The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
"Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  17 July 2008 (South Korea)
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The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yoon Tae-goo / The Weird
Park Chang-yi / The Bad
Park Do-won / The Good
Je-mun Yun ...
Byung-choon (as Jae-moon Yoon)
Seung-su Ryu ...
Man-gil (as Seung-soo Ryu)
Byung-ho Son ...
Dal-su Oh ...
Messenger for Kim Pan-joo (as Dai-soo Oh)
Cheong-a Lee ...
Song-yi (as Chung-ah Lee)
Kwang-il Kim ...
Dong-seok Ma ...
Bear (as Don Lee)
Kyeong-hun Jo ...
Doo-chao (as Kyung-hoon Cho)
Hang-soo Lee ...
Hyun Joong Kang ...
Ghost Market Gang Leader
Sung-min Lee ...


A guksu western. Three Korean gunslingers are in Manchuria circa World War II: Do-wan, an upright bounty hunter, Chang-yi, a thin-skinned and ruthless killer, and Tae-goo, a train robber with nine lives. Tae-goo finds a map he's convinced leads to buried treasure; Chang-yi wants it as well for less clear reasons. Do-wan tracks the map knowing it will bring him to Chang-yi, Tae-goo, and reward money. Occupying Japanese forces and their Manchurian collaborators also want the map, as does the Ghost Market Gang who hangs out at a thieves' bazaar. These enemies cross paths frequently and dead bodies pile up. Will anyone find the map's destination and survive to tell the tale? Written by <>

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One map. Three villains. Winner takes all.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nonstop violence and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 July 2008 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

The Good, the Bad, the Weird  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,775 (USA) (23 April 2010)


$128,486 (USA) (25 June 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Jee-woon Kim says he'd like this to be called a "kimchee western", after the Korean food made with fermented cabbages. He says he thinks the plot and film are spicy and vibrant, like the Korean culture and people. See more »


One of Park Chang-yi's gang uses an incorrectly identified British Sten gun. It's actually a SIG Bergmann 1920 which was imported by the Japanese. See more »


Yoon Tae-goo: [Lies seemingly dead in the desert after the shoot-out, then slowly gets up, grunting in pain, and begins to limp over to the dead Chang-yi before stopping for a moment] Why am I so heavy?
[Slides a thick sheet of metal out from under his vest and tosses it aside, before continuing his limp over to Chang-yi. We then see him stuff the corpse with dynamite]
Yoon Tae-goo: Never thought the past would come back to haunt me. Forget everything, man. You're goin' to hell anyways. This is for your trip there. Coming ...
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Korean Mad house
8 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Of the few Korean films i have seen , the best word to describe them all is eccentric and The Good The Bad & The Weird certainly lives up to that. This movie looks fantastic , almost epic like and you can see a lot of money was spent on the set . It really does have the feel of a western and the three main characters are all very interesting in their own right. The story is a simple one , three men ( and their cronies) are after a treasure map and they will do anything to get hold of it. The minus points of this film are that its half an hour too long and that at times it's to frenetic. Because of the constant action you get a little bombarded with it after a while. On the whole i enjoyed this film but im not too sure i would ever watch it again.

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