An ordinary businessman in his forties, JANG Ga-pil returns home one day to find his daughter sexually molested by some schoolboys, including school boxing star KANG Tae-wook. Realizing that he has no background and money to fight back, he plans to stab KANG on the way to school. This fails miserably, but another student named GO Seung-suk agrees to teach Ga-pil to fight – in only 45 days.
Directed by Choi Jong Tae, the film revolves around Chang Ka Pil (played by Lee Moon Sik) in his 40s, who leads an ordinary life with his adorable wife and their 17-year-old daughter.
He faces a crisis when his daughter is sexually assaulted by a high school boxing star from a rich, well-connected family and he finds no help from the school or police authorities.
To prove that he is not a coward and will do anything for his family, he decides to take revenge and physically beat up his daughter's tormentor. For the seemingly impossible task, he asks Go Seung Suk (by Lee Jun Ki), a rebellious high school student with talent for fighting, to train him.
Tickets had sold out before the movie even opened, as moviegoers rushed to buy tickets. The two actors Lee Jun Ki and Lee Moon Shik met with the viewers August 3, 2006 for the movie’s opening date, at the Daehan Theater and the Seoul Theater. With two weeks to go before the movie’s premiere, fans flocked to book tickets, showing an unprecedented response in domestic box-office history. Tickets that went on sale via the Internet on July 21 were sold out immediately, and box-office sales that began the following day closed in two hours. Some fans stood in line from 3 a.m. at the Daehan Theater to not miss the two lead actors introducing the movie in person. The announcement of additional stage appearances by the two lead actors set an equal explosive response from the audience.
Lee Jun Ki as Go Seung Suk
Lee Moon Sik as Jhang Ga Pil
Nam Hyun Joon
Kim Ji Hoon
Lee Yeon Su
Kim So Eun
Cho Sung Ha
Lee Jae Yong
Ahn Nae Sang (cameo)
Woo Hyun (cameo)