She is also helping on finance management. Ratee has skillset in karate so she can give a tough lesson to ruffians believing she is a partner. Police has some undercover agents near the club to spy the mafia. A mafia member prefers to eat poison than being caught by the police. It looks like an organisation bigger than a standard local Thai mafia is involved. Doctor Kiet is killed by a bomb in his car. A motorbike driven by citizen Yang follows the ruffians but is finally overwhelmed by other motorbikers sent by ruffians. He succeeds to flee and take refuge in a home where lives a beautiful and not shy lady. She is part of the mafia group but is fond of Yang so she doesn't drug him. She dies while protecting him. Yang, chased by police and ruffians (ผู้ร้าย) decides to take a break at his blind mum's house. Per his promise to his mum, Yang refuses to be involved (ไม่รวมมือ) anymore. Yan is finally kidnapped, beaten and left for dead by the ruffians. Ratee, passing by with her car, helps him. Yang is in reality an undercover agent and is now wishing to take his revenge against the ruffians. Yan is surnamed Tabai Fai (ตะบันไฟ). The ruffians are leading an international ring involved in fake money and drug trafficking. Police Chief officer (played by veteran actor and famous action director Kom Akadej) asks Yan to join the ruffians (วงการ) in order to neutralize them from inside and so to help Thailand, his country. Yan gains the ruffians' confidence as they all escape from jail. Thanks to an hidden microphone, a bank robbery is foiled. But the organisation is now aware that there is a traitor among its members. The boss girlfriend (Metta Roongrat) is also suspected. Yan puts a hidden micro in another ruffian pocket so that he cannot be accused. Finally the organisation discovers Ratee and Yan are working on same side against them. Ratee is taken as hostage. The ruffians also kill Yan's mother as retrieval. Yan and the policemen storm their secret base and traitors to Thailand are all punished. The movie ตะบันไฟตะไลเพลิง was released in year 1975. It has a damaged but still colorful picture. it is a typical cold war movie from 1960s / 1970s reminding James Bond style movies. The main actor is Phaophan Phongnathee and is quite unknown as he played only in a few movies during 1970s decade. Fights with Yan reminds Tony Ja’s Muay Thai style fighting 30 years before while using slow pace filming on key movements.

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