“The Drug King” is an amazing film, directed by none other than Lee Nguyen. Kim Sung-Gyung stars as David Storey, a crack addict and a local drug kingpin. The movie chronicles the rise and fall of Storey who ruled the drug world in the late 1980s. It’s one of the best films of the year, and it shows how media can easily create sensationalism about a story before it has been thoroughly researched. เจ้าพ่อสองหน้า I suggest watching the film with a companion because you’ll get so involved.
The film premieres in the year 1980, when the US government launches an investigation into the rise in drug use within the country. Two undercover cops, Det. Kim and Capt. Sam are assigned to the case. They soon discover that the kingpins have a very organised way of working.
Soon, they discover that Cho Soon, a drug lord, has a hidden meeting place he uses for distributing huge quantities of heroin and cocaine across the nation. In return the drug lord offers to help them stop into drugs from being introduced to the American market. The authorities were successful in stopping the gang when the US government erroneously stole drugs from the South Korean consulate. The drug kingpin and his associates were detained and the authorities left it up to the police to track down the drug lord.
After the bust, the cops track the drug king down and take them to prison. The film leaps forward 11 years to the time that the South Korean president visits Korea. They soon become close and are in love. They are determined to liberate North Korea from communism, but once they get there they find out that the drug lord has already fled. Now they have to work together to end the drug war once and for all.
Once the movie ends, the action switches to New York City, where the two police officers are brought to trial for the task of removing the drug king. Lee Do-Hui plays Kim Kwon Soo, also known as Kimbo and played by Kwak Derng. Two cops talk on the phone, and the film shows them going after the drug lord in an enormous nightclub. They arrive just enough to save the president from a bullet. The police department, enthused by their efforts, gives they bail so they can join the investigation into the whereabouts of the drug lord.
Tong Soo, a Yakuza boss, goes to the police the next day. Tong Soo threatens to kill Kim in the event that he doesn’t hand him the drugs. He also wants information regarding the presidential candidate. Kim is frightened, but he has no choice but to tell the cops to meet him at the Kuk Sa Tong nightclub. He meets Tong Soo who threatens to kill Kim if he doesn’t bring the drugs. If the demands are met, they agree to give him ten millions 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 well-known for being 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 swelling face. With the help of Tong Soo, Kim and Kimbo travel to Hong Kong to deliver the money. They soon become enemies, though, and they try to run off with the drugs. Chow assists them in escaping 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 intends to use their newfound friendship to further increase his drug empire. Kim must now rely on Tong Soo, his master to defeat Park and his aides to liberate Hong Kong’s streets from their grasps. Meanwhile, the true enemy is Kim’s childhood friend Lee Doo SAM. Though initially a martial artist, Sam quickly falls to the influence of Park’s daughter. The film is extremely enjoyable with great fighting scenes and a few well-timed comedy scene. It’s a well-written film that provides a lot of entertainment worth the price.