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Director:
Writers:
Sang-don Kim (screenplay)
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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 » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Kyung-gu Sol ... Young-ki
Ye-jin Son ... Yoon-hee
Sang-kyung Kim ... Dae-ho
In-kwon Kim ... Oh Byung-Man
Sung-kee Ahn ... Chief firefighter
Jae-ho Song ... Mr. Yoon
Ju-shil Lee ... Mrs. Jung
Han-wi Lee ... Mr. Kim
Tae-won Kwon ... Jang
Guk-Hyang Jeon ... Ae-ja
In-Ki Jung ... Cha
Bae-soo Jeon ... Young-cheol
Jun-seo Park ... Aide
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Bauer ... Additional Voices (as Thomas Arciniega)
Eung-soo Kim ... Jin
Hyun-Sang Kwon ... Young-hoon
Chang-joo Lee ... Jo's private secretary
Sang-hong Lee ... Yeouido fireman
Cheol-min Park ... Head cook
Jeong-hak Park ... Jung
Yong-soo Park ... Park
Joe Thomas ... Fire Chief (voice)
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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
 
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
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 | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:12 | UK:15 | USA:Not Rated
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4 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Don't waste your time, 10 August 2013
Author: garfee2001

This movie disappoints in every aspect aside from the odd good special effects sequence. I had gone into the viewing with high expectations after having see the hit Korean film 'Haeundae' and was utterly shocked in the mannerism and acting style. Those who favour this film might argue that behaving like monkeys is character development, but in reality it is just distracting - the best that can be said is if you take the time to see this film you will be glad so many of the characters die.

It certainly cannot be compared to a great movie like, 'The Towering Inferno' and any attempt at such a comparison should be met with suspicion.

If you are desperate to see this film - be Korean. A western audience surely won't understand the bizarre behavior of the cast.

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Actually pretty good LaneyMcF
Not bad at all Johnny0581
Skip the first 30 minutes of the movie QuestaVerde
Never saw 'The Towering Inferno' mobageisevil
Seriously? preytoyou
Oh Please.. john-m-holt
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