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Champion (2002)

Chaempieon (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 28 June 2002 (South Korea)
The true story of Korean boxer Kim Duk-koo.

Director:

Kyung-taek Kwak

Writer:

Kyung-taek Kwak
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Cast

Credited cast:
Oh-seong Yu ... Kim Deuk-gu
Min-seo Chae Min-seo Chae ... Lee Kyeong-mi
Seung-won Yun Seung-won Yun ... Kim, Hyeon-ji
Doo-hong Jung Doo-hong Jung ... Lee Sang-bok
Byeong-seo Kim Byeong-seo Kim ... Park Jong-pal
Dae-han Ji Dae-han Ji ... Hwang Jun-seok
Mike Kirkland ... Officer Spence (as Michael J. Kirkland)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Baxter Jerry Baxter
Zvonimir Hace Zvonimir Hace ... Male Spectator
Matt Phillips Matt Phillips ... Ray "Boom-Boom" Mancini
Beth Powder Beth Powder ... Female Spectator
David Jean Thomas ... Referee
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The true story of Korean boxer Kim Duk-koo.

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Taglines:

The heart of a warrior. The fight of his life.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site (Korean)

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

28 June 2002 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Champion See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

KRW 7,850,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

C2, Cowell, EnterOne See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film was released in 2002, 20 years after the death of Kim Duk-koo. See more »

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Kim v Mancini
26 November 2006 | by wrlangSee all my reviews

Champion is about the life and death of Korean boxer Deuk-Gu Kim in the boxing ring. The film went into great detail about Kim's life and times during the 1980s and outlined how Kim came to be a great boxer. Kim's family was also depicted in this film. Boom Boom Mancini was the boxer that injured Kim in such a way as to cause his death. If you're looking for a biography about Kim, then this film is for you. You will know everything you ever wanted to know about Kim. The film was well made as a class B+ with many good attributes. It is subtitled in most places so you do have to read the dialog. Get the DVD if you have some time to kill.


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