The Dude in Me

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The Dude In Me
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Theatrical release poster
Hangul내안의 그놈
Revised RomanizationNaean-ui Geunom
Directed byKang Hyo-jin
Produced byKim Dong-joon
Lee Seo-yeol
Lee Seung-hyo
Written byShin Han-sol
Jo Joong-hoon
Kang Hyo-jin
StarringPark Sung-woong
Ra Mi-ran
Jung Jin-young
Distributed byThe Contents On[1]
Merry Christmas
Release date
  • January 9, 2019 (2019-01-09)
Running time
122 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$13,569,960[3]

The Dude In Me (Korean내안의 그놈; RRNaean-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.[4] The film was released on January 9, 2019.[5][6][7]


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[8] 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[9] 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[10], 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


A press conference for the film was held on December 26, 2018.[11] The film was released to the local cinemas on January 9, 2019.

The film is set to be released internationally in the Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia and Vietnam.[1]


Box office[edit]

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.[12][13]

On the eighth day since the release movie surpassed 1 million ticket sales.[14] 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.[15]


  1. ^ a b Yeo Ye-rim (January 17, 2019). "'Inside Me' is heading overseas". Korea JoongAng Daily.
  2. ^ "2018.1.10 Now Playing". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "The Dude in Me (2019)". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  4. ^ "KANG Hyo-jin's Upcoming Comedy THE MAN INSIDE ME Finishes Filming". Korean Film Biz Zone. January 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Lim Jeong-yeo (26 December 2018). "Jinyoung at the center of body-swapping comedy". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  6. ^ "'내안의 그놈' 박성웅X진영, D-1 개봉 기념 2종 포스터 공개" (in Korean). SE Daily. January 8, 2019.
  7. ^ Park Jung-sun (January 11, 2019). ‘'내안의 그놈', 좌석판매율 1위..흥행 복병 포스터 공개 (in Korean). News Joins.
  8. ^ '내안의 그놈' 박성웅 "피 안 나오는 코미디 영화, 색다른 기분" (in Korean). JTBC. January 15, 2019.
  9. ^ 빵빵 터지는 ‘내안의 그놈’, 대작들보다 호평 받는 이유 (in Korean). Enter Media. January 11, 2019.
  10. ^ "Lee Soo-min-I to make film debut with "The Man Inside Me"". Hancinema. MBN Star. October 19, 2017.
  11. ^ Kim Soo-jung (26 December 2018). '내 안의 그놈' 진영 "라미란과 키스신..리드당했다" (in Korean). Tv Report. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  12. ^ Jin Min-ji (2019-01-15). "Period drama 'Mal_Mo_E' pushes out 'Ralph' : New Korean titles top the local box office for the first time in 2019". Korea JoongAng Daily.
  13. ^ Park Boram (2019-01-14). "'Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission' tops weekend box office in its opening week". Yonhap News Agency.
  14. ^ Park Jin-hai (20 January 2019). "Comedy films dominate box office again". The Korea Times.
  15. ^ Shim Sun-ah (21 January 2019). "'Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission' wins second weekend at box office". Yonhap News Agency.

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