The Dude in Me
|The Dude In Me|
Theatrical release poster
|Revised Romanization||Naean-ui Geunom|
|Directed by||Kang Hyo-jin|
|Produced by||Kim Dong-joon|
|Written by||Shin Han-sol|
|Starring||Park Sung-woong |
|Distributed by||The Contents On|
The Dude In Me (Korean: 내안의 그놈; RR: Naean-ui Geunom) is a 2019 South Korean fantasy comedy film directed by Kang Hyo-jin, starring Park Sung-woong, Ra Mi-ran and Jung Jin-young. The film was released on January 9, 2019.
In an unfortunate accident Dong-hyun slips from the roof of a building and falls on top of Pan-soo. Later in the hospital, the two wake up in each other’s bodies.
- Park Sung-woong as Jang Pan-soo, a charismatic leader of a gang-turned-conglomerate
- Ra Mi-ran as Oh Mi-Sun, Pan-soo's first love
- Jung Jin-young as Kim Dong-hyun, a bullied, introverted high school student
- Lee Jun-hyeok as Man Chul, the trustworthy subordinate of Pan-soo
- Lee Soo-min as Oh Hyun-jung, Mi-sun's daughter
- Kim Kwang-kyu as Jong-ki
- Yoon Kyung-ho as Boss Yang
- Yoon Song-a as Homeroom teacher
- Park Kyung-hye as Jae-hee
The film is set to be released internationally in the Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia and Vietnam.
In the first weekend of its release, The Dude In Me ranked second at the South Korean box office and sold 564,568 tickets at 1,041 screens. During the first five days since the release the film has sold a total of 770,000 tickets.
On the eighth day since the release movie surpassed 1 million ticket sales. At the end of 12 days since the movie premier, The Dude In Me had attracted a total of 1.6 million viewers passing the break-even point of 1.5 million.
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