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Pyojeok (2014)

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An ER doctor teams up with an assassination target to rescue his wife, held hostage by corrupt criminals and, in the process, uncovers a conspiracy.

Director:

Hong-Seung Yoon (as Chang)

Writers:

Cheol-Hong Jeon (screenplay), Seong-Geol Jo (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Seung-ryong Ryu ... Yeo-hoon (as Ryu Seung-Ryong)
Joon-Sang Yoo ... Chief Detective Song
Jin-wook Lee ... Tae-joon
Sung-ryung Kim ... Young-joo (as Seong-ryeong Kim)
Yeo-jeong Jo ... Hee-joo (as Yeo-Jeong Jo)
Eun-ji Jo Eun-ji Jo ... Soo-jin
Jin Guo Jin Guo ... Sung-hoon
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Storyline

When an ER doctor saves a murder suspect from an assassination attempt, and the doctor's pregnant wife is immediately kidnapped, it becomes clear that there is a larger conspiracy at play. Now the unlikely duo must team up to uncover the longstanding corruption that plagues the police department and rescue the doctor's wife. Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group, LLC.

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Rated R for bloody violence, and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

6 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El objetivo See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Barunson,Yong Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Chang used to be a former music video director before his first full length feature film in 2008. He made videos for Korean pop superstars like GOD, BoA, T-Ara, SG Wannabe, and more. See more »

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Remake of Point Blank (2010) See more »

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Off-target
25 October 2016 | by grandmastersikSee all my reviews

Hit men, an ex-special forces operative, tough cops, a mentally-challenged kidnapper, a doctor and his pregnant wife...

Well, it certainly sounds frenetic, and in a whirlwind of violence, that's exactly what was intended in this action-thriller, but in order for it all to work, we have to care a little about the characters and that, unfortunately, is where the film started to fall flat. Throw in a few dumb moments to spoil the intensity that's built up and The Target really misses its mark.

A remake of a French film I've not seen, I can't compare the two to say which is better, nor could I genuinely recommend this to fans of Korean cinema or action, because there are so many better titles out there more worthy of your time... though, that doesn't mean that you need to change the channel should it ever be on TV.


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