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The Foul King (2000)

Banchikwang (original title)
A wimpy, incompetent bank clerk decides to become a pro wrestler.

Director:

Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon)

Writers:

Dae-woo Kim (screenplay), Jee-woon Kim (screenplay) (as Kim Jee-woon)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kang-ho Song ... Im Dae-ho
Jin-young Jang Jin-young Jang ... Jang Min-young
Hang-Seon Jang Hang-Seon Jang ... Jang Gwan-jang
Park Sang-Myeon ... Tae Baek-san
Won-jong Lee ... Oh Dae-san
Goo Shin ... Dae-Ho's father
Young-chang Song ... Assistant Manager
Jeong Woong-in ... Choi Doo-sik
Seung-wook Kim Seung-wook Kim ... Park Dae-ri
Ji-il Park Ji-il Park ... Lee Kye-jang
Ga-Yeon Kim Ga-Yeon Kim ... Ms. Jo
So-min Yang So-min Yang ... Ms. Lee
Young-min Kang Young-min Kang ... Bank employee 1
Mi-kyeong Yoon Mi-kyeong Yoon ... Bank employee 2
Nam-yeol Jang Nam-yeol Jang ... Cheong-wong / Construction worker
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Storyline

Dae-Ho is an unproductive bank clerk who is late to work every morning and the object of his manager's frustrations. He was a fan of TV wrestling as a child, but can't get out of a headlock. He finds a local wrestling trainer and through a series of events eventually starts to train. He is slowly transformed as he begins his second job as the cheating villain wrestler known as the Foul King. He starts to stand up for himself in odd ways that are not really in his own best interest. Events get out of hand as conflicting influences come together. Written by Scott, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Comedy | Sport

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This outrageous comedy was a box office smash for a reason.
7 April 2001 | by vanrosssSee all my reviews

This outrageous comedy was a box office smash in Korea for a reason. It was hilarious and poignant! The direction was terrific as the tone was always right on, and placed every event into the evolution of the story. The absurd slapstick humor hides the statement about barriers of social status and changes to one's life. The performances make this film even more outstanding.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

29 January 2000 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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