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Steel Rain (2017)

Gangcheolbi (original title)
TV-MA | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 14 March 2018 (USA)
A coup in North Korea forces an agent to defect to South with unconscious "Number One". While operatives from North hunt for both of them, the agent has to work with South Koreans to stop the nuclear war.


WooSuk Yang (as Woo-seok Yang)


Ha-Yong Jung, WooSuk Yang (as Woo-seok Yang)
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Woo-sung Jung ... Eom Chul-woo
Do-won Kwak ... Kwak Chul-woo
Kap-su Kim ... Ri Tai-han
Eui-sung Kim ... Lee Eui-sung
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... Kim Kyeong-yeong
Woo-jin Jo ... Choi Myung-rok
Myung-gon Kim ... Li Hongzhang
Eun-hye Park ... Kwon Sook-jeong
Jin-ah Won Jin-ah Won ... Ryeo Min-kyung
Jae-yong Lee ... Park Kwang-dong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Joey Albright ... Pilot
Kristen Dalton ... Joanne Martin
Dean Dawson ... Father
Ron Donachie ... US Secretary of State Michael Dobbs
Andreas Fronk ... Tyler


A coup in North Korea forces an agent to defect to South with unconscious "Number One". While operatives from North hunt for both of them, the agent has to work with South Koreans to stop the nuclear war.

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The coup arose in North


Action | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


The shared name of the two main characters, Chul-woo, is a homophone for 'Steel Rain' in Korean hanja - 'chul' can stand for 'steel' or 'iron', while 'woo' can mean 'rain' or 'rainfall'. See more »


Eom Chul-woo: [angrily] If anything happens to him, there will definitely be war!
Kwak Chul-woo: Okay.
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Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version, the title card is shown in Korean but in the Netflix version the title card is shown in English. See more »


Followed by Steel Rain 2 (2020) See more »


Written by Ji-yong Kwon and TEDDY
Performed by Ji-yong Kwon
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User Reviews

A country divided and on the brink of nuclear war...
13 August 2018 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I found "Steel Rain" (aka "Gangcheolbi") on Netflix and decided to sit down and watch it without having heard about it prior to finding it. I needed little persuasion to do so, as it is a South Korean movie, after all.

"Steel Rain" turned out to be a rather interesting movie, both in terms of story and also in sheer thrilling entertainment. It was a great story that really had some rather realistic elements to it. And the storyline started out quite nicely and in great pace, and it never really lost its momentum along the way.

The characters in the movie were also quite nicely detailed and brought to life on the screen. Again, lots of realism here and it was characters that you quickly could relate to and bond with. And of course it helped quite a lot that they had gotten together a rather good assembly of actors and actresses to portray the various roles.

The movie offers equal amounts of action, drama and character growth, which turned out to be a great combination. Everything in the movie just turned out great and came together quite nicely as the movie ended.

If you enjoy the South Korean cinema, then "Steel Rain" is definitely a movie well worth spending time and money on.

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Release Date:

14 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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