Troubleshooter (해결사), aka Trapped, is a South Korean movie that was originally released on 9th September 2010, the duration is 1 hour and 40 minutes.
When Private Eye Kang Tae Shik enters a motel to take pictures of a couple for an unknown client he finds someone who has been murdered. At the scene a video plays of the actual murder. The video will show Kang Tae Shik’s innocence but a disembodied voice blackmails him into doing a “job” before he is able to get the evidence. Then life turns very chaotic for the ex-Detective.
Sol Kyang Gu (설경구) as Kang Tae Shik
He has been making files since 1996 and has won numerous awards.
Lee Jung Jin (이정진) as Jang Pil Ho
He has appeared in more TV shows than films, as far back as 1998. I see that he was in the daily comedy/sitcom SoonPoong Clinic which ran for 682 episodes.
The movie was actually pretty good.
The script was good. The film explains bit by bit what the “job” entails. I wasn’t quite sure where it was leading up to but I will give a hint, dodgy politicians are involved.
There was quite a bit of action and anybody wanting that would be satisfied with this movie. There wasn’t any unique elements of action as I’ve seen it all done bore but it was enjoyable and most of it family friendly.
The best bits for me were the comedy especially from actor Lee Sung Min. At first I was really fooled into thinking he was a scary character then a little later he turned into the comedy element. That part was well done.
All the actors did a pretty good job especially the cute daughter taking no nonsense from her incompetent Father.
I don’t actually remember the theme score or the incidental music.
I’m not sure I would watch it again.
I will give it a 4/5.
Where To Watch
This movie is available on Tubi. I haven’t seen it anywhere else.