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The Apprehenders (체포왕)

체포왕 (Chae-po-wang)

Directed by Lim Chan-ik (임찬익)

Screenplay by , ,

Action Comedy

117min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "Officer of the Year"
It’s a dog-eat-dog world where only the fittest survives – and, law enforcement agency is no exception. Competition is fierce between the two neighboring precincts of Mapo and Seodaemun who are subject to constant comparison. Mapo Precinct’s Chief, HWANG Jae-seong is the top dog with unmatched record. When elite academy-graduate JEONG Eui-chan gets newly appointed as Seodaemun’s chief and get his first arrest stolen by HWANG, the rivalry becomes a personal one. And, the race is on for the glorious title of so-called ‘Officer of the Year’ - and generous prize money that comes with it. Both men have their own desperate reasons to win – HWANG needs the credentials for his much overdue promotion and Eui-chan who is about to become a father is in need of the prize money. When a high profile serial-rape case falls on their lap, the two chiefs go head-to-head to catch the perpetrator. With only 2 weeks to deadline, the first to cuff the criminal will take home the prize.


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 Produced by
 Lee Choon-yeon (이춘연)
 Kim Kwang-hoon (김광훈)
 Sin Min-kyeong (신민경)
 Kang Seong-hoon (강성훈)
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117 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Airing dates : 2011/05/04
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2011.06.05 : 871,450 admissions (total)
As of 2011.05.29 : 869,068 admissions (total)
As of 2011.05.22 : 833,713 admissions (total)
As of 2011.05.15 : 726,292 admissions (total)
As of 2011.05.08 : 383,934 admissions (total)
As of 2011.05.01 : 62,661 admissions (total)
As of 2011.04.24 : 2,756 admissions (total)

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