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Arahan jangpung daejakjeon (2004)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy | 30 April 2004 (South Korea)
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As a dorky cop falls in with five Tao masters who admire his c'hi, an ancient foe comes looking for them all.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sang-hwan (as Seung-beom Ryu)
... Wi-jin
... Ja-woon (as Sung-kee Ahn)
Doo-hong Jung ... Heuk-woon
Ju-sang Yun ... Mu-woon
Kim Jee-Young ... Banyagain (as Ji-yeong Kim)
Yeong-In Kim ... Monk Bong Su-nim
Chan-gi Baek ... Sul-woon
Yun-bae Park ... Police Sgt. Choi
Jae-man Kim ... Gang Member
Won Lee ... Sun-dong
Dae-yeon Lee ... Yoon Jeon-soo
Dong Joo Kim ... Sang-hwan's Mom
Kyeong-ae Kim ... Mature Lady Fruit Seller
Soon-cheol Yoo ... Heuk-woon (Elderly Man) (as Soon-chul Yoo)
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When a thieving cyclist steals a purse from a pedestrian, clumsy, naive yet honest rookie policeman Sang-hwan gives chase, but it's the skilled specialist in martial arts, Wi-jin, who captures the criminal while severely injuring Sang-hwan. She brings Sang-hwan to her home, where five Masters of Tao heal him and find that he has a powerful c'hi (spiritual energy of the universe). He could be a powerful warrior. As Sang-hwan begins training to ascend to the level of a Maruchi (male Tao Master), the evil, ancient and ambitious Heuk-woon, accidentally released from his imprisonment, awakens. The powerful Heuk-woon attacks the masters, searching for a key that they protect, which would permit him to become an Arahan and dominate the world. When the masters are defeated, Sang-hwan and Wi-jin are the only and last hope of mankind. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / edited by statmanjeff

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Urban martial arts versus an ancient evil.

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Mu-woon: Man, this kid is cute!
Banyagain: He's got a cute dong, too.
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Kung Fu
Written (song and lyrics) by Lee Seung-bok
Performed by Kim Hyeong-gyu, Lee Seung-bok, Lee Ho-joon (f. Rec-Roc)
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20 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I've seen ARAHAN at the FantasyFilmFest. It based on a Korean manga. Sang-hwan isn't a hero at first sight. He is a police officer, who is taking his job too serious. After he was beaten up, he met the Seven Masters. They see that this dumb has huge chi-power. And its time to get in shape, because evil is coming back to earth. So he and Eui-Jin (a real babe) train to fight... ARAHAN could be yours, if you liked TOKYO RIDERS or DUEL. Don't be like Sang-hwan and take it too serious. Its loud, fast and funny. This colourful urban martial arts action feast won't allow you much time for breathing. Fasten your seat belt. This is a ride you won't soon forget.


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