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The Big Swindle (2004)

Beomjweui jaeguseong (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime | 16 April 2004 (South Korea)
After being convicted for fraud, one month has passed since CHOI Chang-Hyuk's release from jail. But this time around he's got an elaborate plan cooked up. It's the biggest bank heist in ... See full summary »

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Dong-hoon Choi

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Dong-hoon Choi
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Credited cast:
Shin-yang Park ... Choi Chang-Hyok
Jung-ah Yum ... Seo In-keong
Yun-shik Baek ... Mr. Kim
Ho-jin Chun ... Captain Cha
Mun-shik Lee ... Eol-mae
Won-Sang Park ... Swallow (as Won-sang Park)
Sang-ho Kim ... Gas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hie-bong Jo Hie-bong Jo
Yoon-seok Kim ... Detective Lee
Seon Yu
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After being convicted for fraud, one month has passed since CHOI Chang-Hyuk's release from jail. But this time around he's got an elaborate plan cooked up. It's the biggest bank heist in history. The best five thieves come together to form a team. Starting with CHOI Chang-Hyuk, the brain behind the perfect plan : Master KIM, the godfather of Master KIM, the godfather of swindlers; Big Mouth, a guy who can talk people into anything; Swallow, a remarkable lady-killer; and Gasoline, who has a gift for counterfeiting. But the only drawback is that they all can't trust each other. They have only one goal - to hit a bank for 5 billion won ($5 million)- but each one of them has their own plan in mind. Written by sleazoid

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Action | Crime

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Fun and touching story
23 June 2005 | by AwesomeWolfSee all my reviews

Version: Korean audio, English subtitles

I've written in other reviews about watching random Korean movies I'd never heard of until I saw them. It isn't something I do very often, but whenever I do, I seem to always find some little gem ('Guns and Talks', 'Volcano High', 'My Boss, My Hero'). I'm more interested in straight up action movies or action / comedies, but hey, a heist movie? I can dig it,I don't watch as many heist flicks as I should.

Be sure to watch 'The Big Swindle' with your undivided attention. It gets rather complicated: Five criminals come up with an elaborate caper to scam the Bank of Korea out of several billion Won (Korean currency). However, after all the double-crosses, triple-crosses, and octuple-crosses (ok, maybe that is TOO far...), the bank heist may not have been the real scam after all.

'The Big Swindle' is billed here as action movie, and starts off as an action movie. However, anyone looking for a solid action flick look somewhere else. 'The Big Swindle' is a heist film with quite an intricate story, and is an entertaining movie if you've got the two-hour attention span needed for it. It may get rather confusing to anyone who might say, fall asleep, but otherwise it is a touching story of loyalty, and even manages to be funny most of the time.

'The Big Swindle' is a entertaining heist movie, but it may be a little long for some people - 7/10


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