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Tidal Wave (2009)

Haeundae (original title)
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A woman named Yeon-hee (Ha Ji-won) lives in Busan with her boyfriend Man-sik (Sol Kyung-gu) near Haeundae Beach. But, when they find out a tsunami will hit the city, They realize they only have 10 minutes to escape!

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ji-won Ha ... Gang Yeon-heui
Kyung-gu Sol ... Choi Man-shik
Jeong-hwa Eom ... Lee Yu-jin
Min-ki Lee ... Hyeong-shik
Ye-won Kang ... Hee-mee
Nicole Dionne ... Yeon-Hee (voice)
Joong-Hoon Park ... Kim Hwi
In-kwon Kim ... Dong-chun
Jae-ho Song ... Choi's uncle
Sean House Sean House ... Helicopter Crew Chief
Byoung-Sook Sung Byoung-Sook Sung ... Dong-chun's mother (as Byeong-sook Seong)
Lee Briggs ... Helicopter Pilot
Dong-heon Yeom Dong-heon Yeom ... Head of police station (as Dong-hyeon Yeom)
James Kneafsey James Kneafsey
Ho-min Yeo Ho-min Yeo ... Jun-ha
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Storyline

Professor Kim, a marine geologist, recognizes the impending danger of a mega tsunami headed straight for Haeundae, a popular vacation spot on the south coast of Korea. He desperately attempts to warn authorities and alert the unknowing vacationers of the 500 MPH destructive force of nature headed their direction. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | Drama

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Rated R for some disturbing disaster images and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

22 July 2009 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Tsunami See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,283,278
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Character name Kim Hwi is the same name as movie's screenwriter. See more »

Goofs

When the grandmother is watching the wave come in on the bridge, an aerial point-of-view shot shows the wave yet the height of the water around the footings remains constant. See more »

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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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You won't be washed away, but prepare to get drenched!
16 February 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I found this movie to be a good attempt at a disaster genre movie to come out of Korea.

The movie had a good story, and had enough interesting side stories to keep you compelled. It is good to have several story lines that work well to come together for a good wholesome story.

The characters in the movie were good and believable, though some of the dialogue were cheezy at times.

The effects of the movie were adequate, but of course you can see it is not a multi-million dollar Hollywood CGI fest going on. But with that in mind, they made the effects work well enough.

This movie is a good alternative to the usual comedies and horrors movie that mostly come out of Korea. It also takes up some real life issues about tsunamies.

In overall I think this movie is a good choice if you like disaster movies, and if you are tired of big Hollywood movies with superstar cast listings.


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