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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
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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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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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Korean psycho meets "Infernal Affairs" - acting not so good in parts
11 January 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The movie is a cross between "American Psycho" and "Infernal Affairs". It just doesn't do it in terms of quality of the scenario, or probably the way some actors play. Only the psycho was halfway decent. It could have been better if some of the actors just avoided to show they were acting by overdoing it, like the comical moments or some dramatic ones. The story would be good, but there were little things that prevented me to appreciate it. The ending should have stopped when the villain is done and dealt with, but there was an addition, which annoyed me. I saw similarities with the other Korean movie ("The Host"), in that I can't decide whether I should be happy or sad about the character, if not the movie.


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