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Year: 1975

Thai title: สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ
English title: The Golden Triangle

Rating: 3/5

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lo Lieh,Manop Aussawathep,Boo Wibunnan,Sawin Sawangrat,Paen Pleumsachai,Somchai Samipak,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Tanny Tien Ni,Tanyarat Lohanan

Thai movie ‎สามเหลี่ยมทองคำ was released in year 1975. The movie is lost in Thailand but can still be found in Hong Kong through a VHS tape lasting 1h25mn. It is named 金三角 or The Golden Triangle. This movie is filmed in Hong Kong and Thailand. Manop Aussawathep is playing the head of Thai narcotics police. He receives a telegram that a drug trafficker called Peter Wong (Lo Lieh) has come from Hong kong. Pon (Tanyarat Lohanan) is playing a bar waitress. Boo Wibunnan is the barman. Peter, renamed as Tony, helps Pon harassed by drunk foreigners looking for good time. Pon introduces him to her brother, who brings him to a safer place, i.e. the Burmese border. Tony is under an arrest warrant. Meanwhile Sombat Methanee also arrives in the Golden Triangle area. Lao Su (Sawin Sawangrat) gets cheated by loaded dices. A fighting erupts and Sombat gives a hand to him. Lao Su belongs to a hill tribe gang. Sombat is fleeing Bangkok being researched by police. The leader is a woman called Hangson Wu (Tanny Tien Ni). Sombat is accepted in the hill tribe. Tony is also accepted in another gang and finds they have a secret drug making laboratory. Opium puppies were a popular production during decade 1970s. Hill tribes were later convinced to move to other cultures. A caravan led by Lao Su and Sombat with 200 horses, 8 tons of opium shall travel 20 days to deliver their goods. The other gang including Paen Pleumsachai attacks the caravan. Lao Su is killed but thanks to Sombat, ruffians are pushed back. Military spots the caravan also. Sombat meets the leader of the buyer group called Lo Han. Once they get the opium, a jeep with machine gun shots many of the hill tribe members. The police intervenes but the ruffians flee with opium and gold. Hangson Wu wishes to revenge. As opium shall be transformed into heroin, Sombat and Hangson Wu are looking for the exchange point. They fall in a trap but are saved by the police again. Hangson Wu realises that Sombat is a cop. Pon is injured. In the hospital Pon tells where the exchange point is. Tony, a Hong Kong policeman, tries to double everybody. Hangson Wu finally dies. Sombat launches his car on Lo Han's speed boat trying to flee. The drugs gangs are destroyed but the final victory is far away as opium is still produced.

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