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

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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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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20 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Mostly a failure, 18 September 2009
Author: poikkeus from San Francisco

Disaster movies have are part of a big tradition, and any number of them have been effective in their own ways. HAEUNDAI starts from the simple premise that an unstable range of undersea mountains may give way to a "meta-tsunami" - promising waves fifty feet high.

HAEUNDAI may have its own fanciful approach to geology, but the film divides into two sections: the first hour or so, and the rest. The first hour involves plodding, ineffectual set-up as we come to know the ensemble of characters. Consisting of drunkenness, yelling and screaming, and a hint of romance, this part of the movie would work if it were more integrated and carefully written. The remainder of the film is the disaster and its aftermath - which involves not one, but three tidal waves, each one bigger than the one before. In other words, HAEUNDAI begins by testing your patience, and delivers its disaster in a matter that's not even remotely credible.

Hollywood's THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW at least had a certain visual brilliance along with its effects and nonsensical setup. HAEUNDAI just has CGI waves and rampant melodrama. If not for the promise of disaster, I probably would have left early.

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