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Swiri (1999)

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North and South Korean superspys battle and fall in love.

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Suk-kyu Han ...
Jong Won Yu
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Mu-young Park
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Myung-hyun Lee / Bang-hee Lee (as Yoon-jin Kim)
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Jang-gil Lee
Johnny Kim ...
Dae-Ho Jung (as Derek Kim)
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Hyeong-seong Jang
Su-ro Kim
Seung-Shin Lee
Yong-woo Park ...
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Storyline

North Korea's 8th Special Forces hijacks a shipment of CTX, a potent new liquid explosive, and threatens South Korea as part of a plot to re-unify the two countries. Ryu and Lee, special agents of O.P.--South Korea's secret intelligence service--attempt to track down the terrorists and find the CTX. Meanwhile Hee, the 8th's ultra-bad female sniper, resurfaces to wreak havoc and haunt Ryu. Written by Curtis G

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »
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13 February 1999 (South Korea)  »

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Shiri  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,156 (USA) (8 February 2002)

Gross:

$97,152 (USA) (22 March 2002)
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Trivia

German film fans were astonished when this film passed the ratings board FSK (known for its extensive dislike of excessive violence) uncut with a "Not under 16" rating. It was expected that the film would not get a rating at all and had to go for a JK approval from SPIO (Head organization of German film business). See more »

Goofs

The CTX convoy is shown driving to the right, including throughout the tunnel just before the ambush, but then it suddenly switches to the left side of the stripe when stopping at the checkpoint. See more »

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When I Dream
Written by 'Sandy Mason Theortet'
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Solid thriller
9 June 2003 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

A solid thriller from South Korea, focusing on the tensions on the Korean peninsula. In this case, a rogue military outfit from the north plans a terrorist attack at a North Korea - South Korea soccer game, aimed at improving relations between the two Korea's. Despite being South Korean & criticises the current situation in the North, this film does not totally demonise North Korea. The bad guys in this film are a rogue element planning to rise up against the North Korean government. Solid action, though special effects at times are not great. 7/10


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