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    Movie: British fighter boxed his way out of Thai hell-hole

    Movie: British fighter boxed his way out of Thai hell-hole



    Former criminal Billy Moore will be dramatised in a new film about his experiences in Thailand


    THAILAND’S Klong Prem Prison is about as far from luxury as you can get. Violent, overcrowded and filthy, the Bangkok slammer is where Brits banged up for drug offences can expect to while away the days.


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    It was here where Brit Billy Moore found himself the wrong side of the bars – faced with a literal fight to survive the horrors of the hellhole prison.
    The boxing enthusiast, who has spent a total of 15 years banged up in 22 different prisons, only managed to get through it by mastering the combat sport of Muay Thai.


    Billy battled through his sentence before writing a book, A Prayer Before Dawn, about his harrowing experiences.
    And the reformed career criminal’s incredible story of survival is now being adapted into a film starring Peaky Blinders’ Joe Cole, with input and an expected cameo by Billy himself.


    The film based on his memoirs will see Joe Cole playing the role of prison boxer Billy


    Billy, from Wavertree, moved to Thailand in search of a better life, having spent much of his youth on the wrong side of the law, battling addictions to cocaine and heroin.
    He got clean and started teaching English in the Southeast Asian country, but it wasn’t long before he was drawn to the underground fighting world – and the drugs which come with it.
    Arrested for handling a stolen mobile, Billy was sent to Klong Prem and slapped with three years.
    But at times, it felt more like a death sentence.


    The prison is notorious for violence and abuse – perpetrated by inmates and officers alike

    In his book, Billy describes the barbarism of life on the inside.
    He spent his first night on the floor, in a room rammed with 70 other inmates and a dead body.
    The reformed criminal writes about his horrific experience in the jail, where he witnessed murders, rapes and almost daily scenes of violence – often perpetrated by the guards.
    He writes: “A young Thai, no older than twenty-five, ran past me, his face showing pure terror. He slowed and turned to look at his assailant, who then passed me swinging his metal chair, striking the victim’s head.


    “He lost balance, slipped, and hit the concrete with a loud thud. Another man appeared with a nine-inch knife, and stood over the young man’s body.
    “A crowd gathered; even trusties stood and watched as the older man repeatedly plunged the knife into the young Thai’s flesh. It wasn’t done in frenzy; it was slow, cold, and calculated.”
    The keen fighter honed the art of Muay Thai boxing – a skill which could guarantee his relative safety and allow him to compete in prison tournaments.
    He ended up spending time in two Thai prisons, including the ironically-named Bangkok Hilton, Deadline reports.

    But Billy survived his three year stint, before being transferred back home to the UK to serve eight final months behind bars.
    And now his life will be the subject of A Prayer Before Dawn, the gritty prison drama set for release next year, based on his memoirs.
    Joe Cole will play the role of Billy, who is allowed to take part in Muay Thai prison boxing tournaments, where the rules are often thrown out the window and unchecked brutality reigns supreme.
    Dreaming of freedom, Billy fights his way to fame in the film and eventually wins his way out of the hell on Earth he’s detained in.

    The gritty film, shot on location in an actual Thai prison, stars a cast rammed with real inmates.
    And if it doesn’t make sure you behave next time you go on holiday, nothing will.




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    Another Brit teacher ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    who has spent a total of 15 years banged up in 22 different prisons
    What a loser.

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    He's a reformed character he's got a book and a movie now ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    He's a reformed character
    So whats he going to do with all that money?


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    Being truly reformed he will use the money to pay back all the money he stole from people.
    Won't hold my breath he is that reformed though,he will most likely just piss it up or score dope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    shot on location in an actual Thai prison, stars a cast rammed with real inmates.
    Hmmm. Not on the potential Academy Awards list then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    What a loser.
    Yeah, and only 2 of those prisons were Thai.

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    "Boxed his way out of prison ". Really!

