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Attack the Gas Station! (1999)

Juyuso seubgyuksageun (original title)
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Four disaffected youths rob a gas station but find their plans complicated and sidetracked before the night is through.

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Sang-Jin Kim

Writer:

Jeong-woo Park
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sung-Jae Lee Sung-Jae Lee ... No Mark
Oh-seong Yu ... Mu Dae-po (a.k.a. Bulldozer)
Seong-jin Kang Seong-jin Kang ... Ddan Dda-ra
Ji-tae Yu ... Paint
Yeong-gyu Park ... Gas station owner
Jun Jeong ... Geon-Bbang
Yo-won Lee ... Ggal-chi
Jeong-ho Lee Jeong-ho Lee ... Meek man
Su-ro Kim Su-ro Kim
Won-jong Lee
So-yeong Jeong So-yeong Jeong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Carter Michelle Carter ... High School Girl (voice)
Frank Dawson III Frank Dawson III ... Rockstar (voice)
Joe Gildea Joe Gildea ... Police Officer #2 (voice)
Darrel Guilbeau ... Ruffian #4 (voice)
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Storyline

A quartet of disaffected Korean youths have robbed a Seoul gas station. Later, while hanging out in a Chinese noodle shop, they decide to rob the same gas station. After taking the gas station over, their wacky antics ensue; forcing the manager to sing, kidnapping customers that complain about the service, and staging fist-fights between street gang members and gas station employees; all of these reflect their own gripes against society. Written by Vince Yim

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Just when you wanted to laugh, here they come.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and violent behavior | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

2 October 1999 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Attack the Gas Station! See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Quotes

Delivery Boy: Tonight, we die with honor!
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, four scenes are included which show what the characters do after the events in the film. See more »

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Referenced in Afrika (2002) See more »

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The best urban actioner since The Warriors, the best camp comedy since Big Trouble in Little China...
11 April 2006 | by wierzbowskisteedmanSee all my reviews

"Attack the Gas Station!" is not only the most entertaining film Korea has produced during it's recent industry boom, but one of the most fun, tongue in cheek, genre-aware action/comedies from anywhere since heck knows when. Serving as both a parody of siege/hostage films and a camp action extravaganza in it's own right, ATGS moves at breakneck speed, leaving not a dull moment as the quartet of luckless youths try to avoid detection and learn running a gas station isn't as easy as it seems.

Despite feeling like an effective throwback to American cult B cinema of the 1970s and 80s - namely the works of Walter Hill and John Carpenter, ATGS also has such a refreshing, contemporary feeling and a razor sharp sense of humour that I can't think how the film can possibly get boring or how anyone could not enjoy it.

If I had to watch one film on a loop for the rest of my life, this would be a strong contender. By the time the end credits rolled (and they came VERY quickly), I wanted to watch the film again, and again. There isn't anything bad I can say about ATGS, and my words cannot do it justice. I can't remember the last time I was this entertained by a film. If "Attack the Gas Station!" doesn't restore your faith in cinema, and the human race in general, I can't think what will.


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