Running Turtle (2009)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Action Comedy, Action Thriller, Detective Film, Martial Arts  |   Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - South Korea  |  
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An inept cop sets out to find the criminal who wronged him in this comic take on Asian crime dramas. Jo Pil-seong (Kim Yun-seok) is a policeman with a few bad habits, mostly a fondness for gambling, and a wife (Gyeon Mi-ri) who doesn't think much of him. When things get rough while Jo is arresting a pimp, he's given a temporary suspension from the force that only increases the tension around the house. Song Gi-tae (Jeong Gyeong-ho) is an escaped criminal with a ruthless streak and a taste for violence; one night Jo is at an illegal casino and winning for a change when Song shows up, takes his money and then beats him up. While Jo hasn't been assigned to track down Song, he feels as if his dignity is on the line, and with the help of some friends he sets out to find the fugitive. However, Jo isn't much of a detective and his friends are even worse, making his personal investigation an uphill battle. Written and directed by Lee Yeon-woo, Geobugi Dallinda (aka Running Turtle) was a major box-office success in South Korea.

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