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Busanhaeng (2016)

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While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director:

Sang-ho Yeon

Writers:

Joo-Suk Park, Sang-ho Yeon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yoo Gong ... Seok-woo
Yu-mi Jung ... Seong-kyeong
Dong-seok Ma ... Sang-hwa
Su-an Kim ... Soo-an
Eui-sung Kim ... Yon-suk
Woo-sik Choi ... Yong-guk
Sohee ... Jin-hee (as Ahn So-hee)
Soo-jung Ye Soo-jung Ye ... In-gil
Myung-shin Park Myung-shin Park ... Jong-gil (as Myung-sin Park)
Gwi-hwa Choi ... Homeless Man
Seok-yong Jeong Seok-yong Jeong ... Captain of KTX
Hyuk-jin Jang Hyuk-jin Jang ... Ki-chul
Seong-soo Han Seong-soo Han ... Train Team Leader
Do-im Woo ... Cabin Attendant Min-ji
Hye-Yeong Moon Hye-Yeong Moon ... Cabin Attendant
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Storyline

Sok-woo, a father with not much time for his daughter, Soo-ahn, are boarding the KTX, a fast train that shall bring them from Seoul to Busan. But during their journey, the apocalypse begins, and most of the earth's population become flesh craving zombies. While the KTX is shooting towards Busan, the passenger's fight for their families and lives against the zombies - and each other. Written by Anonymus

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Taglines:

Escape from the zombies! Get on board to stay alive! See more »


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

20 July 2016 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Train to Busan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

KRW 10,000,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$284,776, 22 July 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,129,768, 27 January 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,036,076
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The actor Dong-seok Ma (the man with the pregnant wife) used to be Yoo Gong's personal trainer. See more »

Goofs

The abilities of the infected seem to change for the convenience of the plot. For example, before they claim the infected will only attack if they see you, Sang-hwa traps an infected man in the toilet and it still tries to attack him, despite not being able to see him. Also, it is clearly shown that the doors aren't automatic as the handle needs to be pulled down, but eventually they realise that the infected can't open doors, but during the initial outbreak several do so with ease. See more »

Quotes

Homeless Man: All are dead!
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Connections

References New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009) See more »

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Goodbye World
Music by Young-gyu Jang
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best modern zombies movie
22 August 2016 | by tom_saintSee all my reviews

Hello,

We can argue whether a zombies should be fast or not –

In the movie, they are fast, deadly and merciless…. It is more believable than those zombies can take over a city or a country within a day.

The movie succeed where Fear The walking dead failed miserably, to explain how the pandemic starts and how it has been spread so fast.

Most of the movie take place in a train, very claustrophobic place if you are chased by a herd of undead, but it worked for me, I felt the tension, the drama, the crazy survival instinct of ones and the resignation of the others.

Walking dead made the zombie apocalypse almost cool, with guns and sex and love story, In train to busan nothing is cool, you do not have gun, your family and pretty much everyone you know are dead, there is no escape and nobody will come to save you ..

I spent 2 marvelous hours watching a movie about zombies, I despite the fact I watched hundred movies about zombies, I have been surprised and scared.


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