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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 »

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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 and they reminisce. Suspecting something fishy about Wang-jae's death, Tae-su and Seok-hwan start investigating it each in his own way. Both of their investigations lead to a land development project that Pil-ho is directing and the two embark on a difficult battle. Written by Anon

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A fun ride
24 April 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

"City of violence" is an action movie! And when it comes to action movies the plot isn't that important! But I was surprised to see that, (although not very original) the plot was quite interesting! The actors also did a great job in carrying this plot! They were believable as childhood friends who reunite after the death of one them! Doo-hong Jung who has the lead as the friend who is a cop also is the martial arts director for this movie! And it shows! He choreographed some excellent fighting scenes! Especially at the ending you will be in for a treat! One of the highlights of the movie is one big action scene in the middle of the city where Doo-hong Jung has to fight several gangs of kids on his own! He does gets assistance of a friend,Seung-beom Ryu (Arahan)! When these two get together the fun really begins! I don't know if it was meant as a parody or tribute to "The Warriors",but it was sure a spectacular sight to see the Korean hoodlums dressed as the gangs from that movie! The good mix of comedy,drama and action makes this a movie that has to be seen!


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