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Writer:
Woon-hak Baek (writer)
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Release Date:
5 June 2003 (South Korea) See more »
Tagline:
Underground. Under siege.
Plot:
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Seok-hun Kim ... Jay
Sang-min Park ... T

Doona Bae ... Kay
Oh-jung Kwon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ju-bong Gi
Choi Han Kwon ... Security Officer
Jun Jeong
Eun-kyeong Na
Hyeon-jin Sa
Byung-ho Son

Joong-Hoon Park ... Subway Bum (uncredited)

Directed by
Woon-hak Baek 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Woon-hak Baek  writer

Produced by
Kyeong-seok Seo .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Sang-joon Hwang 
 
Cinematography by
Hong-shik Yoon 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doo-hong Jung .... martial arts director
 
Art Department
Hyein Ki .... assistant art director
 
Visual Effects by
Jong Ik Kang .... visual effects supervisor
 
Other crew
Bob Buchholz .... english language director
 

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Also Known As:
"Tyubeu" - South Korea (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
Germany:112 min (Fantasy Film Fest) | Argentina:112 min | Finland:104 min (VHS version) | Finland:111 min (DVD) | USA:113 min | Spain:116 min (DVD edition)
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-15 (VHS rating) | France:U (DVD rating) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | South Korea:12 (cable rating) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Flashy action thriller derailed by logic-challenged screen writing, 25 August 2004
Author: Brian Thibodeau from Sarnia, Ontario

TUBE (2003): While I can't highly recommend it, it is kind of fun, provided you don't think too much about the plot, which has a walking stereotype loose-canon cop (Kim Seok-hoon) battling a terrorist (Pak Sang-min) onboard a hijacked subway train. The terrorist is a former government eraser that the government tried, but failed, to erase, and he's taken the train, and Seoul's mayor, hostage to uhh, well, to apparently have the plan be doomed from the start. Equal parts SPEED, TAKING OF PELHAM 123, MONEY TRAIN and DIE HARD, the film has few pretensions, which make it easy on the derriere. Poor Bae Doo-na gets one of the stranger film roles in film history, as a pickpocket who apparently knows she must LOVE the hero even before she KNOWS the hero, and creates all the necessary Korean histrionics along the way (as well as almost bearing more physical brutality than the hero!) while our glowering protagonist poses with a series of unlit cigarettes in his mouth (and which only one person will ever be allowed to light, care to guess who?). The SPEED and TAKING OF PELHAM allusions are apt, as are slight nods to MONEY TRAIN (the hero's boss does his best crazy Robert Blake impersonation) and DIE HARD (or UNDER SIEGE 2 if you'd rather, since it's so blatantly name-checked on the U.S. package), but overall it's a victim of it's own weak (and often downright ridiculous) logic and begs a few too many questions. The lovely Bae Doo-na plays one of the most strangely motivated characters I've ever seen in a motion picture. Production wise, though, it's delivers the goods, with slick production values all the way, with some nicely handled chase and fight scenes. Turns out, if I read the docu-stuff on the Korean 2-disc set correctly, that the Korean subway trains don't even look as hi-tech as they do here, and the ones in the film were almost entirely CG apart from the sets for close-ups! Columbia Tri-Star's sleeve is highly reminiscent of the art for TRANSPORTER and, not entirely unexpectedly, substitutes a generic Asian face for that of star Kim Seok-hoon. I give it a 4.

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