The Sheriff in Town

Synopsis: Dae-Ho (Lee Sung-Min) is a former detective and now considers himself the neighborhood sheriff of where he lives. Jong-Jin (Cho Jin-Woong) is a successful businessman from Seoul that moves to Dae-Ho's neighborhood in Busan. Dae-Ho begins to suspect Jong-Jin is a drug offender and investigates with his brother-in-law Duk-Man (Kim Sung-Kyun).
Genre: Comedy, Crime
115 min


An aged trench coat, sunglasses,

a matchstick in his mouth...

He rescues his friend

while all bandaged up.

Chow Yun Fat. How could we forget?

Today's last song

is from the legendary Hong

Kong Noire on bromance.

Here's 'Mark's Theme'

from 'A Better Tomorrow'.

Not him.

Today's a bust too.

Will Il Sik really show up here?

This shit comes with the job.

Wish I could have some grilled eel

with So Ju before taking a nap.

Grilled eel sounds good!

Suspect Shin Il Sik located! Send backup!

Let's go!


Let's wait for backup!

We can't take them down

alone when they're high.

SIU will be here soon!

After all our hard work?

If we catch Popeye through Il

Sik, we'll go home in glory!

Let's go in!


Il Sik! Long time no see!

Put that down!

Put it down!

You brought an axe?

Il Sik!



Sorry, Detective Choi!

Maybe next time, alright?

Stay seated, you bastard!

But you see, I'm a little

too busy for a drink...

Gotta go!

Take care!


Stay still!

Sir! Il Sik!

Cuff him!


Detective Cho!


Hang in there!



I'm sorry.

Please don't kill me.

I'm sorry. I don't know anything.

Spare me...

Says he didn't know it was meth.

No criminal records.

He was on an ocean liner for 3 years.

The poor guy got unlucky.

You sure you never saw them before?

Never heard of Popeye, either?

I don't know anything, sir.

I was just told to deliver a bag...


Kijang is your home town?

I know everyone there.

I lived there till I was 7.

Two girls and a son...

Why so many when you can't earn much?

So that's 5 mouths to feed,

including your wife?

She left me 3 years ago, and

haven't heard from her since.

But my mother lives with us.

How old is she?

She's 72 years-old this year, sir.

She has diabetes and can't move well.

Sir... Could you help me just once?

If I go to prison, what

about my kids and mother?

I can't go.

Please help me.

I feel bad for you.

But a cop got stabbed.

This is serious stuff.

If you confess as I told you,

you'll be out in 2 years.

Yes, sir.

Don't say anything stupid

that'll get you a longer time.


- Yes, sir.

- Sir?

The transport bus is waiting,

and everyone's in a ruckus.

Come on. At least let the

poor bastard eat first!

Can't they wait 5 minutes?

It's okay. Eat up.

Yes, sir.

Go on.

Could I ask you for a favour, sir?

What is it?

I had no chance to say goodbye

to my mother and my kids...

Okay. Don't worry.

I'll never forget your kindness.

Thank you, sir.

How's Jong-chul doing?

He's out of surgery, but still unconscious.

The disciplinary committee wants you.

Inspector Choi Dae-ho ignored

the command system...

and lost a prime suspect

through arbitrary actions.

Thus, he is discharged.

To my beloved family...

I hope you are well, Mother.

I miss those times when all

seven of us were together.

I'm so sorry for not taking

better care of you and dad.

Something came up, and I

have to be away for 2 years.

Tell Seung and my 2 daughters

that I'm very sorry.

What a damn fine day.

The Sheriff In Town


What's that?

Let him ride.

It's a headache to mess with him.

- You should greet him later.

- Who is he?

Nothing gets done here

without going through him.

He's like our town sheriff!

Look, Chief Choi.

Kang-gon has it rough.

The parasol rentals last year and

now, the tube rentals this year!

The marine veterans took them all!

Of course he had to have a few

drinks, because life sucks.

Still, he said an hour

nap before he took off.

But a license suspension? That's too much!

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