Two Cops

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Two Cops
Two Cops.jpg
Two Cops poster
Hangul
Revised Romanization Tu Kapseu
McCune–Reischauer T'u K'apsŭ
Directed by Kang Woo-suk
Produced by Kang Woo-suk
Kwon Yeong-rak
Jeon Yang-jun
Written by Kim Sung-hong
Starring Ahn Sung-ki
Park Joong-hoon
Ji Soo-won
Music by Choi Kyung-sik
Cinematography Chung Kwang-seok
Edited by Kim Hyun
Distributed by Kang Woo-suk Production
Release dates
  • December 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)
Running time 110 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Two Cops (Hangul: 투캅스; RR: Tu Kapseu) is a 1993 South Korean action/comedy film directed by Kang Woo-suk. It stars Ahn Sung-ki and Park Joong-hoon as a pair of police detectives with different outlooks who end up working on a case together.

Plot[edit]

The experienced detective Jo has a new partner, Kang who recently graduated from the Police Academy at the top of the class. The idealistic Kang always sticks to his principles and often conflicts with Jo, an amoral cop who always tries to take advantage of his position. Kang tries to win Jo over to his side, but fails. One day, a beautiful woman who works in a bar comes to the police station for help, and Kang falls in love with her. He starts going to the bar often to see her, and begins to become more like Jo. Jo is initially pleased at this, but later begins to experience a dilemma with Kang's change in attitude.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Despite some criticism that its plot was copied from 1984 French film My New Partner, Two Cops became a box office hit upon its release on December 18, 1993. A highly commercial crowd pleaser which at the same time dealt with the serious theme of police corruption, it was the second most-watched Korean film of 1993, after Sopyonje.[1]

The financial success of Two Cops enabled Kang Woo-suk to establish his own film production and distribution company, Cinema Service.[2]

Two sequels came out in succeeding years: Two Cops 2 (1996), and Two Cops 3 (1998).

Awards[edit]

1994 30th Baeksang Arts Awards
1994 32nd Grand Bell Awards
1994 14th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
1994 15th Blue Dragon Film Awards
  • Most Popular Film (awarded to the movie with the highest viewership throughout the previous year)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Best Selling Films From 1990-1995". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  2. ^ Mudge, James (29 August 2011). "Kang Woo Suk, Master of Modern Korean Cinema". YesAsia. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 

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