The Protector



In Bangkok, the young Kham was raised by his father in the jungle with elephants as members of their family. When his old elephant and the baby Kern are stolen by criminals, Kham finds that the animals were sent to Sidney. He travels to Australia, where he locates the baby elephant in a restaurant owned by the evil Madame Rose, the leader of an international Thai mafia. With the support of the efficient Thai sergeant Mark, who was involved in a conspiracy, Kham fights to rescue the animal from the mobsters.

  1. Prachya Pinkaew

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Joe Wannapin


  3. Piyaros Thongdee


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tony Jaa

    Tony Jaa


  2. Petchtai Wongkamlao

    Petchtai Wongkamlao


  3. Bongkoj Khongmalai

    Bongkoj Khongmalai


  4. Xing Jing

    Xing Jing

    Madame Rose

  5. Nathan Jones

    Nathan Jones


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The Protector
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Original Title ต้มยำกุ้ง

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 11, 2005


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language Thai

Runtime 1h 48m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $27,165,581.00

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