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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.
- Based on a true story.
- Filming is expected to start January 12th, 2009
- "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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