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The Chaser (2008)

Chugyeogja (original title)
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A disgraced ex-policeman who runs a small ring of prostitutes finds himself in a race against time when one of his women goes missing.

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Hong-jin Na
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoon-Seok Kim ... Joong-ho Eom (as Yoon-suk Kim)
Jung-woo Ha ... Young-min Jee
Yeong-hie Seo ... Mi-jin Kim
Yoo-Jeong Kim ... Eun-ji
In-gi Jeong ... Detective Lee
Hyo-ju Park Hyo-ju Park ... Detective Oh
Bon-woong Ko Bon-woong Ko ... Oh-jot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seong-kwang Ha Seong-kwang Ha ... Detective Park
Deok-jae Jo Deok-jae Jo
Jong-goo Lee Jong-goo Lee ... Profiler
Sang-hee Lee Sang-hee Lee
Woo-Jeong Oh Woo-Jeong Oh ... Sung-Hee
Moo-yeong Yeo Moo-yeong Yeo ... Police commissioner
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Storyline

Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now. Written by sonic_bang

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Taglines:

The hunter and the hunted, the ultimate chase begins

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

14 February 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chaser See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,650,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$206,875, 31 December 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,118,014, 31 December 2008
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Young-Min and Joong-Ho's chase scene in the alley was shot in 7 day. See more »

Connections

Remade as Murder 2 (2011) See more »

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Gripping Stuff - Loved it.
10 December 2010 | by romcostantiniSee all my reviews

I wasn't sure about this film and the first ten minutes or so where not very promising, but I persevered as it was shown on BBC Four which has to mean something. Boy was I glad I hung in there. This film gets better and better and in spite of the violence, which was never gratuitous it is one of those films that will stay with me for a very long time. I have never seen a Korean film before but on this evidence it won't be the last. It's a refreshing change to see the back streets of Seoul instead of downtown Los Angeles. The cast is good and the star (a likable ex-rogue cop) turns an excellent performance. If you've got a strong stomach and get the chance, watch it but put the kids to bed first!


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