Gagman (1988)

Genres - Comedy, Drama  |   Run Time - 118 min.  |   Countries - Korea, South   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

No one knows who Lee Jong-Sae is, and no one cares who he thinks he is. This irrepressible nightclub emcee seems to be unaware of just how not-famous he really is and is forever thanking the puzzled people he meets for their "continued support." Now that he is famous, if only in his own mind, he wants to be more famous. He has decided to film a movie in the tradition of Charlie Chaplin or the Keystone Cops, and he ropes some friends into staging a series of bungled robberies. Since he hasn't raised the money for the film yet, the police don't know they are watching a movie in progress, and in this South Korean comedy (packed with local political references), the dense emcee and his pals get chased for real.



comedian, fame, filmmaker, robbery