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The Target (2014)

Pyojeok (original title)
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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) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dae-Myung Kim ... Gil-seop
Jong-gu Kim Jong-gu Kim ... Police Superintendent
Hyun-Wook Lee Hyun-Wook Lee ... Sang-woo
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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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die hard scenario | See All (1) »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

Cel See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,572,868
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Connections

Remake of Point Blank (2010) See more »

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Sensational!
15 May 2019 | by paulclaassenSee all my reviews

Captivating from the very first second! This fast-paced action thriller offers very good action scenes and nail biting suspense.

There are maybe too many conveniences for one film, but bloody hell, this was entertaining! The film is very unpredictable and also very emotional at times. The acting was really good. Great editing too. The plot thickened every step of the way, adding more mystery as the film progressed. Seung-ryong Ryu is so good and likable as the anti-hero hero. Jin Goo was equally good as his brother.

'The Target' is right up there with the best Korea has to offer. This was sensational!


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