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Release Date:
14 December 2005 (South Korea) See more »
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An action movie with amazing settings and a profound acting See more (15 total) »


  (in credits order)

Dong-gun Jang ... SIn

Jung-Jae Lee ... Gang Se-jong
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
An action movie with amazing settings and a profound acting, 17 July 2012
Author: kluseba from Chicoutimi, Canada

Here comes another solid movie from the country that currently produces the best films in the whole wide world which happens to be South Korea.

Don't worry about the critics. The economical, political and social component of a divided Korean peninsula is an issue in this movie and one should at least have a basic knowledge about this conflict to understand this movie. But this delicate topic doesn't dominate the movie and makes the whole thing too melodramatic. It's rather a positive elements as it adds some spicy ingredients to a promising melting pot and it adds some depth and development to many characters in this movie as you will see.

The movie still stays a tension filled action movie about a lonesome pirate that wants to attack the Korean peninsula with nuclear garbage. The acting of both the main villain and the main hero is authentic and unique to both of them. The supporting actors such as the main villain's sister also do a great job. The amazing thing about this movie is that the bad guy is more than just your average terrorist. There are many reasons why he has become the one he is and sometimes good and evil are not clearly distinguished. When it comes to the confrontation between the good and the bad guy, one realizes that they have a lot in common and could have been big friends in another situation. This is what makes this movie emotional, tragic and not too expectable at some points. Towards the end, the flick becomes a true tearjerker but I mean this in a positive way. The movie truly touched me because the stories behind the characters are really well thought out. They are dramatic, emotional and tragic.

The story is not complicated but still detailed enough to remain interesting and demand a certain kind of attention. The movie just has the right mixture of dialogues, narrative flashbacks and explosive action scenes. The settings are also amazing. The movie plays in several countries from Laos to Russia and exposes many beautiful landscapes and different cultures without being too educational.

The only two small flaws during this joy ride are a little bit confusing beginning as too many different characters are introduced at the same time and you need a lot of concentration to get out who's doing what. The second point is a too predictable ending that reminds a little bit too much of many Hollywood movies. I really felt that I have already seen similar stuff a couple of times before at that point. A final showdown on a ship during a storm including terroristic pirates and a courageous military special unit that refuses to obey any orders to save the world on their own is a thing that uses too many stereotypes. Nevertheless, this movie still remains quite underrated, should get more praise and I would definitely watch this again.

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