The Drug King
Lee Nguyen directed “The Drug King”, a breathtaking film. It features Kim Sung-Gyung who plays David Storey, a crack addict who turns into the local drug kingpin. The film chronicles the rise and fall of Storey who is the kingpin of the drug world in the late 80s. ดูหนังซับไทย It’s one the best films of the year and demonstrates how media can sensationalize stories before they’ve been thoroughly investigated. Because you will be so engaged, I suggest watching the film with a companion.
The movie opens in 1980 when the US government launches an investigation into the increase in drug use in the country. Two undercover cops, Det. Kim and Capt. Sam are assigned to the case and soon discover that the kingpins are very organized.
Then they discover that the drug lord, Cho Soon, has a secret meeting place that uses to distribute huge quantities of heroin and cocaine dealers across the country. Cho Soon promises that he will prevent the drugs from being introduced to the American market. But when the US government accidentally snatches drugs from the South Korean consulate, the authorities are able to stop the operation. The drug Kingpin and his associates were detained and the authorities left it up to the cops to find the drug lord.
Following the bust police track down the drug king, and then transport them to prison. The movie jumps ahead 11 years, when the South Korean president visits Korea. The two are introduced and soon begin to fall in love. They intend to liberate North Korea from communism, but when they reach the country they find out that the drug lord has already fled. Now, they must band together to end the drug war for good once and for all.
When the film ends, the action moves to New York City where the two cops are brought before a judge to face the drug King. Lee Do-Hui is the main character, Kim Kwon-soo, better known as Kimbo and was played by Kwak Dieng. Two cops talk on the phone, and the movie shows them hunting down the drug lord in the huge nightclub. They arrive just in time to save the president from being shot. The police department, impressed by their efforts, gives them bail to join the investigation into the location of the drug lord.
Tong Soo, a Yakuza boss, visits the cops the next day. He threatens to kill Kim should they fail to bring him the drugs in exchange for information on the presidential candidate. Kim is freaked out and he’s left with no choice, and tells the police to meet him at the Kuk Sa Tong nightclub. There he meets Tong Soo, who threatens to kill Kim in the event that they don’t bring the drugs. If the demands are accepted, they’ll offer him ten million dollars. Kim is terrified by the thought of his life being spared, which is why Kim agrees with Tong’s demands.
A few days later, Kim and Tong get to the airport to pick up Kimbo, but they get stopped by Park Chul-sik, a south Korean national who is known as a 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 stretched face. Tong Soo helps Kim and Kimbo to transfer the money to Hong Kong. The two soon become enemies, however, and they attempt to escape with the drugs. Chow helps them escape the airport using 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. Park has again betrayed them and plans to make use of their newfound friendship to increase his drug empire. Now, Kim must use his master Tong Soo to defeat the enemy and free the streets of Hong Kong from the clutches of Park and his cronies. Kim’s childhood friend Lee Doo SAM is now the real threat. Although Sam is an expert in martial arts at first, he soon is drawn to Park’s daughter. The movie is very entertaining , with some fantastic fight scenes as well as a few well-timed comedy scene. It’s a well-written film that offers a lot of entertainment value.