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Tidal Wave (2009)

Haeundae (original title)
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A woman named Yeon-hee (Ha Ji-won) lives in Busan with her boyfriend Man-sik (Sol Kyung-gu) near Haeundae Beach. But, when they find out a tsunami will hit the city, They realize they only have 10 minutes to escape!

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JK Youn

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JK Youn
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ji-won Ha ... Gang Yeon-heui
Myeong-hoon Park ... Emergency Room Intern
Kyung-gu Sol ... Choi Man-shik
Min-ki Lee ... Hyeong-shik
Ye-won Kang ... Hee-mee
Uhm Junghwa ... Lee Yu-jin (as Jeong-hwa Eom)
Nicole Dionne ... Yeon-Hee (voice)
In-kwon Kim ... Dong-chun
Jae-ho Song ... Choi's uncle
Joong-Hoon Park ... Kim Hwi
Ho-min Yeo Ho-min Yeo ... Jun-ha
Sean House Sean House ... Helicopter Crew Chief
James Kneafsey James Kneafsey
Lee Briggs ... Helicopter Pilot
Jason Fenton Jason Fenton ... Man-Sik (voice)
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Storyline

Professor Kim, a marine geologist, recognizes the impending danger of a mega tsunami headed straight for Haeundae, a popular vacation spot on the south coast of Korea. He desperately attempts to warn authorities and alert the unknowing vacationers of the 500 MPH destructive force of nature headed their direction. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing disaster images and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

22 July 2009 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Tsunami See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,283,278
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Haeundae" has the highest budget of any Korean film to date (approx US$11 million), and is Korea's first foray into the disaster genre represented by such 1970s star-heavy titles as Airport (1970), The Towering Inferno (1974), and The Poseidon Adventure (1972). See more »

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When the grandmother is watching the wave come in on the bridge, an aerial point-of-view shot shows the wave yet the height of the water around the footings remains constant. See more »

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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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It was alright I guess..
20 October 2009 | by jameszxcvbnSee all my reviews

I watched this film with such excitement. but I'm quite disappointed of what I saw after expecting so much from the trailer.

First I'm Korean myself and was surprised to see such high CGI effect movie from a Korean director.

Although D-war had quite great CGI , haeundae was the first disaster movie from Korea.

The first part is just drama style comedy plot, which is not that great. It get's boring, and I tend to forget that I was watching a disaster movie. About hour later the movie past, first real disaster occurs. When the tsunami hit Haeundae, it was quite something, the effects were well done, and outlined the problems that would occur well. But I'm disaspointted to see only one disaster occurring. After all this wait in the movie, there's only about 10 minutes of the tsunami. Rest is just back to normal drama plot.


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