Codename: Jackal

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  • Movie: Codename: Jackal (English title) / Jackals Are Coming (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Jakalyi Onda
  • Hangul: 자칼이 온다
  • Director: Bae Hyeong-Jun
  • Writer: Oh Sang-Ho
  • Producer: Jo Han-Joo, Na Yong-Guk
  • Cinematographer: Mon Wan-Hee
  • Release Date: November 15, 2012
  • Runtime: 107 min.
  • Genre: Comedy / Drama
  • Distributor: Lotte Entertainment
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

A not so smart female killer (Song Ji-Hyo) is hired to kill a popular singer (Youngwoong Jaejoong). The killer then kidnaps the popular singer and tries to kill him in a bold manner which the customer requested, but the police arrive ...

Notes

  1. 2AM member Im Seul-Ong was originally cast as the pop singer in the film, but dropped out due to personal reasons.
  2. Filming began May 15, 2012. First scene filmed involved actress Song Ji-Hyo's character who is being chased by policeman. During the scene she had to fall 2 meters (6.5 feet) from sandbags. Filming for that scene took place at an abandoned factory in South Korea.

Cast

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Song Ji-Hyo Kim Jae-Joong Oh Dal-Su Han Sang-Jin Kim Sung-Ryoung
Killer Bong Min-Jung Singer Choi Hyun Chief Detective Ma Team Leader Shin Angela
CodenameJackal-Ju Min-Ha.jpg CodenameJackal-Ra Mi-Ran.jpg CodenameJackal-Seo Dong-Won.jpg CodenameJackal-Seo Yi-An.jpg
Joo Min-Ha Ra Mi-Ran Seo Dong-Won Seo Yi-An
Choi Hyun's stalker cleaner bellboy Yoo Young-Sun

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Jingga Low budget movie, boring plot, decent acting. The whole movie only involve around the hotel room, it was meh..don't waste your time watching this. 3/10

lola shisho the ending is unpredictable. I thought itwas a love story but turned out it doesnt. the plot is just so great! I love it.

Karen This movie was boring, lack of development between the characters also it seemed they lacked of budget because most of the scene were taken at simple shooting studio.

taeminfan this wasnt as bad as most comments make it seem.. it was okay. acting was good plot was a bit lacking but nevertheless if ur bored and want a movie to see this was good. the ending was unexpected and it had its memorable moments (Y)

sid I saw it on an Asiana flight to Korea and thought it was actually quite good. I especially liked Song Ji-Hyo's complete change of character in the last 5 minutes. Don't go into expecting a Bourne-type thriller, it's a comedy complete with Keystone Cops and does well as just that.

Court This film was lacking so much in plot development and characterization it is really sad. Unfortunately it was also not made up for by good acting either. I watched the movie purely for the two leads hoping that I would get an interesting story too but all I got was a bit of eye candy. The completely in-adept police force was infuriating and confusing as opposed to humorous and all in all the movie just seemed to fall flat. Of course if you're a fan of Jaejoong you will watch this movie, but other than that I would not recommend it.

Also, putting a last-second incomplete "twist for twists sake" seemed undeveloped to me.

fritzyjane If you're a Jaaejoong fan (which i am) then this is a must see! I love his acting, naturally funny. Some scenes may be dragging but they were able to pull it off with some good twists. Over-all it was good, fun to watch but it could have been more entertaining with a far better script.

jango this movie was pretty stupid and a pain to watch. .. 5/10

Thumbs up!!! An interesting movie. I could hardly bear it until the last 10 minutes. It was absolutely excruciating. Then they introduced a nice plot. Jackal...haha...I would say it is ok if one can bear till the end.

Kisu It's absolutely funny idk why some saying it's simple... the movie have a nice plot the acting was well-done by all actors and actresses. Didn't really seem like a low-budget since it is based on kidnapped and others stuff so they have too mainly focus on that certain scenario. Over-all rating I would really recommend it. ^^

Ronaldo Seems simple and low budget movie but entertaining....

Choua Is it out in the US already?

piggy the movie, first of all, was well delivered. The actors (especially bellboy and ahjumma) were very natural. Second, the plot was decent- not bad, not so great; lastly, get ready for a of twists. Overall, the movie was entertaining but it could've been better :)

OddBoy a shitty movie don't waste your time on it.

tae-Ahn1206 i really can't wait! when was this going to show? i already went to different site just to watch this movie but any of that have nothing but picture!

MongJi&JaeJoong Ive been waiting for like 1-2 months now... When is it coming out in the US?? Anticipating it soo much!! I love both Mong-Ji/ Song Ji Hyo and Jaejoong!!! I've been looking for ENG subs. but can't find none TT.TT Hurry and release it in the US!! <3 <3<3<3 <3 <3

JaeJoong I can't wait for this! JJ,why are you doing this to me? Cinema, why aren't you airing this?I've been waiting! And DVD, where are you? Lotte Ent, I love you, but I need my DVD.

Kiiiiim Song Ji Hyo!!!! This looks heaps good!! Can't wait :)

achik love both of them..

achik really can't wait for this movie..

nomk When can i watch this in the US?

Thing Wawww.... Love both of 'em.. Gonna watch this!!! >。<!!!!!

Jjfan Anybody know when the movie is going to Singapore? I tried finding but can't find it

Miss Can't wait for Jae-Jae!!!! <3 <3 <3

pj1324 Can't wait till it's release!!!~~~

rinicassiebigAKTF can't wait i hope i can breathe after watch this MOVIE

Maigl this should be hilarious. can't wait. and it sems to have a little complicated plot. Hwaiting!

desi lee Can't wait for my Jaejoong oppa's movie..°\(♥▿♥)/° so excited..and because there's Jihyo unnie too..=)

Esther So excited for this. ^^

cassieforeva yayyyy!!! jaejoong foreva.......cant wait for this movie to release!!

JJ lover JJ cant wait to see my JJ ^^

jjer jaejoong and ji hyo ... yaayyy .. can't wait :D ..

NikkiJae OMG!!! JAEJOONG I CAN'T WAIT <3

tsuki Love, love, love Song Ji Hyo Unnie :) Looking forward to it!

gitarahmi weeeewww,,it seems awesome....

akarui Whoaaa, can't wait for this movie^^ I like both of them, I hope this movie will be great!!

MongJi Mong Jihyo ♥ This film will be amazing!!! why? because she's Ji Hyo ~ ♥

nuna i love my jaejoong

Cazyjj Jaejoong!! Can't wait!! <3

Jj. JaeJooooooooooooooooong <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

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