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Steel Rain (2017)

Gangcheolbi (original title)
TV-MA | | Action | 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.


Woo-seok Yang


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




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Release Date:

14 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steel Rain See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,532,314 (South Korea), 15 December 2017, Wide Release
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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 »


Written by Ji-yong Kwon and TEDDY
Performed by Ji-yong Kwon
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Worth an award of sorts. SIMPLY AWESOME watching experience
28 March 2018 | by natarajanganesanSee all my reviews

The one line preview Netflix intrigued me and made me keep watching before I realized I reached my personal record time in continuously watching without a break.

The plot, at once, connects to all those warring nations being played by bigger interests. Not a scene is wasted. The plot and narration brings about the internal dynamics of the nations in that region (bigger and smaller) in such a nuanced way that it is an eye opener of sorts.

Performances are just awesome. Tough to single out any one but the lead characters are just top grade.

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