Friend, Our Legend

Friend, Our Legend (Korean친구, 우리들의 전설; RRChingu, Urideurui Jeonseol) is a 2009 South Korean television series starring Hyun Bin, Kim Min-jun, Seo Do-young, Lee Si-eon and Wang Ji-hye. It aired on MBC from June 27 to August 30, 2009 on Saturdays and Sundays at 22:40 for 20 episodes.[1][2]

Friend, Our Legend
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Promotional poster
Also known asFriend, Our Story
Genre
Created byKwak Kyung-taek
Based onFriend
by Kwak Kyung-taek
Developed byLee Jae-dong
Written by
Directed by
Starring
Composers
  • Brave
  • Kim Jun-seok
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producerLee Chang-jun
ProducerPark Young-jin
Production locationBusan
Cinematography
  • Hwang Gi-seok
  • Gi Se-hun
EditorPark Gwang-il
Production companies
Release
Original networkMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original releaseJune 27 (2009-06-27) –
August 30, 2009 (2009-08-30)
Chronology
Related showsFriend
External links
Website

It is a remake/TV adaptation of Kwak Kyung-taek's own 2001 box-office hit film Friend. Partnering up with another director and two scriptwriters, Kwak returned to the classic tale of male bonding, adding "more meat," in his words, to the original plot by writing a new character and more in-depth exploration of certain characters' lives, including their romances.[3] Like the original film, the series was shot entirely in Busan. To maintain quality, it was 100% pre-produced before airing, a rarity among Korean dramas.[4]

PlotEdit

Based on the 2001 film, Friend, Our Legend expands and retells Kwak Kyung-taek's semi-autobiographical rough-and-tumble tale about four childhood friends coming of age in the tough streets of Busan in the 1970s and 1980s. As they enter into manhood, best friends Dong-soo and Joon-seok become enemies and bitter rivals in the city's underworld of gangs.

CastEdit

Main charactersEdit

Supporting charactersEdit

  • Jung Hye-sung as Sae-ri
  • Kim Dong-hyun as Joon-seok's father
  • Lee Jae-yong as Sang-gon, gangster boss
  • Cha Do-jin (credited as Im Sung-kyu) as "Doruko"
  • Choo Min-ki as Joong-ki
  • Kim Rok-kyung as "Kangaroo"
  • Kim Ri-na as Do-yeon
  • Kwon Jae-hyun as umbrella man
  • Seo Gil-ja as loan shark
  • Kim Jong-soo as Dong-soo's father
  • Kim Yoon-sung as "Hyena"
  • Noh Jun-ho
  • Moon Ga-young as young Jin-sook
  • Joo Ah
  • Go In-beom
  • Lee Sol-gu as Seom Pyo-joo
  • Kwak Min-suk

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Han, Sang-hee (June 23, 2009). "Friends, Lawyers to Hit Small Screen". Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  2. ^ Oh, Jean (June 24, 2009). "Legal wars and blood brothers hit TV". The Korea Herald. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Hwang, Jin-hwan (July 4, 2008). "Blockbuster Friend to Be Reproduced as TV Series". The Korea Times. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  4. ^ Han, Sang-hee (July 8, 2008). "Movie-Based Dramas to Fill TV Screens". The Korea Times. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  5. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (November 24, 2009). "INTERVIEW: Hyun Bin - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  6. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (November 24, 2009). "INTERVIEW: Hyun Bin - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  7. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (November 24, 2009). "INTERVIEW: Hyun Bin - Part 3". 10Asia. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  8. ^ Kang, Myoung-seok (December 2, 2009). "10LINE: Actor Hyun Bin". 10Asia. Retrieved September 5, 2013.

External linksEdit