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: 1
  • 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.

For fans of dark humor


I'm a bit fan of British comedy and this honestly felt pretty similar. The main character takes his role in this supposed "Exercise drill" very seriously while everyone else is just really hoping that he'll stop taking this so seriously, but clearly, that is not going to happen!
It's absurd, but engaging and fun to watch, give it a try!

A fantastic cop comedy

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This is one of my favorite comedy movies.
It’s such a fun idea; a cop who’s too good at his job being forced to take the role of the bad guy.
This movie takes that concept to some hilarious places as it shows the main character’s actions as the robber escalate. Going by the book is a fantastic underrated gem and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a fun and clever police comedy.