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Public Enemy (2002)
"Gonggongui jeog" (original title)

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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
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Kyu-hwan, Jo
Shin-il Kang ...
Chief Investigator Eom
Jeong-hak Kim ...
Detective Kim
Yong-gu Do ...
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Ju-bong Gi
Soon-chang Hong
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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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Cheol-jung, Kang: Know what cops are usually called?
Detective Kim: Pigs.
[Cheol-jung, Kang hits the table with his glass]
Detective Kim: Protector of the public.
Cheol-jung, Kang: Right, protector of the public. I'm Protector Kang of the pubic. And Kim Young-soo is?
Detective Kim: Protector of the public.
Cheol-jung, Kang: A son who killed his parents is usually called an immoral person. From now, we call them public enemy. A what?
Detective Kim: Public enemy.
Cheol-jung, Kang: I can't hear you. A what?
Detective Kim: Public enemy!
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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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