Ken (2006)

 |  Short, Action  |  31 July 2006 (USA)
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Ken, a homeless boy gets into a fight with another boy on the street. Jack, the crime boss saves Ken's life and brings him home. 20 years later their relationship becomes father and son and Ken fights to protect Jack from other criminals.



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Credited cast:
Luke Kim ...
Young Ken
Federico Patino ...
Daniel Su ...
Young Victor
Cassie Swain ...


Ken, a homeless boy gets into a fight with another boy on the street. Jack, an illegal arms dealer boss saves Ken's life and he brings Ken home. 20 years later their relationship becomes father and son. Another arms dealer boss tries to take over Jack's business and that causes Jack's death. Ken goes for revenge for his father. Written by Eric Won

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Everybody Cheats


Short | Action





Release Date:

31 July 2006 (USA)  »

Box Office


$25,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)|



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Ilram Choi was set to play the role of Victor but had to drop out because of schedule conflict. Yun Choi was replaced as Victor at the last minute. See more »

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An abundance of action, suspense, and drama...
24 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

KEN is an interesting short film from the creative mind of writer/director/editor Eric Won. Mr. Won has given his audience an aggressive piece of cinema with an abundance of action, suspense, and drama, beautifully captured by his Director of Photography, Michael Alba. KEN is an extremely ambitious project, in which Mr. Won tells the genesis of a homeless boy, Ken, who is given shelter by a wealthy illegal arms dealer, Jack... a relationship that develops into a father & son bond that spans 20 years. Ken grows up to be Jack's bodyguard... to protect his "father" at all costs. A rival arms dealer, Marcus, who once worked for Jack wants to eliminate him and take over his business, and his bodyguard, Victor, who has a vendetta against Ken, plan their strategy. The game is on...

Karl Yune turns in a fine performance as Ken. Ken Butler truly commands the screen as Jack. Tom Druhilet as Marcus is appropriately evil, and Yun Choi is excellent as the cold, calculating Victor.

The film is long on action, but comes up a bit short on character development, which is both it's strength and it's weakness. Given the running time of the film, only so much could be done. If KEN was of feature length, this first rate cast would have been able to give the characters the chance to be fully expressed, and Mr. Won could have more fully realized his potential as a Director, which he executed with the heart of a lion and the soul of a King. Having said that, KEN is a fine short... stylish and exciting... and highly recommended.

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