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Champion (2018)

Chaem-pi-eon (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | 18 May 2018 (USA)
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A Korean American arm wrestler goes to South Korea for a competition, and finds a sister that he didn't know about.

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Yong-wan Kim

Writer:

Yong-wan Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dong-seok Ma ... Mark
Kwon Yul ... Jin-Ki
Ye-ri Han ... Soo-JIn
Seung-Hoon Choi Seung-Hoon Choi ... Joon-Yeong (Juvenile)
Ye-Rin Ok Ye-Rin Ok ... Joon-Hee (Juvenile)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ha-Yoon Ahn Ha-Yoon Ahn ... Gym Eldest Daughter
Sung-min Ahn Sung-min Ahn ... Foreign Car Driver
Sin-Joo Bong Sin-Joo Bong ... Prison Punch Opponent
Cham-Sarang Choi Cham-Sarang Choi ... Dongdaemun real elder sister
Hye-Jin Choi Hye-Jin Choi ... Jason Kim's Gang 4
Derek Chouinard Derek Chouinard ... Club goer
Gwang-San Geum Gwang-San Geum ... Combo Team 2
Do-Dam Han Do-Dam Han ... Gym Female Newbie 1
Myung-soo Han Myung-soo Han ... Yoo Chang-soo's Employee 2
In-Beom Heo In-Beom Heo ... First Birthday Party Dad
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Storyline

In this rousing crowd-pleaser, a former arm-wrestling champion raised in the US returns to South Korea for a tournament that could return him to glory. As he trains for the most intense fight he's ever faced, he finds his life complicated by the appearance of the biological family he never knew. Written by Well Go USA Entertainment

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Plot Keywords:

arm wrestling | See All (1) »

Taglines:

There's nothing he can't knock down.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

18 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Champion See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,095, 13 May 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$97,472, 7 June 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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So now we have two movies about arm wrestling?
25 May 2018 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

It's no over the top. It needs a better campier soundtrack to do that.

Hard to really do an interesting sports movie in arm wrestling. I'm not putting down the sport just pointing out how hard from a cinematic point it is to do.

That's what it took more than 30' years after Stallone's try to attempted it again.

A hart warming story that's about Arm wrestling actually reminds me more of Jean Claude Van Damme's lionhart (which is about street fighting)

Mark is a Korean born American who goes back to his home country to try to regain his success as a Arm Wrestler. Along the way he retraces the family he lost.

Overall, a hart warming story you should watch as that, cause it's not the best sports movie. I don't feel the inspiration when they do the arm wrestling montage, it just was not working but the story on family is good.


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