Elephant White

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Elephant White
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Directed by Prachya Pinkaew
Produced by Humberto Arechiga
Daniel Bernhardt
Frank DeMartini
Djimon Hounsou
Sally Lear
Peter Safran
Tom Waller
Written by Kevin Bernhardt
Starring Djimon Hounsou
Kevin Bacon
Music by Robert Folk
Cinematography Wade Muller
Edited by David Richardson
Release date
  • April 8, 2011 (2011-04-08)
Country Thailand
United States
Language English
Budget $10 million

Elephant White is a 2011 American action-thriller film starring Djimon Hounsou and Kevin Bacon. Filming took place in Bangkok, Thailand.


American assassin Curtie Church (Hounsou) is completing a job in Thailand when 18-year-old child prostitute, Mae, witnesses Church killing a group of her captors, the Chang Cao gang, and afterwards framing the Jong Ang Gang for the murders. Church collects his payment for the job from his client, Rajahdon, whose daughter was murdered. Church travels to his hideout near a monastery and within sight of Kitty Kat, a Jong Ang Gang club. While Church is eating, Mae arrives. After interrogating her, he ties her up and gags her. Church has strange dreams of Mae, then awakes in the monastery. He leaves immediately and kills the snipers watching the club of his weapons dealer, Jimmy (Bacon), taking one of their cellphones. Church arranges a meeting with Rajahdon, but hides outside until Rajahdon leaves. Church follows him back to a brothel and pays for a room. After entering the room, he asks the girl if Rajahdon is the boss and where he is. He sees Mae riding a white elephant toward him and wakes up at his hideout. He tells Mae his business is finished in Bangkok. Church then wakes up and it is revealed the previous fight sequence was all just a dream.

Boss Katha and Advisor Bhun discuss how to find Church when Rajahdon walks in. It is then revealed that Rajahdon is Katha's son. The planned assassination of Bhun and the gang war was secretly intended by Rajhadoon as a means for him to ascend to power. With Bhun out of the way, Rajhadon would kill Church and win himself back into his fathers good graces. Rajahdon says he will take care of Church himself. Church calls Jimmy to tell him he's leaving, but wants Jimmy to take care of Mae. Jimmy tells Rajahdon that Church is leaving, but Rajahdon still wants to kill Church to assure his position as successor to Boss Katha. Church drives to the gang headquarters and crashes through the wall into the room where Boss Katha and Advisor Bhun are. Church holds Katha hostage while Jimmy and Rajahdon arrive. Church begins to tell Katha about the bounty Rajahdon placed on Bhun, so Rajahdon tries to shoot him, but Jimmy kills Rajahdon first. The guards then shoot Jimmy. Church takes a picture of Mae off the wall and Katha says she was the first girl he brought in. Bhun says that was thirty years ago. Church is confused, but agrees to a deal for all of Katha's girls. Jimmy and Church leave with the girls, but Church tells Jimmy he has to go back. Jimmy says he will make sure the girls get help.


  • Djimon Hounsou as Curtie Church
  • Kevin Bacon as Jimmy the Brit
  • Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul as Mae
  • Weeraprawat Wongpuapan as Boss Katha
  • Abhijati 'Meuk' Jusakul as Advisor Bhun
  • Sahajak Boonthanakit as Rajahdon
  • Ron Smoorenburg as Bodyguard
  • Byron Gibson as Bodyguard


At the beginning of the film, in a shot showcasing Bangkok is a billboard advertising The Expendables, which was also made by Nu Image/Millennium Films the previous year.

Home media[edit]

The film was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on May 17, 2011.[1]


  1. ^ "Elephant White - Release Info". imdb.com. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 

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