Going by the Book Special Edition DVD

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About Going by the Book Special Edition DVD

Going by the Book: Sam-po is a small town with a major problem. Its banks are increasingly targeted by armed robbers, and local law enforcement's efforts to address the issue have been nonexistent. Incoming police chief Lee Seung-woo (Son Byung-ho, The Good, The Bad, The Weird) initiates an ambitious plan to send a message to the criminals and win the confidence of the townspeople. Every member of his force will participate in a "Bank Robbery Simulation" - unscripted training involving bank personnel and customers, plus a lone cop playing the role of the crook. And the new chief thinks he knows just the right man for the job...

By-the-book patrolman Jung Do-man (Jung Jae-young, Moss) is dismayed to find he has been personally selected for this role, but when the dedicated officer is told to "do his best," what was meant to be a simple role-playing exercise quickly spirals into a nationally televised event!

Special Features: Think Right, A Simulated Bank Robbery: The Making of Going By the Book, The Way He Goes By the Book, Cheerful Hostages & Distressing Police, Deleted scenes with Optional Director's Commentary, Poster Shoot Video, Production Announcement, Animated Promotional Short, Music Video, Original South Korean Trailer, Cast and Crew Bios, Trailers.

Spoken Languages: Korean, English subtitles.


  • Publisher: 5 POINTS
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: Korean
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Age Rating: 15+
  • Run Time: 103
  • Year Created: 2011
  • Release Date: 4/16/2013
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.33
  • Region Code: 1

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Intensely amusing, but under appreciated.


I wasn't sure about this movie. Then I watched it...and got my friends to watch it...and bought several more copies as gifts.

The premise seems simple, the new head of the police in a city decides to stage a bank robbery to reassure the citizens, things are safe. He chooses a former detective who has been demoted to a patrolman as the bank robber, assuming he will do things by the book for a quick easy exercise...unfortunately he was told to do a good job...and he proves he would have been a great bank robber.

Things get crazy from there, including a long bizarre hostage situation, a random dance number, and an interesting twist ending. Definitely worth a watch.