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Release Date:
14 December 2005 (South Korea) See more »
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Revenge Is A Force Of Nature!
Plot:
A modern-day pirate plans a massive attack on North and South Korea. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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
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Directed by
Kyung-Taek Kwak 
 
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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
 
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
 
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tae-poong" - South Korea (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and brief language
Runtime:
124 min | Norway:104 min (approx.)
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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Tom Clancy thriller with shades of Shakespeare and Wagner, 18 March 2008
Author: tmcdaniel1 from United States

If this is the "average Korean blockbuster" show me more! It is an imperfect movie but compared to most of the crap from Hollywood USA these days, it is a superior effort. The steely-eyed, hero that never quits and still has a heart has been abandoned by Hollywood as hopelessly out of date. Yet, these men still exist and the public still craves to see them fictionalized on the movie screen. Add a bad guy that you eventually come to feel some real sympathy for and you've got the conflict that powered hundreds of Westerns in decades past. Mix it up with some high-tech Clancy-istic plot settings and you have...an enjoyable movie. The acting is above average and there is enough depth to the story to keep one involved to the end.

It helps if you can appreciate the Korean sensibilities. All I can say is try to open your mind. If it seems "Corny" ask yourself if you are not just a little to hip (jaded) to enjoy it.

I hope this is a harbinger of a rapidly developing Korean cinema. In a few more years they may be the equal of anyone.

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