Fly, Daddy, Fly

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Fly, Daddy, Fly
Fly, Daddy, Fly film poster.jpg
Hangul
Revised Romanization Peullai daedi
McCune–Reischauer P‘ŭllai taeti
Directed by Choi Jong Tae
Produced by Jonathan Kim
Starring Lee Joon-gi
Lee Moon-sik
Distributed by CJ Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • August 3, 2006 (2006-08-03)
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office $5,823,730[1]

Fly, Daddy, Fly is a 2006 South Korean drama film. It is based upon a novel of the same name by Japanese author Kaneshiro Kazuki, where the Japanese version of the book was made into a Japanese film in 2005.

It was directed by Choi Jong-tae and produced by Dyne Film-Guardtec, Lee Joon-gi was reportedly paid ₩100 million. Which is relatively low compared with his raising popularity following King and the Clown. This is because the contract was signed in early December before King and the Clown was released when Lee was an unknown actor.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The film revolves around Chang Ka-pil (Lee Moon-sik) in his 40s, who leads an ordinary life with his adorable wife and their 17-year-old daughter, Dami (Kim So-eun). He faces a crisis when his daughter is sexually assaulted by a high school boxing star from a rich, well-connected family and he finds no help from the school or police authorities.

To prove that he is not a coward and will do anything for his family, he decides to take revenge and physically beat up his daughter's tormentor. For the seemingly impossible task, he asks Go Seung-suk (Lee Joon-gi), a rebellious high school student with talent for fighting, to train him.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Tickets had sold out before the movie even opened, as moviegoers rushed to buy tickets. The two actors Lee Joon-gi and Lee Moon Shik met with the viewers August 3, 2006 for the movie’s opening date, at the Daehan Theater and the Seoul Theater. With two weeks to go before the movie’s premiere, fans flocked to book tickets, showing an unprecedented response in domestic box-office history. Tickets that went on sale via the Internet on July 21 were sold out immediately, and box-office sales that began the following day closed in two hours. Some fans stood in line from 3 a.m. at the Daehan Theater to not miss the two lead actors introducing the movie in person. The announcement of additional stage appearances by the two lead actors set an equal explosive response from the audience.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box office by Country: Fly, Daddy, Fly Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04
  2. ^ "King and Clown Star Works Hard for Little Pay". Chosun Ilbo. 27 July 2006. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 

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