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The Tower (2012)

Ta-weo (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 11 January 2013 (USA)
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A Christmas Eve party at a luxury residential building takes a horrific turn when a fire breaks out.

Director:

Ji-hoon Kim

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Sang-don Kim (screenplay), Ji-hoon Kim (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyung-gu Sol ... Captain Kang Young-ki
Ye-jin Son ... Seo Yoon-hee
Sang-kyung Kim ... Lee Dae-ho
In-kwon Kim ... Sergeant Oh Byung-Man
Sung-Ki Ahn ... Yeouido Fire Station Chief (as Sung-kee Ahn)
Jae-ho Song ... Mr. Yoon - Old Man
Lee Joo-Shil ... Mrs. Jung - Mr. Yoon's Friend (as Ju-shil Lee)
Han-wi Lee Han-wi Lee ... Mr. Kim - Church Elder
Tae-won Kwon Tae-won Kwon ... Fire Commissioner Jang
Guk-Hyang Jeon Guk-Hyang Jeon ... Ae-ja
In-gi Jeong ... Cha - Safety Section Head (as In-Ki Jung)
In-Pyo Cha In-Pyo Cha ... President Jo
Bae-soo Jeon ... Young-cheol - The Cook
Jun-seo Park Jun-seo Park ... Aide
Seong-oh Kim ... In-geon (as Kim Sung-oh)
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Storyline

On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, an ultra-luxurious building complex, a White Christmas party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho, the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his daughter Hana to work the event. His Christmas is saved when Yoon-hee, the food mall manager with a secret crush on Dae-ho, offers to babysit Hana during the party. Meanwhile, Young-ki the legendary fire chief of Yoido Station has finally promised his first holiday date night to his long suffering wife. The party is in full swing with the spectacular sight of two helicopters flying overhead just to spray snow on the partygoers and make everything perfect. When unthinkable disaster strikes, Dae-ho and Young-ki must summon all their strength and courage to save the lives of thousands but at what cost to themselves and their loved ones? Written by CJ Entertainment

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108 Stories of Terror. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | French

Release Date:

11 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tower See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Production Co:

CJ Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The production team built 26 different sets to create the various spaces in the fictional 108-story high-rise building Tower Sky such as the Chinese restaurant and the pedestrian overpass between the two blocks. See more »

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The Towering Inferno Korean style.
17 June 2018 | by paulclaassenSee all my reviews

South Korea's answer to 'The Towering Inferno'. Wow, this was good! The helicopter crash scene was awesome! The effects are incredible and the suspense nail biting. It was breathtaking scene upon breathtaking scene. The glass walk scene was also utterly amazing. This is easily one of the best disaster films I've seen. This is one of those movies you're going to want to watch again and again!


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