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Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite (2016)

Incheon sangryuk jakjeon (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 12 August 2016 (USA)
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A team of spies is sent into Incheon to gain intelligence on North Korean positions ahead of the invasion by UN forces.


John H. Lee


Man-Hee Lee (screenplay), John H. Lee | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jung-jae Lee ... Jang Hak-soo
Beom-su Lee ... Lim Gye-jin
Liam Neeson ... Douglas MacArthur
Se-Yeon Jin ... Han Jae-sun
Cheol-min Park ... Nam Ki-sun
Jun-ho Jeong ... Seo Jin-chul
Byeong-ok Kim ... Choi Suk-joong
Seon-a Kim ... Kim Hwa-young
Yeong-ae Kim ... Na Jung-nim
Sung-woong Park ... Park Nam-chul
Kyung Soon Jung Kyung Soon Jung ... Jeong Seol-sil
Yoshihiro Akiyama Yoshihiro Akiyama ... Baek San (as Sunghoon Choo)
Won-jong Lee ... Chongsalyeong-gwan
Geum-Seong Kil Geum-Seong Kil ... Cheon Dal-joong
Go Yoon Go Yoon ... Oh Dae-soo


American General Douglas MacArthur (Liam Neeson) sends eight members of the Korean Liaison Office, led by a South Korean Navy Lieutenant (Lee Jung-Jae) on a secret mission far behind North Korean lines to carry out Operation "X-ray". This covert operation must succeed so that MacArthur can launch the daring Incheon Landing Operation.This is a fictionalized version of the historical CIA/military intelligence operation "Trudy Jackson", part of Operation Chromite. Written by Subrat Jain

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The odds were 5000 to 1. One was all they needed.


Action | Drama | History | War


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Man-Hee Lee's first screenplay in five years. See more »


Onscreen text just before the credits tells the audience that "13 days after the successful landing operation of Incheon, on September 15, 1950, the UN Allied Forces reclaimed Seoul." However, the actual Battle of Inchon took place on September 19, 1950, and Seoul was not completely recaptured until September 25, 1950.

This is not entirely correct. UN forces began landing on September 15th. Still 2 days short of of the "13 days" claimed in the onscreen text, but not as off as claimed above. See more »

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Nothing special - conventional, gung ho war movie
8 July 2018 | by grantssSee all my reviews

September 1950. UN forces under General Douglas MacArthur are poised to invade and retake South Korea at the port city of Incheon. However, the operation, Operation Chromite, is fraught with risks and has a high probability of failure. In order to gain more intelligence on enemy positions, especially the placement of sea mines, MacArthur sends a team of eight Korean spies into Incheon. This is their story.

So-so. Had potential to be a gritty war drama, telling the story of the Battle of Incheon, which was a stroke of military genius. Instead it is a fairly conventional, gung ho war movie. Historical and military accuracy, and general plausibility, is sacrificed at the expense of action scenes, melodrama and empty sentimentality.

Dialogue is generally over-the-top and quite ridiculous at times. Every kind of cliché you can think of, MacArthur (played by the unfortunate Liam Neeson) gets to utter. Add in a character whose sole job seems to be calling out the names of comrades as they get hit and otherwise being sullen and whiny, and some pretty hammy acting and you have a recipe for a pretty average movie, at best.

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Release Date:

12 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea


Box Office


$12,620,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,662, 7 August 2016

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