7.2/10
2,079
12 user 19 critic

Public Enemy (2002)

Gonggongui jeog (original title)
Not Rated | | Action | 25 January 2002 (South Korea)
A detective plays cat-and-mouse with a banker who brutally murdered his own parents.

Director:

Woo-Suk Kang

Writers:

Bon-han Gu (story), Seung-jae Baek (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kyung-gu Sol ... Cheol-jung, Kang
Sung-Jae Lee ... Kyu-hwan, Jo
Shin-il Kang ... Chief Investigator Eom
Jeong-hak Kim Jeong-hak Kim ... Detective Kim
Yong-gu Do ... Detective Nam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Crawford Matthew Crawford ... Policeman / Gangster 1 (voice)
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi
Soon-chang Hong Soon-chang Hong
Jeong-heon Lee Jeong-heon Lee ... Kkeunkkeuni
Kan-hie Lee Kan-hie Lee ... Kyu-hwan's Wife
Mun-shik Lee ... An-soo
Brandon Scott Peters Brandon Scott Peters ... Detective Kim (voice)
Tae-hwa Seo Tae-hwa Seo ... Prosecutor Choi
Ji-ru Sung Ji-ru Sung
Woong-jae Won Woong-jae Won
Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

KANG Chul-jung has been a detective fighting crime for 15 years and is at it again against a mob boss who recruits young kids to do his dirty work.

Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Jae-yeong Jeong, Jung-shik Bae
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A public prosecutor looks to bring down a corrupt public official.

Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Jun-ho Jeong, Shin-il Kang
Silmido (2003)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on a true story of 1968 Korean Republic Army plan to assassinate North Korean president Kim Il-Sung. 31 criminals and death row inmates are recruited into secret training on the ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Kyung-gu Sol, Joon-ho Huh
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Detective Woo is on the trail of the mysterious gangster Sungmin, a master of disguise who always manages to elude his pursuers. Eventually, the cop tracks down and confronts the master-criminal in the suburbs of a coal-mining town.

Director: Myung-se Lee
Stars: Joong-Hoon Park, Sung-Ki Ahn, Dong-Gun Jang
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Four disaffected youths rob a gas station but find their plans complicated and sidetracked before the night is through.

Director: Sang-Jin Kim
Stars: Sung-Jae Lee, Oh-seong Yu, Seong-jin Kang
Friend (2001)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Four childhood friends go their separate ways, two go off to college while the others become rival gangsters.

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak
Stars: Oh-seong Yu, Dong-Gun Jang, Tae-hwa Seo
Sunflower (2006)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Released from prison, Taesik goes to live with an adopted mother. He takes a job and tries to live a quiet life with his new family. His efforts are threatened when a politician seeks to knock the family restaurant down to build a mall.

Director: Seok-beom Kang
Stars: Jeong-su Han, Yi-jae Heo, In-seong Hwang
Guns & Talks (2001)
Action | Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Four unlikely assassins genuinely care about their customers and victims, meanwhile a prosecutor is on their trail.

Director: Jin Jang
Stars: Hyeon-jun Shin, Ha-kyun Shin, Won Bin
Swiri (1999)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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
Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Min-sik Choi, Yunjin Kim
Moss (2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A mysterious person calls a young man and informs him that his estranged father has died in a country village. The curious son travels to the town to discover what happened. From there out ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Hae-il Park, Joon-Sang Yoo
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A light hearted action noir about a part time gangster who tries to be a full time daddy and wants to live a peaceful life with his family despite of being in trouble almost all the time, due to his profession.

Director: Jae-rim Han
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Dal-su Oh, Il-hwa Choi
The Unjust (2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When the most probable serial killer suspect dies and the case looks like it's reached a dead end, police brass decide to create a killer - and anyone will do.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Seung-bum Ryoo, Hae-Jin Yoo
Edit

Storyline

Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond. A free-for-all fight occurs by coincidence on a rainy street. A week later, the dead bodies of an old couple are discovered with multiple stab wounds. Chul-joong suddenly recalls the night he met the man in the raincoat. Chul-joong meets the old couple's son CHO Gyoo-hwan. He has an intuition that CHO is the murder but has no clue. In the meantime, another murder takes place in the same fashion. The showdown between a dirty cop and a killer unfolds, as things get more personal. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

'Woo-Suk Kang' (0437652) and 'Kyung-gu Sol' (0812555)'s first collaboration. See more »

Quotes

Cheol-jung, Kang: Know what cops are usually called?
Detective Kim: Pigs.
[Cheol-jung, Kang hits the table with his glass]
Detective Kim: Protector of the public.
Cheol-jung, Kang: Right, protector of the public. I'm Protector Kang of the pubic. And Kim Young-soo is?
Detective Kim: Protector of the public.
Cheol-jung, Kang: A son who killed his parents is usually called an immoral person. From now, we call them public enemy. A what?
Detective Kim: Public enemy.
Cheol-jung, Kang: I can't hear you. A what?
Detective Kim: Public enemy!
[...]
See more »

Connections

Followed by Public Enemy 3 (2008) See more »

User Reviews

 
Great Movie with a flaw that spoiled my pleasure!
5 August 2004 | by puscusSee all my reviews

The good thing is about the bad guy in the movie... the text on the DVD box told about a corrupt cop vs. a psychopath... Well, I feared the psychopath was a serial killer with all the nauseating, fetishist rituals stuff "a la" Seven or other movies alike. But the killer is almost a normal guy (as much as a killer can be a "normal guy"!), killing with a purpose... Well, the guy is seriously crazy anyway, killing for very trivial motives, such as a man spilling his drink on him.

The bad thing in the movie is a kind of a scatological scene. It may seem trivial for some people, but for me, it wasted my enjoyment. Apart from that and 2 or 3 bloody sequences this is a very good movies.


9 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

25 January 2002 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Public's Enemy See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,897,574
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed