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

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A team of police hunt down a villain.

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Detective Woo
Sung-kee Ahn ...
Chang Sungmin
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Detective Kim
Ji-Woo Choi ...
Juyon
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
Young-chang Song
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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 »
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31 July 1999 (South Korea)  »

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Box Office

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

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$22,007 (USA) (5 January 2001)
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Detective Woo: I'm not a minister or a preacher, right? Those guys say nice things, but I start and end with a fuck.
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References Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

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Awesome - Film of the Year
8 February 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I caught this at the London Film Festival in November 99 and after the screening met its star Park Joong Hoon.

Nowhere to Hide is the story of the toughest policeman in Korea's search for a criminal. The film works in many ways at once. First, as a brooding manhunt, with drug lord Chang on the run from a team of overworked cops led by Detective Woo (Park Joong Hoon). Second, as a realistic police procedural chronicling 72 days of the manhunt (a little like the first series of Barry Levinson's Homicide: Life on the Street) with Woo taking the law into his own hands. Third, as a laugh out loud comedy. Finally as a vehicle for the director to show that Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone aren't the only people able to redraw cinema's boundaries. Here he uses the occasional computer effect (watch out for a drop of sweat more critical than Tom Cruises in MI - and a swirling snow storm) and black and white film to amazing effect.

This was the first Korean film chosen to appear at Sundance (2000) which should give you an idea of the company it belongs in.

By the way Detective Woo is based on a real life Korean 'Dirty Harry'


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