Ex-gangster Wang-jae (Ahn Gil-kang) chases a gang of punks into an alley where he’s fatally stabbed. His four childhood friends reunite, first time in nearly twenty years, at Wang-jae’s funeral.
Up to then, each has gone their own way: Tae-su (Jung Doo-hong) became a Seoul police detective. Pil-ho’s (Lee Beom-soo) taken over his brother-in-law Wang-jae’s throne as a mobster. Seok-hwan (City of Violence director Ryoo Seung-wan) who works as a debt collector while his older brother Dong-hwan struggles as a math teacher. A flashback reveals a pact they made on School Picnic Day before they fought with other youths. After the funeral, Tae-su decides to investigate the murder within a week before he would return to his job in Seoul. Meanwhile, Seok-hwan decides to find and kill Wang-jae’s murderers.
While investigating, Tae-su is attacked by youth gangs, who use an array of weapons including baseball bats, hip hop, bikes, hockey sticks, and yo-yo’s. Tae-su barely escapes with his life after Seok-hwan’s unexpected arrival. They decide to work together. After hunting the gangs, they discover Wang-jae’s death isn’t a random mindless attack. It was a planned murder. The revelation leads them to Seok-hwan’s own brother, who confesses a secret. It’s Pil-ho who was behind the plan, which was hatched after Wang-jae disapproved Pil-ho’s plans to turn their city into a tourist district.
IMDB Rate: 6.7
Director: Ryoo Seung-wan
Writer: Kim Jung-min Lee Won-jae Ryoo Seung-wan