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Extreme Job (2019)

Geukhanjikeob (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 21 June 2019 (USA)
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A police undercover operation takes a delicious, unexpected turn.

Director:

Byeong-heon Lee

Writer:

Se-Young Bae
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Cast

Credited cast:
Myeong Gong Myeong Gong ... Jae-hoon (as Gong-Myoung .)
Lee Hanee ... Detective Jang
Jun-seok Heo Jun-seok Heo
Jin-Hee Jang Jin-Hee Jang ... Sun-hee
Seon-kyu Jin Seon-kyu Jin ... Detective Ma
Eui-sung Kim
Dong-hwi Lee Dong-hwi Lee ... Young-ho
Dong-yong Lee Dong-yong Lee ... Nail salon mahjong man 1
Jeong-se Oh Jeong-se Oh
Seung-ryong Ryu ... Captain Ko
Ha-kyun Shin
Young-kyu Song Young-kyu Song
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A team of narcotics detectives goes undercover in a fried chicken joint to stake out an organized crime gang. But things take an unexpected turn when the detectives' chicken recipe suddenly transforms the rundown restaurant into the hottest eatery in town. Written by CJ Entertainment America

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Part-time frying chicken full-time undercover. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Extreme Job See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,587, 27 January 2019

Gross USA:

$1,565,885

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,932,733
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Dynamic ride with attaching characters
23 July 2019 | by klusebaSee all my reviews

Extreme Job is an entertaining action-comedy movie that has received massive critical acclaim in its home country and certainly deserves international recognition as well. The movie focuses on a team of detectives who have been running out of luck recently and who are trying to redeem themselves by arresting the members of an infamous drug ring. In order to do so, they pose as owners and employees of a run-down chicken restaurant located right across the street of the drug gang's hideout. Things get complicated when internal pressure on them increases on a daily base, when they unexpectedly get involved into drug trafficking themselves and when their revamped restaurant rises to fame and keeps them busy.

This movie convinces on numerous levels. First of all, the quirky story comes around with all kinds of surprises without losing focus and telling the viewers how events unfold naturally. Secondly, the characters are quite different, sympathetic and unique which makes the viewers care about their fates, reputations and ties. Thirdly, the movie convinces with lots of situation comedy which is balanced with some grittier action scenes in form of martial arts combats, car chases and shootings. Imagine a more profound and refreshingly revamped take on Hong Kong action cinema of the late eighties and early nineties and you know what to expect.

In the end, Extreme Job is one of the best movies of its kind in recent memory. The acting performances are great, the action scenes are gripping, the characters are intriguing, the story is dynamic and quirky and some tension is added to balance the more vivid elements quite efficiently. If you like this movie, you should check out similar South Korean action-comedy films such as the slightly superior Quick or the surrealistic Save the Green Planet!.


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