Poster to General's Son (1990)
|Revised Romanization||Jangguneui Adeul|
|Directed by||Im Kwon-taek|
|Produced by||Lee Tae-won|
|Written by||Yoon Sam-yook|
|Based on||The General's Son
by Hong Song-yu
|Music by||Shin Pyong-ha|
|Edited by||Park Sun-duk|
|Distributed by||Taehung Pictures|
General's Son (Hangul: 장군의 아들; RR: Janggunui adeul) is a 1990 South Korean film directed by Im Kwon-taek. It was the most highly attended film in South Korea in both 1990 and 1991. This is the first of a trilogy with General's Son II in 1991 and General's Son III in 1992.
Kim Du-han lost his mother at the age of eight, and he survives on the streets as a singing beggar. His natural-born fighting skills places him on the mean streets of Jongno with the kisaeng house Wumigwan at the center. He is soon recognized for his incredible strength and ability. He finds out through Shin Ma-jeok, the head of a student gang, that he is the son of General Kim Jwa-jin who fought against the Japanese army. Meanwhile, the Yakuzas expand their sphere of influence and try to take over the Jongno streets but Du-han protects the Korean vendors of Jongno and wins their respect. When the head of Wumigwan, Kim Gi-hwan is arrested, Du-han becomes the leader of the Jongno gang.
- Park Sang-min - Kim Du-han
- Shin Hyun-joon - Hayashi
- Lee Il-jae
- Bang Eun-hee
- Kim Hyung-Il
- Hwang Jung-min
- Jung Doo-hong
- Kim Sun-kyung
- Yang Taek-jo
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- Janggunui adeul (1990) on Internet Movie Database
- "Son of a General". Variety. 1991-06-10. p. 62.
- "The General's Son". Busan International Film Festival. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
- Fountain, Clarke. "Chang-gun ui Adeul (1990)". Allmovie. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
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