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Scandal Makers (2008)

Kwa-sok-seu-kaen-deul (original title)
A radio DJ/entertainer in his 30s suddenly learns he may be a grandfather, thanks to a young girl who has a baby son and claims to be his daughter.


Hyeong-Cheol Kang


Hyeong-Cheol Kang (screenplay), Byeong-heon Lee (screenplay adaptation) (as Byung-heon Lee)
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Credited cast:
Tae-Hyun Cha ... Hyeon-soo Nam
Bo-Young Park ... Hwang Jeong-nam / Hwang Jae-In
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Il-Kwon Ahn Il-Kwon Ahn ... Policeman
Kyeong-min Hong Kyeong-min Hong ... Kim Joon-yeong
Woo-seul-hye Hwang ... Jo Mo
Ji Kyu Im Ji Kyu Im ... Park Sang-yoon (as Ji-Gyu Lim)
Min-seo Jeon Min-seo Jeon ... Flower
Won-joong Jung Won-joong Jung ... Bureau Director
Sung-Ho Kang Sung-Ho Kang ... Cafe singer
Gi-Bang Kim Gi-Bang Kim ... Director
Hye-jin Kim Hye-jin Kim ... Reporter
Jun-ho Kim Jun-ho Kim ... Commercial Director
Woong Kim Woong Kim ... Magazine Model
Yeong-jun Lee Yeong-jun Lee
Seung-dae Lim Seung-dae Lim ... Bong Pil-joong


A radio DJ/entertainer in his 30s suddenly learns he may be a grandfather, thanks to a young girl who has a baby son and claims to be his daughter.

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Cute, bittersweet, and enjoyable
27 May 2009 | by palewookSee all my reviews

Able to humor an audience even though there is a cultural gap for non-Korean viewers. Manages a couple of laugh out loud moments in a mostly G-rated family oriented film. If you have no problems with subtitles or situational comedies, this movie is worth your time.

The film stays away from preaching its value set. Rather spending the 108 minutes of run time on the situations that have been created out of the characters choices.

Tae-hyun Cha creates a solid performance. In a role that could have been an unlikeable character, yet he keeps the main character fun. Bo-yeong Park plays her role down the middle. A solid performance from the side-kick role, Ji-ru Sung appears to steal every scene he is a part of.

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Release Date:

3 December 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Kwasok scandle See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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