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The Admiral (2014)

Myeong-ryang (original title)
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At the strait 'Roaring Currents', master strategist Admiral Yi and his 12 battleships oppose enemy's fleet of 330, and win the most incredible victory of history.


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Credited cast:
Admiral Yi Sun-Shin
General Kurushima Michifusa
General Wakizaka Yasuharu
Myung-gon Kim ...
Navy Commander Todo Takadora
Im Jun-yeong (as Jin Goo)
Lim Jung (war widow)
Ryôhei Ohtani ...
Junsa (as Ryohei Otani)
Min-woo No ...
Kim Joong-geol
Seung-joon Lee ...
Captain Ahn Wi
Duk-moon Choi ...
Song Yeo-jong (as Duek-mun Choi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zach Aguilar ...
Yi Hoe (voice)
Tom Bauer ...
Junsa (voice)
Corina Boettger ...
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The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 31 of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his command. The battle, which took place in the Myeongryang Strait off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula, is considered one of the greatest victories of Yi. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

30 July 2014 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

The Admiral  »

Box Office


$9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$152,792 (USA) (5 September 2014)


$2,588,941 (USA) (31 October 2014)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Only 8 ships were built for the film--the rest were constructed by CG. See more »

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admiral, we salute you!
27 September 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

full throttle navel action that has to be seen to believe. after a slow but important first half this korean movie goes into high gear with an all out battle film that is very rewarding. totally engrossing and very entertaining.

i have seen my fair share of Asian war epics and this was one of the more enjoyable one, a bit melodramatic but thats fine. as a costume drama its gorgeous and with limited cgi it all looks very realistic.i must say it looks stunning from start to finish

if your looking for something epic to watch and you don't mind subtitle's then this one is for you plus all gaming buffs take not this is how to make a battle movie.

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