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Champion (2018)

Chaem-pi-eon (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | 18 May 2018 (USA)
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A Korean American arm wrestler goes to South Korea for a competition, and finds a sister that he didn't know about.

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Yong-wan Kim

Writer:

Yong-wan Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dong-seok Ma ... Mark
Kwon Yul ... Jin-Ki
Han Yeri ... Soo-JIn (as Ye-ri Han)
Seung-Hoon Choi Seung-Hoon Choi ... Joon-Yeong (Juvenile)
Ye-Rin Ok Ye-Rin Ok ... Joon-Hee (Juvenile)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ha-Yoon Ahn Ha-Yoon Ahn ... Gym Eldest Daughter
Sung-min Ahn Sung-min Ahn ... Foreign Car Driver
Sin-Joo Bong Sin-Joo Bong ... Prison Punch Opponent
Cham-Sarang Choi Cham-Sarang Choi ... Dongdaemun real elder sister
Hye-Jin Choi Hye-Jin Choi ... Jason Kim's Gang 4
Derek Chouinard Derek Chouinard ... Club goer
Gwang-San Geum Gwang-San Geum ... Combo Team 2
Do-Dam Han Do-Dam Han ... Gym Female Newbie 1
Myung-soo Han Myung-soo Han ... Yoo Chang-soo's Employee 2
In-Beom Heo In-Beom Heo ... First Birthday Party Dad
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Storyline

In this rousing crowd-pleaser, a former arm-wrestling champion raised in the US returns to South Korea for a tournament that could return him to glory. As he trains for the most intense fight he's ever faced, he finds his life complicated by the appearance of the biological family he never knew. Written by Well Go USA Entertainment

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Plot Keywords:

arm wrestling | See All (1) »

Taglines:

There's nothing he can't knock down.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

18 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Champion See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,095, 13 May 2018

Gross USA:

$97,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,974,547
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Funny and charming family comedy
29 December 2018 | by mstr_bondSee all my reviews

The only people who hate on this are jaded cynics and Americans with tunnel vision who compare it to "Over The Top", as if it were just a cheap knock-off of that. But it clearly isn't. It's more like a hommage that doesn't take itself too seriously. I would describe it as a wholesome, charming, light-hearted comedy with some emotional elements and a bunch of funny characters. If you want some light entertainment, you can definitely give it a watch.


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