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Shiri (1999)

Swiri (original title)
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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.

Director:

Je-kyu Kang (as Je-gyu Kang)

Writer:

Je-kyu Kang (as Je-gyu Kang)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Suk-kyu Han ... Jong Won Yu
Min-sik Choi ... Mu-young Park
Yunjin Kim ... Myung-hyun Lee / Bang-hee Lee (as Yoon-jin Kim)
Kang-ho Song ... Jang-gil Lee
Johnny Kim Johnny Kim ... Dae-Ho Jung (as Derek Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jung-min Hwang ... (as Jeong-min Hwang)
Hyo-Seon Jang Hyo-Seon Jang
Hyun-Sung Jang Hyun-Sung Jang ... (as Hyeong-seong Jang)
Su-ro Kim Su-ro Kim
Seung-shin Lee ... (as Seung-Shin Lee)
Yong-woo Park 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No clues. No leads. No time.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

film.ru (Russia) | Imagine Pix

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

13 February 1999 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Shiri See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,156, 10 February 2002

Gross USA:

$97,152
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

For the hijack of the CTX, the hijackers are waiting for the truck as it emerges from a tunnel. This tunnel is there in shots from the ground, but the shots from the helicopter before it lands were clearly filmed elsewhere, as there is no tunnel in sight behind the hijacked truck. See more »

Alternate Versions

For non-Korean versions, a text narrative is added at the beginning of the film, explaining the political climate between the two Koreas. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bat sei ching mai (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Mack the Knife
Written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill with English lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
Performed by Lou Christie
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User Reviews

 
Excellent action and violent Korean film
20 July 2004 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

It's a cool movie . From the beginning until the end the action is unstoppable .

The flick talks upon a counter-terrorism outfit that has to fight against a murderous terrorist group who creates terror by means of an explosive liquid with the aim to blow up a soccer stadium and getting the unification Korea .

The movie has a John Woo style , there are amount of shoot-outs, frenetic action and running men while they are shooting .

The film blends action-packed , rip-roaring , a love story , betrayal , drama , violence and is quite entertaining .

The movie will appeal to action lovers and Hong Kong films buffs , it's very spectacular , it's an exciting film for adrenaline lovers .

Rating : 7/10 , good .


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