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Fists of Legend (2013)
Also Known As: Fist of Legend
Opened: 04/12/2013 Limited
|CGV Cinemas||04/12/2013 - 05/09/2013||28 days|
|AMC Empire 25||04/12/2013 - 04/18/2013||7 days|
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Genre: South Korean Action/Drama (Korean w/English subtitles)
On a television show billed as "the greatest fight show on Earth," eager amateurs with lots to prove boldly step into the ring and expect to leave bloody but victorious. The ratings hungry producers seek out "legendary" but largely forgotten streetfighters and mine their desperation for recaptured glory and redemption into ratings gold.
FISTS OF LEGEND features three old friends and rivals from high school days who get their invitation to the big fight for the chance to win $200,000 and much more. 25 years later - Deok-kyu, whose Olympic dreams were dashed, now runs a struggling noodle shop. Jae-seok who always wanted to be number one but still finds himself in a third-rate gang. And Sang-hoon, a thug turned corporate executive who must go back and find his bloodlust one last time. The characters are portrayed in the present and in their "glory days" by younger selves, with the movie featuring a blend of staged MMA alongside streetfights.
Directed by legendary Korean filmmaker KANG Woo-suk with fights and action choreographed by the exciting JUNG Doo-Hong ("G.I. Joe Retaliation," "Berlin File," "Mongol"), FISTS OF LEGEND promises to deliver a one-two punch of unparalleled action and dramatic story.