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The Admiral (2014)

Myeong-ryang (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, History, War | 30 July 2014 (South Korea)
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Admiral Yi Sun-sin faces a tough challenge when he is forced to defend his nation with just 13 battleships against 300 Japanese enemy ships in the Battle of Myeongryang.

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Han-min Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Min-sik Choi ... Admiral Yi Sun-Shin
Seung-ryong Ryu ... General Kurushima Michifusa
Jin-Woong Cho ... General Wakizaka Yasuharu (as Jin-woong Jo)
Myung-gon Kim ... Navy Commander Todo Takadora
Goo Jin ... Im Jun-yeong (as Jin Goo)
Jung-hyun Lee ... Lim Jung (war widow)
Ryôhei Ohtani ... Junsa (as Ryohei Otani)
Min-woo No Min-woo No ... Haru
Tae-hoon Kim ... Kim Joong-geol
Bo-Gum Park ... Soo-bong
Seung-Joon Lee Seung-Joon Lee ... Captain Ahn Wi (as Lee Seung-Joon)
Duk-moon Choi Duk-moon Choi ... Song Yeo-jong (as Duek-mun Choi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zach Aguilar Zach Aguilar ... Yi Hoe (voice)
Tom Bauer ... Junsa (voice)
Corina Boettger ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 31 of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his command. The battle, which took place in the Myeongryang Strait off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula, is considered one of the greatest victories of Yi. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Japanese | English | Hindi

Release Date:

30 July 2014 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Admiral See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,782,185 (South Korea), 3 August 2014, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$152,792, 5 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,589,811

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,342,258
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The set pieces, costumes, weapons, and more were all designed and constructed after extensive research. For example, the crew designed a Japanese warship that was so realistic, when they sent it to a historical museum in Japan for confirmation, the historians there were in awe. See more »

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Navy Battles like you haven't seen before
2 February 2015 | by nox09See all my reviews

movie tells us story of the battle for Roaring Currents during the invasion of Japanese to Korea in 1597. the main character of the movie is Admiral Admiral Yi Sun-Shin who fought with 13 ships against 133 ( 330 in movie ) and he really was a legendary navy admiral in real life , on same level with Nelson . the best thing in the movie are the navy battles scenes , its the best navy war movie i have ever seen in my life its just pure joy to watch those massive battle scenes loved it , the battles are similar to some other Korean movies like ( Mu SA or Arrow the ultimate weapon ) . however the movie suffers from character development , there are some cheesy moments that feel totally not necessary. Japanese people look like evil guys without personalities overall i recommend to see it , even if you wont like the whole movie , you will definitely enjoy amazing navy war scenes which are like half of the movie .


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