6.4/10
260
3 user 3 critic

YMCA Baseball Team (2002)

YMCA Yagudan (original title)
About the history of baseball in Korea in the age of japanese forced occupation.

Director:

Hyun-seok Kim

Writer:

Hyun-seok Kim
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Lee Ho-chang
Hye-su Kim ... Min, Jeong-rim
Ju-hyuk Kim ... Oh Dae-hyeon
Jung-min Hwang ... Ryu Kwang-tae (as Jeong-min Hwang)
Goo Shin ... Ho Chang's father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seung-woo Cho ... Young coachman
Duk-moon Choi Duk-moon Choi ... Lee Eun
Dae-yeon Lee Dae-yeon Lee ... Ma Sung-han
Kazuma Suzuki ... Hideo
Learn more

More Like This 

Hindsight (2011)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young assassin is sent to kill and retired mob boss. But things get complicated when she begins to like him.

Director: Hyun-seung Lee
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Se-Kyung Shin, Jeong-myeong Cheon
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 Throne (2015)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Set in 18th century Korea, long-ruling King Yeongjo's struggle with his son, Sado, sees the king take extreme measures in order to deal with his heir.

Director: Joon-ik Lee
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ah-In Yoo, Geun-young Moon
The Foul King (2000)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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... See full summary »

Director: Jee-woon Kim
Stars: Sang-Myeon Park, Kang-ho Song, Ho-kyung Go
Howling (2012)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Veteran detective Sang-gil and beat cop Eun-yeong are in charge of a case that seems to involve a simple act of self-immolation. Sang-gil initially thinks that it was an accident, but dog ... See full summary »

Director: Ha Yoo
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Nayoung Lee, Jang In-ho
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

About Nae-kyung who is able to assess the personality, mental state and habits of a person by looking at his face. Because of his abilities, he gets involved in a power struggle between Prince Sooyang and Kim Jong-Seo.

Director: Jae-rim Han
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Jung-jae Lee, Yun-shik Baek
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Follows a president's barber, his wife, and their only son through four decades of tumultuous Korean history.

Director: Chan-sang Lim
Stars: Kang-ho Song, So-Ri Moon, Jae-eung Lee
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
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Korean resistance fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces in this period action thriller.

Director: Jee-woon Kim
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Byung-hun Lee, Yoo Gong
No. 3 (1997)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Tae Ju, number 3 man in his gangster organization, he wants to be the number one. Can he realize his ambition?

Director: Neung-han Song
Stars: Eun-hee Bang, Min-sik Choi, Suk-kyu Han
A Little Pond (2009)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During the Korean War, small mountain village is evacuated as retreating American GIs approach.

Director: Sang-woo Lee
Stars: Seong-kun Mun, Roe-ha Kim, Hye-jin Jeon
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A fired South Korean agent and a deserted North Korean spy meet by chance after six years and start a business partnership, each with the intention of stealing information from the other.

Director: Hun Jang
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Dong-Won Gang, Yun-seo Choi
Edit

Storyline

About the history of baseball in Korea in the age of japanese forced occupation.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

baseball | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

User Reviews

 
Classic Baseball Film with a bit of History thrown in for good measure
10 March 2003 | by freakusSee all my reviews

The time is 1905, a time when Korea was in the beginning of it's annexation by Imperial Japan. Resentment was high against the Japanese and into this Era came Korea's first Baseball team. The players for the YMCA Baseball team became a national sensation and Heroes for a country suffering under Imperialism.

Director Hyeon-seok Kim (Writer for "Joint Security Area" and "The Isle" amoung others) brings us a light comedy set in an Era that has spawned mostly very serious and grim films. It's a film that any Baseball genre fans will instantly recognize with elements from "The Bad News Bears" to "The Natural" (special note to fans in San Francisco, spot the reference to Pac Bell Park!) A group of ragtag beginners play hard and win, rising to take on the Empire of Japan in the inevitable Good vs. Evil showdown.

Kang-ho Song (Shiri, J.S.A., The Quiet Family) puts in another great performance this time in a comedic role as a kind of Babe Ruth of Korea, Lee Ho-chang. Lee has the classic struggle between fulfilling his father's wishes to be a scholar and pursuing his passion for baseball. There's also a light love interest between him and Min Jeong-rim (played by Hye-su Kim) which leads to a hilarious mixup with a love poem and a will.

All in all, an enjoyable film without too many serious pretentions. Fans of Sports Comedies/Baseball Genre films will be very pleased.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

2 October 2002 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

YMCA Baseball Team See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,271,113
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed