The Righteous Thief
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- Movie: The Righteous Thief (English title) / The Descendants of Hong Gil-dong (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Hongkildongui Huye
- Hangul: 홍길동의 후예
- Director: Jeong Yong-Ki
- Writer: Park Jung-Woo
- Producer: Kim Jae-Jung, Lim Seung-Yong, Ham Jeong-Yeop, Bae Seong-Eun
- Cinematographer: Moon Yong-Sik
- Release Date: November 26, 2009
- Runtime: 117 min.
- Distributor: SK Telecom
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Hong Mu-Hyeok (Lee Beom-Soo) is the 18th generation descendant of Hong Kil-dong (famous Robin Hood like character). By day, Hong Mu-Hyeok works as a high school music teacher, but by night works as a Hong Kil-dong like thief. His rival is Lee Jeong-Min (Kim Su-Ro), a cold blooded businessman known to bribe politicians for personal gains.
- Hong Kil-dong is a well known fictional character from the Joseon Dynasty era novel "Tale of Hong Kildong" by Heo Hyun.
- The movie "The Descendants of Hong Gil-dong" takes the fictional character of Hong Kil-dong and supposes he is a real person whose descendant is Mu-hyeok Hong (played by Lee Beom-Su).
- Started filming July 31st, 2009.
|Lee Beom-Soo||Kim Su-Ro||Lee Si-Young||Song Dong-Il|
|Hong Mu-Hyeok||Lee Jeong-Min||Song Hyeon-Hwa||Song Jae-Pil|
|Park In-Hwan||Kim Ja-Ok||Jo Hee-Bong||Jang Ki-Beom|
|Hong Man-Seok||Seok Myeong-Ae||Park||Hong Chan-Hyeok|
Additional Cast Members:
- Ko Eun-Mi - Choi Su-Young
- Kim Hyuk - Team Leader Jeong
- Kim Do-Young - Hyo-Jung
- Park Jin-Taek - CEO
- Shin Young-Sik
- Ryoo Ui-Hyun - Hong Mu-Hyeok (young)