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Despite their different family backgrounds, four friends grew up together in the wearisome years of the 70s. But as time goes by, each of them takes a different life path. After enrolling ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Oh-seong Yu ...
Lee Jeong-suk (as Ohsung Yoo)
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Lee Han Dong-su
Tae-hwa Seo ...
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Un-taek Jeong ...
Jeong-ho
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Ju-bong Gi
Hyeon Ju
Bo-kyeong Kim ...
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Chang Yun
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Despite their different family backgrounds, four friends grew up together in the wearisome years of the 70s. But as time goes by, each of them takes a different life path. After enrolling in college, Sang-taek and Joong-ho return to visit Dong-su (Jang Dong-gun) and Joon-suk (Yoo Oh-sung), only to find one of them in jail and the other on drugs. Slowly life takes difficult turns where friends become rivals in the crime world. Written by Nacron <imdb@nacron.net>

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The group of friends are based on the director and his friends that he grew up with. See more »

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Sang-taek: I'm sorry.
Lee Jeong-suk: You don't need to say that to a friend.
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6 October 2004 | by (Phoenix) – See all my reviews

I found it sitting there at blockbuster and I grabbed it for the hell of it and was pleasantly surprised. This was one of the first Korean movies I saw and was completely blown away. Just about everything in this movie is done right. The story is extremely well told and interesting. Its a really intense/serious movie, but does not take itself TOO serious like so many movies and is quite often light hearted and comical. The acting really stands out in this movie, the performances are flawless.

PLEASE see this movie. Rent it, buy it, borrow it. You will NOT be disappointed.


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