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Year: 1978

Thai title: กัปตันเรือปู
English title: The Pistol

Rating: 3/5

Main actor: Jatuphol Poopirom,Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Lalana Sulawan

Thai movie กัปตันเรือปู (The Pistol) was released in year 1978 and lasts 2h01mn. A remastered HD version was released online by Fivestar production in year 2014. A foreigner called Steve is having a diving school in Pattaya and is also the captain of a boat used to transport tourists. Kan (Jatuphol Poopirom) is one of his former employees and is a skilled diver. He now catches crabs (จับปู) and finds a weird piece of rock while fishing. He gives it to the captain's assistant called Ben. Kan is married to Plae (Lalana Sulawan). Inside the rock, an old gun (ปืนโบราณ) is found. Steve asks Ben to get pictures of the gun. The photographer warns Sia Saeng (Kamthorn Suwanpiyasiri) who wants to know where Kan catches crabs. Chinese expert (Boo Wibunnan) is also interested by the old gun. As Kan refuses to disclose the location, he gets beaten. Ruffians believe a treasure must lie at the location where the gun was found. Impressive submarine images show the hunt for the old ship. Steve and Kan dive and look for the old ship under the sea but the ruffians led by Saeng are looking for their location through another boat. Steve and Kan simulate a fake ghost presence in the old ship to chase away Saeng. Many people start to be interested by this old ship including an old professor. The professor believes a Portuguese ship going from Macau to Ayutthaya drowned many centuries ago. Even distrust happens between Kan and Steve. Kan hides the gun in the sea as his home is attacked. The Portuguese embassy wishes to buy the gun for 100 000 baht. Unfortunately the gun has disappeared taken away by another fishing boat net. The dreams of becoming rich fade away for Kan.

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