Monday, June 30, 2008

The Chaser (추격자 /Chugyeogja-2008)

The Chaser
Yun-seok Kim - Jung-ho
Jung-woo Ha - Young-Min Ji
Supporting Cast
Yeong-hie Seo - Mi-jin
Hyo-ju Park - Detective Eun-shil Oh
In-gi Jeong - Detective Gil-woo Lee
Yu-jeong Kim - Mi-jin's daughter
Bon-woong Ko - Meathead
Yeong-seon Kim - Young-min's sister
Hee-seon Son - Grocery store owner

Ex-detective pimp Jung-ho is angry because his girls keep disappearing without clearing their debts. One night, he gets a call from a customer and sends Mi-jin. But when Mi-jin meets the customer, Jung-ho realizes the phone number of the customer matches that of the calls the missing girls got last. As something smells fishy, he searches for her. During his search, Jung-ho dents a car in the alley. When Jung-ho spots blood splattered on the driver’s shirt, he senses the man, Young-min, is the suspect. After an intense chase, Jung-ho finally catches Young-min. But because of Jung-ho’s pretense as a cop, they are both taken to the police station. At the station, he bluntly tells the policemen that he has killed the missing women, and the last girl, Mi-jin, may still be alive. As the police force is obsessed with a random search for corpses, Jung-ho is the only one who believes Mi-jin is still alive. With only 12 hours left to detain the serial killer without a warrant, Jung-ho’s hunt begins.

What a ride! This wasn't by any means the best movie but it was good enough to keep me interested. Okay, I was a little bummed because I was hoping for things to turn out the way I wanted it to. LOL! Of course not! This is a Korean drama. It never works out right at the end.

Of course, they get some fresh eye-candy to play the part of the villain. Ugh! They are either the villains or gay. LOL! Ha Jung Woo looks all innocent as he plays the part of Ji Young-min. He's lonely. He needs a prostitute. He can't get "it" up. So he kills all the girls he calls. Except one doesn't die like he planned. Her boss is pissed and wants her back. Lucky enough, he is a former police detective and has a few help from the old days.

As he searches for his "employee" and discovers that he can't find her and that she never told him that she had a daughter. Now time is running out to save her because the little girl is the only family of the missing woman.

Some really good stuff. Some really GROSS parts. I don't like gross. But in all, it was fun to watch the police and Jung-ho rush around Seoul to save the woman.

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