Action, Drama, Family
October 2, 2013 (2013-10-02)
Yoo Ah-In(Gang Cheol),
No Good Deed
Tough as Iron (Hangul: 깡철이; RR: Ggangcheoli) is a 2013 South Korean film written and directed by Ahn Gwon-tae, starring Yoo Ah-in in the title role.
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Gang-cheol (whose name means "iron" in Korean) was once a legendary street gangster in Busan, but he put away his fists and cleaned up his act for the sake of his mother Soon-i, who has dementia. Things are going well for him; he now works as a stevedore at a loading dock and is pursuing a relationship with Soo-ji, a free-spirited woman from Seoul vacationing in the port city. But Soon-i is diagnosed with kidney failure and needs an expensive organ transplant that he can't afford. Knowing that Gang-cheol is desperate for money, local gang leader Sang-gon proposes that Gang-cheol come work for him and his brother Hwi-gon. At first Gang-cheol refuses, but when his debt-ridden best friend Jong-soo gives the deed to Gang-cheol's house to Sang-gon as collateral for a private loan, he's left with no choice but to get dragged back into Busan's criminal underworld. Gang-cheol is ordered to kill a visiting Japanese Yakuza boss whose death will enable Sang-gon's ascension within the Korean branch of the mob organization.
Tough as Iron opened in South Korean theaters on October 2, 2013. It grossed US$7,889,145 on 1,209,363 admissions.
It also received a limited theatrical release in the United States (October 11, 2013) and Japan (May 2014).
ReferencesTough as Iron Wikipedia
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