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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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Credited cast:
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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


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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25 January 2002 (South Korea)  »

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'Woo-Suk Kang' (0437652) and 'Kyung-gu Sol' (0812555)'s first collaboration. See more »


Cheol-jung, Kang: No money, I beat them. Don't listen to me, I beat them. His face upsets me, I beat him. There's about a stadium full of guys who got beaten by me.
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Great Movie with a flaw that spoiled my pleasure!
5 August 2004 | by (Bordeaux, France) – See all my reviews

The good thing is about the bad guy in the movie... the text on the DVD box told about a corrupt cop vs. a psychopath... Well, I feared the psychopath was a serial killer with all the nauseating, fetishist rituals stuff "a la" Seven or other movies alike. But the killer is almost a normal guy (as much as a killer can be a "normal guy"!), killing with a purpose... Well, the guy is seriously crazy anyway, killing for very trivial motives, such as a man spilling his drink on him.

The bad thing in the movie is a kind of a scatological scene. It may seem trivial for some people, but for me, it wasted my enjoyment. Apart from that and 2 or 3 bloody sequences this is a very good movies.

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