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Release Date:
14 December 2005 (South Korea) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Dong-gun Jang ... SIn

Jung-jae Lee ... Gang Se-jong (as Jung-Jae Lee)

Mi-yeon Lee ... Choi Myeong-ju

David Lee McInnis ... Somchai (as David McInnis)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John David Dix ... (voice)
Wook Heo ... Team Manager Choi
David No ... Leather Jacket
Chatthapong Pantanaunkul ... Toto
Vadim Scott ... President's Secret Service

Directed by
Kyung-Taek Kwak 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kyung-Taek Kwak 

Original Music by
Hyeong-seok Kim 
Cinematography by
Kyung-pyo Hong 
Film Editing by
Simon K. Park 
Art Direction by
Chang-gil Gang 
Makeup Department
Seo-young Kim .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ji-Woong Nam .... production manager
Art Department
Sung-hoon Kim .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Tae-young Choi .... sound
In-gyu Lee .... sound
Seung-yeop Lee .... sound editor
Jun-o Park .... sound
Special Effects by
Kyung-soo Park .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Jong Ik Kang .... visual effects supervisor
Dong-hoon Lee .... digital effects artist
Jason Madigan .... senior compositor
Kang Sung-Uk .... visual effects
Danyo Donghyun Yoon .... pre-visualization artist
Editorial Department
Jae-Min Han .... colorist
Music Department
Alex Henery .... music contractor
Simon Leadley .... scoring engineer
Other crew
Winston Emano .... publicist
David Magdael .... publicist
Anne Stulz .... publicist
Steven Wallace .... publicist

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Also Known As:
"Tae-poong" - South Korea (original title)
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Rated R for strong violence and brief language
124 min | Norway:104 min (approx.)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Tragedy and Action Packed, 26 July 2006
Author: keymanh from South Korea

Many of the tearjerkers and romantic dramas by Korean film-makers have definitely been appealing to many Asian movie fans. Winter Sonata, Autumn Fairy Tale, Lovers in Paris, First Kiss, just to name a few. Koran actors and actresses appeared in those movies have enthusiastically been accepted in Japan, Hongkong, China, Singapore and in other Asian countries. Jiwoo Choi, Yongjun Bae, Hyegyo Song, Bin Won, Jeongeun Kim, Shinyang Park, Jaewook Ahn, Byunghun Lee are such celebrities, or rather, idols in those countries.

Bun it's quite a different story in the U.S., where 'a man carrying a big stick' is respected. They don't go much for some ticklish romantic episodes played by Asian performers.

Typhoon is an answer to this situation. It has daring hoopla, alertness, conspiracy, betrayal, red-blooded revenge and heartbreaking family tragedy stemming from the tragedy of divided two Koreas. For Dongkun Jang, a North Korean escapee as a child, politics has no meaning at all. His parents were killed when his family were escaping from North Korea to South Korea seeking freedom, by way of China. He and his sister survived the massacre by the North Koreans, but separated---separated for 20 years. All he wants is to find his sister and save her from the hand of North Korean and Chinese 'bandits'. Any means justifies the end for him. He would gladly steal secret weapon from South Korea and the U.S. to trade his sister with it.

His wrath and fury was well and timely expressed in his retort to his opponent: "Comrade, have you ever eaten human flesh?" Jungjae Lee, South Korean navy officer, has a mission to stop him and retrieve the weapon from his hand. Inevitably, the two has the fate to tackle with each other. But Jungjae Lee feels for him and says: "Tonight we will fight to the death, but in another life I would have liked to have been his friend." All the emotions and feelings are melted down to the electrifying scene when Dongkun Jang finally meets his sister and shouts: "(20 years ago) Didn't I tell you to just stay where you were!" Tight and tighter embraces follow.

Fast change of sequences, realistic plot, almost zero-defect photography, compact movements of actors, especially those by Dongkun Jang and Jungjae Lee. Hey, you both are great, Jang and Lee! Not many goofs could be found in this film.

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