2004 Certificate: 15


Korean director TK Kwak's hard-hitting biopic tells the tale of how Kim Deuk-gu (Yoo Oh-sung) - a penniless youth from the streets of Seoul - grew up to become a world class fighter, his crowning glory a fateful "David and Goliath" 14-round thriller against World Boxing Champion Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas in 1982. An uplifting story of one man - think a Korean Rocky - overcoming the odds.


  • TK Kwak


  • Chae Min-seo

  • Yoo Oh-sung

  • Yun Seung-won