General's Son

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General's Son
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Poster to General's Son (1990)
Hanja 將軍의 아들
Revised Romanization Jangguneui Adeul
McCune–Reischauer Changgunŭi Adŭl
Directed by Im Kwon-taek
Produced by Lee Tae-won
Written by Yoon Sam-yook
Based on The General's Son
by Hong Song-yu
Starring Park Sang-min
Shin Hyun-joon
Music by Shin Pyong-ha
Cinematography Jung Il-sung
Edited by Park Sun-duk
Distributed by Taehung Pictures
Release date
  • June 9, 1990 (1990-06-09)
Running time
108 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

General's Son (Hangul장군의 아들; RRJanggunui adeul) is a 1990 South Korean film directed by Im Kwon-taek. It was the most highly attended film in South Korea in both 1990 and 1991.[1] This is the first of a trilogy with General's Son II in 1991 and General's Son III in 1992.


Kim Du-han lost his mother at the age of eight, and he survives on the streets as a singing beggar. His natural-born fighting skills places him on the mean streets of Jongno with the kisaeng house Wumigwan at the center. He is soon recognized for his incredible strength and ability. He finds out through Shin Ma-jeok, the head of a student gang, that he is the son of General Kim Jwa-jin who fought against the Japanese army. Meanwhile, the Yakuzas expand their sphere of influence and try to take over the Jongno streets but Du-han protects the Korean vendors of Jongno and wins their respect. When the head of Wumigwan, Kim Gi-hwan is arrested, Du-han becomes the leader of the Jongno gang.





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