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WaSanGo (2001)

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Violence in Korean High School, especially inside the WaSanGo (Volcano High). You won't be able to escape.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Kim, Kyeong-su
Min-a Shin ...
Yu, Chae-i
Su-ro Kim ...
Jang, Ryang
Sang-Woo Kwon ...
Song Hak-Rim
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So, Yo-seon
Sang-hun Jeong ...
Golbangi
Hyeong-jong Kim ...
Shim, Ma
Shi-ah Chae ...
Yo-mi
Jun-ho Heo ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Kim Kyeong-su (MTV English Dub) (voice) (as André 3000)
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Shimma (voice)
Hie-bong Byeon ...
Vice Principal Jang Hak-Sa
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Song Hak-lim (MTV English Dub) (voice)
Su-Jeong Eom
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So Yo-seon (MTV English Dub) (voice)
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Storyline

This year is the 108th anniversary of the Korean high School "WaSanGo" (Volcano High). Principal hides himself with "Secret Manuscript" which every WaSanGo student wants to take from principal... Kyang-Soo Kim (Jang Hyuk) fell asleep in physics lessons when teacher writes X and turn to Kyang-Soo. Teacher threw chalk to Kyang-Soo but Kyang-Soo stop the chalk and push the chalk to trap teacher at blackboard, and was being expelled from his 8th high school. Kyang-Soo farewell with his friends and reach WaSanGo, his 9th high school. Kyang-Soo was shocked by the brilliant martial skills of the WSG students. Kyang-Soo first met "Dark Oxen" Jang-Rhang. Kyang-Soo also met the prettiest girl "Yoo Chae-I", "Icy Jade", in WaSanGo. Kyang-Soo get inside the school corridor and met "Tea Expert" Hak-Rim(Sang-Woo Kwone). Hak-Rim finish tea bottle and handed to vice-principal (principal is absent) to let principal to taste his made tea leaves. Lunch time, a WSG student was eating "Fujian ToFu". ... Written by Despoina

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Who is the final WaSanGo student to get principal's Secret Manuscript? See more »

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Action | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence, some partial nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

5 December 2001 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Hwasan Highschool  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$56,837 (Japan) (20 December 2002)

Gross:

$182,401 (Japan) (20 December 2002)
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André Benjamin's film debut. See more »

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Gangsta Nation
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It Sure Beats The High School I Went To!
11 February 2003 | by (Sunny, Southern California) – See all my reviews

"Volcano High" takes every Anime high school cliche ever made and slaps them all together in a two hour extravaganza of amazing special effects, side-splitting humor, and an intentionally overacting cast. The result is cinematic perfection.

The main story is about Kim Kyeong-Su, a young man who seems to get into fights no matter where he goes - causing him to be kicked out of 8 schools previous to Volcano High. This is his ninth and final chance at success, so he can't afford to mess up. Unfortunately for Kim, Volcano High is a school that thrives on fighting - and Kim, being the new guy, is prime choice. Because of this, he spends a lot of the time getting his hindside handed to him. Once a conspiracy to overthrow the principal and introduce capital punishment to the student body comes into play, Kim realizes he can no longer stand by and let things unravel this way. Therefore, he decides to join the other students in a battle against the newly hired teachers designed to wipe out all of the fighters at Volcano High...

Which is where we, the unwitting audience, bear witness to some of the most insane battles ever displayed on film. The final battle has to be seen to be believed - but that's all I'm going to say! I leave it up to you to watch the movie for yourself. Trust me, it's hard to find, but worth the effort... Especially Hyo-jin Kong as So Yo-Seon!

"Volcano High" ranks up quite high in my list of favorites. See it for yourself, and discover if you feel the same way!


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