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Public Enemy (2002)

Gonggongui jeog (original title)
Not Rated | | Action | 25 January 2002 (South Korea)
A detective plays cat-and-mouse with a banker who brutally murdered his own parents.

Director:

Woo-Suk Kang

Writer:

Hyeon-jeong Kim (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kyung-gu Sol ... Cheol-jung, Kang
Sung-Jae Lee Sung-Jae Lee ... Kyu-hwan, Jo
Shin-il Kang ... Chief Investigator Eom
Jeong-hak Kim Jeong-hak Kim ... Detective Kim
Yong-gu Do Yong-gu Do ... Detective Nam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Crawford Matthew Crawford ... Policeman / Gangster 1 (voice)
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi
Soon-chang Hong Soon-chang Hong
Jeong-heon Lee Jeong-heon Lee ... Kkeunkkeuni
Kan-hie Lee Kan-hie Lee
Mun-shik Lee ... An-soo
Brandon Scott Peters Brandon Scott Peters ... Detective Kim (voice)
Tae-hwa Seo Tae-hwa Seo
Ji-ru Sung Ji-ru Sung
Woong-jae Won Woong-jae Won
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Storyline

Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond. A free-for-all fight occurs by coincidence on a rainy street. A week later, the dead bodies of an old couple are discovered with multiple stab wounds. Chul-joong suddenly recalls the night he met the man in the raincoat. Chul-joong meets the old couple's son CHO Gyoo-hwan. He has an intuition that CHO is the murder but has no clue. In the meantime, another murder takes place in the same fashion. The showdown between a dirty cop and a killer unfolds, as things get more personal. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

00enemy.com (Korean)

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

25 January 2002 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Public's Enemy See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,897,574
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

'Woo-Suk Kang' (0437652) and 'Kyung-gu Sol' (0812555)'s first collaboration. See more »

Quotes

Cheol-jung, Kang: No money, I beat them. Don't listen to me, I beat them. His face upsets me, I beat him. There's about a stadium full of guys who got beaten by me.
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Followed by Another Public Enemy (2005) See more »

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Good but has flaws....
9 October 2003 | by schism101See all my reviews

There is no denying that it is good to see this film released in the uk around the summer blockbuster season (i saw this film in a ugc multiplex which was playing as part of a season of asian films released across the summer), but this film in particular suffers from flaws, mainly a plot that is unoriginal and scenes and situations that dont seem to stick together, the change in mood for instance, from almost slapstick comic to dark murder thriller, but that is not to say that the film is not good, there are many scenes and themes that work well, such as the contrast between the tough maverick cop and the arrogant and psychotic fund manager who has shades of AMERICAN PSYCHO'S Patrick Bateman, and the use of dark humour which seems to be present in many of the recent asian cinema releases. Overall a film worth checking out but not one to keep your hopes up high for.


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