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The story of how Eun-jin (Eun-kyung Shin) became a legend in the South Korean underworld by defeating an army of gangsters.

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Eun-Kyung Shin ...
Cha Eun-jin
Sang-Myeon Park ...
Kang Su-il
Jae-mo Ahn ...
Bada
In-kwon Kim ...
Banse
Se-jin Jang ...
Baek Sang-eo
Won-cheol Shim ...
Ma Jang-ka
Jeong-hun Yeon ...
Hyo-min
Eun-ju Choi ...
Sheri
Gye-nam Myeong ...
Boss
Ji-su Lee
Gu-taek Kim ...
Eel
Joo-hwan Jeong ...
Nan-man
Seong-pil Kang ...
Lighter
Wang-sun Choi ...
Punk
Tae-gwang Hwang ...
Punk
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The story of how Eun-jin (Eun-kyung Shin) became a legend in the South Korean underworld by defeating an army of gangsters.

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My Wife is a Gangster 9/10
23 February 2002 | by (Multiverse, OH) – See all my reviews

My Wife is a Gangster is unique blend of different genres; action, comedy, and drama. It's main focus is on comedy, so don't see this movie thinking it is wall to wall action. It does have a couple of great fight scenes - one in the rain, one in a field of tall grass, and one in the rival gang's hideout. The action choreography and camera work is done superbly, very stylish.

The story centers around a female JOPOK (equivalent to Yakuza in Japan). She finds her long lost sister only find she is dying of some kind of disease. Her dying wish is that she sees her sister get married before she dies. The poor unsuspecting husband, who by the way looks like Sammo Hung's Korean cousin, is put through so much tribulation through the movie, you can help but feel sorry for him!

The movie has some great comedy, which had me busting out loud. The movie also has some drama thrown in, which is done to great effect. Overall, this movie works and is unique in it's own right. 9/10


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