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- Movie: GLove
- Revised romanization: Geulreobeu
- Hangul: 글러브
- Director: Kang Woo-Suk
- Writer: Kim Ki-Bum, Shin Dong-Ik
- Producer: Jung Sun-Young
- Cinematographer: Kim Yong-Heung
- Release Date: January 20, 2011
- Runtime: 144 min.
- Genre: Drama / Sports / Baseball / Disability
- Production Company: Cinema Service
- Distributor: CJ Entertainment
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
"G-Love" centers around a has-been professioanl baseball player (Jung Jae-Young), a female school teacher (played by Yu-seon), and a group of deaf high school baseball players. Friendship & love are explored in the film, set within a countryside backdrop.
Fading star baseball player Sang-Nam (Jung Jae-Young) finds his name more in the media these days for his boorish behavior. The latest of which involves Sang-Nam involved in a drunken brawl and swinging a baseball bat. His agent Charles (Jo Jin-Ung) then advises Sang-Nam to take a job coaching a team of hearing-impaired players at a rural school to help rebuild his image.
Sang-Nam arrives at the school with the boys welcoming him with open arms, but Sang-Nam is less than enthusiastic about his new gig. The boys have never won a game, there's only 10 players (with 1 available pitcher) and Sang-Nam is clueless on how to coach a team who can't hear. There's also Ms. Na (Yoo-Sun) who works as the music teacher and baseball manager. She's ultra protective of the boys and chastises Sang-Nam for his condescending attitude. Sang-Nam already wondering when he can go back to the pro league is counting his days until he can go back to the LG Twins. Then something happens.
Sang-Nam and the kids start to form a genuine bond. Soon enough, Sang-Nam finds himself energized by the kids purity and starts to put out sincere effort in preparing the team for the nationals.
- "GLove" is based on the true story of the Chungju Sung-Shim baseball team, located in Chungju City, North Chungcheong Province. The school's baseball team started in September 2002 and consisted of 25 players who were deaf.
- Filming started June, 2010 & finished November 10, 2010. Last scene shot took place in Muju County, North Jeolla Province.
|Kim Sang-Nam||Na Joo-Won|
|Kang Shin-Il||Cho Jin-Woong||Kim Hye-Seong||Lee Hyun-Woo||Jang Ki-Beom|
|Vice Principal||Charles||Jang Dae-Gun||Kim Jin-Man||Cha Myung-Jae|
Additional Cast Members:
- Kim Mi-Kyeong - principle nun
- Kim Dong-Young - Jo Jang-Hyuk
- Ji Il-Joo - Oh Chul-Jin
- Jo Chan-Hyung - Lee Chul-Seung
- Jeong Gyu-Su - chief police at police sub-station
- Jeon Kuk-Hwan - group leader Goo
- Jo Kyung-Sook - Myung-Jae's mother
- Jang Eun-Ah - Jung-Hee
- Lee Hae-Young - professional baseball player
- Jin Kyung - nun teacher
- Ko In-Beom - Director of Korea Baseball Organization
- Doo Soo - 2nd baseman (commercial high school baseball team)
- Kim Sun-Ha - Cheering Squad member
- Jung Dong-Gyu - school board member
- Kong Yoo-Seok
- 2011 (15th) Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival - July 14-24, 2011 - Open Cine Parade
- 2011 (16th) Busan International Film Festival - October 6-14, 2011 - Korean Cinema Today: Panorama
- 2011 (12th) San Diego Asian Film Festival - October 20 - 28, 2011 - Asia Pop!
- 2012 (10th) New York Korean Film Festival - February 24-26, 2012