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Nowhere to Hide (1999)

Injeong sajeong bol geot eobtda (original title)
A team of police hunt down a villain.

Director:

Myung-se Lee

Writer:

Myung-se Lee

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joong-Hoon Park ... Detective Woo
Sung-Ki Ahn ... Chang Sungmin (as Sung-kee Ahn)
Dong-Gun Jang ... Detective Kim
Ji-Woo Choi ... Juyon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jae-mo Ahn Jae-mo Ahn
Yong-gu Do Yong-gu Do
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi
Yong-ua Kwon Yong-ua Kwon
Hae-eun Lee Hae-eun Lee
Won-jong Lee
Sang-Myeon Park Sang-Myeon Park
Seung-ho Park Seung-ho Park
Cheal-jong Shim Cheal-jong Shim
Young-chang Song
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Storyline

A chase film in which cops try to catch a master of disguise. This is a film as much about the joy of filmmaking as it is about a deadly pursuit. Written by NDNF

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

31 July 1999 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Nowhere to Hide See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,100, 25 December 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,007, 7 January 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Detective Woo: I'm not a minister or a preacher, right? Those guys say nice things, but I start and end with a fuck.
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Alternate Versions

Film exists in two versions. The original Korean version has a running time of 112 minutes while the version released outside of Korea (an "international version") is roughly 12 minutes shorter, clocking at 100 minutes. See more »

Connections

References Ikiru (1952) See more »

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User Reviews

A good alternative to some of the more tired holiday films still lingering at the box office.
17 January 2001 | by zedthedestroyerSee all my reviews

This is an enjoyable, fast-paced action movie that's shot in a frenetic style that almost reminded me of "Run Lola Run". Joong-Hoon Park stars as Woo - the likeable yet violent, dopey yet determined Inchon detective who organizes a manhunt of a cold-blooded killer. The story is routine, yet the visuals and the characters in it are wonderful. Some of the images are beautiful (like the wait leading up to the murder at the beginning of the movie, and the snowstorm later on, and especially the fight during the rainstorm), some are hilarious (such as Woo's brawl with Meathead).

The only time the movie seemed to flag for me was when Woo's partner develops a conscience after killing a suspect in self-defense.


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