The Drug King
“The Drug King” is an amazing film, directed by none other than Lee Nguyen. It stars Kim Sung-Gyung, who plays David Storey, a crack addict who becomes the local drug kingpin. ดูซีรีย์ญี่ปุ่น The film tells the story of Storey’s rise to power and his fall, who ruled the drug industry in the late 1980s. It’s one of 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 companion because you will get so involved.
The film begins in 1980, as the US government launches an investigation into the rising of drug use across the nation. Two undercover cops, Det. Kim and Capt. Sam are assigned to the case. They soon learn that the kingpins have a very organised method of working.
Soon, they discover that Cho Soon, a drug lord, has a secret meeting spot that he uses for distributing huge quantities of heroin and cocaine across the nation. In exchange the drug lord offers to stop them from consuming pills from being introduced to the American market. The authorities were able to stop the operation when the US government was able to steal drugs from the South Korean consulate. The drug kingpin and his accomplices were arrested and the authorities left it up for the police to locate the drug lord.
Soon after the bust, police track down the drug king and transport them to prison. The film jumps forward 11 years when the South Korean president visits Korea. They soon become friends and fall in love. They plan to liberate North Korea from communism, but when they reach the country they find that the drug lord has already escaped. They must now band together to end the drug war for good.
After the movie ends the action shifts to New York City where the two police officers are brought before a judge to confront the drug King. Lee Do-Hui plays the main character, Kim Kwon-soo, better known as Kimbo who was played by Kwak Dieng. The two cops converse over the phone, and the film shows them pursuing the drug lord inside a massive nightclub. They arrive just in time to save the president from a bullet. The police department, enthused by their efforts, gives them bail to join the investigation into the location of the drug lord.
The next day, the police officers are visited by an Yakuza boss, Tong Soo. Tong Soo threatens to kill Kim should he not give him the drugs. He also wants information regarding the presidential candidate. Kim is terrified, but he has no choice but to tell the cops to meet him at the Kuk Sa Tong nightclub. There, he is greeted by Tong Soo, who threatens to murder Kim in the event that they don’t bring the drugs. They agree to pay him ten million dollars if the demands are fulfilled. Kim is terrified by the thought of his life being spared, so he agrees to Tong’s demands.
Kim and Tong arrive at the airport to pick Kimbo up two days later. But Park Chul-sik catches them as an south Korean national who is well-known as a fraudster. He pretends to be the president Chun Doo, and he scams the Chinese people. He then escapes to Hong Kong, but not before giving the president a badly swelling face. With the help of Tong Soo, Kim and Kimbo travel to Hong Kong to deliver the money. They soon become enemies and try to escape using drugs. Chow helps them escape the airport by supplying them with 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 friendship to further 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 clutches. Meanwhile, the true enemy has arrived – Kim’s childhood friend Lee Doo SAM. Although initially a martial artist, Sam quickly falls to the sway of Park’s daughter. The film is extremely enjoyable with great fighting scenes , as well as a couple of well-timed comedy scene. It’s a well-written movie that has plenty of entertainment worth the price.