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Typhoon (2005)

Tae-poong (original title)
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A modern-day pirate plans a massive attack on North and South Korea.

Director:

Kyung-taek Kwak

Writer:

Kyung-taek Kwak
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dong-Gun Jang ... SIn
Jung-jae Lee ... Gang Se-jong (as Jung-Jae Lee)
Mi-yeon Lee ... Choi Myeong-ju
David Lee McInnis ... Somchai (as David McInnis)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John David Dix John David Dix ... (voice)
Wook Heo Wook Heo ... Team Manager Choi
David William No ... Leather Jacket (as David No)
Chatthapong Phantana-Angkul Chatthapong Phantana-Angkul ... Toto (as Chatthapong Pantanaunkul)
Vadim Scott Vadim Scott ... President's Secret Service
Sung-il Shin ... President (as Cameo)
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Storyline

Myung-sin, who has become a pirate, lives with hatred in his heart and endures the hardships, seeks revenge on the two nations, North and South Korea, using nuclear waste that has the devastating power of plutonium. Se-jong, a South Korean naval officer departs with his team of elite forces to prevent Sin's master plan of Nuclear Typhoon. Born under the same skies of the same race, but of a completely different nation... Living a life so different, the two point their guns at each other's heart... Written by Anonymous

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Revenge Is A Force Of Nature!

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Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English | Thai | Russian | Mandarin

Release Date:

14 December 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Typhoon See more »

Filming Locations:

Busan, South Korea See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,409, 4 June 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$139,004, 2 July 2006
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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nationalistic big budget action yarn
31 August 2006 | by dmuelSee all my reviews

Typhoon tells the story of a North Korean man who with his family had previously failed in an attempt to defect to the South because of the existing political position of South Korea. The failed attempt occurred, according to the insight of one character in the story, because such things weren't possible until a year after this antagonist's attempt. Embittered over this turn of events, the man decides he will kill every South Korean since his mother was killed and his sister was humiliated due to unfavorable political circumstances. A South Korean agent enlisted to interdict this would be terrorist chases leads around much of Asia in his effort to stop the North Korean's plan.

The actor playing the would-be terrorist provides a completely over-the-top performance, with the terrorist character at times nearly foaming at the mouth when he is confronted by his enemies. His intense bond with his sister, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years by the way, borders on the psychotic. The South Korean agent assigned to find him is cool, analytical and competent, yet the agent somehow manages to feel a strong bond with his deranged prey, being reluctant to kill the terrorist despite his clearly murderous intent. While this plot development does not work on the screen, it plays directly to pan-Korean nationalist sentiment in its target audience, and I'm sure it is appreciated by the home crowd for exactly that reason. Ohterwise this film is a bit mediocre in spite of the production values it clearly has.


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