“The Drug King” is an incredible film, written and directed by none other than Lee Nguyen. It stars Kim Sung-Gyung, who plays the role of David Storey, a crack addict who becomes the local drug kingpin. The film chronicles the rise and fall of Storey who ruled the drug industry in the late 1980s. It’s among the top films of the year and it shows how media can easily make up a sensational story that has not been properly researched. Because you’ll be so engaged, I suggest watching the film with a buddy.
The film begins in 1980, as the US government starts an investigation into the increase 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 organized way of working.
Soon, they learn that Cho Soon, a drug lord, has a hidden meeting place he uses for distributing tons of heroin and cocaine across the United States. In return the drug lord offers to stop them from consuming pills 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 two police officers are given the responsibility of finding the drug lord and bringing him to justice.
Soon after the bust, cops track down the drug king and take the criminals to jail. The film jumps forward 11 years to the time that the South Korean president visits Korea. They soon become friends and fall in love. They set out to liberate North Korea from communism. When they arrive, they discover that the drug lord had already left. They must now band together to end the drug war for good.
When the film ends, the action switches to New York City, where the two police officers are put on trial for the takedown of the drug king. The Drug King ไทย Lee Do-Hui is the main character, Kim Kwon-soo, better known as Kimbo who was played by Kwak Dieng. The movie shows the two cops talking over the phone and how they hunt down the drug lord who is in an enormous nightclub. They arrive just enough to save the president from a bullet. The police department, impressed by their work, grants them bail to join the investigation into the whereabouts of the drug lord.
The next day, the officers receive a visit from a Yakuza boss, Tong Soo. Tong Soo threatens to kill Kim if he doesn’t give him the drugs. He also wants to know information regarding the presidential candidate. Kim is terrified however he is left with no choice and tells the police to meet him at the Kuk Sa Tong nightclub. There, he is greeted by Tong Soo, who threatens to kill Kim if they do not bring the drugs. They agree to offer him 10 million dollars if the demands are met. Kim is freaked out by the prospect of his life being spared, which is why he agrees to Tong’s demands.
Kim and Tong arrive at the airport to pick Kimbo up a few days later. But Park Chul-sik stops them as 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 horribly swelling face. Tong Soo helps Kim and Kimbo to transfer the money to Hong Kong. They soon become enemies, though, and they attempt to escape with the drugs. But, with the help of Chow they are able to escape from the airport with their drugs in their possession.
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 once again betrayed by Park who is determined to use their newfound friendship to further increase his drug empire. Now, Kim must use his master Tong Soo to defeat the enemy and liberate the streets of Hong Kong from the clutches of Park and his cronies. The real enemy is 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 quite entertaining, with excellent fighting sequences as well as a lot of comedy scenes that are well-timed, making it a well-written movie that has a lot of entertainment value.