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Veteran (2015)

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Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 5 August 2015 (South Korea)
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A detective hunts down a young and successful man.

Director:

Seung-wan Ryoo

Writers:

Seon-gyeong Gu (character created by: Veteran), Seung-wan Ryoo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jung-min Hwang ... Seo Do-cheol
Ah-in Yoo ... Jo Tae-oh
Hae-jin Yoo ... Choi Dae-woong
Dal-su Oh ... Team Leader Oh
Man-sik Jeong Man-sik Jeong ... Manager Jeon
Woong-in Jeong ... Chauffeur Bae
Yoon-ju Jang ... Miss Bong
Shi-hoo Kim Shi-hoo Kim ... Detective Yoon
Kyung Jin Kyung Jin ... Joo-Yeon
In-yeong Yu In-yeong Yu ... Da-Hye
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kil-kang Ahn
Jennifer Alyx Jennifer Alyx ... (voice)
Ray Carsillo ... (voice)
Ray Chase ... Seo Do-Chol (voice)
Ho-jin Chun
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Storyline

Jo Tae-Oh is a young man who was grown spoiled in a wealthy family. He keeps on committing pretty much every crime that one can think of. He tries to buy his way out of everything which almost always works but Detective Seo Do-Cheol won't let that happen this time. Written by Anonymous

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He will stop at nothing

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Russian | English | Korean

Release Date:

5 August 2015 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Veteran See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$222,283, 25 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,200,627

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,393,020
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2.35 : 1
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Actor Dong-seok Ma's cameo towards the end of the film wasn't planned ahead of its shooting. The actor came to the set just to watch them shoot the scene and volunteered to make a short appearance. See more »

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Seung-wan Ryoo comes with a bang with Veteran.
13 April 2016 | by ajit2106See all my reviews

Seo Do-cheol is a righteous cop with a great team and boss, entangled in the deceit of a mad rich businessman Jo Tae-oh. Tae-oh uses his power to buy everything and everyone which stand against him. Do-cheol rises against Tae-oh against all odds and the events are just magnificent how Do-cheol fervently takes everything on his hands to destroy the supremacy and menace of Tae-oh

Veteran is a classy action-comedy which perfectly takes the social milieu and delivers in a splendid manner. The screenplay is pretty consistent with all the layers of story unfolding at the right moments; it never breaks the momentum of the viewer. The characterization is almost near the realism as every actor lives the life of the characters.

Jeong-min Hwang is a natural actor and has already given some of the best performances in Korean Cinema. He impeccably embodies the character of an upright cop who is agile and stands for morals. Ah In Yoo astonishingly portrays the character of a wrathful and treacherous businessman and his madness on the screen will make you cringe. Hae-jin Yoo and Dal-su Oh are remarkable in the supporting characters, both complement the screenplay effortlessly. Rest is cast has done pure justice to the characters.

Veteran has a slick action which packs the right punches and martial are never goes over the top. The cinematography works splendidly in the action scenes which are well choreographed too with lot of gags.

Korean Movies are quintessentially awesome when it comes to crime-action-comedy. The blend of dark humor with stylish action is a genre shift which is a hard nut to crack. Korean movies have already mastered in the genre and also there are also lot invocations. Veteran is an epitome of the same genre


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