“The Drug King” is a fantastic movie, directed by none other than Lee Nguyen. 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 industry in the late 80s. It’s among the top films of the year, and it shows how media can easily sensationalize a story before it’s been thoroughly researched. I suggest watching the film with a companion because you’ll be so involved.
The movie opens in 1980 when the US government begins an investigation into the rise in the use of drugs in the country. Two undercover cops, Det. Kim and Capt. Sam are assigned to the case. They soon learn that the kingpins have an extremely organised way of working.
Soon, they learn that Cho Soon, a drug lord, has an underground meeting spot that he uses for distributing huge quantities of heroin and cocaine across the country. Cho Soon promises that he will prevent the drugs from coming to the American market. The authorities were able to stop the operation when the US government accidentally stole drugs from the South Korean consulate. The kingpin and his accomplices are detained and two police officers are left with the task of finding the drug lord and bring him to justice.
Following the bust police find the drug king and take the criminals to jail. The movie skips ahead eleven years, and the South Korean president comes to visit Korea. The two are introduced and soon become lovers. They plan to liberate North Korea from communism, but when they reach the country they find that the drug lord has already escaped. They now have to work together to end the drug war for good.
When the film ends the action shifts to New York City where the two police officers are brought before a judge to take on the drug King. Lee Do-Hui plays the main character, Kim Kwon-soo, better known as Kimbo who was played by Kwak Dieng. The film depicts two police officers talking on the phone, and how they go after the drug lord at a huge nightclub. They arrive just in the right place to spare President Obama from being shot. The police department, enthused by their efforts, gives the bail to join the investigation into the whereabouts of the drug lord.
The next day, the two officers receive a visit from a Yakuza boss, Tong Soo. He threatens to kill Kim should they fail to give him the drugs in exchange for information about the presidential candidate. Kim is scared , but is forced to act and tells the police to come to the Kuk Sa Tong nightclub. He is greeted by Tong Soo who threatens to kill Kim in the event that he doesn’t take the drugs. They agree to offer him 10 million dollars if the demands are fulfilled. Kim is terrified by the prospect of his life being spared and accepts Tong’s demands.
A couple of days later, Kim and Tong get to the airport to collect Kimbo, but they get stopped by Park Chuul-sik, a south Korean national known for being fraudster. He pretends to be President Chun Doo, and he scams the Chinese people. He then flees to Hong Kong but not before giving the president a seriously swollen face. Tong Soo helps Kim and Kimbo to transfer the money to Hong Kong. They quickly become enemies and try to escape using 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 expert martial arts soldiers. But they are betrayed by Park, who intends to use their newfound comradeship to increase his drug empire. Kim must now rely on Tong Soo, his master to take on Park and his aides, and liberate Hong Kong’s streets from their clutches. Kim’s childhood friend Lee Doo SAM is now the real enemy. the drug king (ma-yak-wang) (2018) เจ้าพ่อสองหน้า Although Sam is an athlete at first, he soon becomes a lover of Park’s daughter. The movie is quite entertaining, with excellent fighting sequences as well as a lot of well-timed comedy scenes, making it a well-written and well-written film with a lot of entertainment value.