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Never to Lose (2005)

Kangryeok 3Ban (original title)
Kim Hong-Joo (Kim Min-Jun) is a detective in the homicide unit. His team has a miserable record in solving cases and are badly behind in their arrest quota. Things look more promising when ... See full summary »


Hee-chang Son


Seung-tae Ki
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Credited cast:
Joon-ho Huh ... Mun Bong-soo (as Jun-ho Heo)
Hang-Seon Jang Hang-Seon Jang ... Yuk Chul-gu
Min-Joon Kim ... Hong-joo Kim (as Min-jun Kim)
Tae-wook Kim Tae-wook Kim ... Oh Jae-chul
Jeong-han Lee Jeong-han Lee
Ho-rim Maeng Ho-rim Maeng
Sang-mi Nam ... Lee Hye-ryung
Sang-Myeon Park Sang-Myeon Park
Hae-Jin Yoo ... (as Hae-jin Yoo)
Ji-hye Yun
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Kim Hong-Joo (Kim Min-Jun) is a detective in the homicide unit. His team has a miserable record in solving cases and are badly behind in their arrest quota. Things look more promising when Detective Kim learns of an impending drug deal by low level drug dealer. Things quickly heat up when the low level dealer tips them off on a much bigger fish.

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Rhythm less and a bit long
23 December 2006 | by TrentReznorSee all my reviews

Kim Hong-joo is the leader of a police squad that is having a lot of problems to fulfill their arrest quota. One day, thanks to his intuition he arrest a low class drug dealer who in order to get a lower sentence, lead them to a big crime organization.

Though the film starts fine, soon shows one of it's defect, the rhythm less. The other main defect is the running time, the film doesn't tell so many things to fill almost two hours at a good level, though this problem is becoming more and more common in the korean films. The movie can be also quite predictable because is a story that has been told before a lot of times.

If one of your reasons to see the film is the main actor, Min-jun Kim, i highly recommend to see "No mercy for the rude" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0856052/ instead of Never to lose.

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Release Date:

29 September 2005 (South Korea) See more »

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South Korea


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2.35 : 1
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