Set in Busan, South Korea during the 1970s, Lee Doo-sam builds an empire as a drug smuggler in the Busan underworld, while public prosecutor Kim In-goo attempts to take down Lee Doo-sam.

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Min-ho Woo

Writer:

Min-ho Woo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Lee Doo-sam
Jo Jung-Suk ... Kim In-goo
Bae Doona ... Kim Jeong-ah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Si-Won Cha Si-Won Cha ... Yong-Pal gang member #2
Ju-Seon Eo Ju-Seon Eo ... Handcart cleaner
Chang-Hyeon Han Chang-Hyeon Han ... Busan Citizen's Hall MC
Ga-Yoon Heo Ga-Yoon Heo ... Jong-Soon
Woo-jin Jo ... Jo Seong-kang
Dae-Myung Kim ... Lee Doo-hwan
Ji-Eun Kim Ji-Eun Kim ... Choi Jin Pil's wife
So-jin Kim So-jin Kim ... Seong Sook-kyeong (as Kim So-Jin)
Hee-jin Lee Hee-jin Lee
Hee-joon Lee ... Choi Jin-Pil
Ju-won Lee Ju-won Lee ... Baek Woon-chang courtyard agent 3
Sung-min Lee ... Seo Sang-hoon
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Set in Busan, South Korea during the 1970s, Lee Doo-sam builds an empire as a drug smuggler in the Busan underworld, while public prosecutor Kim In-goo attempts to take down Lee Doo-sam.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Song Kang Ho's tour de force
5 March 2020 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

Watch this for Song Kang Ho in a meaty role. Endearing till the end. His character is funny and not bad like Escobar. Not a wanton killer. Interesting to see a Narcos biopic of a Korean drug lord.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Japanese

Release Date:

19 December 2018 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Drug King See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,446,477
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Showbox/Mediaplex See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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