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The Tower (2012) More at IMDbPro »Ta-weo (original title)

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Director:
Writers:
Sang-don Kim (screenplay)
Ji-hoon Kim (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
11 January 2013 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Tower Sky. 108 Stories. Survive at any cost. See more »
Plot:
A Christmas Eve party at a luxury residential building takes a horrific turn when a fire breaks out. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Tower Inferno Korean Style See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kyung-gu Sol ... Captain Kang Young-ki

Ye-jin Son ... 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

In-Pyo Cha ... President Jo
Bae-soo Jeon ... Young-cheol - The Cook
Jun-seo Park ... Aide
Kim Sung-oh ... In-geon
Min-Young Park ... Nam-ok - Pregnant Woman
Lee Joo-ha ... Min-jung - The Receptionist
Ji-han Do ... Lee Seon-woo
Jin Mo ... Yeouido Fireman
Sang-hong Lee ... Yeouido Fireman
Chu Min-ki ... Yeouido Fireman
Kang Poong ... Yeouido Fireman
Chang-Yong Lee ... HQ Command Specialist
Hyun-Sang Kwon ... Young-hoon
Chang-joo Lee ... Jo's private secretary
Cheol-min Park ... Head cook
Eung-soo Kim ... Jin
Jeong-hak Park ... Jung
Yong-soo Park ... Park
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Bauer ... Additional Voices (as Thomas Arciniega)
Darrel Delfin ... Additional Voices (voice)
Joe Thomas ... Fire Chief (voice)

Directed by
Ji-hoon Kim 
 
Writing credits
Sang-don Kim (screenplay)

Ji-hoon Kim (adaptation) &
Yeong-ah Yoo (adaptation)

Produced by
Tae-sung Jeong .... executive producer
Il-kyu Jin .... co-producer
Yang-yeon Kim .... co-producer
Han-seung Lee .... producer
Su-nam Lee .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tae-seong Kim 
 
Cinematography by
Young-Ho Kim 
 
Film Editing by
Jae-beom Kim 
Sang-beom Kim 
 
Production Design by
Il-hyun Park 
 
Costume Design by
Kyung-mi Kim 
 
Makeup Department
Sun Park .... hair stylist
Sun Park .... makeup department head
 
Art Department
Patrick Dunn-Baker .... set designer
Emily Kwong .... digital set designer: New Deal Studios
 
Sound Department
Seung-cheol Lee .... sound designer
Sung-jin Lee .... sound designer
Sang-june Yi .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Dae-won Yoon .... special effects
Hwang-jik Yun .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Gratzner .... visual effects supervisor
Jeffrey Jasper .... digital effects supervisor: New Deal Studios
Kiyoung Jung .... fx technical director
Ko Eun Koni Jung .... visual effects line producer
Sang Hyun Jung .... digital compositor (2012)
Sung-jin Jung .... visual effects supervisor
Chansoo Kim .... animation supervisor: digital idea
Katie Linahon .... production coordinator: New Deal Studios
Il Hwan Na .... co-vfx supervisor
Ben Record .... miniature effects
David Sanger .... visual effects producer
Min Jung Shin .... digital compositor
Momo Yang .... layout supervisor
Daehwan Jang .... matchmove artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Soon-wuk Hwang .... lighting technician
 
Other crew
Christopher Hackney .... additional voices
Chul-soo Park .... investment executive
Bobby Thong .... additional voices
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ta-weo" - South Korea (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:121 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | France:U (DVD rating) | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB | New Zealand:M | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:12 | UK:15 | USA:Not Rated
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Trivia:
Director Ji-hoon Kim spent two years on the post-production for this film.See more »

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Tower Inferno Korean Style, 26 May 2013
Author: Alex Vojacek from San Luis, Argentina

Is this a copy of Tower Inferno, most definitely.

Is worse?. Actually no, it is better.

The Tower Inferno was one of my favorites disaster movies and not because of the movie itself but for the topic at hand. I always had an eerie feeling of big tower buildings as much as planes. Human made things in such an impressive scale can fail and knowing technology all to well, this is a disaster scenery i'm usually more scared of.

The Tower inferno was fun but tedious, The Tower is fun and exciting.

IT is actually quite a shock, because the movie was incredible well directed, the first act was all too happy and did a good job in presenting the characters, the incident take its time to happen and this is a very good thing because it built suspense.

But...

By the time it happens, this movie is a thrill ride, it will not stop and it will keep you guessing what else is gonna fail, the scenery was breathtaking, the effects are incredible good, this is a big production and Koreans now show they can manage to do big movies like Hollywood, and as much fun as them.

What I most like about this one is the emphasis on the fireman, I always found that profession to be the most honorable of all and this is very well displayed through the movie, they are respected, honored and put into a incredible good light through the movie.

In contrast to American movies, the hero is not saving the day to be a hero, he does not wave flags like Americans, they just do their jobs, it is amazing how good this was captured on screen.

The main leads all do their job very well and although there are some sentimental parts like in the majority of Korean movies, they are handled all too well and they just work.

This movie is amazing, it has all the ingredients of the disaster movies, the director really did a superb job and I am sure you will have lots of fun with it.

It is a copy of The Tower Inferno?, well, yes ! for the most part... SO WHAT?

Americans do tons of re-re-remakes over and over again and nobody complains, it's not fair to do this to the Koreans, they managed to do a better Tower Inferno, by a long margin.

Keep up the good work! Now I am incredible excited about the next production coming out of Korean Soil !

Love it!

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