A Prayer Before Dawn

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"The fight starts from inside"
  • R
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • 6.9  (21,143)
  • 76

In this drama, an English boxer is stuck in a notoriously brutal Thai prison. He discovers that the only way he'll survive is to compete in violent Muay Thai mixed martial arts tournaments. The film is inspired by a true story. The film was originally set to star Charlie Hunnam, but he was replaced by Joe Cole. Billy Moore, a young British boxer and troubled heroin addict, is arrested in Thailand and charged with possession of stolen goods and a firearm. Incarcerated into Klong Prem prison, he is quickly subjugated to the horrors of Thai prison life, including being moved into a crowded mass cell ruled by cell boss Keng, forced to sleep next to a corpse and witnessing at knifepoint the rape of a fellow inmate. Billy's experiences with the other prisoners and personnel are tense, at one point going into a violent frenzy and biting into the neck of a corrections officer after being refused painkillers. The film is based on the true story of Billy Moore, a Brit who was imprisoned in Thailand for a drug offense. He was repatriated to the United Kingdom in 2010. Moore credits his recovery to Prisoners Abroad and Narcotics Anonymous. Moore currently lives in Liverpool, England. The film was received generally positive reviews from professional critics.

A Prayer Before Dawn
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A Prayer Before Dawn (Trailer 2)

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A Prayer Before Dawn
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Description
In this drama, an English boxer is stuck in a notoriously brutal Thai prison. He discovers that the only way he'll survive is to compete in violent Muay Thai mixed martial arts tournaments. The film is inspired by a true story. The film was originally set to star Charlie Hunnam, but he was replaced by Joe Cole. Billy Moore, a young British boxer and troubled heroin addict, is arrested in Thailand and charged with possession of stolen goods and a firearm. Incarcerated into Klong Prem prison, he is quickly subjugated to the horrors of Thai prison life, including being moved into a crowded mass cell ruled by cell boss Keng, forced to sleep next to a corpse and witnessing at knifepoint the rape of a fellow inmate. Billy's experiences with the other prisoners and personnel are tense, at one point going into a violent frenzy and biting into the neck of a corrections officer after being refused painkillers.

The film is based on the true story of Billy Moore, a Brit who was imprisoned in Thailand for a drug offense. He was repatriated to the United Kingdom in 2010. Moore credits his recovery to Prisoners Abroad and Narcotics Anonymous. Moore currently lives in Liverpool, England.

The film was received generally positive reviews from professional critics.

A Prayer Before Dawn is a 2018 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 57 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 76.

Where to Watch A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV+, Hulu, FuboTV, Showtime, Showtime Anytime, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent A Prayer Before Dawn for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2018
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 57 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (21,143)
  • Metascore
    76