Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A City of Violence ( 짝패, Jjak-pae-2006)

City of Violence

Jae-mo Ahn ... Cameo
Kil-Kang Ahn ... Wang-jae
Seok-yong Jeong ... Dong-hwan
Deok-hyeon Jo
Doo-hong Jung ... Tae-su
Byeong-ok Kim
Kkot-bi Kim
Seo-hyeong Kim ... Cameo
Shi-hoo Kim
Su-hyeon Kim (02/20/1970) ... Cameo
Beom-su Lee ... Pil-ho
Ju-sil Lee
Jun-il Lim
Ju-wan On ... Cameo
Seung-wan Ryoo ... Seok-hwan

Tae-su, a tough-as-nails gang-squad cop in Seoul, is drawn back to his hometown Onseong when his high school pal Wang-jae, a crook gone straight and certainly no wimp, is murdered in an alley behind his little bar. Once home, Tae-su reconnect with the remnants of his circle, Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan, summoning up memories of the crazy scrapes that cemented their friendship. Tae-su’s instincts tell him that Wang-jae’s death was no random tragedy, and he elects to lurk around for a few days and beat the bushes. The bushes beat back, and Tae-su barely escapes a swarm of teenage hoods with the able assistance of Seok-hwan. The stakes are raised, the pieces are coming together, and the scrappy quartet of buddies is beginning to fall apart. Before long, Tae-su and Seok-hwan will charge headfirst into a sea of enemies, battling their way to the core of a corrupt, criminal empire with every last ounce of strength they have.

All I can say WOW!! This is a totally cool movie of Korean whoop-ass! The fights were awesome. Totally in sync, choreographed perfectly. It was so good that my husband caught half of it and actually lied down beside me to watch it and he NEVER watches my Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese stuff with me. He even said that he was amazed at how good this was. So that is another "thumbs up" for this movie. Sugoi!

There were a few funny scenes. A flashback when the guys were in high school and got caught by a gang and were buried neck down in dirt. They didn't want to look like wimps crying for help so they sang songs at the top of their lungs to catch attention. LOL! And the scene near the end when Tae-su and Seok-hwan are fighting their way to Pil-ho and end up in a room of couples eating. Let's just say the females in Korean tradition quietly left the room and the men stand up with knives and the dynamic duo have a look of utter annoyance. Too funny! Oh, but the action was totally wonderful. A definite guy movie but I, a female, loved it too.

A must see movie!!!!

Ahn Jae Mo
Ahn Jae Mo

Jung Doo Hong
Jeung Doo Hong

These were just a few of the guys. Many I couldn't find or they weren't good quality pics or I've posted many pics of them before.

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