Nowhere to Hide (1999)
"Injeong sajeong bol geot eobtda" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  31 July 1999 (South Korea)
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A team of police hunt down a villain.



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Credited cast:
Detective Woo
Chang Sungmin
Detective Kim
Ji-Woo Choi ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jae-mo Ahn
Yong-gu Do
Ju-bong Gi
Yong-ua Kwon
Hae-eun Lee
Won-jong Lee
Sang-Myeon Park
Seung-ho Park
Cheal-jong Shim


A chase film in which cops try to catch a master of disguise. This is a film as much about the joy of filmmaking as it is about a deadly pursuit. Written by NDNF

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

31 July 1999 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Nowhere to Hide  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,100 (USA) (29 December 2000)


$22,007 (USA) (5 January 2001)

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1.85 : 1
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Detective Woo: You have the right to have a lawyer and the right to remain silent. And I can't remember the rest, fuck.
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The "Godfather" of all Matrix Movies
27 April 2010 | by (the Indian subcontinent) – See all my reviews

For those who still think this movie is the remake of the Matrix, its not. The Matrix was inspired by Nowhere to Hide as Myung-se Lee was refused to do the remake by the Matrix filmmakers. The movie is good, period. Do not expect much and you might end up being pleased by it. To be frank, I went for this movie just to watch the origins of the matrix legend, Joong-Hoon Park(who dons role similar to Kinnar Reeves in Matrix). He did his job brilliantly but I must say hats off to Ju-bong Gi. I've never seen a more scarier villain. I didn't see Matrix yet but I feel he surpassed the Matric baddies in sheer villainy. Also kudos to Jae-mo Ahn and new actor Sang-Myeon Park who essay with panache the roles similar to Morpheus & Trinity respectively in the Matrix. Hae-eun Lee & Ji-Woo Choi have also done their roles ample justice. What I didn't like, however, was the climax which could have been truly gripping. It ends quickly leaving us with a sour feeling. Dunno why Myung-se Lee hurried up the end without giving us a genuine sense of thrill. But hey! the movie is still good. I would say - go for it for Dong-gun Jang, Sung-kee Ahn, the fiery Joong-Hoon Park or just plain curious on how Matrix could look like if remade 4 years before it's actual release....

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