MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 156 this week

Crying Fist (2005)
"Jumeogi unda" (original title)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 1,962 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 28 critic

Tae Sik, a troubled middle aged man and Sang Hwan, a troubled youth will meet in the ring with their respective mission. To change their life.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 22 Mar 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 25 Aug 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 23 Sep 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 09 Dec 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 18 Feb 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Crying Fist" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Crying Fist (2005)

Crying Fist (2005) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Crying Fist.

User Polls

3 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A family opens a mountain inn where their first guest commits suicide. Suddenly all their guests befall horrible fates.

Director: Kim Jee-woon
Stars: In-hwan Park, Mun-hee Na, Kang-ho Song
Painted Fire (2002)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.

Director: Kwon-taek Im
Stars: Min-sik Choi, Sung-kee Ahn, Ho-jeong Yu
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War.

Director: Je-kyu Kang
Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Bin Won, Eun-ju Lee
Swiri (1999)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

North and South Korean superspys battle and fall in love.

Director: Je-kyu Kang
Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Min-sik Choi, Yunjin Kim
New World (2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Story about a conflict between the police and the mob through the eyes of an undercover cop.

Director: Hoon-jung Park
Stars: Jung-Jae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Jeong-min Hwang
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. At the funeral, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan... See full summary »

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
Stars: Jae-mo Ahn, Kil-Kang Ahn, Seok-yong Jeong
The Unjust (2010)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A serial killer targeting elementary school students is on the loose. When the most probable suspect dies and the case looks like it's reached a dead end, police brass decide to create a ... See full summary »

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
Stars: Jeong-min Hwang, Seung-beom Ryu, Hae-jin Yoo
The Foul King (2000)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dae-Ho is an unproductive bank clerk who is late to work every morning and the object of his manager's frustrations. He was a fan of TV wrestling as a child, but can't get out of a headlock... See full summary »

Director: Kim Jee-woon
Stars: Sang-Myeon Park, Kang-ho Song, Ho-kyung Go
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After thirteen and half years in prison for kidnapping and murdering the boy Park Won-mo, Geum-ja Lee is released and tries to fix her life. She finds a job in a bakery; she orders the ... See full summary »

Director: Chan-wook Park
Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim
Happy End (1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Ji-woo Jung
Stars: Min-sik Choi, Do-yeon Jeon, Jin-mo Ju
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Sara seduces her college roommate's boyfriend which results in her friend's death after the incident is exposed. Sara tries to break off the relationship but the man stalks her and kills ... See full summary »

Stars: Ju-yeon Kim, Cheol-ya Jeong, Min-sik Choi
No. 3 (1997)
Comedy | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tae Ju, number 3 man in his gangster organization, he wants to be the number one. Can he realize his ambition?

Director: Neung-han Song
Stars: Eun-hee Bang, Min-sik Choi, Suk-kyu Han
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Gang Tae-shik
...
Yoo Sang-hwan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kil-Kang Ahn ...
Head warden
Jeong-ah Bae
Hie-bong Byeon ...
Sang-hwan's coach
Ju-bong Gi ...
Sang-hwan's father
Chun Ho-jin ...
Sang-chul
Byeong-ok Kim ...
Detective
Won-hie Lim ...
Won-tae
Mun-hee Na ...
Sang-hwan's grandma
Dal-su Oh ...
Yong-dae
Hye-rin Seo ...
Sun-ju (Tae-shik's wife)
Edit

Storyline

Kang Tae Sik is a 43-year-old former silver medalist boxer. He now spends his days hawking himself as a human punching bag to passersby in a shopping district in Seoul and other times hiding from various loan sharks. His wife wants a divorce and is threatening to take take their own only son with her. Yoo Sang Hwan is a troubled youth, who was only recently released from prison. Sang Hwan robbed and beat up his elderly neighbor in an attempt to pay off his debts. While in prison, a guard recommended Sang Hwan take up boxing as a way to release his aggression. Now, with his father having passed away, his mother's whereabouts unknown and his grandmother just having a stroke, Sang Hwan is desperate. An amateur boxing competition takes place, providing hope for these two men. They will meet in the ring. Written by luraz isketambola

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 April 2005 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Crying Fist  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a very recommendable one!
30 August 2006 | by (Graz, Austria) – See all my reviews

When i started watching this film i didn't have any expectations ... because i didn't have a clue what the film was about. So it could have been turned out pretty nasty; but luckily it did't! It was a really nice experience.

The first obvious thing i noticed was the professional work of the DP/director. This film is beautiful shot; lightning, camera etc. Sound and music were fine, but weren't very special but rather very solid. The second thing is the surprising good acting of the entire cast. There weren't any awkward moments. Everything felt very natural. And this is very important for the entire film because so much of the atmosphere depends on the performance of the lead protagonists. If they fail, the whole film might collapse.

A friend of mine said "crying fist" would be the Korean equivalent of Rocky. Well, i don't agree with this. The story of "crying fist" has much more content and value; discussing, for example, the issues and problems of people who lost their status in society is important and worthwhile. And, in this case, also very moving.

If you are interested don't hesitate! I really can recommend this one!


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Forget Rocky pbr_streetgang
Going the distance: No-Cut. arbocss
hip hop song robert-argent
117 mins? joshuawbb
the song at the final fight matiant2003
Frustrating experience! feydora
Discuss Crying Fist (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?