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Tidal Wave (2009)
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Professor Kim, a marine geologist, recognizes the impending danger of a mega tsunami headed straight for Haeundae, a popular vacation spot on the south coast of Korea. He desperately ... See full summary »

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Gang Yeon-heui
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Yeon-Hee (voice)
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Lee Yu-jin
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Choi Man-shik
Min-ki Lee ...
Hyeong-shik
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Kim Hwi
Ye-won Kang ...
Hee-mee
In-kwon Kim ...
Dong-chun
Jae-ho Song ...
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Lee Briggs ...
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Dong-hyeon Yeom ...
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Jun-ha
Bo-geun Cheon ...
Seung-hyeon
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Professor Kim, a marine geologist, recognizes the impending danger of a mega tsunami headed straight for Haeundae, a popular vacation spot on the south coast of Korea. He desperately attempts to warn authorities and alert the unknowing vacationers of the 500 MPH destructive force of nature headed their direction. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some disturbing disaster images and language | See all certifications »

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The CGI tsunami sequences had been shot at Kerner Optical's stages using water-dump tanks left over from special effects sequences of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) in San Rafael, California in November and December 2008, months before any principal photography began in South Korea See more »

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You won't be washed away, but prepare to get drenched!
16 February 2010 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be a good attempt at a disaster genre movie to come out of Korea.

The movie had a good story, and had enough interesting side stories to keep you compelled. It is good to have several story lines that work well to come together for a good wholesome story.

The characters in the movie were good and believable, though some of the dialogue were cheezy at times.

The effects of the movie were adequate, but of course you can see it is not a multi-million dollar Hollywood CGI fest going on. But with that in mind, they made the effects work well enough.

This movie is a good alternative to the usual comedies and horrors movie that mostly come out of Korea. It also takes up some real life issues about tsunamies.

In overall I think this movie is a good choice if you like disaster movies, and if you are tired of big Hollywood movies with superstar cast listings.


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