Lifting King Kong

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Lee Ji-Bong (Lee Beom-Soo) is a former 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics bronze medalist for weight-lifting, but a career-ending injury from the games forces him into early retirement. Unable to find another vocation because of the lack of support from the Korean Olympic Committee, he becomes destitute. Down and out, he ends up working at a shady nightclub passing out flyers that advertises its hostesses to passersby until he is visited by his former coach who insists he begin a career as a coach at a high school in Boseong - a rural region at the southwest tip of the Korean peninsula. There, he forms a weight-lifting team comprised of a rag-tag group of outcasts.


  1. Based on a true story.
  2. Filming is expected to start January 12th, 2009
  3. "Lifting King Kong" opened #3 at the South Korean box office selling 248,017 tickets on 528 screens (11.8% of all ticket sales) during its opening July 3rd - July 5th weekend.


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Lee Beom-Soo Jo An Lee Yun-Hee Jeon Bo-Mi Kim Min-Young
Lee Ji-Bong Park Young-Ja Lee Song-Min Lee Hyeon-Jeong Lee Bo-Young
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Ga Won Choi Hee-Seo Park Jun-Keum Woo Hyeon Byun Hee-Bong
Lee Su-Wook Seo Yeo-Sun Principle Vice Principle School Superintendent
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Gi Ju-Bong
former national weightlifting coach

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Tenten This film so touch my heart. .make me laugh,make me cry, ,n make me realize that while there is a will there is a way. .n thx for all my teacher

HarryMatt Really Great Movie.Very Inspirational.I was unable to control my tears.At the end of the movie after which i came to know that it was based on a true story i cried a lot.Definitely a Must Watch movie. I highly recommend it.

makukhin I watch that movie on Week of Korean Movies in Russia and it was very heart-touching for me, I'm really impressed by this film. Beautifully directed and played, funny moments mixed with dramatic in equal proportions... As for me, it's a great movie!