Lee Nguyen directed “The Drug King” A breathtaking film. Kim Sung-Gyung plays the role as David Storey, a crack addict and local drug kingpin. The movie chronicles the rise and fall of Storey who ruled the drug industry in the late 80s. It’s one the best films of the year and shows how the media can make stories sensational before they have been thoroughly researched. I recommend watching the film with a friend because you will get so involved.
The film begins in the year 1980, when the US government begins an investigation into the rising of drug use across the country. Two undercover cops, Det. Kim and Capt. Sam are assigned to the case and soon learn that the kingpins are very organized.
ดู หนัง เจ้าพ่อ They soon learn that the drug lord, Cho Soon, has an undiscovered meeting place is used to distribute tons of heroin and cocaine dealers across the nation. In exchange the drug lord promises to stop them from consuming drugs from entering the American market. But when the US government accidentally snatches drugs from the South Korean consulate, the authorities bust the operation. The kingpin and his associates are detained, and the two cops are charged with the task of finding the drug lord and bringing him to justice.
Soon after the bust, the police track the drug king down and they are transported to prison. The movie jumps ahead 11 years to the time that the South Korean president visits Korea. The two are introduced and become lovers. They set out to liberate North Korea from communism. But, when they arrive, they find that the drug lord has already left. Now they have to work together to close the drug war once and for all.
When the film ends, the action moves to New York City where the two police officers are brought before a judge in order to confront the drug king. Lee Do-Hui portrays Kim Kwon Soo who is also known as Kimbo and played by Kwak Derng. The two cops chat on the phone, and the film shows them going after the drug lord inside a massive nightclub. They arrive just in the right place to save President Obama from a bullet. They are released by the police department after impressing them with their work.
The next day, the cops get a visit from a Yakuza boss, Tong Soo. Tong Soo threatens to kill Kim if he doesn’t give him the drugs. He also wants information regarding the presidential candidate. Kim is terrified however he is left with no choice, and tells the police officers to meet him at the Kuk Sa Tong nightclub. There, he is greeted by Tong Soo, who threatens to murder Kim if they don’t bring the drugs. If the demands are met, they agree to offer him ten million dollars. Kim is scared by the thought of his life being spared , and accepts Tong’s demands.
A few days later, Kim and Tong get to the airport to collect Kimbo But they are stopped by Park Chuul-sik, a south Korean national well-known for being fraudster. He impersonates President Chun Doo and swindles the Chinese people. He then runs away to Hong Kong but not before giving the president a severely swollen face. Tong Soo helps Kim and Kimbo to bring the money to Hong Kong. They soon become enemies and try to escape using the drugs. Chow helps them escape the airport with the drugs.
Kim and Tong return to Hong Kong a year later to defend their honor against Park’s army of martial arts expert soldiers. But they are betrayed by Park who is determined to use their newfound comradeship to expand his drug empire. Kim must now rely on Tong Soo, his master to defeat Park and his aides, and free Hong Kong’s streets from their grasps. Kim’s childhood friend Lee Doo SAM is now the real threat. Although Sam is an athlete initially, he eventually becomes a lover of Park’s daughter. The movie is very enjoyable with great fighting scenes and a few well-timed comedy scene. It’s a well-written and well-acted film that offers lots of entertainment value.