“The Drug King” is a fantastic movie, directed by none other than Lee Nguyen. Kim Sung-Gyung plays the role as David Storey, a crack addict and a local drug kingpin. The film tells the story of Storey’s rise and fall, who was the kingpin of the drug trade in the late 1980s. It’s one of the best films of the year, and it shows how the media can easily create sensationalism about a story before it’s been properly researched. I recommend watching the film with a buddy because you’ll be so involved.
The film premieres in 1980 when the US government begins an investigation into the increase in drug use in the country. Two undercover cops, Det. Kim and Capt. Sam are assigned to the case. They learn that the kingpins are extremely organized.
Then they discover that the drug lord, Cho Soon, has an undiscovered meeting place uses to distribute huge quantities of cocaine and heroin to dealers across the country. In exchange the drug lord promises to help them stop into drugs from being introduced to the American market. But when the US government steals drugs from the South Korean consulate, the authorities bust the operation. The kingpin and his associates are arrested and the two cops are given the responsibility of finding the drug lord, and bring him to justice.
Following the bust the cops track the drug king down and take them to prison. The movie skips ahead eleven years, and the South Korean president comes to visit Korea. The two are introduced and fall in love. They plan to liberate North Korea from communism, however, once they arrive they find out that the drug lord has already escaped. Now they must work together to end the drug war once and for all.
When the film ends the action shifts to New York City, where the two police officers are brought to trial for the takedown of the drug king. Lee Do-Hui portrays Kim Kwon Soo who is also known as Kimbo and played by Kwak Derng. The movie shows the two police officers talking on the phone and how they go after the drug lord at a huge nightclub. They arrive at just the right moment to save President Obama from being shot. The police department, impressed by their work, grants them bail to be part of the investigation into the location of the drug lord.
The next day, the two officers receive a visit from a Yakuza boss, Tong Soo. He threatens to kill Kim in the event that they don’t bring him the drugs in exchange for information on the presidential candidate. Kim is terrified, but he has no choice, and tells the cops to meet him at the Kuk Sa Tong nightclub. the drug king ซับไทย He meets Tong Soo who threatens to kill Kim should he not bring the drugs. If the demands are accepted, they’ll give him ten million dollars. Kim is terrified by the thought of his life being saved and agrees to Tong’s demands.
Kim and Tong arrive at the airport to take Kimbo up a few days later. But Park Chul-sik catches them as an south Korean national who is well-known as a fraudster. He impersonates President Chun Doo and swindles the Chinese people. He then flees 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. They soon turn into enemies, though, and they attempt to escape with the drugs. However thanks to Chow they manage to escape the airport with their drugs in tow.
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 use their newfound friendship to expand his drug empire. Kim must now rely on Tong Soo, his master to defeat Park and his aides, and remove Hong Kong’s streets their clutches. In the meantime, the real enemy has arrived – Kim’s childhood friend Lee Doo SAM. Though initially a martial artist, Sam quickly falls to the sway of Park’s daughter. The movie is very enjoyable with great fight scenes as well as a few well-timed comedy scenes. It’s a well-written movie that has plenty of entertainment value.