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The Chaser (2008)

Chugyeogja (original title)
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A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes.


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Credited cast:
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Young-min Jee
Mi-jin Kim
Detective Lee
Hyo-ju Park ...
Detective Oh
Bon-woong Ko ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seong-kwang Ha ...
Detective Park
Jong-goo Lee ...
Sang-hee Lee
Woo-Jeong Oh ...
Moo-yeong Yeo ...
Police commissioner


Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now. Written by sonic_bang

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Release Date:

14 February 2008 (South Korea)  »

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The Chaser  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The part where Young-min (Jung-woo Ha) slips as Joong-ho (Yun-seok Kim) chases him in the alley was not scripted. Actor Jung-woo Ha actually did slip on the slippery pavement while shooting, but kept running anyway. Director Hong-jin Na liked that cut so much that he kept it in the final edit. See more »


Referenced in O Cão (2010) See more »

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An Audience View - A great thriller from the Korea film industry
19 November 2008 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

This is most probably the best Asian movies that i have ever seen. I did not expect much when i went to watch the movie but boy was i wrong. I was fully satisfied with this film because it had everything. The movie had suspense, action and abit of humour put into it The hero in this movie did not look like the hero that everyone is used to, he is rude,total disregard of other people's feeling and most of all he is selfish and only thinks about money and himself.But as we go along through this movie, we discover that he does have a conscience and goes out one of the girls he sent to the maniacal and psychotic killer in the movie.

The cast in the movie gave a solid and believable performance especially ha jung woo as the villain in this movie.He showed no remorse or feel any guilt in killing those people.Overall this movie is great and if you like to watch any Asian movie, than this should be the one for you

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