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    A Liverpool boxer, whose autobiographical novel about his time in Thai prisons has been made into a major film, is to miss its premiere - because he was jailed again today.
    Billy Moore wrote “A Prayer Before Dawn” which has been transferred to the screen by Hurricane Films and played at the prestigious Cannes Festival.
    It tells how while in prison in Thailand he was allowed to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments into which “he throws himself to preserve his life and regain his freedom.”
    But 45-year-old Moore, who has battled addiction demons for years, is now back behind bars after admitting burgling a neighbour’s home - three times on the same day - and stealing items including jewellery.
    As a “third strike” burglar a judge told Moore that the law meant that he faced a minimum term and sentenced him to two years, five months.

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news...-thai-14330825

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    But 45-year-old Moore, who has battled addiction demons for years, is now back behind bars after admitting burgling a neighbour’s home - three times on the same day
    Typical Scouser indeed. All embracing each other and crying about Hillsborough, Hysel, etc with "Ferry Across The Mersey" playing in the background. In between nicking everything that isn't nailed down from each other's houses.

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    Oh dear, the knuckleheads are posting.

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    Yes, if only their where more intul..inter...umm...good posters like you.


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    ^^Woohoo. Praise indeed.

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    Cy thanks, good to see you recognise talent when you see it.


    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Yes, if only their where more intul..inter...umm...good posters like you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Yes, if only their where more intul..inter...umm...good posters like you.

    I think you better keep your trap shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    A Liverpool boxer, whose autobiographical novel about his time in Thai prisons has been made into a major film, is to miss its premiere - because he was jailed again today.
    Billy Moore wrote “A Prayer Before Dawn” which has been transferred to the screen by Hurricane Films and played at the prestigious Cannes Festival.
    It tells how while in prison in Thailand he was allowed to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments into which “he throws himself to preserve his life and regain his freedom.”
    But 45-year-old Moore, who has battled addiction demons for years, is now back behind bars after admitting burgling a neighbour’s home - three times on the same day - and stealing items including jewellery.
    As a “third strike” burglar a judge told Moore that the law meant that he faced a minimum term and sentenced him to two years, five months.

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news...-thai-14330825
    Couldn't help himself. Genetics.

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    A Prayer Before Dawn Author Banged Up For Burglary

    A Prayer Before Dawn Author Banged Up For Burglary



    The author of the book A Prayer Before Dawn that’s been turned into a movie telling the true story of an Englishman banged up in a Thai prison has been jailed this week in his homeland for burglary.
    Billy Moore, 45, is back behind bars and set to miss the American release of his movie in April after being sentenced to two years, five months for breaking into his neighbours home three times in one day, stealing items including booze and jewellery.
    During sentencing the court heard Moore has previous convictions for burglary and drug offences.
    His lawyer said he’d fallen back into his old ways and was back on drugs after being diagnosed with cancer.
    Despite Moore pleading guilty to three counts of burglary, his lawyer laying on the “he’s a reformed character” line, and letters from the movie producer and his “broken hearted” mum, the judge sent him down as he was classed as a repeat offender.


    WATCH – A Prayer Before Dawn Trailer

    Billy Moore traveled to Thailand to escape a life of drug addiction and alcoholism. He managed to overcome his inner demons for a time but relapsed after trying yaba – a highly-addictive form of methamphetamine.
    Moore’s life quickly descended into chaos, drug dealing and violence until he was eventually arrested and imprisoned in Klong Prem, a place where life has no value.
    A Prayer Before Dawn is no ordinary prison memoir; it’s the story of one man’s struggle to survive in one of the world’s toughest prisons. It’s also a story of redemption in the most unlikely of places
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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    I think you better keep your trap shut.
    Switched on as ever these days, ao...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    As a “third strike” burglar a judge told Moore that the law meant that he faced a minimum term and sentenced him to two years, five months.
    Jaysus,

    That's a slap on the wrist. Very light sentence.

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    MODS Delete this thread please ,

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    there'll all on strike.

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    Oh fook ,

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    Say a prayer for Billy, he's a Provo.

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