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Pirates (2014)

Hae-jeok: Ba-da-ro gan san-jeok (original title)
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A band of pirates and a group of bandits fight to catch a gray whale that has swallowed a royal stamp.


Seok-hoon Lee


Seong-il Cheon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nam-gil Kim ... Jang Sa-jung
Ye-jin Son ... Yeo-wol
Hae-jin Yoo ... Chul-bong
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... So-ma
Tae-woo Kim ... Mo Hong-gab
Cheol-min Park ... Monk
Won-hae Kim ... Choon-seob
Dal-hwan Jo Dal-hwan Jo ... San-man
Jeong-geun Sin Jeong-geun Sin ... Yong-kap
Sulli Choi Sulli Choi ... Heuk-myo (as Seol-ri Choi)
Yi-Kyeong Lee Yi-Kyeong Lee ... Cham-bok
Dal-su Oh ... Han Sang-jil
Nae-sang Ahn ... Iiege
Hie-bong Jo Hie-bong Jo ... Oh Man-ho
Sung-hwa Jung Sung-hwa Jung ... Bak-mo


A band of pirates and a group of bandits fight to catch a gray whale that has swallowed a royal stamp.

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Release Date:

6 August 2014 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Haejeok: Badaro gan sanjeok See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$119,187, 12 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$375,907, 28 September 2014
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Ye-Jin Son and Nam-Gil Kim was previously worked for TV Series "Sangeo". See more »

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Pirates vs. Thieves
21 January 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This is a mixed bag. Combining comedy with action and fantasy is not new, but I'm not sure everyone will be able to enjoy this as such. There are a few mood changes and changes in the tone of the movie, swinging from slapstick to "actual" violence (still a movie so obviously not real violence), that has consequences. The story might be confusing for some too, mixing actual history with some fictional stuff. But that's also what makes this entertaining.

All if you let yourself into this. There are some nods to other movies, even if the scenes develop differently (see a big giant wheel). The acting is nice enough, the humor working, if you allow it too (mood/tone changes again). The action is nicely choreographed and helps the movie a lot. Entertaining and fun, while even at two hours it doesn't feel stretched

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