Scandal Makers

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Hanja 스캔들
Revised Romanization Gwasok Seukaendeul
McCune–Reischauer Kwasok Sŭk'aendŭl
Directed by Kang Hyeong-cheol
Produced by Ahn Byeong-ki
Sin Hye-yeon
Written by Kang Hyeong-cheol
Starring Cha Tae-hyun
Park Bo-young
Music by Kim Jun-seok
Cinematography Kim Jun-young
Edited by Nam Na-yeong
Distributed by Lotte Entertainment
Release dates
  • 3 December 2008 (2008-12-03)
Running time
108 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$41,745,790[1]

Scandal Makers (Hangul: 과속스캔들; RR: Gwasok Seukaendeul; lit. Speedy Scandal) is a 2008 South Korean film written and directed by Kang Hyeong-cheol and starring Cha Tae-hyun in the lead role. This was director Kang's first film and the highest grossing Korean film of the year.


Former teen idol Nam Hyeon-soo (Cha Tae-hyun) who thinks he is pretty popular is now in his thirties and working as a radio DJ. A young woman named Hwang Jeong-nam (Park Bo-young) sent stories about her being a single mother to the radio station Hyeon-soo worked at, telling him she is going to meet her father. When he finds out that he is the father of Jeong-nam when she comes to his apartment with her son Ki-Dong (Wang Seok-hyeon). He also finds out that Jeong-nam was his first love's name and the other Jeong-nam's real name is Jae-in. Jae-in and her son, Ki-dong. Not believing it, he goes through a DNA blood test,and the results say that they're related. Jae-in wants to perform on stage singing, but Hyeon-soo thinks this will reveal his scandal with what's happening to Jae-In, Ki Dong, and himself. Ki-dong's dad Park Sang-yoon (Im Ji-kyu) finds Jae-in, when she started getting popular with her singing. They meet and chat, before Sang-yoon thought Jae-in was in a relationship with Hyeon-soo. Later at Jae-in's performance, Ki-dong went missing, which brought Hyeon-soo to realize that he really did care for his daughter and grandson. He gave up some of his job to be with his family and started to really love his daughter and grandson and cared for them.


  • Cha Tae-hyun as Nam Hyeon-soo
  • Park Bo-young as Hwang Jeong-nam
  • Wang Seok-hyeon as Hwang Ki-dong
  • Im Ji-kyu as Park Sang-yoon, Jeong-nam's first love
  • Hwang Woo-seul-hye as Jo Mo, kindergarten teacher
  • Im Seung-dae as Bong Pil-joong, entertainment reporter
  • Jeong Won-joong as Bureau director
  • Kim Ki-bang as Director
  • Park Yeong-seo as Assistant director
  • Seong Ji-roo as Lee Chang-hoon (cameo)


Scandal Makers was released in South Korea on 3 December 2008,[2] and topped the box office on its opening weekend with 473,725 admissions.[3] It continued to chart well finishing with over 8 million tickets sold becoming the highest grossing Korean film of 2008. The second highest grosser was The Good, The Bad, The Weird with 6.6 million tickets,[4] then The Chaser with roughly 5 million tickets sold.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

2009 Max Movie Awards

2009 Korea Junior Star Awards

2009 Baeksang Arts Awards

2009 Udine Far East Film Festival

  • Audience Award (2nd place)

2009 Shanghai International Film Festival

  • Best Film (Asian New Talent Award)

2009 Grand Bell Awards

  • Popularity Award - Park Bo-young
  • Nomination - Best New Actress - Park Bo-young
  • Nomination - Best Editing - Nam Na-yeong
  • Nomination - Best Music - Kim Jun-seok
  • Nomination - Best Lighting - Lee Seong-jae

2009 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards

2009 Blue Dragon Film Awards

2009 Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards

2009 University Film Festival of Korea Awards

2009 Golden Cinematography Awards

  • Best New Actress - Park Bo-young
  • Best New Cinematographer - Kim Jun-young

2009 Director's Cut Awards


  1. ^ "Speedy Scandal". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Speedy Scandal (2008) – 과속스캔들". HanCinema. Retrieved on 10 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Korean Box Office" (Week-end 2008.12.05 ~ 2008.12.07). HanCinema. Retrieved on 10 December 2008.
  4. ^ "The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Admissions)". HanCinema. 20 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Admissions as of 1 June 2008. The Chaser, HanCinema. Retrieved on 28 September 2008.

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