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Promotional poster for <i>Code Name: Jackal</i>
Promotional poster for Code Name: Jackal

Code Name: Jackal (Korean: 자칼이 온다; lit. "The Jackal Is Coming" or "Here Comes the Jackal") is a 2012 South Korean action comedy film, starring Song Ji-hyo, Kim Jae-joong of JYJ, and Oh Dal-su. The film was directed by Bae Hyoung-jun, whose works included Too Beautiful to Lie and Once Upon a Time. It was produced by Nomad Films and distributed by Lotte Entertainment.[2] It was released on 15 November 2012 and ran for 105 minutes.[3]

Summary


Clumsy and off-the-wall hit man Bong Min-jung (Song Ji-hyo) is hired to kill top Hallyu star Choi Hyun (Kim Jae-joong). The mission starts by abducting him at Paradise Hotel in Seong-ju, the place where Hyun checked in to rest and stay away from stress, and also where the cops are on a stakeout for serial killer

Cast


Original soundtrack


Production


The film marks the first collaboration between Kim and Song, as well as Kim's first starring role in a big screen debut. A press conference was attended by the cast: Kim Jae-joong, Song Ji-hyo, Han Sang-jin and Oh Dal-su, held on 9 November 2012 at the Lotte Cinema at Konkuk University.[7]

The film ranked fourth and grossed ₩966,147,307 on its first week of release,[8] and grossed a total of ₩1,351,848,104 domestically after two weeks of screening.[9]

International release


Ahead of the film's release, it was announced by its distributor Lotte Entertainment that the film has been pre-sold to six Asian countries: Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore,Indonesia and Brunei.[10][11]

  • Japan theatrical release: 3 May 2013[12]
  • Thailand airing on Channel 7: 7 July 2017 at 02:15[13]
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