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The Drug King (2018)

Ma-yak-wang (original title)
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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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Min-ho Woo

Writer:

Min-ho Woo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Lee Doo-sam
Jung-suk Jo ... Kim In-goo
Doona Bae ... Kim Jeong-ah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ga-Yoon Heo Ga-Yoon Heo ... Jong-Soon
Woo-jin Jo ... Jo Seong-kang
Dae-Myung Kim ... Lee Doo-hwan
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
Sung-min Lee ... Seo Sang-hoon
Kyung-hye Park Kyung-hye Park ... Lee Kyung-Ja
Je-mun Yun ... Yakuza
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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Couldn't finish it
31 March 2019 | by shanayneighSee all my reviews

I gave it half an hour but I couldn't be bothered finishing this movie. The acting is atrocious, especially from the main character. Horrible movie.


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