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The Good, the Bad, the Weird -- The story of three Korean outlaws 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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Director:
Writers:
Kim Jee-woon (screenplay)
Min-suk Kim (screenplay)
Contact:
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Release Date:
17 July 2008 (South Korea) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
One map. Three villains. Winner takes all.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
9 wins & 23 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
barely deeper than a footprint, but so much fun you'll forget you care See more (70 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kang-ho Song ... Yoon Tae-goo / The Weird

Byung-hun Lee ... Park Chang-yi / The Bad

Woo-sung Jung ... Park Do-won / The Good
Je-mun Yun ... Byung-choon (as Jae-moon Yoon)
Seung-su Ryu ... Man-gil (as Seung-soo Ryu)
Young-chang Song ... Kim Pan-joo
Byung-ho Son ... Seo Jae-sik
Dal-su Oh ... Messenger for Kim Pan-joo (as Dai-soo Oh)
Cheong-a Lee ... Song-yi (as Chung-ah Lee)
Kwang-il Kim ... Two Blades
Dong-seok Ma ... Bear (as Don Lee)
Kyeong-hun Jo ... Doo-chao (as Kyung-hoon Cho)
Hang-soo Lee ... Kanemaru
Hyun Joong Kang ... Ghost Market Gang Leader
Sung-min Lee ... Chef
Chang-sook Ryu ... Granny
Young-mok Yun ... Chang-yi's Gang
Cheol-ho Yeom ... Chang-yi's Gang
Seung-won Seo ... Chang-yi's Gang
Deok-jae Jo ... Chang-yi's Gang
Kil-hyun Kim ... Chang-yi's Gang
Jin-young Noh ... Chang-yi's Gang
Il-yong Oh ... Chang-yi's Gang
Young-jae Kwak ... Chang-yi's Gang
Ki-jun Hong ... Chang-yi's Gang
Seung-jae Jeon ... Chang-yi's Gang
Kil Geum-Seong ... Chang-yi's Gang
Yong-jae Cho ... Chang-yi's Gang
Myung-hun Yang ... Chang-yi's Gang
Jin-yeong Jeong ... Chang-yi's Gang
Jae-seung Ryu ... Chang-yi's Gang
Man-ki Kim ... Chang-yi's Gang
Pil-joong Kim ... Chang-yi's Gang
Kyung-man Choi ... Chang-yi's Gang
Mi-nam Jeong ... Tri-nation Gang
Ha-joon Kim ... Tri-Nation Gang
Han-sol Lee ... Tri-nation Gang
Seung-joon Lee ... Tri-nation Gang
Seol-gu Lee ... Tri-nation Gang
Seung-chu Kang ... Tri-Nation Gang
Rock-jin Choi ... Tri-Nation Gang
Seung-hyun Song ... Tri-Nation Gang
Kwang-su Lee ... Tri-nation Gang
Jae-eun Kang ... Tri-Nation Gang
Sung-gyun Park ... Tri-Nation Gang
Woo-sang Yeom ... Tri-nation Gang
Mavlyanov Jasurbek ... Tri-Nation Gang
Bana Tehrani Ali Asghar ... Tri-Nation Gang
Deligeer ... Zhang Qi
Hakuryû ... Ishihara
Shôken Kunimoto ... Abe
Sang-woo Shin ... Kuroda
Alexander Pavlov ... Locomotive Engineer
Hong-soo Kim ... Chinese Captain
Se-hyeong Jeong ... Chinese Soldier
Jae-eun Jun ... Hostage Girl in Train
Min-Young Park ... Hooker with a Bag
Woo-Jeong Oh ... Japanese Woman in Train
Seo-won Oh ... Chinese woman in Train
Chan-hyung Kim ... Manchurian Police in Train
Sang-jae Yoo ... Manchurian Police in Train
Ki-hyun Choi ... Manchurian Police in Train
Jung-hyun Cha ... Manchurian Police in Train
Sung-woo Jung ... Manchurian Police in Train
Jung-man Son ... Manchurian Police in Train
Su-hyeon Lee ... Manchurian Police in Train
Kwang-soon Jang ... Manchurian Police in Train
Dae-Sung Choi ... Japanese Gentleman
Dae-won Kim ... Flag Guy
Hwa-sung Cho ... Man in Inn
Yu-Mi Ko ... Woman in Inn
Jung-hoon Sung ... Gate Keeper at Ghost Market
Byung-gyu Kwak ... Ghost Market Gang
Min-jae Kim ... Ghost Market Gang
Kwang-bok Park ... Ghost Market Gang
Sang-gyu Son ... Ghost Market Gang
Jae-hwan Shin ... Ghost Market Gang
Sung-Ho Lee ... Ghost Market Gang
Young-soo Lee ... Ghost Market Gang
Yoo-soo Lee ... Ghost Market Gang
Chang-soo Lee ... Ghost Market Gang
Joo-hyun Lim ... Ghost Market Gang
Sun-gyu Jin ... Ghost Market Gang
Eun Se Ki ... Beauty in Opium House
Sun-Young Kim ... Beauty in Opium House
Ganna Pionova ... Beauty in Opium House
Min Yeong ... Opium Girl
Soo-nam Kim ... Opium House Man
Yeon-ah Park ... Little Girl in Opium House
Woo-hyuk Choi ... Kid in Opium House
Sun-ah Kang ... Kid in Opium House
Jae-hyeon Park ... Poster Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Son Jin-Hwan ... Kim Hyeok (uncredited)
Jin-woo Park ... Hwang (uncredited)
Ji-won Uhm ... Na-yeon (uncredited)

Directed by
Kim Jee-woon 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kim Jee-woon  screenplay
Min-suk Kim  screenplay

