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West 32nd (2007)

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A lawyer gets mixed up with Korean gangsters in New York City.

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John Kim
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Mike Juhn (as Jun Sung Kim)
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Jin Ho Chun
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Lila Lee
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Suki Kim
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Saeng
Hans Kim ...
Kyuc
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Detective Park
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Danny (as Dante Han)
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Mama San
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Frank Ferenti
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Fat Cho
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Miyun
Steve Pak ...
Kevin Lee
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Lloyd
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"West 32nd" takes the cameras inside New York's gritty Korean underworld. After hustling his way onto a homicide case, attorney John Kim (Cho) finds himself thrust into a sordid world of hard realities and moral compromises after he is taken under the wing of a ruthless Korean gangster who knows no limits. Written by anonymous

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22 November 2007 (South Korea)  »

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We-steu-sam-ship-e-beon-ga  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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This movie had HUGE lines at Tribeca
10 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was one of SIX people who got in to see this movie the second night of Tribeca (waited 2 hours!), after unsuccessfully trying to get in the first night. After the ending credits, I was in shock because it was amazing to see an entire cast of "my peeps" up there. And the more I thought about the movie, the more I liked it - all the references to Korean-American life that were so familiar to me; the authenticity; the acting; the plot; the message; and the small bits of humor that were sooo Korean - "cola hana mashile?" I loved how John Cho portrayed the whitewashed Korean-American - so different from the still very Korean character played by Jun Kim. But their similarities were also striking - both were still ruled by their ambitions. The way I just described this movie makes it seem like it's some kind of feel-good, cheesy Korean duh-ra-ma, but it's actually a pretty dark film with an intense feel. I really hope it comes out in wide release because I would really like to watch it again!


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