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The Tower (2012)
"Ta-weo" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  11 January 2013 (USA)
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A Christmas Eve party at a luxury residential building takes a horrific turn when a fire breaks out.

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Captain Kang Young-ki
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Seo Yoon-hee
Sang-kyung Kim ...
Lee Dae-ho
In-kwon Kim ...
Sergeant Oh Byung-Man
Sung-kee Ahn ...
Yeouido Fire Station Chief
Jae-ho Song ...
Mr. Yoon - Old Man
Ju-shil Lee ...
Mrs. Jung - Mr. Yoon's Friend
Han-wi Lee ...
Mr. Kim - Church Elder
Tae-won Kwon ...
Fire Commissioner Jang
Guk-Hyang Jeon ...
Ae-ja
In-Ki Jung ...
Cha - Safety Section Head
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President Jo
Bae-soo Jeon ...
Young-cheol - The Cook
Jun-seo Park ...
Aide
Kim Sung-oh ...
In-geon
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On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, an ultra-luxurious building complex, a White Christmas party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho, the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his daughter Hana to work the event. His Christmas is saved when Yoon-hee, the food mall manager with a secret crush on Dae-ho, offers to babysit Hana during the party. Meanwhile, Young-ki the legendary fire chief of Yoido Station has finally promised his first holiday date night to his long suffering wife. The party is in full swing with the spectacular sight of two helicopters flying overhead just to spray snow on the partygoers and make everything perfect. When unthinkable disaster strikes, Dae-ho and Young-ki must summon all their strength and courage to save the lives of thousands but at what cost to themselves and their loved ones? Written by CJ Entertainment

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Tower Sky. 108 Stories. Survive at any cost. See more »

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The production team built 26 different sets to create the various spaces in the fictional 108-story high-rise building Tower Sky such as the Chinese restaurant and the pedestrian overpass between the two blocks. See more »

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Fun But Could Have Been Better
4 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I went in to this expecting a fun and cheesy disaster flick, and I got that. I just wish it had been done a little better. The first 30 minutes is all character development, which I didn't mind that much. My only issue would be the cheesy comedic relief characters, which continue to attempt to be funny in a film containing lots of drama and disaster, which I felt is not good for a film like this. I appreciate black comedy, but this just felt like it was trying to make us laugh for the sake of laughing, and it didn't mix well with the rest of the serious events in the film. There was some melodrama for sure, as there is with a lot of Korean movies, but it felt like it had it's place in this movie. I must mention the CGI, because generally with Asian films I think the CGI is lacking, but this one actually did quite a good job. I think the film could have been shortened, because I found myself losing interest at some points even though there was action occurring, and that is due to the length. I think if these little flaws were fixed, it could have been a really fun and enjoyable flick, but I just felt that the flaws weighed it down and made me enjoy it less than I would like to have.


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