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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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Jeong-hak Kim ...
Detective Kim
Yong-gu Do ...
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Matthew Crawford ...
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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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'Woo-Suk Kang' (0437652) and 'Kyung-gu Sol' (0812555)'s first collaboration. See more »

Quotes

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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Superb action comedy
31 August 2003 | by (Hell, UK) – See all my reviews

Gonggongui Jeog (or Public Enemy) is simply one of the most entertaining films I've seen in ages. Nothing particularly new in terms of theme (wild-cannon cop chasing serial killer), but in terms of execution and sheer ENJOYMENT, there's no doubting this films worth.

Great characters, performances, direction, scenes, dialogue... I could go on.

If you like rough cop action (oo-er) which ooze black humour this is for you.

Loved it. 9/10


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