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South Korean agents Ryu and Lee are tracking a female assassin from North Korea who has mysteriously disappeared. With new killings and the theft of a deadly bomb, time is running out to catch her.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Jong Won Yu
... Mu-young Park
... Myung-hyun Lee / Bang-hee Lee (as Yoon-jin Kim)
... Jang-gil Lee
Johnny Kim ... Dae-Ho Jung (as Derek Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... (as Jeong-min Hwang)
Hyo-Seon Jang
Hyun-Sung Jang ... (as Hyeong-seong Jang)
Su-ro Kim
... (as Seung-Shin Lee)
Yong-woo Park ... Sik
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Storyline

North Korea's 8th Special Forces hijacks a shipment of CTX, a potent new liquid explosive, and threatens South Korea as part of a plot to re-unify the two countries. Ryu and Lee, special agents of O.P.--South Korea's secret intelligence service--attempt to track down the terrorists and find the CTX. Meanwhile Hee, the 8th's ultra-bad female sniper, resurfaces to wreak havoc and haunt Ryu. Written by Curtis G

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No clues. No leads. No time.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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film.ru (Russia) | Imagine Pix

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Release Date:

13 February 1999 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Shiri  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,156, 10 February 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$97,152, 24 March 2002
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Trivia

German film fans were astonished when this film passed the ratings board FSK (known for its extensive dislike of excessive violence) uncut with a "Not under 16" rating. It was expected that the film would not get a rating at all and had to go for a JK approval from SPIO (Head organization of German film business). See more »

Goofs

The CTX convoy is shown driving to the right, including throughout the tunnel just before the ambush, but then it suddenly switches to the left side of the stripe when stopping at the checkpoint. See more »

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Referenced in Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) See more »

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Always You
Written by Andy Goldmark and J.D. Martin
Performed by Jennifer Paige
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Misunderstood
13 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is not a romance, nor an action film. Despite the tragic love scenes and the overrated action scenes -- At the heart of this movie is a desperate cry for peace.

I don't know if the subtitles were flawed or the international audience just don't see the cultural implications, but the movie's final scene brought tears to my eyes. When I read the other comments, all I see is "Hollywood wannabe" and "overrated action scenes" pasted everywhere. Sure the movie dosen't have an incredible impact in its action scenes but the underlying themes and the awesome acting and chemistry between the main actors make this film a must-see.

If you enjoyed this movie, Also see: Joint Security Area, Friend, 2009 Lost Memories


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