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Public Enemy (2002)
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Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond. A free-for-all fight occurs by coincidence on a rainy street. A ... See full summary »

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Cheol-jung, Kang
Sung-jae Lee ...
Kyu-hwan, Jo
Shin-il Kang ...
Chief Investigator Eom
Jeong-hak Kim ...
Detective Kim
Yong-gu Do ...
Detective Nam
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Matthew Crawford ...
Policeman / Gangster 1 (voice)
Ju-bong Gi
Soon-chang Hong
Kan-hie Lee
Brandon Scott Peters ...
Detective Kim (voice)
Tae-hwa Seo
Ji-ru Sung
Eun-yong Yang
Hae-jin Yoo
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Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond. A free-for-all fight occurs by coincidence on a rainy street. A week later, the dead bodies of an old couple are discovered with multiple stab wounds. Chul-joong suddenly recalls the night he met the man in the raincoat. Chul-joong meets the old couple's son CHO Gyoo-hwan. He has an intuition that CHO is the murder but has no clue. In the meantime, another murder takes place in the same fashion. The showdown between a dirty cop and a killer unfolds, as things get more personal. Written by Anonymous

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Traffic Police Chief: Now what time it is? Don't you know there's three shifts? You realize if you're late, the next person waits? You've been a cop for ten years, but you don't know the basics. You! Know how many traffic lights or control boxes are in your area?
Cheol-jung, Kang: [Trying to sleep on the couch] Fuck, it's so noisy.
Traffic Police Chief: What? You don't know? Think that makes sense? Hey. Wake up!
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Good but has flaws....
9 October 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There is no denying that it is good to see this film released in the uk around the summer blockbuster season (i saw this film in a ugc multiplex which was playing as part of a season of asian films released across the summer), but this film in particular suffers from flaws, mainly a plot that is unoriginal and scenes and situations that dont seem to stick together, the change in mood for instance, from almost slapstick comic to dark murder thriller, but that is not to say that the film is not good, there are many scenes and themes that work well, such as the contrast between the tough maverick cop and the arrogant and psychotic fund manager who has shades of AMERICAN PSYCHO'S Patrick Bateman, and the use of dark humour which seems to be present in many of the recent asian cinema releases. Overall a film worth checking out but not one to keep your hopes up high for.


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