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Cha hyung-sa (2012)

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Detective Cha, a filthy and smelly cop must become a model to investigate the drug trafficking case around runway business. Can he change himself to solve the case?

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ji-Hwan Kang ... Cha Chul-soo
Yu-ri Sung ... Go Young-jae
Soo-hyuk Lee Soo-hyuk Lee ... Kim Sun-ho
Young-kwang Kim Young-kwang Kim ... Han Seung-woo
Bo-Gum Park ... young Cha Chul-soo
Minchul Shin Minchul Shin ... (as Min-cheol Shin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woo-Bin Kim ... Cameo
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Storyline

Detective Cha smells bad and is overweight. Nevertheless, he is a devoted cop who always tries his best to catch the bad guys. A new case then arises. Illegal narcotics are infiltrating into the fashion industry and a detective is needed to work undercover as a model. There are only 2 detectives taller than 180 centimeters required to work as a fashion model. One of them is Detective Cha and the other detective walks strangely due to to a hemorrhoid. Detective Cha is selected to go undercover as a male model in designer Ko Young-Jae's next fashion show. Designer Ko Young-Jae tells Detective Cha that he has to lose 20 kilograms in 2 weeks so that he can work as a model in her upcoming show. Detective Cha then goes on a strenuous regiment to lose the weight. Written by luraz isketambola

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Comedy | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

30 May 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Detective Cha See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,217,079 (South Korea), 30 May 2012, Limited Release
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Film Company Hong See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Actor Kang Ji-hwan actually gained 12kg to perform as the fat Inspector Cha. See more »

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fresh idea but wasted!
11 April 2013 | by fluffsetSee all my reviews

I looking forward to see this movie just because I love to see Ji Hwan and Yu Ri acting together again after I watch Hong Gil Dong, TV series from Korea a long time ago. They have a good chemistry but its such a waste. They use a pair of big star but fail to make it success. Well, its a fresh story I guess, about a filthy cop who must do undercover as a model to investigate about drugs trafficking around model. He suddenly bumped with his old classmate, now as his fashion designer Miss Go. Its sure have big potential but with a lot of nonsensical comedy and unnecessary action, we feel uneasy and fail to laugh. They surely can use the love story between Ji Hwan and Yu Ri to attract all audiences but they just make it very simple and unattractive. By the way I try to love this movie but I cant. Just can give it 5 because its so average and common korean comedy. What's fun from this movie is the car chasing scene which is different from other conventional car chasing that we always saw in a movie. If you want to know, just watch it!


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