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Tidal Wave (2009) More at IMDbPro »Haeundae (original title)

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Tidal Wave -- Man-sik, a native of a popular vacation spot Haeundae beach is preparing to propose to his longtime girlfriend, Yeon-hee. In the meantime, geologist KIM Hwi discovers signs of tsunami. Eventually, a mega-tsunami is headed straight for Haeundae at 500 miles per hour.

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Director:
Writer:
Je-gyun Yun (writer)
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Release Date:
22 July 2009 (South Korea) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Professor Kim, a marine geologist, recognizes the impending danger of a mega tsunami headed straight for Haeundae... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
You won't be washed away, but prepare to get drenched! See more (24 total) »

Cast

 

Ji-won Ha ... Gang Yeon-heui

Kyung-gu Sol ... Choi Man-shik

Jeong-hwa Eom ... Lee Yu-jin

Nicole Dionne ... Yeon-Hee (voice)
Min-ki Lee ... Hyeong-shik

Joong-Hoon Park ... Kim Hwi
Jae-ho Song ... Choi's uncle
In-kwon Kim ... Dong-chun
Ye-won Kang ... Hee-mee
Jason Fenton ... Man-Sik (voice)
Sean House ... Helicopter Crew Chief
Lee Briggs ... Helicopter Pilot
Won-yeong Kim ... Private policeman
Jae-won Jeong ... Helicopter driver
Ho-min Yeo ... Jun-ha
Bo-geun Cheon ... Seung-hyeon
Han-jo Kwon ... Emergency room intern
James Kneafsey
Jae-seop Choi ... Dong-su
Jeong-gon Kim ... Master of ceremonies
Hyeong-seok Kim ... Hyeong-sik's successor
Gerry Robertson
Yi-du Jeon ... Section chief at district office
Hee-chi Ja ... Big body 1
Won-beom Kim ... Debater
Yong-hwan Kim ... Secretary
Yu-kyeong Seong ... Child at beach
In-gyu Kim ... Guest's dad
Dong-hyeon Yeom ... Head of police station
Lauchlin O'Sullivan
Lee Briggs
Jeong-gi Yu ... Shoe store owner
Myeong-hoon Park ... Emergency room intern
Seung-jae Jeon ... Police at baseball stadium
Mark Zeeman
Jae-kyeong Kim ... Hyeong-sik's senior
Won-ik Lee ... Detective
Byeong-sook Seong ... Dong-chun's mother
Ji-ho Park ... Disease prevention worker
Si-on Lee ... Gong-ju
Oh-jin Kwon ... Elder throwing eggs
Myeong-cheol Ju ... Man at motel

Directed by
Youn Jk 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Je-gyun Yun  writer

Produced by
David S. Dranitzke .... producer
JaeWon Jung .... line producer
Doo Jin Kim .... executive producer
Ji-seung Lee .... producer
Hans Uhlig .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Byung-woo Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Young-Ho Kim 
 
Film Editing by
Min-kyeong Shin 
 
Production Design by
In-Jun Hwang 
 
Art Direction by
Nanci Noblett  (as Nanci Starr)
 
Set Decoration by
Dean Backer 
 
Costume Design by
Jong-won Kim 
 
Makeup Department
Jihyun Kim .... makeup artist
Lisa Zomer .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Heidi Erl .... production supervisor
Kei Lee .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Halley .... second second assistant director
Geoffrey Sawyer .... first assistant director
Hans Uhlig .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Dale Haugo .... lead scenic artist
Mike Helbig .... leadman
Lawrence Hornbeck .... set dresser
Andrew Lewis .... property master
Ben Nichols .... construction coordinator
James Nichols .... carpenter
Andrew Somma .... painter
David Vernali .... construction foreman
 
Sound Department
Tae-young Choi .... supervising sound editor
Chung Gyu Lee .... foley artist
Min Young Park .... dialogue editor
Yong Ki Park .... adr mixer
Lou Wiskes .... utility/boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Richard W. Clot .... special effects (as Richard Clot)
Andrew Heron .... special effects
Geoff Heron .... special effects supervisor
Geoffrey R. Heron .... special effects
Matt Heron .... special effects coordinator
Philip Heron .... special effects
Ken Mieding .... special effects
Brad Moore .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Byeongjun An .... fx artist
Diana Argos .... visual effects coordinator
Michael Catalano .... visual effects electrician
Young Choi .... visual effects producer: Mofac Studio
Yueh-Hua Chou .... technical director
Ian Chriss .... visual effects gaffer
Stephen DeLuca .... compositor: PolygonFX
Tony Hurd .... production operations manager: Polygon Entertainment
Jeong Jaehoon .... digital effects
Seongho Jang .... visual effects supervisor: Mofac Studio
Heedong Kim .... visual effects producer
Jia Kim .... technical director
Jun Young Kim .... visual effect artist: Polygon
Namsik Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Sung-tae Kim .... on set supervisor
Kenneth 'Spike' Kirkland .... visual effects key grip
Jessica Lai .... matchmove artist
Taehee Lee .... technical director
Kim Namsik .... visual effects supervisor
Maggie Oh .... technical director
Jeff Olson .... visual effects producer
Aaron Rhodes .... compositing supervisor
Frederic Schmidt .... digital artist
Dong Yeop Shin .... computer graphics supervisor
Kevin Wallace .... production manager: Kerner Optical
 
Stunts
Kevin Larson .... stunt coordinator
Andrew Mew .... stunts
Danton Mew .... stunts
Courtney Sasse .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Best .... best boy
Phil Bowen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Stephen Buckingham .... camera operator
Kris Butler .... assistant camera
Michael Hardwick .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Anne Lee .... second assistant camera
Darrell M. Lee .... grip
Teo Lee .... second assistant camera
Robert 'Boomer' McCann .... key grip
Fred Meyers .... digital imaging technician
Carl Miller .... director of photography: second unit
David Mong .... electrician
Orlando Orona .... crane operator
Orlando Orona .... dolly grip
Marc Wall .... dolly grip
Alex Worster .... camera intern
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Giordano .... costume supervisor
Ji-yeon Yu .... costume supervisor
 
Other crew
James Chandler .... craft service
Robin De Lano .... dubbing voice
Colin Johnson .... production assistant
Will King .... production assistant
Su-jin Lee .... behind-the-scenes documentarian
Heather MacLean .... key set production assistant
Christopher Waters .... production accountant (as Chris Waters)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Haeundae" - South Korea (original title)
"Haeundae: The Deadly Tsunami" - Singapore (English title)
"Tsunami at Haeundae" - Philippines (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some disturbing disaster images and language
Runtime:
120 min | 129 min (director's cut) | 103 min (international version)
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-13 | France:U (DVD rating) | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Ireland:15 | Japan:G | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46037)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film's title is taken from Haeundae Beach, a wealthy sea-side resort area south-east of the city of Busan, South Korea. 'Haeun' translates as 'Sea and Clouds'.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Matrix (1999)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the International Version and the Korean Version?
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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
You won't be washed away, but prepare to get drenched!, 16 February 2010
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

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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