Fists of Legend

Fists of Legend (Korean전설의 주먹; RRJeonseolui Jumeok) is a 2013 South Korean sports drama film directed by Kang Woo-suk. It is based on the popular webtoon of the same title written by Lee Jong-gyu and illustrated by Lee Yoon-gyun. The film stars Hwang Jung-min, Yoo Jun-sang, Yoon Je-moon, Lee Yo-won, and Jung Woong-in.[2][3][4]

Fists of Legend
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Hanja의 주먹
Revised RomanizationJeonseolui Jumeok
McCune–ReischauerChŏnsŏl ŭi Chumŏk
Directed byKang Woo-suk
Written byJang Min-seok
Based onLegend Punch
by Lee Jong-gyu
Produced byJung Sun-young
Son Jeong-woo
StarringHwang Jung-min
Yoo Jun-sang
Yoon Je-moon
Lee Yo-won
Choi Hyo-eun
Jung Woong-in
CinematographyKim Yong-heung
Lee Bong-joo
Edited byKo Im-pyo
Music byJo Yeong-wook
Distributed byCJ Entertainment
Release date
  • April 10, 2013 (2013-04-10)
Running time
153 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$12 million[1]


A moment of bad luck derailed Deok-kyu's Olympic dreams and led him and his friends to jail. Jin-ho got out of jail quickly because of his rich parents, but Deok-kyu, Jae-seok, and Sang-hoon were not so lucky.

Years later, while running a noodle shop to earn extra money following an accident involving his daughter, Deok-kyu accepts an invitation to join a televised mixed martial arts tournament, Fists of Legend. A group of middle-aged men who used to be called "legends" during their teenage high school days take part in the "real action fighting" reality show, and the winner gets a prize of ₩20 million every round, for a total of ₩200 million (US$183,823). Among the contestants are Deok-kyu's old friends Sang-hoon, currently a manager at a large company who lacks in self-respect after getting passed over for a promotion, and Jae-seok, now a good-for-nothing guy who dreams of becoming a somebody.



Filming began on July 15, 2012 at the Shin Joon-sub boxing gym in Namwon, North Jeolla Province,[6][7] and wrapped on November 28, 2012 in Paju.[8]

Actor Yoo Jun-sang injured the cruciate ligament in his left knee while filming and underwent surgery on October 30, 2012.[9]

Awards and nominationsEdit

2013 50th Grand Bell Awards


  1. ^ "Fists of Legend (2013)". Korean Film Biz Zone.
  2. ^ Lee, Eun-sun (5 April 2013). "Filled with humanity as well as action - Fist of Legend". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-04-05.
  3. ^ Paquet, Darcy (17 April 2013). "In Focus: Fists of Legend". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  4. ^ "Today's Photo: March 9, 2013". The Chosun Ilbo. 9 March 2013. Archived from the original on 14 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
  5. ^ Jung, Hyun-mok; Jang, Sung-ran (18 April 2013). "Hwang Jung-min is a jack of all trades". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
  6. ^ Hong, Lucia (9 May 2012). "Hwang Jung-min set to star in director Kang Woo-suk's new film". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  7. ^ Hong, Lucia (16 May 2012). "Lee Yo-won to play a producer in Kang Woo-suk's new film". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  8. ^ Frater, Patrick (29 November 2012). "Fist set for April strike". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
  9. ^ An, So-hyoun (10 March 2013). "Yu Jun Sang Says He Thought He Would Die While Filming Fist of Legend". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-03-10.

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