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Swiri (1999)

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North and South Korean superspys battle and fall in love.

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Cast

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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 ...
Sik
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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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

Choi Min-sik (actor Mu-young Park) keeps using the term "Nam Han" (which translates to 'South Korea') instead of the term "Nam Chosun" (which translates to 'South Chosun' - a term used by North Koreans) See more »

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Korean movie out HK's Hong Kong!
2 April 2000 | by (Shanghai, China) – See all my reviews

Awesome, but violent film. I've only got it in the original Korean with Chinese subtitles, so I didn't get much of the plot, but it surpasses typical Hong Kong Action Flick genre stuff. Special effects are more than realistic, and it keeps interest going even if you don't understand it. The intro is one of the most violent I've ever seen, more action and death in the first 30 seconds than most other movies combined.

In summation, if you're a fan of Hong Kong action genre, this takes it to a whole new level.

As for the Shiri, there are plenty of them in the film. Fishtank's are featured heavily in the early part of the movie.


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