Produced by
Jae-Won Choi .... associate producer
Jae-Won Choi .... producer
Joon H. Choi .... co-producer
Kim Jee-woon .... producer
Joo-Sung Kim .... associate producer
Jung-hwa Kim .... co-producer
Miky Lee .... executive producer
Sang-Yong Lee .... co-producer
Woo-sik Seo .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Dalparan 
Yeong-gyu Jang 
 
Cinematography by
Mo-gae Lee 
Seung-Chul Oh 
 
Film Editing by
Na-young Nam 
 
Production Design by
Hwa-sung Cho 
 
Art Direction by
Jae-hyun Park 
 
Costume Design by
Eui-yeong Choi 
Yu-Jin Gweon 
 
Makeup Department
Tae-young Kwak .... special makeup effects artist
Hee Eun Lee .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Sungho Nam .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Min-suk Kim .... assistant director
An-kyu Lee .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Tae-young Choi .... sound
Rob Nokes .... additional sound effects library
 
Special Effects by
Do-ahn Jung .... special effects
Hee-kyoung Lee .... special effects: demolition
 
Visual Effects by
Kyung Soo Hwang .... visual effects supervisor: Triton
Jay Seung Jaegal .... vfx technical director
Jeong Jaehoon .... digital artist
Kiyoung Jung .... fx technical director
Seo Jungwook .... research and development
Wook Kim .... visual effects supervisor: DTI
Hyukil Kwon .... matte painter
Dong-hoon Lee .... visual effects supervisor: Footage
Seung Ho Lee .... visual effects supervisor: Modball
Jason Madigan .... technical director
Eun Jeong Park .... visual effects coordinator: Footage (as Eun-jung Park)
Sunny Sung-Yong Park .... visual effects artist
Won Bong Park .... visual effects supervisor: Inframe
 
Stunts
Heo Myeong Haeng .... martial arts coordinator (as Myeong-haeng Heo)
Joong-hyun Ji .... martial arts coordinator
Joo-hyun Jo .... stunts (as Ju-hyeon Jo)
Doo-hong Jung .... martial arts coordinator
Jin-Suk Kwag .... stunts (as Jin-seok Kwak)
Kwi-deok Kwon .... stunts (as Gwi-deok Kwon)
Mun-cheol Kwon .... stunts (as Moon-cheol Kwon)
Dong-hyun Park .... stunts
Ji-oh Seo .... stunts
Seung-il Shin .... stunts (as Sung-il Shin)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Remi Epron .... aerial pilot & technician
 
Editorial Department
Yong-gi Lee .... colorist
 
Other crew
Joori Kim .... production accountant
David Magdael .... publicist
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Cinerent  camera and lighting equipment supplied by: China scenes
  • HFR  dailies
  • HFR  digital cinema
  • HFR  digital intermediate
  • Kodak  film stock supplied by

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom" - South Korea (original title)
"Nom Nom Nom" - International (English title) (informal short title)
"Good Bad Weird" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for nonstop violence and some drug use
Runtime:
136 min | South Korea:139 min | South Korea:120 min (Cannes Film Festival) | Argentina:130 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | Japan:129 min | USA:130 min | Sweden:125 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Actor Woo-sung Jung ("The Good") broke his arm during filming.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 »
Quotes:
Man-gil:The bounty on your head is 300 won.
Yoon Tae-goo:What? I'm only worth a piano?
Man-gil:A used one at that.
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Movie Connections:
References A Fistful of Dollars (1964)See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't Let Me Be MissunderstoodSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the International Version and the Korean Version?
What about the British Version? Does it contain the Uncensored International Version?
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28 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
barely deeper than a footprint, but so much fun you'll forget you care, 12 September 2009
Author: gstoo513 from Japan

This movie is fantastic, exhilarating and fun. High dramatic art it is not.

It's a movie about a chase for treasure, and it holds onto that and never forgets. In the pursuit of creating a chase, everything is crafted carefully. The cinematography is breathtaking, with huge elaborate sets that are used to their fullest. Most of the stunts and effects are real, CGI being kept to a minimum. It is an action movie with actual action instead of pixels, a rarity in movies from the past 10 years. Stunning candy for all the senses, it gets your adrenaline pumping! As far as acting goes, it is excellent. Korean comic actor Song Kang-Ho fills the "Weird" role of Tae-Goo, pulling off a combination of humanity and quirkiness. Lee Byung-Hun is the 'bad' character, brutal and insane as gangster Chang-Yi. Filling out the main three is Jung Woo-Son as the cool, collected and more than a little arrogant bounty hunter Do-Won. While Jung is eclipsed by the other two, his character ultimately became my favorite during the climax. The supporting cast is none-too-shabby either, playing everything from military dropouts to ninjas, all well. Particularly entertaining are the leaders of a group of Manchurian gangsters, who watch insanity take place and calmly discuss it from horseback.

Now, while the acting is good...there is not a lot of it. I don't think anyone is going to try to pretend this is a character-driven piece. It could have been, maybe, but it wasn't try to be. It was trying to be fun. There is enough character development so that when the climax rolls around after two madcap hours of amazing action, you care that the characters lives are being threatened. That's...all.

But the action is extremely well done, with a heart-pounding score that makes it all the well fun. For entertainment, you aren't going to get much more well-done for this. Supremely fun, with scenes shot with people, horses, cars and real pyrotechnics in the middle of the Gobi desert (too much CGI and spectacle just becomes yawn-worthy, I often fun). So get the DVD, get some popcorn, turn the sound WAY up and prepare for a beautifully-crafted action movie. Not for a complex character-driven masterpiece.

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